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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)!
Discharging Taxes in Bankruptcy and Avoiding Malpractice in the Process
Tax experts Larry Heinkel* and Kent Anderson discuss in detail tax dischargeability issues
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.
June Roundtable: Taxes, Tax Issues and How They Relate to Bankruptcy
June Roundtable - Taxes, Tax Issues and How They Relate to Bankruptcy
May Roundtable: BSS and Plan Calc 3
May 2015 Roundtable - BSS and Plan Calc 3
Emerging Tax Issues: Tolling the 2-year Period, What's Up With McCoy & More
Join tax expert Morgan King and Chapter 13 Trustee Al Russo for a 65 minute discussion on changes in how taxes are dealt with in some bankruptcy cases.
April Roundtable: Escrow Analysis
April 14, 2015 April Roundtable - Escrow Analysis
Emerging Tax Issues
Chapter 13 Trustee Amrane Cohen and James Davis, Staff Attorney for Chapter 13 Trustee Henry E. Hildebrand, III, bring a detailed look at the bifurcation of Form B22C - now known as B22C1 and B22C2. What to look for and pitfalls to avoid. 60 minutes.
Where Does It Say That in the Bankruptcy Code?
Exemptions After Clark v. Rameker
As a follow-up to his article, Questions After Clark v. Rameker, Judge Wm. Houston Brown (retired), along with his law partner and exemptions expert, Larry Ahern, discuss the implications of Clark v. Rameker and other recent exemptions decisions. 65 minutes.