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ABIs 3rd Annual Northeast Consumer Winter Forum to Examine the Mortgage Documentation and Foreclosure Crises Current Developments in Chapter 7 and 13 Cases and Consumer Issues in the New Congress

Contact: John Hartgen
             703-894-5935
             jhartgen@abiworld.org

 

ABI’S 3RD ANNUAL NORTHEAST CONSUMER WINTER FORUM TO EXAMINE THE MORTGAGE DOCUMENTATION AND FORECLOSURE CRISES, CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CHAPTER 7 AND 13 CASES AND CONSUMER ISSUES IN THE NEW CONGRESS

November 26, 2010, Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) brings its 2011 Northeast Consumer Winter Forum to Suffolk University Law School in Boston on January 17, 2011, for a day-long educational conference devoted to the consumer bankruptcy professional. The program will consist of panel discussions led by experts on current issues in consumer bankruptcy cases, and a litigation skills forum featuring advice from bankruptcy judges and litigators. In addition, attendees are invited to join ABI Executive Director Samuel J. Gerdano for a lunchtime discussion on consumer bankruptcy issues in the new Congress. Approval for up to 5.5 hours is pending.

Conference co-chairs for the Forum include Anne J. White of Demeo & Associates, P.C. (Boston) and Jenny Yandell of Parker & Associates (Winchester, Mass.). Bankruptcy Judge Joan N. Feeney (D. Mass.; Boston) is the judicial chair of the program.

Panel sessions at the Consumer Winter Forum include:

  • Today’s Chapter 13: Most recent case law regarding “proposed disposable income” and latest issues concerning feasible chapter 13 plans
  • Today’s Chapter 7: Recent developments, including exemption issues, trust issues, asset disclosure—what does the trustee want, and how does debtor’s counsel respond?
  • U.S. Trustee’s Office Perspective: Recent Developments featuring William K. Harrington, Office of the U.S. Trustee, Region 1; Boston
  • Mortgage Documentation Mess
  • Foreclosure Resistance: How to discover facts to establish or defend against mortgage authenticity

The Forum will also feature an afternoon panel providing mock presentations on gathering evidence related to mortgage-documentation issues. The panel will focus on such skills as authentication, business records exception to the hearsay rule, non-hearsay admissions, impeachment of a witness by prior inconsistent statements in a deposition, procedures for refreshing recollection as opposed to introduction of past recollection recorded, introduction of appraisal evidence, testimony, and reports, charts and summaries.

To view the full list of panelists and scheduling details for the Northeast Consumer Winter Forum, please click here: http://www.abiworld.org/Boston11/schedule.html

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