The NorthLegal General Bankruptcy Conference is designed to provide participants of all experience levels with specific, detailed, and understandable information and strategies they need to analyze bankruptcy filings, to comply with bankruptcy law requirements so that their financial institution is not sanctioned or otherwise penalized, and to aggressively act to protect their financial institution's interests to the extent bankruptcy law allows.
At the conference, those new to bankruptcy or who have moderate experience will develop an understanding of basic and intermediate concepts to prepare them to have case handling authority at their financial institution. Experienced bankruptcy analysts will learn advanced skills and techniques that will allow them to obtain the maximum recovery for their financial institution.
During the conference, participants learn about and discuss:
|Monday (8/11)||9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.||Lunch included|
|Tuesday (8/12)||9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.||Lunch on your own|
|Wednesday (8/13)||9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.||Lunch on your own|
|Thursday (8/14)||9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon|
Until June 27, 2014, the early registration fee is $675.00. From June 28 until July 18, 2014, the registration fee will be $750.00. Registrations received after July 18 will be accepted at the rate of $825.00.
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There are no experience-level prerequisites for this program. The NorthLegal Bankruptcy Conference curriculem is open to everyone from those with little knowledge of the consumer bankruptcy process to those with many years' experience, and the curriculem is designed to provide useful training for all.
Participants must be employees of consumer lending institutions such as banks, credit unions or automobile finance lenders, or financial institution agents such as attorneys or collection agencies.
A strict scheduled "agenda" is not available in advance of the program, because the speaker believes participants benefit from the ability to cover some topics as they arise. However, the following topics, among others, will be covered in detail during the three-and-a-half day conference:
» Introductory Topics
» Debtor Protection During and After Bankruptcy
» Sources of Information
» Handling Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Cases
Each participant will receive one free pass to attend the archived
online NorthLegal Webinars "Bankruptcy 101: Introduction to Bankruptcy" and "Bankruptcy
102: The Automatic Stay" during the week prior to the time the program begins.
(This will help new participants prepare for the conference, and will help experienced
analysts check and refresh their knowledge prior to the program.)
At the conference, each participant will receive extensive handout materials that outline, discuss, and analyze bankruptcy law as it pertains to consumer lending. Although these course materials are not intended to serve as a "stand alone book" (in fact, they are not sold to those who do not attend the conference), many conference participants have told us they use the course materials as a reference guide to assist them in handling cases throughout the year.
The primary speaker for the conference is Eric North. Eric is a practicing attorney who has devoted his legal practice to representing the interests of consumer lending institutions for more than twenty-five years.
Prior to beginning the practice of law, Eric worked within various financial
institutions in lending, collections, and operations departments, and managed
several of those institutions. This experience allows Eric to bring practical,
as well as "legal" information
to those who attend his programs.
In addition to practicing law, Eric dedicates a significant portion of his time each year to the training of hundreds of consumer credit professionals throughout the United States through local programs presented on behalf of dozens of state and national trade associations, through monthly NorthLegal Webinars, and through the annual NorthLegal Bankruptcy Conference.
It is anticipated there may be one or more guest speakers at the conference, although that is not for certain. Further information will be posted here as it becomes available.