Join The Academy’s Judge Wm. Houston Brown (retired), Chapter 13 Standing Trustee Henry E. Hildebrand, III, and Debtor Attorney Amanda DeBerry in a one hour discussion about the new normal of consumer bankruptcy.
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.
Chapter 13 Trustee Naliko Markel moderates a one hour discussion between Kristina M. Stanger and Jessica Hopton Youngberg. Both Stanger and Youngberg were members of the ABI Task Force and each has extensive experience in the area of veteran affairs.
Kristina Stanger is an attorney and shareholder at Iowa’s Nyemaster Goode, P.C. She is also a combat-experienced Lieutenant Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard. She is currently one of Iowa’s highest ranking females and is the Chief of Plans and Operations for the Iowa Army National Guard.
Jessica Hopton Youngberg is Senior Staff Attorney for Veterans Legal Services in Boston, Massachusetts. She was a Skadden Fellow from 2015-2017. She has a long history of public service work including advocacy for active duty service members, veterans and their families. She previously worked with VLS as a summer intern during law school and worked with the Red Cross while living in Korea during her husband’s service in the Army.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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? And more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tax experts Larry Heinkel* and Kent Anderson discuss in detail tax dischargeability issues
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.
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.
We use jargon like “cramdown,” “lien stripping,” or paying a claim “outside the plan.” We know general concepts like paying interest on secured claims, curing mortgage arrearages, and recovering a car that was repossessed before the petition was filed. But where in the Code does it say you can do any of these things? In this…
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