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Thursday, April 23
 

9:00am

Evidence & Procedure For The Bankruptcy Litigator
Limited Capacity seats available

Join NACBA for a special Pre-Convention Session offering specialized training in the practical approach to pre-trial advocacy & litigation.  You will get to explore evidence like business records, hearsay and get training on asking a leading vs. non-leading question.  The session will then explore pre-trail advocacy: what to ask, what to bring with you to court and what to do when you get there!  You will not want to miss it!

Speakers
MG

Miriam Goott

http://nacba2015.org/lawyer/Presenters--Keynote_cp13213.htm
JP

Johnie Patterson

http://nacba2015.org/lawyer/Presenters--Keynote_cp13213.htm
HP

Hon. Pamela Pepper

http://nacba2015.org/lawyer/Presenters--Keynote_cp13213.htm


Thursday April 23, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Denver/Houston/Kansas City 5th Floor Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

11:30am

NACBA's Group Event ~ Chicago Architectural Boat Tour & Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady is a “must” for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF certified volunteer tour guides—called docents—interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River, revealing how the city grew from a small back-country outpost into one of the world’s most important crossroads in less than 100 years.  Cruise time is 90 minutes. 

At the tour’s conclusion, you will enjoy a private lunch at Howells & Hood.  Nestled at the base of Chicago's legendary Tribune Tower, this stunning restaurant is a vibrant addition to one of Chicago's most beloved and recognizable skyscrapers. Incorporating signature Tribune elements into our design, Howells & Hoodpays homage to John Howells & Raymond Hood, architects of the Neo-Gothic landmark. With a unique and refined culinary program, unparalleled craft beer selection, and impressive staff, Howells & Hood is a magnificent complement to Michigan Avenue.

Click here to purchase tickets.

The fine print: The price per attendee is $119. Architecture Cruise Registration cut-off date: April 2, 2015. Space is limited!  Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Tickets will not be sold on-site at the Convention.  Once the event is sold out a waiting list will be created in case of cancellations.

Refund policy: Absolutely no refunds after April 2, 2015. 

 


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 4:30pm
Chicago Riverwalk

4:15pm

Making Bank on Bankruptcy using Social Media [NO CLE]
Limited Capacity seats available

Social Media attorney, Daliah Saper ( www.saperlaw.com ) and Marketing journalist and professional Steve Lundin (www.bigfrontier.com ) present a unique, interactive overview of the social media marketing landscape specifically for the legal profession.

Attendees will learn:

Best practices: Who's doing it right
Worst case scenarios: You don't want to be these guys!
Ethics: What you don't know that you don't know.
Action plan: Tactical details on jumpstarting your program
What to expect: There's a payoff for all this work? Really?



Thursday April 23, 2015 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Denver/Houston/Kansas City 5th Floor Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

5:00pm

Attendee Check-In
Come to the 5th floor for Convention Check-In.  Pick up your materials, goodie bags and name badge.  Stick around and say hello to other Convention attendees while browsing our Exhibitor Hall.  Cash bars will be available!

Thursday April 23, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Chicago Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

5:00pm

Come Meet our Sponsors & Exhibitors
Come meet our Sponsors & Exhibitors and find out how they can help you and your practice.  Be sure to get your Exhibitor Hall Raffle card stamped at each vendor so you can submit your card for a chance to win some great prizes! Completed cards can be turned in at the NACBA counter located in the Chicago Ballroom.

Thursday April 23, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Chicago Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

5:15pm

​Can You Be Found? Increase Your Online Presence. [NO CLE]
Limited Capacity seats available

​Can You Be Found? Increase Your Online Presence is a 50 minute-presentation designed to provide you with several tools to increase your visibility within the online community. The curriculum of this interactive lecture is intended for beginners and intermediate users alike. 

Additionally, each attendee will also have three chances throughout the lecture to win a brand new Apple iPad! 


Thursday April 23, 2015 5:15pm - 6:05pm
Denver/Houston/Kansas City 5th Floor Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

6:15pm

Brilliant Bankruptcy Marketing a Panel Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

Spending more money than ever on marketing, and aren’t seeing the results? Just starting your practice and don’t know where to begin? In this panel discussion we cover tried and true methods, plus some new marketing avenues. From generating phone calls, to finding the right approach for booking client appointments we tackle marketing challenges even the most established practices encounter. 

Come ready to listen and learn, this will be an open forum session, with plenty of time for questions!



Thursday April 23, 2015 6:15pm - 7:00pm
Denver/Houston/Kansas City 5th Floor Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
 
Friday, April 24
 

7:00am

Breakfast for Convention Attendees
Friday April 24, 2015 7:00am - 8:15am
Chicago Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

7:00am

Come Meet our Sponsors & Exhibitors
Come meet our Sponsors & Exhibitors and find out how they can help you and your practice.  Be sure to get your Exhibitor Hall Raffle card stamped at each vendor so you can submit your card for a chance to win some great prizes!  Completed cards can be turned in at the NACBA counter located in the Chicago Ballroom.

Friday April 24, 2015 7:00am - 5:00pm
Chicago Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

7:15am

State Chairs Meeting & Breakfast
Friday April 24, 2015 7:15am - 8:15am
Denver/Houston/Kansas City 5th Floor Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

7:30am

Attendee Check-In
Friday April 24, 2015 7:30am - 5:00pm
Chicago Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

8:15am

Welcoming Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Ed Boltz

Ed Boltz

Mr.  Boltz is a member of the Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, P.C., where he has managed the firm's office in Durham, North Carolina since 1998, representing clients in not only Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 bankruptcies, but also in related consumer rights litigation, including fighting abusive mortgage practices.Mr.  Boltz received his B.A. from Washington University in St.  Louis in 1993 and his J.D. from George Washington... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 8:15am - 8:30am
Grand Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

8:30am

Plenary: Ethics ~ Managing Difficult Client Communications
Client communications, how to effectively communicate all that you need to in order to avoid malpractice, and tips on refuting client resistances,language barrier issues. Is it enough to hand them adocuments with everything a debtor needs to know? When not to undertake representation, Pre and Post-filing mental disabilities.


Friday April 24, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

10:00am

Coffee Break
Grab a cup of coffee and say hello to exhibitors.

Friday April 24, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am
Chicago Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

10:30am

Plenary: Inside the House of Cards: A Frank Look at All Things Washington, Rules, Advocacy & Amicus Efforts
Update on Advocacy, Washington, Rules & NCBRC efforts.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Michaux

Jill Michaux

Managing Partner, Neis & Michaux, P.A.
Jill A. Michaux was appointed by Chief Justice John G. Roberts to a three-year term on the national Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules on November 30, 2012, and reappointed to a second three-year term in October 2015. She practices law with the firm of Neis & Michaux, P.A., of Topeka, Kansas. She was a founding member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and served on its board of directors six years from 1993 to 1999... Read More →
avatar for Ike Shulman

Ike Shulman

Attorney, Shulman Law Offices
Mr. Shulman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law. Mr. Shulman has practiced bankruptcy law in San Jose, California, since 1986. His practice has been devoted almost entirely to small business and consumer bankruptcy debtors. He is certified as a specialist in Bankruptcy Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  | | In... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Grand Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

11:45am

United States Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)

Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Springfield, is the 47th U.S. Senator from the State of Illinois, the state’s senior senator, and the convener of Illinois’ bipartisan congressional delegation.

Durbin also serves as the Assistant Democratic Leader, the second highest ranking position among the Senate Democrats. Also known as the Minority Whip, Senator Durbin has been elected to this leadership post by his Democratic colleagues every two years since 2005.

Elected to the U.S. Senate on November 5, 1996, and re-elected in 2002, 2008, and 2014, Durbin fills the seat left vacant by the retirement of his long-time friend and mentor, U.S. Senator Paul Simon.

Durbin sits on the Senate Judiciary, Appropriations, and Rules Committees. He is the Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution and the Appropriations Committee's Defense subcommittee.

Senator Durbin makes approximately 50 round trips a year between Washington and Illinois. He is married to Loretta Schaefer Durbin. Their family consists of three children--Christine (deceased), Paul and Jennifer--as well as three grandchildren, Alex, Ona and Floyd. They reside in Springfield.


Friday April 24, 2015 11:45am - 12:15pm
Grand Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

12:30pm

Lunch, Member Awards & Keynote Speaker

The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys is pleased to announce that Amir Sufi, the Chicago Board of Trade Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Co-Director of the Initiative on Global Markets will explore a timely financial discussion during the Friday, April 24, 2015 afternoon session at the NACBA 23rd Annual Convention “Bankruptcy in the 21st Century: Solutions to Problem Cases," April 23 through April 26 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois.

Professor Sufi is also co-author of “the most important economics book of 2014 (Lawrence Summers Financial Times)” House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again.
Amir Sufi is one of the leading experts on the impact of consumer debt on the larger economy” said NACBA President Ed Boltz. “His research on the recent collapse in home values will help provided accessible answers many questions that consumer bankruptcy attorneys are asked by their clients and to policy issues faced by our country.”
Professor Sufi also serves as an associate editor for the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He has articles published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. His recent research on household debt and the economy has been profiled in the Economist, the Financial Times, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. It has also been presented to policy-makers at the Federal Reserve, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs, and the White House Council of Economic Advisors.

Speakers

Friday April 24, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Grand Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

2:00pm

Plenary: Trends in Recent Court Decisions
Updates on Rules & Case Law.


Friday April 24, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

3:30pm

Coffee Break
Grab a cup of coffee and say hello to exhibitors.

Friday April 24, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Chicago Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

4:00pm

Creditor Warfare & Courtroom Techniques
Enforcing claims against creditors for violation of client’s rightsunder the FDCPA, automatic stay, discharge injunction, proof of claim and Rule 3002 issues, post-confirmation notice of mortgage changes & fees, etc. Summary version of pre-convention bankruptcy litigation seminar.

Speakers
MG

Miriam Goott

http://nacba2015.org/lawyer/Presenters--Keynote_cp13213.htm
JP

Johnie Patterson

http://nacba2015.org/lawyer/Presenters--Keynote_cp13213.htm


Friday April 24, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom Salon III

4:00pm

Complicated Clients: Tackling Extra Challenges in Bankruptcies
Criminal Liabilty for the Bankruptcy Attorney - discover more about fines, penalties, reimbursement, restitution, parking tickets,motor vehicle violations, speeding, uninsured license suspensions, non bankruptcy crimes anddischargeability – representing the “bad” debtor.


Friday April 24, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom Salon I & II

5:30pm

Convention Reception
Everyone is welcome to attend the reception.  Come by and socialize with Convention attendees, guests and exhibitors.  Enjoy some light hors d'oeuvres and drinks before heading out for dinner in the Windy City.

Friday April 24, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Chicago Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

7:00pm

NACBA Group Event ~ Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals
Limited Capacity seats available

Come out to the old ball game and catch the Chicago White Sox battle the defending American League Champs - the Kansas City Royals.  Come root for the home team or not, but be sure not to miss this very popular NACBA convention tradition!  

Tickets are now on sale for $60 each.  NACBA's seats are in the club box section of U.S. Cellular Field.  Don't delay in purchasing your ticket - tickets sell out quickly!  CLICK HERE to register for the Convention and to buy your seat today!

Refund policy: Absolutely no refunds after April 2, 2015. 


Friday April 24, 2015 7:00pm - 11:00pm
U.S. Cellular Field 333 W 35th St. Chicago, IL 60616
 
Saturday, April 25
 

7:00am

Breakfast for Convention Attendees
Saturday April 25, 2015 7:00am - 8:15am
Chicago Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

7:00am

Come Meet our Sponsors & Exhibitors

Come meet our Sponsors & Exhibitors and find out how they can help you and your practice.  Be sure to get your Exhibitor Hall Raffle card stamped at each vendor so you can submit your card for a chance to win some great prizes!  Completed cards can be turned in at the NACBA counter located in the Chicago Ballroom.


Saturday April 25, 2015 7:00am - 4:00pm
Chicago Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

7:30am

Attendee Check-In
Saturday April 25, 2015 7:30am - 12:00pm
Chicago Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

8:30am

What to do About Student Loans I
Defense to student loans using non-bankruptcy tools.


Saturday April 25, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom Salon I & II

8:30am

Psychological Issues
Suicide, mental disability (pre & post-filing), undue influence & spousal abuse,dealing with client with psychological disabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Biggs

Laurie Biggs

Since joining Stubbs Perdue in October 2003, Laurie B. Biggs has been a passionate Raleigh lawyer known for her relentlessness and dedication. Focusing in the area of bankruptcy, restructuring, business law, civil litigation, tax, and real estate, Ms. Biggs is certified as a Business Bankruptcy Law Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar and the American Board of Certification. This specialization speaks volumes of the high-level... Read More →


Saturday April 25, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom Salon III

10:00am

Coffee Break
Grab a cup of coffee and say hello to our exhibitors.  Be sure to get your raffle card stamped at each booth!

Saturday April 25, 2015 10:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

10:30am

Changing Course During a Chapter 13
Changing course during administration of a case, amendments, notice & conversion.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Lynn Foley

Rachel Lynn 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 15:1-2 that called her into the ever evolving world of bankruptcy. Rachel’s passion is to achieve freedom from debt for her clients enabling them to obtain a... Read More →


Saturday April 25, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Indiana/Iowa/Michigan/Michigan State 6th Floor

10:30am

How to Avoid Wash, Rinse & Repeat with Your Clients
Pre-filing efficient preparation - adjusting your client expectations (tie in with client communications & ethics). How to get clients to move their cases foward and avoid having to redocument files month after month.


Saturday April 25, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Northwestern/Ohio State/Purdue/Wisconsin 6th Floor

10:30am

Noticing: RSVP, Regrets Only
Who, What, Why, When to Serve.  A look at who has to be noticed, for what and what amount of time. Who gets served and how.


Saturday April 25, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Denver/Houston/Kansas City 5th Floor Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

10:30am

Hello, It's Me

"Hello it’s me!

All of your marketing is worthless unless you get THIS right!  Every call is gold – intake is the lifeblood of any law firm.  No matter how great you are at practicing law, and attracting prospects, nothing happens until someone decides to become a client.  How your prospects are handled at the point of intake from the very first “Hello” determines if they will choose your firm over a competitor.  What’s it going to be, you or them?  www.IntakeAcademy.com"


Speakers
avatar for Eugene Melchionne

Eugene Melchionne

Member Board of Directors, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
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 Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. He graduated from Drake University School of Law in 1980 where he received the American Jurisprudence Award for academic excellence.  In... Read More →
avatar for Chris Mullins

Chris Mullins

Intake Academy
Chris Mullins, started her career 28 years ago as The Phone Sales Doctor™ and CEO of Mullins Media Group, LLC, helping hundreds of companies improve their use of the telephone through mystery call shopping, script architecture, sales and staff coaching. Chris is an expert at dramatically increasing appointments (sales) from your existing incoming calls. She is legendary for coaching law firms, intake specialists, attorneys, all types of... Read More →


Saturday April 25, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Los Angeles / Miami

10:30am

What to do About Student Loans in Bankruptcy II
What is the standard for undue hardship in order to discharge a student loan?  Brunner test vs. totality of the circumstances? How to use Chapter 13 rules and tools for your debtor's best results. 

Speakers
avatar for Karen Oakes

Karen Oakes

Attorney, Oakes Law Offices, PC
When not running with Mickey Mouse and the rest of the Disney Crew or Divas from around the country, I represent consumers in Southern Oregon, whether in bankruptcy, debt negotiation or asset protection.


Saturday April 25, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom Salon I & II

10:30am

Zombie Real Estate Apocalypse
Issues on mortgages during & after bankruptcy, non-traditional mortgage remedies, non-bankruptcy solutions, mediation, forced surrender, Zombie Deeds, how to get a property foreclosed post petition, post-bankruptcy reaffirmation and credit reporting.


Saturday April 25, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom Salon III

12:30pm

Lunch, 2nd Keynote & NACBA's Members-Only Meeting

WASHINGTON DC — The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) has announced that Jake Halpern, author of the highly anticipated book, Bad Paper, will be a keynote speaker at the 23rd Annual Convention set for April 23-26, 2015 in Chicago IL at the Downtown Marriott Magnificent Mile.

Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld, explores the underworld of debt collection. It looks at the industry, where having a criminal background is no barrier to entry. Halpern explains debt buying and how little regulation gave rise to a chaotic marketplace.

"I am absolutely thrilled to speak at the NACBA Annual Convention in Chicago." Halpern said. "I have spent the last two years researching the often lawless and largely unregulated darker corner of the debt collection industry.  My book has both muckraking and storytelling.  My journey involves everyone from bankers to armed robbers!  I will take you on my journey from Las Vegas casinos to street corners in Buffalo.  I look forward to sharing these stories and meeting you all!"

"We are honored and grateful to have Jake Halpern as a keynote speaker for the 2015 annual convention," said Ed Boltz, president of NACBA. "Jake brings a unique perspective on issues that many clients of NACBA members face. His content is both timely and relative for our membership."

Halpern has published a number of books over the past several years, all stemming from his investigation of the debt buying industry. He has also has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, Sports Illustrated, The New Republic, Slate, Smithsonian, Entertainment Weekly, Outside and New York Magazine and is a contributor to NPR's All Things Considered and This American Life. 

Speakers

Saturday April 25, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Grand Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

2:00pm

What to do About Student Loans in Bankruptcy III
Defense to student loans using bankruptcy tools.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Boltz

Ed Boltz

Mr.  Boltz is a member of the Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, P.C., where he has managed the firm's office in Durham, North Carolina since 1998, representing clients in not only Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 bankruptcies, but also in related consumer rights litigation, including fighting abusive mortgage practices.Mr.  Boltz received his B.A. from Washington University in St.  Louis in 1993 and his J.D. from George Washington... 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 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... Read More →


Saturday April 25, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom Salon I & II

2:00pm

CFPB: Your Tax Dollars at Work
What it is, what it does, how to utilize CFPB resources to benefit your client.

Speakers

Saturday April 25, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Northwestern/Ohio State/Purdue/Wisconsin 6th Floor

2:00pm

Collecting on Judgments
Collecting judgements against creditors, executions, garnishment of Trustees.


Saturday April 25, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Denver/Houston/Kansas City 5th Floor Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

2:00pm

Save your Client's Job
Bankruptcy and employment law, discharge of company credit card debt, discipline, termination for filing bankruptcy.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Lynn Foley

Rachel Lynn 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 15:1-2 that called her into the ever evolving world of bankruptcy. Rachel’s passion is to achieve freedom from debt for her clients enabling them to obtain a... Read More →


Saturday April 25, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Indiana/Iowa/Michigan/Michigan State 6th Floor

2:00pm

Effective Adversary Proceedings
Subpoenas & Depositions - out of state entities, get the 30b6 witnessdepos done locally, and other litigation problems.


Saturday April 25, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom Salon III

2:00pm

Can You Be Found? Increase Your Online Presence. [NO CLE]
​Can You Be Found? Increase Your Online Presence is a 50 minute-presentation designed to provide you with several tools to increase your visibility within the online community. The curriculum of this interactive lecture is intended for beginners and intermediate users alike. 

Additionally, each attendee will also have three chances throughout the lecture to win a brand new Apple iPad!  


Saturday April 25, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Los Angeles/Miami/Scottsdale 5th Floor

3:30pm

Coffee Break
Grab a cup of coffee and say hello to exhibitors.

Saturday April 25, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Chicago Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

4:00pm

Assets: Can't Touch This
Retirement protection, estate planning pre-petition, death of a debtor post-petition,probate issues & inheritance, exempt & non-exempt.


Saturday April 25, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom Salon III

4:00pm

Reaching Out to Under-Served Communities - New Clients Need Your Help
New clients need your help!


Saturday April 25, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Denver/Houston/Kansas City 5th Floor Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

4:00pm

What to do When You Have Been "Schlehubered" [Schlehuber v. Fremont National Bank & Trust, No. 12-6063]
Involuntary Conversions to Chapter 11. The 8th Circuitaffirmed the involuntary conversion of a voluntary, no-asset, individual Chapter 7 case to one underChapter 11. (In re Schlehuber) What should you do if faced with a similar action by a creditor or the USTrustee? The panel will review the applicability of Thirteenth Amendment involuntary servitude restrictions,how to make and preserve a constitutional challenge before the Bankruptcy Court, the standards for §706(c) conversions, and how best to defend these actions, as well as how handling such a case inChapter 11 may differ from an ordinary individual Chapter 11 case.


Saturday April 25, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Indiana/Iowa/Michigan/Michigan State 6th Floor

4:00pm

Zombie Real Estate Apocalypse II
A continued discussion regarding issues on mortgages during & after bankruptcy, non-traditional mortgage remedies, non-bankruptcy solutions, mediation, forced surrender, Zombie Deeds, how to get a property foreclosed post petition, post-bankruptcy reaffirmation and credit reporting.


Saturday April 25, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Denver/Houston/Kansas City 5th Floor Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

4:00pm

Student Loan Issues
Continuation on what to do about student loans.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Boltz

Ed Boltz

Mr.  Boltz is a member of the Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, P.C., where he has managed the firm's office in Durham, North Carolina since 1998, representing clients in not only Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 bankruptcies, but also in related consumer rights litigation, including fighting abusive mortgage practices.Mr.  Boltz received his B.A. from Washington University in St.  Louis in 1993 and his J.D. from George Washington... 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 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... Read More →


Saturday April 25, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Northwestern/Ohio State/Purdue/Wisconsin 6th Floor

4:00pm

Rescuing the Troubled Chapter 13
Section 1306, §1329 plan confirmation and motions to modify, 11th Circuit that stay violation damages are an asset of the estate.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Moran

Cathy Moran

attorney, Moran Law Group
I'm deeply involved in practicing bankruptcy law in Silicon Valley and mentoring new lawyers in the field. | | Tax, small business, and family law as they appear in bankruptcy cases are areas of particular interest. | | When not lawyering or writing, I'm probably cooking and tending a kitchen garden.


Saturday April 25, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom Salon I & II
 
Sunday, April 26
 

7:00am

Breakfast for Convention Attendees
Sunday April 26, 2015 7:00am - 8:15am
Chicago Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

7:00am

Come Meet our Sponsors & Exhibitors

Come meet our Sponsors & Exhibitors and find out how they can help you and your practice.  Be sure to get your Exhibitor Hall Raffle card stamped at each vendor so you can submit your card for a chance to win some great prizes!  Completed cards can be turned in at the NACBA counter located in the Chicago Ballroom.


Sunday April 26, 2015 7:00am - 10:30am
Chicago Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

7:00am

CLE
Sunday April 26, 2015 7:00am - 12:45pm
Chicago Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

8:30am

8:30am

Mindfulness & Meditation
Discuss using mindfulness and meditation to increase productivity and concentration while decreasing stress and anxiety.

Speakers

Sunday April 26, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Indiana/Iowa/Michigan/Michigan State 6th Floor

8:30am

Taxes in Bankruptcy

Sunday April 26, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Denver/Houston/Kansas City 5th Floor Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

8:30am

8:30am

Creative Methods for Rendering Services to Debtors
Legitimacy of post-petition fees, limited scope representation in court, fee-only C13 plan, petition preparers and debt settlement firms, assignment of taxrefunds for payment of attorney fees.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Beth Ausbrooks

Mary Beth Ausbrooks

MARY BETH AUSBROOKS (J.D., 1996, University of Memphis).  Mary Beth 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 served as the Tennessee State Chair for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy... Read More →
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Ed Boltz

Mr.  Boltz is a member of the Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, P.C., where he has managed the firm's office in Durham, North Carolina since 1998, representing clients in not only Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 bankruptcies, but also in related consumer rights litigation, including fighting abusive mortgage practices.Mr.  Boltz received his B.A. from Washington University in St.  Louis in 1993 and his J.D. from George Washington... Read More →
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David Gunn

http://nacba2015.org/lawyer/Presenters--Keynote_cp13213.htm


Sunday April 26, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom Salon I & II

8:30am

Family Feud, Intersection of Family and Bankruptcy Issues
Non-filing spouse, same sex couples issues, means test, assets and liabilities,divorce issues, pre & post filing, language in separation and divorce docs which render debts non-dischargeable in light of the removal of the balancing test in provision (15) pre-BAPCPA.

Speakers
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Radmila Fulton

Attorney, Law Offices Radmila A. Fulton
I've represented debtors in consumer and business bankruptcy matters for 33 years and am certified as a bankruptcy specialist by the California State Bar. Over the years, I've developed a niche in representing bankruptcy clients with family law and tax issues.


Sunday April 26, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom Salon III

10:00am

Coffee Break & Grand Prize Drawing
Come to the Chicago Ballroom for a cup of coffee and to see who will win the prizes in NACBA's Grand Prize Raffle Drawing!

Sunday April 26, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am
Chicago Ballroom Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

10:30am

Changing Course During a Chapter 13
Changing course during administration of a case, amendments, notice & conversion.

Speakers
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Rachel Lynn 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 15:1-2 that called her into the ever evolving world of bankruptcy. Rachel’s passion is to achieve freedom from debt for her clients enabling them to obtain a... Read More →


Sunday April 26, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Indiana/Iowa/Michigan/Michigan State 6th Floor

10:30am

Zombie Real Estate Apocalypse II
A continued discussion on issues on mortgages during & after bankruptcy, non-traditional mortgage remedies, non-bankruptcy solutions, mediation, forced surrender, Zombie Deeds, how to get a property foreclosed post petition, post-bankruptcy reaffirmation and credit reporting.


Sunday April 26, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Los Angeles/Miami/Scotsdale 5th Floor

10:30am

Student Loan Issues
Continuation on what to do about student loans.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Boltz

Ed Boltz

Mr.  Boltz is a member of the Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, P.C., where he has managed the firm's office in Durham, North Carolina since 1998, representing clients in not only Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 bankruptcies, but also in related consumer rights litigation, including fighting abusive mortgage practices.Mr.  Boltz received his B.A. from Washington University in St.  Louis in 1993 and his J.D. from George Washington... Read More →


Sunday April 26, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Northwestern/Ohio State/Purdue/Wisconsin 6th Floor

10:30am

CFPB Mortgage Servicing Rules
Mortgage servicing rules.

Speakers
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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 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... Read More →


Sunday April 26, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom Salon III

10:30am

Tax Booby-traps in Bankruptcy
Dischargeof tax debt, obscure tax issues to watch for, capitalgains, taxable income, dealing with 1099 phantomincome, and/or Offers in Compromise


Sunday April 26, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom Salon I & II