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The HAVEN Act – Understanding this complicated new law
The HAVEN Act – Understanding this complicated new law
The HAVEN Act - effective NOW - is a helpful, yet complicated new tool in your arsenal to help veterans get the fresh start offered through bankruptcy. Price: $25.00
How the New Middle District of Florida Student Loan Management Program Works
How the New MDFL Student Loan Management Program Works
Trustee Laurie Weatherford joins experts Robert Branson and Tammy Branson in a one-hour discussion on the new court supervised student loan modification program recently launched in the Middle District of Florida. Details you need to start a program in your district.
This is a moderate to advanced level webinar directed to trustees, judges, attorneys who represent debtors and student loan creditor representatives.
Ditech - What Consumer Bankruptcy Folks Need to Know
Join experts Tara Twomey and Thad Bartholow in a discussion regarding Ditech consumer claims. You will learn how/where to file claims; the bar date; the entire list of entities involved; why your client may not have received notice and what to do about it; what the proposed plan does and doesn't say; and more.
Claims - To pay or not to pay, that is the question
Chapter 13 Trustees John Hauber and Rebecca Garcia examine legal theory of what is a claim, what are the trustees duties regarding late filed claims, stale dated claims, claims vs. the plan, and adequate protection payments. Price: $25.00
Periodic Mortgage Statements - What You Need to Know
Chapter 13 Trustees Debra Miller and Russell Simon are joined by John Rao of the National Consumer Law Center. Discussion topics include, not only the new mortgage statements (rule effective April 19th), but also new RESPA party in interest issues, pointers as to what to do when the statements bare no resemblance to the trustee's records, and reasons for mortgage coding. This webinar is advanced level and directed specifically toward conduit Trustees and Trustees' staff; however, mortgage creditors/ servicers and debtor attorneys will also benefit from this presentation. Price: $49.00
In re Crawford - How Far Can a Court Go in Placing Conditions on Confirmation of a Plan?
Mary K. Viegelahn, Trustee moderates an in-depth discussion with Deborah B. Langehennig, Trustee and Todd Malaise, Debtors' Attorney on the issues involving excess disposable income beyond the amount necessary to pay all creditors in full and how far a court can go to place conditions on confirmation of a plan, including a discussion on how courts have ruled on this issue. This is an advanced level webinar. Price: $22.00
The Current Loan Modification Arena
Attorney Brent Meyer moderates an excellent one-hour discussion on new and existing loan modification programs throughout the country. Experts Robert Branson and Tammy Branson update attendees on options available to clients right now and how to navigate the application process. This is a moderate to advanced level webinar directed primarily to attorneys who represent debtors.
What Creditors Need to Know Post 12/1/17
Join experts Chapter 13 Trustee Debra Miller and mortgage creditor practitioner Mike Join experts Trustee Debra Miller and Attorney Michael McCormick as they discuss changes in the Bankruptcy Rules and proofs of claim filing; new forms; new deadlines; how to complete the dreaded B410A Mortgage Attachment; an explanation of how to conduct an appropriate analysis during the pendency of the bankruptcy; and more. Price: $228.00
Protecting Your License: Ethical Use of Nonlawyer Staff for Client Intake
Expert panelists Chapter 13 Trustee Beverly Burden, and Practitioners Christopher Baker of Boleman Law Firm, and Nick Zingarelli of Zingarelli Law Office give practical and ethical advice on when it is and is not appropriate to utilize non-attorney staff members during the new client in-take process. Price: $25.00
Ethical Attorney Practices in Social Media
The Academy is pleased to present this 60-minute webinar by Professor B. Summer Chandler of Georgia State University College of Law and Attorney Phil Lamos, Chief Legal Counsel to Chapter 13 Trustee Craig Shopneck. This is an excellent ethics program on how to navigate social media. They answer questions such as: Do attorneys/trustees have a duty to investigate the online presence of debtors? How should/must an attorney respond to statements made by clients online? Should attorneys give advice regarding online presence to try to avoid future issues? And more. Price: $25.00
Reviewing An Escrow Analysis the Second Year of Bankruptcy
Chapter 13 Trustee Debra Miller and expert Michael McCormick will bring us a practical outline on how to review those pesky escrow statements and what to specifically look for in the second year of bankruptcy. Price: $25.00
Spokeo and Its Impact on Standing: What's Next?
In this advanced level, one hour presentation, experts Craig Shapiro and Jon Taylor, with moderator, Larry Ahern, examine the Spokeo decision, elements of constitutional standing, concrete harm, FDCPA, TCPA, issues the decision addresses and what it does not address. Price: $19.99
Words for the Web - Content Creation for Lawyers
Join passionate blogger Cathy Moran for an excellent, 58 minute tutelage on creating your own web content, where to get ideas, and how to get started. Learn how to draw clients to your practice by maximizing your website. This webinar is entry level and directed toward all attorneys and office managers. Price: $19.99
Making Money with Consumer Rights Claims in Chapter 13
Chapter 13 Trustee Jody Bledsoe, Debtors' Attorney Craig Shapiro, and Thomas Hooper, Staff Attorney to Chapter 13 Trustee Russell Simon, discuss objecting to claims using the FDCPA. This 75 minute webinar is directed primarily to attorneys who represent debtors, although attorneys who represent creditors, trustees and attorneys who represent trustees will also be interested.
Creative Options for Student Loans in Chapter 13
In this excellent 90 minute presentation, experts John E. Waites, Judge United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina; practitioner Lewis Roberts from Altamonte Springs, Florida; and Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Laurie Weatherford discuss options regarding student loans: Chapter 20, mediation, separate classification, and MORE. Price: $25.00
The Means Test
Our expert panel takes us on a detailed tour of Forms 122C-1 and 122C-2 with the view of an attorney who represents a Chapter 13 Trustee. This webinar is 83 minutes. Price: $19.99
The ‘Other’ Form Changes Effective December 1, 2015
In this 80 minute presentation, Trustee Mary Viegelahn (San Antonio, TX) and James Davis,
Staff Attorney to Henry Hildebrand (Nashville, TN), discuss form changes including Voluntary Petition, Schedules, SOFA, Notice of Final Cure, and more. Price: $19.99
Getting Ready for the New POC Forms
90 minutes of experts Trustee Debra Miller and Attorney Michael McCormick discussing what's new (and what isn't) regarding the new proofs of claim form. This presentation has an emphasis on mortgage proofs of claim, is advanced and directed toward attorneys, trustees, and senior level staff. Speakers addressed escrow deficiencies, unapplied funds, projected escrow shortage, hard stuff (and did it very well)! Price: $19.99
Discharging Taxes in Bankruptcy and Avoiding Malpractice in the Process
Tax experts Larry Heinkel* and Kent Anderson discuss in detail tax dischargeability issues Price: $19.99
Are You a Lawyer or a Marketer? How to be Both.
Join marketing experts Carmen Dellutri and Cathy Moran to learn tips on how to market yourself and your law firm. Both Dellutri and Moran are Certified practitioners in consumer bankruptcy law. Each has grown their practice exponentially through various marketing techniques. This 60 minute tutorial is a tremendous resource for anyone looking to get the telephone ringing and clients in the door. Price: $19.99