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2016 Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop Session Highlight

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Ready for a second round of sessions of the 2016 Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop?

Friday, December 16th 

12:00 PM-1:00 PM ET

Sailing the Supreme Court Seas: The Top Supreme Court Consumer Bankruptcy Decisions
Presented by: Tara Twomey, Esq. & Henry Sommer, Esq.

It may not be the best court, but it’s the highest court and it is the last word for sailors of the bankruptcy globe. This panel will navigate the Court’s decisions on important consumer bankruptcy issues, including, exemptions, dischargeability, claims, discrimination, chapter 13 plans, lien stripping, and more.

There is still time to Register even if you didn’t register for session one on December 9th. Register today and still receive the recording for session one and session two if you are unable to attend.

About Our Presenters:

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Henry Sommer

Henry J. Sommer is Supervising Attorney at the pro bono Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project in Philadelphia. He has litigated many major cases involving bankruptcy, consumer law, civil rights and other issues. Previously, he was the head of the Consumer Law Project at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, where he worked for over 21 years. Mr. Sommer has also served as a Lecturer-in-Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and is an Adjunct Professor at Temple University School of Law. He received his A.B. degree from Harvard College, magna cum laude and his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, cum laude.

Mr. Sommer is Editor in Chief of Collier on Bankruptcy and the entire Collier line of bankruptcy publications. He is the author of Collier Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Guide (Matthew Bender); Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice, (9th Ed. 2009) published by the National Consumer Law Center, Boston, Ma., and Consumer Bankruptcy: The Complete Guide to Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Personal Bankruptcy (John Wiley & Sons 1994) as well as numerous articles on bankruptcy law. He is the co-author of Collier Family Law and the Bankruptcy Code (Matthew Bender).

Mr. Sommer is a former President of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), a former member of the Federal Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules (appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court) and a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference. He is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, a member of the American Law Institute, and a former member of the Federal Reserve Board Consumer Advisory Council. He is also President of the National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center and a former Chairman of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference.

He has been asked to testify many times before the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, as well as the National Bankruptcy Review Commission, on bankruptcy and consumer law issues. He has served on the faculty of numerous continuing legal education programs including those presented by the Federal Judicial Center, NYU Law School, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute, the Executive Office of U.S. Trustees, the ABA Family Law Section, NACBA, ALI-ABA and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Mr. Sommer was the first recipient of the National Consumer Law Center’s Vern Countryman Consumer Law Award.

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Tara Twomey

Tara Twomey is the Amicus Project Director for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and currently Of Counsel to the National Consumer Law Center. She is currently a Lecturer in Law at Stanford, and has previously lectured at Harvard and Boston College Law Schools. Tara is a former Clinical Instructor at the Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School where her practice focused, in part, on sustainable homeownership for low- and moderate-income homeowners. She is a contributing author of several books published by the National Consumer Law Center including, Foreclosures: Defenses, Workouts and Mortgage Servicing and Bankruptcy Basics. Ms. Twomey is also a co-principal investigator, along with Professor Katherine M. Porter of the University of Iowa, for a national study examining mortgage claims in consumer bankruptcy cases.

NACBA at Sea; Now on Land With NACBA’s 2016 Virtual Workshop!

So you missed the NACBA Cruise? So did we but here is your chance to catch up!

JOIN US FOR NACBA’s 2016 VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

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NACBA is excited to announce our 2016 Virtual Workshop! Register for two days of informative sessions from the comfort of your office, home, or wherever is convenient for you! On Friday, December 9th and Friday, December 16th from 12:00-3:00 PM ET you’ll have the opportunity to listen to the experts discuss these hot topics:

  • The Cutting Edge: Hot Topics and Cool Trends Presented by: Tara Twomey, Esq.
  • Even Cruisers Have Fears: Getting Over Your Triskaidekaphobia! Straight talk about Chapter 13 Presented by: Hank Hildebrand Esq. & John Rao, Esq.
  • Dry Docking Aggressive Trustees: Getting the Overreaching Chapter 7 Trustee Out of the Water and on to the Shore! Presented by: Richard H. Nemeth, Esq. & Paul Maschmeyer Esq.
  • Find a Treasure Trove of Consumer Law Violations in your Bankruptcy Treasure Chest: Fair Debt, Credit Reporting, Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Booty awaits! Presented by: Cary Flitter, Esq.
  • Sailing the Supreme Court Seas: The Top Supreme Court Consumer Bankruptcy Decisions
    Presented by: Tara Twomey, Esq. & Henry Sommer, Esq
  • Anchoring your Divorce and Bankruptcy Practice: There’s a Hole in My Boat! The Stay Doesn’t Stay Everything Presented by: Hon. Sandy Karlan (Ret.) & Ian Falcone Esq.
  • Chasing the Elusive White Whale:Harpooning the Current Mortgage Issues You Have to Know Presented by: Max Gardner, Esq. & John Rao, Esq.

Give yourself a gift this December and Register Today!

Here are the details:

COST: $99 NACBA Members, $199 Non Members

INCLUDES:
All Materials, Certificate of Attendance, Seminar Recordings, Live Q&A

2 BONUSES: 1) The first 100 people to register will receive, at no additional cost, a copy of NCLC’s  Quick Guide to Federal Evidence and Objections 2) All attendees will be registered for a chance at winning 1 of 10 NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law & Practice 2016 Eleventh Edition.

REGISTER TODAY!

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#NACBASEA Session Spotlight!

Join Us On This Expedition!

Sunday, October 9th, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

“Chasing the Elusive White Whale: Harpooning the Current Mortgage Issues You Have to Know”

Start your adventure with our presenters, Max and John as they bring you up to date on loan modifications in and outside of bankruptcy, post-bankruptcy collection abuses after final cure, the new proof of claim attachment, catching servicers who misapply chapter 13 payments, new servicing regulations on monthly statements for debtors in bankruptcy, and more.

Presenters:

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Max Gardner

O. Max Gardner III, Esq. is recognized as one of the leading lawyers in America in the area of Predatory Mortgage Servicing and the standing of Mortgage Servicers in consumer bankruptcy cases. His position on the front lines of the war against predatory lenders and mortgage servicers has captured the attention of ABC News Nightline, CNN, Business Week, The New York Times, The Washington Post and many other news outlets across the country.Gardner received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1969 and graduated with high honors from the UNC School of Law in 1974. Among others, he was a member of the Law Review, named the Outstanding Law Graduate of 1974, served as President of the Student Bar Foundation and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Following graduation, he served as the Senior Law Clerk to the Hon. William H. Bobbitt, the late Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, and as Senior Law Clerk to the Hon. William Copeland, an Associate Justice of that Court.

Max has been the lead attorney of record in many landmark cases but some of his most significant were Marshall v Spindale Savings & Loan, Stark v Crestar Mortgage, the Shelby Yarn Employees litigation, and Smith v First Union National Bank.

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John Rao

John Rao is an attorney with the National Consumer Law Center, Inc. Mr. Rao focuses on consumer credit and bankruptcy issues and has served as a panelist and instructor at numerous bankruptcy and consumer law trainings and conferences. He has served as an expert witness in court cases and has testified in Congress on consumer matters. Mr. Rao is a contributing author and editor of NCLC’s Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice; co-author of NCLC’s Foreclosures; Bankruptcy Basics; Guide to Surviving Debt; and NCLC Reports: Bankruptcy and Foreclosures Edition, and contributing author to NCLC’s Student Loan Law. He is also a contributing author to Collier on Bankruptcy and the Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide. Mr. Rao serves as a member of the federal Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules, appointed by Chief Justice John Roberts in 2006. He is a conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference, fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, vice-president for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and former board member for the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is an adjunct faculty member at Boston College School of Law. Mr. Rao is a graduate of Boston University and received his J.D. in 1982 from the University of California (Hastings).

There’s still time to receive the Early Bird Rate! Register Today!