CLE: INTRODUCTION TO CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY LAW

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When: WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2011 – 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Brooklyn Bar Association – Auditorium
123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn
1.5 MCLE CREDITS: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Appropriate for both newly admitted & experienced attorneys

Presented by: JOHN MCMANUS, ESQ., Director, Consumer Bankruptcy Project, City Bar Justice Center
BRUCE WEINER, ESQ., Partner, Rosenberg, Musso & Weiner, LLP

This program is designed for attorneys who are new to low-asset, low-income Chapter 7 Bankruptcies. Topics will include: Overview of Steps in a Consumer Bankruptcy; General Principles of Consumer Bankruptcy; Changes under BAPCPA 2005 and Petition and Form Preparation.

Your Commitment
The cost of this course is $100 or is FREE to those who accept at least one pro bono referral for a Bankruptcy or other matter from the VLP before December 1, 2011. Experienced attorneys receive additional MCLE credit for each 6 hours of eligible pro bono service.

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CLE: NEGOTIATING WITH LENDERS AND OBTAINING LOAN MODIFICATIONS FOR CLIENTS IN FORECLOSURE: PART II

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When: MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011 – 6:00-8:30 pm
Where: Brooklyn Bar Association – Auditorium
123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn
2.5 MCLE CREDITS (1.5 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE, 1 SKILLS)
Appropriate for both newly admitted & experienced attorneys

Presentations by REBEKAH COOK-MACK, Staff Attorney, South Brooklyn Legal Services Foreclosure Prevention Project
ERICA JO GILLES, Foreclosure Paralegal, South Brooklyn Legal Services Foreclosure Prevention Project

Prerequisites:
This program, intended for homeowner advocates only, is a follow up to South Brooklyn Legal Services’ introductory training regarding the Home Affordable Modification Program and foreclosure settlement conference advocacy. The Part I training of the series, or an equivalent, is a prerequisite for this course – knowledge of the HAMP program and settlement conference process is a must.

Topics Include:
The second part of this series will involve more intensive training regarding HAMP denials, investor issues, income verification, and converting a trial period into a permanent modification and obtaining non-HAMP loan modifications for homeowners. The program will also include training on the new settlement conference law and rules, revised HAMP guidelines, and Q&A.

Volunteer Commitment:
This course is intended solely for homeowner advocates currently working on a Foreclosure matter through the VLP Foreclosure Intervention Project; OR those who are prepared to accept a pro bono referral for a Foreclosure or other matter from the VLP before November 16, 2011. There is no charge for the training. Experienced attorneys receive additional MCLE credit for every 6 hours of eligible pro bono service.

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