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Thursday, April 19
 

9:00am

Fair Credit Reporting Act Rodeo
NACBA has assembled one of the most sought after FCRA programs around.  Our panel of experts will make the Fair Credit Reporting Act practice of law come alive!  Learn the ins & outs of FCRA litigation from this distinguished panel and how to successfully make it part of your practice.  Farm cases right from your existing bankruptcy cases.  Increase your revenue and bring justice to your clients.  This Pre-Conference FCRA training is an in-depth and interactive program!

MATERIALS FOR THIS SESSION WILL BE EMAILED DIRECTLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE PAID TO ATTEND THIS SESSION.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Dann

Marc Dann

Partner, Dann Law
Attorney Marc Dann has devoted his entire legal career to fighting for homeowners, consumers and small businesses. After serving in the Ohio Senate, he was elected  Ohio Attorney General in 2006 and quickly became a national leader in the effort to hold banks, predatory lenders... Read More →
avatar for David Krieger

David Krieger

An experienced Las Vegas consumer bankruptcy attorney, and expert in foreclosure solutions, and debt & credit management, David is co-founder and owner of Haines and Krieger in Las Vegas. Having helped thousands of people in Las Vegas during these difficult times, he is on a self-proclaimed... Read More →
avatar for Shawn Orcutt

Shawn Orcutt

Attorney, Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, P.C.


Thursday April 19, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Governor's Square 14

9:00am

Getting over the Rockies: Evidence in Bankruptcy Court
Join NACBA for a special Pre-Convention Evidence Session exploring the art of trial advocacy and succeeding in motions and evidentiary hearings by using evidence as your sword.  The distinguished panel of speakers have extensive litigation experience, appellate experience, and represent the best of the best in bankruptcy.  This is your opportunity to develop winning skills and strategies to employ in the courtroom. Don’t miss this interactive program!

MATERIALS FOR THIS SESSION WILL BE EMAILED DIRECTLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE PAID TO ATTEND THIS SESSION.

Speakers
avatar for David Cox

David Cox

Lawyer, Cox Law Group
David Cox practices bankruptcy law throughout the Western District of Virginia from his offices in Lynchburg, Danville, Staunton, and Winchester. His practice and the practice of his firm focus exclusively on the representation of consumer debtors in bankruptcy and related proceedings... Read More →
avatar for D. Edward Hays

D. Edward Hays

D. Edward Hays, is a founding member of the firm of Marshack Hays LLP. He was born in Los Angeles, California. He graduated with honors from California State University at Fullerton in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business. He graduated from the University of Southern California... Read More →
avatar for Hon. LaShonda A. Hunt

Hon. LaShonda A. Hunt

LaShonda A. Hunt was appointed a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Illinois on January 6, 2017. She previously served as General Counsel of the Illinois Department of Central Management Services, Chief Legal Counsel of the Illinois Department of Corrections... Read More →
avatar for Emily White

Emily White

After spending nearly a decade as a public interest attorney, I found that there was an unmet need for quality advice about student loan options.  I decided to launch a practice focusing on helping student loan borrowers understand their options and make smart choices about repayment.I... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Governor's Square 15

5:00pm

The Future of Best Case
As Best Case celebrates its 25th Anniversary, the future is brighter than ever. This presentation will cover new features including Client and Case Management tools and services. The future of Best Case is focused on improving efficiency, reducing costs and increasing revenues for your firm.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Danielson

Dave Danielson

CEO, CINgroup
Dave Danielson is the Chief Executive Officer for CINgroup, the parent company of Best Case Bankruptcy, CINcompass and CIN Legal Data Services. As CEO, Dave is committed to providing software and data products that help attorneys reduce their cost of operations and grow their business... Read More →
avatar for Bethany Lape

Bethany Lape

Bethany Lape is the Chief Product Officer at CINgroup and has worked for more than ten years to provide products and services for both bankruptcy attorneys and debtors.



Thursday April 19, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Governor's Square 14

5:00pm

Top 10 Mistakes Bankruptcy Lawyers Make That Kill Their Lead Conversion Rate
The success or failure of your bankruptcy firm this year will not be determined by the number of leads you get or the quality of those leads. It will be determined by your ability to convert those leads into paying clients. Over the last 17 years, we have trained over 18,000 attorneys to help them double and even triple their lead conversion rate—which means they sign up twice as many clients as their competitors with the same number of leads! In this fast-paced session you will discover:
  • The 5 stages of lead conversion
  • Major metrics you must measure to succeed
  • Best practices in your initial consultation
  • How to overcome price objections
  • Who should follow up with your leads and when
  • Two proven steps to immediately increase your conversion rate

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Fairley

Stephen Fairley

The Rainmaker Institute


Thursday April 19, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Governor's Square 15

5:00pm

5:00pm

Sponsor & Exhibitor Meet and Greet
Speakers
avatar for Rachael Hodgen

Rachael Hodgen

Director of Events, NACBA
Rachael is a professional meeting and event planner with over 15 years experience. She stumbled into the world of planning large scale events while working in the Rewards & Recognition Department at National City Bank (now PNC). After she got a taste of planning, she was hooked. Since... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Plaza Exhibitor Foyer

6:00pm

Get More Bankruptcy Clients: 40 Practical “How to” Tips in 40 Minutes
Join us for this entertaining, energetic session to learn 40 practical ways to get more clients. Legal marketing experts along with your colleagues will share proven tactics on how to be found by prospects, turn them into leads and convert them into satisfied clients. Attendees will leave with tangible next steps they can apply as soon as they return to the office.
Presented by the Martindale Legal Marketing Network – 150 Years of Connecting Lawyers with Clients (1868-2018)

Speakers
avatar for Adam Casinelli

Adam Casinelli

For the past 8 years Adam Casinelli has advised law firms on how to grow their business. He uses a holistic approach that starts with a firm’s growth goals, layers in its current market position and competitors, and then identifies the right tactics and technology to achieve those... Read More →
avatar for Chelsey Langan

Chelsey Langan

Chelsey Langan has more than 9 years of experience in helping law firms find and generate leads. She currently leads the sales team, operations, business development and revenue generation for Martindale-Nolo’s lead generation program.
avatar for Ann Shaw

Ann Shaw

The Law Firm of Shaw & Crowson, PA: Ann Shaw practices in the areas of real estate, bankruptcy, and business law. Over the past two years, she has successfully created and implemented a strategic marketing plan comprising an integrated website, social media, and video marketing... Read More →
avatar for Brett Whitten

Brett Whitten

Account Manager, Ngage Live Chat
Brett Whitten has consulted with hundreds of consumer law firms over the past 5 years. He specializes in helping law firms improve their website conversion and ROI, specifically via live chat.



Thursday April 19, 2018 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Governor's Square 15

6:00pm

Are You Ready to Move a Couch into Your Office?
Are you struggling to get home in time for dinner or take a vacation without your cell phone and laptop attached at your hip?  Maybe you’re not making the income you feel you deserve because of this down bankruptcy market?  Or, maybe you’re looking retirement in the face, and you have no plan to sell your firm or have it run without your daily presence?  Richard James will reveal the one thing you must have to have more time, earn more money, and create a plan that will set you free and allow you to retire.

Speakers
avatar for Richard James

Richard James

Richard James
As a result of his track record for achieving what most describe as “phenomenal” growth rates for his clients, Richard James, Founder and President of Automated Business Results LLC, has earned his reputation as “the Legal Systems Expert”. His secret to success is simple... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2018 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Governor's Square 14

7:00pm

Fastcase Training
Speakers

Thursday April 19, 2018 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Governer's Square 14

7:00pm

 
Friday, April 20
 

7:30am

7:30am

8:30am

Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for John C. Colwell

John C. Colwell

Attorney at Law, Debt Relief Legal Clinic
Father, Husband, Debtor Attorney, NACBA President. From San Diego, CA. 20 years ago, filed the very first 'electronic' Ch. 7 case in the US of A. NACBA member for 24 years.


Friday April 20, 2018 8:30am - 8:45am
Plaza Ballroom D-F

8:45am

Spy the Lie: How to Detect Deception
Speakers
avatar for Susan Carnicero

Susan Carnicero

A former security specialist with the Central Intelligence Agency, Susan Carnicero has 20 years of experience in interviewing, interrogation and polygraph examination, focused primarily on national security, employment and criminal issues. Susan is the developer of a behavioral screening... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 8:45am - 10:00am
Plaza Ballroom D-F

10:00am

10:30am

Case Law Mile High Update
This panel will discuss significant decisions over the last twelve months that affect your clients and your practice.

Speakers
avatar for Hon. Elizabeth Brown

Hon. Elizabeth Brown

Judge Elizabeth E. Brown was appointed as a bankruptcy judge in 2001 for the District of Colorado and reappointed in 2015. She served on the Tenth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel from 2003 to 2013. She is a graduate of The Colorado College and the University of Colorado Law School... Read More →
avatar for Henry Sommer

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... Read More →



Friday April 20, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Plaza Ballroom D-F

11:30am

Racial Bias and Consumer Bankruptcy
This panel will discuss implicit racial bias, how to identify bias in your bankruptcy practice, and strategies for reducing and eliminating bias.

Speakers
avatar for Prof. Patricia Devine

Prof. Patricia Devine

Kenneth and Mamie Clark Professor of Psychology | Department of Psychology
I am interested in how people manage the intrapersonal and interpersonal challenges associated with prejudice in our contemporary society. One main focus for recent work focused on the sources of motivation, internal and external, for responding without prejudice and the unique challenges... Read More →
avatar for Hon. LaShonda A. Hunt

Hon. LaShonda A. Hunt

LaShonda A. Hunt was appointed a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Illinois on January 6, 2017. She previously served as General Counsel of the Illinois Department of Central Management Services, Chief Legal Counsel of the Illinois Department of Corrections... Read More →
avatar for Paul Kiel

Paul Kiel

Reporter, ProPublica
I cover consumer finance. | | In recent years, my work helped spur a $135 million settlement by a subprime lender for alleged abuses against service members, legislation in Congress, a federal investigation of a high-cost lender, state rule changes, and a nonprofit hospital to renounce... Read More →
avatar for Prof.  Angie Littwin

Prof. Angie Littwin

Ronald D. Krist Professor of Law, University of Texas
Professor Littwin studies bankruptcy, consumer, and commercial law from an empirical perspective. Her current research includes studying the knowledge of and attitudes towards bankruptcy among consumer being sued by debt collectors as well as the relationship between consumer credit... Read More →



Friday April 20, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Plaza Ballroom D-F

12:30pm

Keynote Luncheon: Practicing Mindfulness to Create Greater Work-Life Harmony
With 20-plus years of experience as a CPA, entrepreneur, tech business executive, and yogi, Amy Vetter offers a unique perspective on how to create greater work-life harmony through the practice of mindfulness, creativity, exercise, and art. She has been named to the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today and the Most Powerful Women in Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor.
Entrepreneurship is in Amy’s blood. She is a third-generation woman entrepreneur who has launched and sold multiple businesses. Her diverse experience includes owning and operating yoga studios, accounting and other business ventures. Amy has also held a variety of corporate leadership roles overseeing customer, sales, education and marketing functions.
Amy regularly contributes her insights to Entrepreneur, Inc., Accounting Web and CPA Practice Advisor.  Amy holds an MBA from Nova Southeastern University and a BBA in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Vetter

Amy Vetter

With 20-plus years of experience as a CPA, entrepreneur, tech business executive, and yogi, Amy Vetter offers a unique perspective on how to create greater work-life harmony through the practice of mindfulness, creativity, exercise, and art. She has been named to the Top 100 Most... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 12:30pm - 2:15pm
Plaza Ballroom A-C

2:30pm

Part 1: In the West, Learn from the Best: Bankruptcy Fundamentals for Practitioners and Staff
These sessions are designed for new attorneys and their staff and for experienced attorneys to review the basics of bankruptcy practice.

Speakers
avatar for Lyssette Morales

Lyssette Morales

Attorney, L A Morales & Associates P.S.C.
The love & passion I have for the LORD first & a close second for bankruptcy & for NACBA!
avatar for Richard Nemeth

Richard Nemeth

Managing member, Nemeth & Associates, LLC



Friday April 20, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Plaza Ballroom F

2:30pm

Part 1: Bankruptcy Broncoville: Tax Litigation
Learn how to identify dischargeable taxes and deal with non-dischargeable taxes in chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Parnell

Charles Parnell

Charles S. Parnell graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1985 with a B.S. in Finance. He received his law degree from the University of Denver in 1989.  Mr. Parnell is the sole shareholder of Parnell & Associates, P.C., which emphasizes bankruptcy and taxation. Resolution of... Read More →
avatar for Alyssa M Whatley

Alyssa M Whatley

Law Offices of Alyssa Maloof Whatley LLC



Friday April 20, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Plaza Ballroom E

2:30pm

Negotiating Skills – In Litigation, Life and Bankruptcy
Our panel will discuss techniques to effectively and efficiently resolve issues with U.S. Trustees concerning dischargeability, fraud, and eligibility.

Speakers
avatar for Prof. David Dowling

Prof. David Dowling

David Dowling is an Associate Clinical Professor with the Mediation Clinic. Professor Dowling joined the faculty in 2007 as an adjunct professor working with the interscholastic competition teams in mediation, negotiations and client counseling. After receiving his B.A. from Brigham... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth Love, Jr

Kenneth Love, Jr

Originally from Fort Bragg, NC, Kenneth Love is licensed to practice law and has been working for consumers in North Carolina for his entire career, first as a staff attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina and now as managing partner of his own consumer protection firm. Love recently... Read More →
avatar for Richard Marshack

Richard Marshack

Partner, Marshack Hays LLP
Richard A. Marshack is a founding member of the firm of Marshack Hays LLP and has been a bankruptcy attorney for 30 years. He is a frequent lecturer and presenter of seminars and lectures (over 50), on bankruptcy and commercial law issues. Since 1990 he has been a temporary Judge... Read More →



Friday April 20, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Governor's Square 15

2:30pm

Mining Cooperation and Support from your Trustee
This panel will suggest ways to encourage and request assistance from your trustee.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Beth Ausbrooks

Mary Beth Ausbrooks

Ms. Ausbrooks practices in Nashville and is a partner in the consumer debtor firm of Rothschild & Ausbrooks, PLLC. She is a board certified Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist and has been certified as such by the Tennessee Supreme Court and the American Board of Certification. She has... Read More →
avatar for Debra L. Miller

Debra L. Miller

Trustee, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee
Debra Miller is the appointed Standing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee for the Northern District of Indiana, Fort Wayne and South Bend Divisions. She is active in the National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees, served as President of the NACTT and the the former chair of the... Read More →
avatar for Jan M. Sensenich

Jan M. Sensenich

Chapter 13 Trustee
Jan Sensenich graduated from Windham College in Putney, Vermont in 1978 and Vermont Law School in 1983. He served as Core Faculty and Director of the Woodbury College Legal Clinic from 1983 to 1987and from 1990 to 1992. Jan was an Associate with Jerome I. Meyers, P.C. from 1987 to... Read More →



Friday April 20, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Plaza Ballroom D

3:45pm

4:15pm

Part 2: In the West, Learn from the Best: Bankruptcy Fundamentals for Practitioners and Staff
The first meeting with your client is the most important.  The panel will discuss how to conduct this meeting to efficiently identify the facts and advise and retain your potential client.

Speakers
avatar for Carol A Colliersmith

Carol A Colliersmith

Colliersmith & Associates
Ms. Colliersmith received her law degree from the Fredric G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida and has practiced exclusively consumer and small business bankruptcy law since 2001.   She has been an active member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys... Read More →
avatar for Richard Nemeth

Richard Nemeth

Managing member, Nemeth & Associates, LLC



Friday April 20, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Plaza Ballroom F

4:15pm

Panning for Gold: How to Get Paid in Bankruptcy Cases
In order to maintain a bankruptcy practice, attorneys need to receive compensation.  The panel will discuss methods of payment including flat fees and hourly fees.  The panel will also discuss and flat fees in chapter 13 cases across the country.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Burdge

Ron Burdge

President, Burdge Law Office Co LPA
Between 2005 and 2015, attorney Ronald L. Burdge has been named as the only Lemon Law Ohio Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine and Thomson Reuters Corp., Professional Division, who restricts his practice to representing consumers in Lemon Law and Consumer Law cases.Ron Burdge... Read More →
avatar for Dan Press

Dan Press

Chung & Press P.C.
avatar for Pam Stewart

Pam Stewart

Ms. Stewart has been actively involved in the governance and as a member of numerous local bar associations and national professional Bankruptcy Law organizations. She is a co-founder and former Secretary of Bankruptcy Law Network, the founder and current President of the Houston... Read More →



Friday April 20, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Governor's Square 15

4:15pm

Part 2: Bankruptcy Broncoville: Litigation Fundamentals
The most commonly litigated issue in consumer bankruptcy practice concerns the value of collateral and the legal arguments to strip or reduce a lien on that collateral.  This session will review the practical considerations and law underlying motions for relief from stay, motions to avoid liens/cramdowns.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Haller

Jim Haller

Haller Law
avatar for Hon. Brian Lynch

Hon. Brian Lynch

Brian Lynch was appointed chief bankruptcy judge for Western Washington on October 1, 2014. He was sworn in as a bankruptcy judge for the Tacoma Division of the court on June 1, 2010. He serves on the Ninth Circuit ADR Committee and the Ad Hoc Chiefs Committee re Shared Services... Read More →
avatar for Summer Shaw

Summer Shaw

Founding Partner, Doling, Shaw & Hanover, APC
Summer is a founding partner of the bankruptcy boutique law firm, Doling Shaw & Hanover, APC, which serves Southern California. She represents creditors and debtors in chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 bankruptcy proceedings and litigation, including trustee representation, involuntary bankruptcy... Read More →



Friday April 20, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Plaza Ballroom E

4:15pm

420 in Denver: Marijuana and Bankruptcy
The panel will roll up the “Zig-Zag” of issues when marijuana is involved in a bankruptcy as a source of income or as an asset.

Speakers
avatar for Carey Ebert

Carey Ebert

Chapter 13 Trustee, Office of the Standing Chapter 13 Trustee
Ft. Worth Bankruptcy Lawyer Carey Ebert has a passionate belief in the rights of individuals with financial problems, and has built her career around her commitment to preserve the right of individuals to get a fresh financial start. Carey attended Newcomb College at Tulane University... Read More →
avatar for Sam Kamin

Sam Kamin

Vicente Sederberg Professor of Marijuana Law and Policy, Sturm College of Law | University of Denver
Sam Kamin joined the faculty at the Sturm College of Law in 1999 and is currently the Vicente Sederberg Professor of Marijuana Law and Policy. Holding both a J.D. and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley as well as a BA, summa cum laude, from Amherst College, Professor... Read More →


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Friday April 20, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Plaza Ballroom D

4:30pm

Fireside Chat: Discussing: Bankruptcy and the Media
Join the discussion about the media covering bankruptcy cases and issues.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Kiel

Paul Kiel

Reporter, ProPublica
I cover consumer finance. | | In recent years, my work helped spur a $135 million settlement by a subprime lender for alleged abuses against service members, legislation in Congress, a federal investigation of a high-cost lender, state rule changes, and a nonprofit hospital to renounce... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Plaza Exhibitor Foyer

5:30pm

 
Saturday, April 21
 

7:00am

Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Help yourself mentally and physically prepare for the education packed day ahead.  Join us for a yoga class.  Just come dressed to stretch and we'll supply the yoga mats!  You'll walk away feeling refreshed, renewed and ready to take on the day.
 All levels welcome.  This class is free to convention attendees, but advance registration is required.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Hoperich

Nicole Hoperich

Nicole Hoperich is the founder of NEW Workplace Yoga, whose vision is to help people in the workplace manage stress, embrace self care and master tools designed to maintain and restore balance through yoga and mindful living. Certified in the Hatha Yoga modality, Nicole says her purpose... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Director's Row H

7:30am

7:30am

8:30am

Keynote: Making The Right Choice; Lessons in Compliance and Ethics
Rashmi Airan is an ethics trailblazer, spreading her message that our relationships and connections empower us to overcome extreme adversities in life. In Rashmi’s case, to live with remorse but not let it define her. Rashmi, tells her powerful story to deliver game-changing messages to universities, law firms, corporate teams, and trade associations around the United States. She invokes her personal experiences and ethical thought leadership to discuss ethical issues in business, inspire change in how we view success, and to enhance our decision-making to flourish ethically.
In addition to being a mother of two, Rashmi was a successful lawyer who graduated with honors from Columbia Law School. After working for several major corporations, she launched an independent law practice in Miami, Florida. During the housing boom, she was recruited to work with a local real-estate developer who later engaged in questionable business practices. Rashmi’s drive to succeed financially and to give her children the best life possible created an ethical blind spot for her. She chose not to question her client’s behavior despite her inner voice screaming “ask questions!” Her involvement resulted in a six month sentence to Federal prison, alongside a $19M judgment against future earnings, required community service hours, and 3 years supervised release. In prison, Rashmi felt shame and remorse for her decisions. Taking in six months of federal prison life, Rashmi came to a place of peace and self-forgiveness. While being immensely humbled by this life-changing experience, she emerged with invaluable lessons learned both personally and professionally. Rashmi shares her emotional development of living with remorse, but not letting it define you. She is determined to create a culture of conversation around ethics and compliance and to integrate ethics into all aspects of our lives.

Speakers
avatar for Rashmi Airan

Rashmi Airan

Rashmi Airan is an ethics trailblazer, spreading her message that our relationships and connections empower us to overcome extreme adversities in life. In Rashmi’s case, to live with remorse but not let it define her. Rashmi, tells her powerful story to deliver game-changing messages to universities, law firms, corporate teams, and trade associations around the Un... Read More →



Saturday April 21, 2018 8:30am - 9:45am
Plaza Ballroom D-F

9:50am

Views from the Bench
Learn from the decision makers.  Our panel of bankruptcy judges will discuss cases and practice and offer suggestions to improve your practice.

Speakers
avatar for Hon. Scott Clarkson

Hon. Scott Clarkson

Scott C. Clarkson was appointed to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California on January 20, 2011. Judge Clarkson sits in the Santa Ana Division of the Central District of California and hears Chapter 7 and 11 cases filed in both Riverside and Santa... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Janice Miller Karlin

Hon. Janice Miller Karlin

Judge Janice Miller Karlin was appointed as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Kansas in 2002, and was reappointed in 2016 to serve another 14-year term. In July 2016, the District Judges for the District of Kansas appointed her as Chief Judge for the Bankruptcy Court for... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Brian Lynch

Hon. Brian Lynch

Brian Lynch was appointed chief bankruptcy judge for Western Washington on October 1, 2014. He was sworn in as a bankruptcy judge for the Tacoma Division of the court on June 1, 2010. He serves on the Ninth Circuit ADR Committee and the Ad Hoc Chiefs Committee re Shared Services... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Michael Romero

Hon. Michael Romero

Honorable Michael E. Romero, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court-District of Colorado, was appointed to the bankruptcy bench in 2003, and was appointed as Chief Judge of that Court in 2014. He also has served on the Tenth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel since 2010. Judge Romero... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Laura Taylor

Hon. Laura Taylor

Judge Taylor has served as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of California since January 2008.  She commenced a seven year term as Chief Judge in October of 2012.  In January 2013, Judge Taylor was appointed to a seven year term on the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy... Read More →
avatar for Hon. John Waites

Hon. John Waites

The Honorable John E. Waites was appointed as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of South Carolina on June 27, 1994, and served as the District’s Chief Bankruptcy Judge from March 1, 2006 until March 1, 2013. On October 1, 2013, he was appointed by the Chief Justice of the... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Scott Yun

Hon. Scott Yun

United States Bankruptcy Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
On June 23, 2014, Scott H. Yun was sworn in as a bankruptcy judge for the Central District of California, Riverside Division. Judge Yun received his B.A., cum laude, from University of California, Los Angeles in 1993 and his J.D. from the University of Southern California in 1996... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 9:50am - 11:00am
Plaza Ballroom D-F

9:50am

Building a 7-figure Lifestyle Law Firm: Moving from a Business Operator to a Business Owner
Over the last 17 years, The Rainmaker Institute has trained and mentored over 18,000 attorneys and is responsible for creating more 7-figure law firms than anyone else in the nation. Join us and discover real case studies from the trenches about how attorneys have gone from working themselves to death and struggling to make a living to tripling their take home pay while working only 2-3 days per week. Is this a myth? No. It's based on applying proven principles and practical strategies and learning how to build a business versus just creating a job. Attendees will learn:
  • The 4 stages of law firm growth
  • Exactly what you need to do to go from startup to $500,000/year
  • Specific steps you must take to break the elusive 7-figure barrier
  • How to scale your bankruptcy firm to over $3M a year
  • The 6 areas you must upgrade to scale your business
  • How to move from being a business operator to a true business owner

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Fairley

Stephen Fairley

The Rainmaker Institute


Saturday April 21, 2018 9:50am - 11:00am
Governor's Square 15

11:00am

11:30am

Part 3: In the West, Learn from the Best: Bankruptcy Fundamentals for Practitioners and Staff
The best way to protect your client often involves protecting your firm.  The panel will discuss the vital importance of a properly written client contract (with examples), methods of client contact and preserving those contacts, and protecting your firm.  

Speakers
avatar for Carol A Colliersmith

Carol A Colliersmith

Colliersmith & Associates
Ms. Colliersmith received her law degree from the Fredric G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida and has practiced exclusively consumer and small business bankruptcy law since 2001.   She has been an active member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys... Read More →
avatar for Jim Haller

Jim Haller

Haller Law
avatar for Tara Salinas

Tara Salinas

Managing Attorney, Salinas Law Group, LLC
I am a Colorado native, growing up in Fort Collins, Colorado. I attended Colorado State University and University of Colorado School of Law. I am a member of several prominent bankruptcy organizations, including: the American Bankruptcy Institution, National Association of Consumer... Read More →



Saturday April 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:40pm
Plaza Ballroom F

11:30am

Legal Writing Smooth as a Mountain Lake
Bankruptcy practice relies heavily upon written arguments.  Strong written arguments can and often do make the difference between success and failure.  This session will review effective techniques and styles to present written arguments to a bankruptcy court.

Speakers
avatar for Hon. Janice Miller Karlin

Hon. Janice Miller Karlin

Judge Janice Miller Karlin was appointed as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Kansas in 2002, and was reappointed in 2016 to serve another 14-year term. In July 2016, the District Judges for the District of Kansas appointed her as Chief Judge for the Bankruptcy Court for... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Laura Taylor

Hon. Laura Taylor

Judge Taylor has served as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of California since January 2008.  She commenced a seven year term as Chief Judge in October of 2012.  In January 2013, Judge Taylor was appointed to a seven year term on the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy... Read More →
avatar for Tara Twomey

Tara Twomey

NACBA Amicus Project Director



Saturday April 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:40pm
Governor's Square 15

11:30am

Part 3: Bankruptcy Broncoville: Litigation Fundamentals | Adversary Proceedings
Adversary proceedings present special challenges in  bankruptcy.  Learn about drafting and answering complaints and discovery, motion practice, and trial.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Foley

Rachel Foley

CEO, Foley Law - KC Bankruptcy
Rachel established Foley Law which is also known as KC Bankruptcy. She dedicates over 90% of her time to the practice of consumer bankruptcy law. Her undergraduate training was mainly in the sciences and medicine. | | | However,it was the freedom of debt described in Deuteronomy... Read More →
avatar for Peter Mastan

Peter Mastan

Chapter 7 Trustee
Los Angeles attorney Peter J. Mastan represents bankruptcy trustees, receivers, businesses, creditors, government entities, purchasers and sellers of assets, and litigants throughout California in matters involving bankruptcy law, receiverships, commercial and business litigation... Read More →
avatar for Dan Press

Dan Press

Chung & Press P.C.
avatar for Hon. Michael Romero

Hon. Michael Romero

Honorable Michael E. Romero, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court-District of Colorado, was appointed to the bankruptcy bench in 2003, and was appointed as Chief Judge of that Court in 2014. He also has served on the Tenth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel since 2010. Judge Romero... Read More →



Saturday April 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:40pm
Plaza Ballroom E

11:30am

Rustling up Bankruptcy Unbundling
Join the panel discussion about the unbundling of fees and services in chapter 7 and 13 cases.  The panel will discuss the current case law, trends, and how to protect yourself while efficiently representing your clients.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Dolhancyk

Alex Dolhancyk

Attorney, Dolhanck Law
With over 27 years of experience, attorney Alex Dolhancyk offers valuable insight into consumer bankruptcy cases. He is the past Georgia state chair for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA); is Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American... Read More →
avatar for Tessa Santiago

Tessa Santiago

Tessa M. Santiago, a native of South Africa, graduated from Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School with honors in 2001. After graduation, she became an associate at Packard, Packard & Johnson, Salt Lake City, Utah, specializing in nationwide plaintiffs class action work... Read More →
avatar for Michael D. Sousa

Michael D. Sousa

Associate Professor, Sturm College of Law | University of Denver
Michael Sousa teaches and pursues scholarship in the areas of bankruptcy law and commercial law. Prior to joining the faculty at the College of Law, Michael was an associate in the Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring Practice Group at Duane Morris LLP, an AM Law Top... Read More →



Saturday April 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:40pm
Plaza Ballroom D

11:45am

Fireside Chat: 420 Bankruptcy
Board the Jefferson Airplane and discuss your questions about laughing grass with our bankruptcy experts.

Speakers
avatar for Carey Ebert

Carey Ebert

Chapter 13 Trustee, Office of the Standing Chapter 13 Trustee
Ft. Worth Bankruptcy Lawyer Carey Ebert has a passionate belief in the rights of individuals with financial problems, and has built her career around her commitment to preserve the right of individuals to get a fresh financial start. Carey attended Newcomb College at Tulane University... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Plaza Exhibitor Foyer

12:45pm

Annual Awards | Members Meeting | Keynote Luncheon: The Trump Administration, Politics and Public Policy, Race and Racism
An award-winning researcher, Dr. Wendy Osefo is an influential voice in politics and social injustice and a highly sought after political commentator and strategist. Wendy is a Professor of Education at The Johns Hopkins University, Contributor at The Hill, and the Founder and CEO of The 1954 Equity Project, LLC.
In addition to her extensive policy experience, Dr. Osefo regularly provides political commentary and analysis, with appearances on national cable news networks including Russia Today (RT) “CrossTalk”, HLN “Across America”, Fox Business “Risk and Reward“, Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight“, “The Neil Cavuto Show”, “Fox and Friends“, “Fox and Friends First“, “Happening Now“, “The Story”, “Watters’ World“, “America’s News Headquarters”, and “Cost of Freedom“. Wendy has also appeared numerous times on TV One’s “News One Now with Roland Martin” ABC’s “Armstrong Williams’ Show” and One America News’ “The Liz Wheeler Show” and “The Daily Ledger” to discuss breaking news in politics. Her appearances also include Sean Hannity Radio Show, The Undisclosed Podcast, Sworn Podcast, Female Trouble Podcast, Offended America Podcast, and print media on issues that examine race and politics. Currently, Dr. Osefo has a weekly radio segment on Radio One 93.9FM WKYS, entitled “Three Things You Need to Know, With Dr. Wendy O“. Wendy’s work has also been featured in TED, City Paper, and Non-Profit Quarterly, to name a few. Additionally, Dr. Osefo has delivered keynote speeches and lectures on highly publicized issues including The Baltimore Uprising, Activism in the 21st Century, and The Black Lives Matter Movement.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Wendy Osefo

Dr. Wendy Osefo

An award-winning researcher, Dr. Wendy Osefo is an influential voice in politics and social justice and a highly sought after political commentator and strategist. Wendy is a Professor of Education at The Johns Hopkins University, Contributor at The Hill, and the Founder and CEO of The 1954 Equity Project, LLC.In addition to her extensive policy experience, Dr. Osefo regularly provid... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 12:45pm - 2:30pm
Plaza Ballroom A-C

2:30pm

Circuit Meeting 10TH
Speakers
avatar for Jill Michaux

Jill Michaux

Managing Partner, Neis & Michaux P.A.
Jill A Michaux is the managing partner of Neis & Michaux, P.A., in Topeka, KS. She specializes in representing consumer debtors and small proprietors in chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy. Her primary focus is chapter 13 bankruptcy. She has been board certified in consumer bankruptcy law... Read More →



Saturday April 21, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Plaza Ballroom D

2:30pm

Circuit Meeting 11TH
Speakers
avatar for Nathan Juster

Nathan Juster

Attorney, Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Nate Juster is a staff attorney in Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s Home Defense Program, where he advocates on behalf of low-income homeowners facing foreclosure. He graduated with honors from Emory Law School and clerked for the Honorable Mary Grace Diehl, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for... Read More →



Saturday April 21, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Plaza Ballroom E

2:30pm

Circuit Meeting 1ST & 2ND
Speakers
avatar for Jim Molleur

Jim Molleur

Partner, James F. Molleur LLC
James F. Molleur practices law in Saco, Maine, and is the managing member of Molleur Law Office.  He concentrates his practice in bankruptcy primarily representing debtors, particularly consumer and small business debtors.  Jim received his B.A. degree in economics, magna cum laude... Read More →
avatar for David Shaev

David Shaev

Shaev & Fleischman LLP
David has been a consumer lawyer practicing in SDNY and EDNY for more than 35 years. David has been an active member of NACBA since 2003 and is currently State Chair for SDNY and EDNY as well as 2nd Circuit Leader.



Saturday April 21, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Governor's Square 10

2:30pm

Circuit Meeting 3RD
Speakers
avatar for Trish Mayer

Trish Mayer

Shareholder, Waterman & Mayer, LLP



Saturday April 21, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Governor's Square 15

2:30pm

Circuit Meeting 4TH & DC
Speakers
avatar for Koury Hicks

Koury Hicks

Attorney, Law Offices of John T. Orcutt PC



Saturday April 21, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Governor's Square 12

2:30pm

Circuit Meeting 5TH
Speakers
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Behrooz Vida

The Vida Law Firm PLLC



Saturday April 21, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Governor's Square 16

2:30pm

Circuit Meeting 6TH
Speakers
avatar for Brian Flick

Brian Flick

Partner; Managing Attorney, Bankruptcy Practice and Consumer Litigation Practice, DannLaw


Saturday April 21, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Governor's Square 14

2:30pm

Circuit Meeting 7TH
Speakers
avatar for David Yen

David Yen

pro bono counsel, Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago
David Yen recently retired from a 40 year career as a legal aid attorney, representing clients in civil cases, first as a generalist, and then for the last 20 years he specialized in the rights of consumers, especially in bankruptcy matters.  In May 2010 he received the Seventh Circuit... Read More →



Saturday April 21, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Governor's Square 11

2:30pm

Circuit Meeting 8TH
Speakers
avatar for Wendell Sherk

Wendell Sherk

Wendell Sherk, Attorney at Law



Saturday April 21, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Plaza Court 7

2:30pm

Circuit Meeting 9TH
Speakers
avatar for Stanley Zlotoff

Stanley Zlotoff

Stanley Zlotoff Attorney-at-Law
Stanley is sole practitioner in San Jose, California whose practice emphasizes all aspects of small business and consumer bankruptcy. He has been a California bar certified specialist for more than 20 years, and a Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum panelist covering consumer bankruptcy developments... Read More →



Saturday April 21, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Plaza Ballroom F

9:00pm

NACBA Listserv Party
UPDATED: It's back! The NACBA Listserv Party is returning to the convention schedule! Get a chance to see all the NACBA members you interact with, ask questions and give/ receive advice via the NACBA Communities (a.k.a. listserv) & Bobby Wilbert Facebook Page. Saturday, April 21st, 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM at Prost Brewery. There is no cost to attend and all beer (& soft drinks) is covered by NACBA. However, you must show your convention badge for entry and ordering beer. No badge, no beer, no exception. This event is for convention registrants only.
NACBA's 26th Annual Convention MORE INFORMATION - https://www.nacba.org/nacbaden/

Saturday April 21, 2018 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Prost Brewery https://prostbrewing.com/
 
Sunday, April 22
 

7:00am

Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Help yourself mentally and physically prepare for the education packed day ahead.  Join us for a yoga class.  Just come dressed to stretch and we'll supply the yoga mats! You'll walk away feeling refreshed, renewed and ready to take on the day.
 All levels welcome.  This class is free to convention attendees but advance registration is required.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Hoperich

Nicole Hoperich

Nicole Hoperich is the founder of NEW Workplace Yoga, whose vision is to help people in the workplace manage stress, embrace self care and master tools designed to maintain and restore balance through yoga and mindful living. Certified in the Hatha Yoga modality, Nicole says her purpose... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Director's Row H

7:30am

7:30am

CLE Info
Sunday April 22, 2018 7:30am - 12:00pm
Plaza Exhibitor Foyer

8:30am

Judicial Estoppel: Them’s Fighting words!
The panel will discuss the principles underlying judicial estoppel, how it applies in bankruptcy proceedings, and how to address it when it arises.

Speakers
avatar for Billy Brewer

Billy Brewer

William E. Brewer, Jr. practices law with The Brewer Law Firm in Raleigh, NC.  He graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with an A.B. in Economics in 1973 and a J.D. with  Honors in 1976.  He is certified as a specialist in consumer bankruptcy law by the North... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Scott Clarkson

Hon. Scott Clarkson

Scott C. Clarkson was appointed to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California on January 20, 2011. Judge Clarkson sits in the Santa Ana Division of the Central District of California and hears Chapter 7 and 11 cases filed in both Riverside and Santa... Read More →
avatar for J. Erik Heath

J. Erik Heath

Erik has recently become a solo practitioner in San Francisco, focusing on bankruptcy and consumer rights litigation. At the NCLC conference in San Antonio in November 2015, he received NACA's award for Outstanding Achievement in Consumer Law, for his work in having Georgia's garnishment... Read More →
avatar for Richard Marshack

Richard Marshack

Partner, Marshack Hays LLP
Richard A. Marshack is a founding member of the firm of Marshack Hays LLP and has been a bankruptcy attorney for 30 years. He is a frequent lecturer and presenter of seminars and lectures (over 50), on bankruptcy and commercial law issues. Since 1990 he has been a temporary Judge... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 8:30am - 9:45am
Plaza Ballroom D

8:30am

Part 4: In the West, Learn from the Best: Bankruptcy Fundamentals for Practitioners and Staff | Chapter 7
The panel will discuss the specific challenges in chapter 7 practice.  Learn techniques and strategies to protect assets, effectively deal with trustees, and advise your clients.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Haller

Jim Haller

Haller Law
avatar for Peter Mastan

Peter Mastan

Chapter 7 Trustee
Los Angeles attorney Peter J. Mastan represents bankruptcy trustees, receivers, businesses, creditors, government entities, purchasers and sellers of assets, and litigants throughout California in matters involving bankruptcy law, receiverships, commercial and business litigation... Read More →
avatar for Tara Salinas

Tara Salinas

Managing Attorney, Salinas Law Group, LLC
I am a Colorado native, growing up in Fort Collins, Colorado. I attended Colorado State University and University of Colorado School of Law. I am a member of several prominent bankruptcy organizations, including: the American Bankruptcy Institution, National Association of Consumer... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 8:30am - 9:45am
Plaza Ballroom F

8:30am

Where’s the Gold??? Getting paid in Bankruptcy
Fair consideration of consumer bankruptcy attorney fees; RARA/No-Look v. Hourly.  When does the imposition of no look fees cross the line to price fixing?  Can your chapter 7 attorney fee be disgorged/challenged/subject to turnover?  How to improve collection of fees.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Doling

Jenny Doling

Founding Partner/Attorney, Doling, Shaw & Hanover, APC
Jenny is a staunch Bankruptcy and Consumer Rights Attorney. Jenny was honored in 2013 with NACBA’s Distinguished Service award. In 2016, she received the Hammes-Shulman Legislative Advocacy Award for her work on California’s Homestead Exemption bill. Jenny’s work is primarily... Read More →
avatar for D. Edward Hays

D. Edward Hays

D. Edward Hays, is a founding member of the firm of Marshack Hays LLP. He was born in Los Angeles, California. He graduated with honors from California State University at Fullerton in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business. He graduated from the University of Southern California... Read More →
avatar for Tara Twomey

Tara Twomey

NACBA Amicus Project Director



Sunday April 22, 2018 8:30am - 9:45am
Governor's Square 15

8:30am

Part 4: Bankruptcy Broncoville: Litigation Fundamentals | Litigating on A Budget
Discovery is often necessary in contested or adversary proceedings.  Our panel will discuss how to perform discovery without breaking your budget.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Berken

Stephen Berken

Attorney, Berken Cloyes
STEPHEN E. BERKEN is a partner with Berken Cloyes, PC. His practice focuses on areas of consumer bankruptcy law. Mr. Berken earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of California in 1981, and his J.D. degree from Hastings College of the Law, University of California... Read More →
avatar for Sean Cloyes

Sean Cloyes

SEAN CLOYES is a partner with Berken Cloyes, PC.  His practice focuses on areas of consumer bankruptcy law.  Mr. Cloyes is a leading member of the Colorado Bar Association and has been practicing consumer bankruptcy for over fifteen years. In addition to representing debtors in... Read More →
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Hon. Joseph Rosania

United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Colorado
Judge Rosania graduated from Rutgers University in 1979 with a B.A., with Honors, and graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1982.  After graduating from law school, Judge Rosania served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Jay L. Gueck, former United States Bankruptcy... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 8:30am - 9:45am
Plaza Ballroom E

9:45am

10:15am

Part 5: In the West, Learn from the Best: Bankruptcy Fundamentals for Practitioners and Staff | Chapter 13
Chapter 13 cases present additional challenges.  Join our panel who will discuss the nuts and bolts of creating and confirming plans, addressing trustee and creditor objections, and obtaining a discharge.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Doling

Jenny Doling

Founding Partner/Attorney, Doling, Shaw & Hanover, APC
Jenny is a staunch Bankruptcy and Consumer Rights Attorney. Jenny was honored in 2013 with NACBA’s Distinguished Service award. In 2016, she received the Hammes-Shulman Legislative Advocacy Award for her work on California’s Homestead Exemption bill. Jenny’s work is primarily... Read More →
avatar for Jan M. Sensenich

Jan M. Sensenich

Chapter 13 Trustee
Jan Sensenich graduated from Windham College in Putney, Vermont in 1978 and Vermont Law School in 1983. He served as Core Faculty and Director of the Woodbury College Legal Clinic from 1983 to 1987and from 1990 to 1992. Jan was an Associate with Jerome I. Meyers, P.C. from 1987 to... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 10:15am - 11:30am
Plaza Ballroom F

10:15am

Mortgage Modification Programs
Mortgage modification programs are increasing in bankruptcy courts across the county.  Our panel will discuss how these programs can help your client, to introduce them to your court, and how to get paid for assisting your client.

Speakers
avatar for Russell A. DeMott

Russell A. DeMott

Attorney, DeMott Law Firm, PA
Russell A. DeMott is a 1993 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law and has been practicing law since 1995.  During law school, Russ served on the South Carolina Law Review.  Prior to going into practice, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harry A. Beach... Read More →
avatar for Hon. John Waites

Hon. John Waites

The Honorable John E. Waites was appointed as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of South Carolina on June 27, 1994, and served as the District’s Chief Bankruptcy Judge from March 1, 2006 until March 1, 2013. On October 1, 2013, he was appointed by the Chief Justice of the... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Scott Yun

Hon. Scott Yun

United States Bankruptcy Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
On June 23, 2014, Scott H. Yun was sworn in as a bankruptcy judge for the Central District of California, Riverside Division. Judge Yun received his B.A., cum laude, from University of California, Los Angeles in 1993 and his J.D. from the University of Southern California in 1996... Read More →


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Sunday April 22, 2018 10:15am - 11:30am
Plaza Ballroom D

10:15am

Student Loans in Chapter 13
This panel will discuss the unique challenges in addressing student loans in chapter 7 and 13 cases.  The panel will discuss caselaw concerning dischargeability and trends and techniques to best protect your client.

Speakers
avatar for Rajeev Darolia

Rajeev Darolia

Associate Professor
Rajeev Darolia, PhD is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the University of Kentucky. He is also a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Prior to joining the faculty at UK, Dr. Darolia was an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and of Education at... Read More →
avatar for John Rao

John Rao

Attorney, National Consumer Law Center, Inc.
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... Read More →
avatar for Mark Redmiles

Mark Redmiles

Assistant Director, U.S. Attorneys; Guest Lecturer, International Law Institute, United States Attorney's Office
Proven senior executive and experienced attorney offering extensive legal, regulatory and business expertise in financial litigation and bankruptcy. Lead national legal and administrative initiatives for federal organizations. Forecast and administer multi-million dollar annual budgets... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 10:15am - 11:30am
Plaza Ballroom E

10:30am

Fireside Chat: Tech Talk
All practitioners have to address technology in their practice. Discuss your issues with practitioners who have detailed experience in creating and maintaining their tech efficiently and economically.

Speakers
avatar for John C. Colwell

John C. Colwell

Attorney at Law, Debt Relief Legal Clinic
Father, Husband, Debtor Attorney, NACBA President. From San Diego, CA. 20 years ago, filed the very first 'electronic' Ch. 7 case in the US of A. NACBA member for 24 years.
avatar for Gene Melchionne

Gene Melchionne

Member Board of Directors, Attorney at Law
Gene Melchionne is a native of Waterbury, Connecticut and currently resides and practices there.  He is an avid boater, amateur musician, and MacUser, spending every weekend on his boat with his guitar and iPad. He is a member of the Board of Directors for National Association of... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:15pm
Plaza Exhibitor Foyer