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Sunday, May 7 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
PLENARY: 25 Years of Raising Hell, the Education, Advocacy & Litigation That Shaped NACBA

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NACBA has played a critical role in many important court cases affecting the rights of consumer bankruptcy debtors by filing amicus briefs in U.S. Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court, with many of those case decisions influenced by NACBA’s participation.

This session, 25 Years of Raising Hell, the Education, Advocacy & Litigation That Shaped NACBA, will be a light-hearted overview of the orgin, turning points, comical decisions and key players involvement that developed the only national organization dedicated to serving the needs of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and protecting the rights of consumer debtors in bankruptcy. 

Moderators
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Dan LaBert

Executive Director, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Dan LaBert, former executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), has been named as the organization’s executive director. Prior to joining PICPA, LaBert served as the executive director of the Bar Ass... Read More →

Speakers
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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... Read More →
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Norma Hammes

Norma Hammes received her A.B. degree in Communication and Public Policy from UC Berkeley, and was employed as an urban planner for the City of San Jose in the early 1970s prior to and while attending law school. She received her J.D. from Santa Clara University in 1977. | Norma also co-founded the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), served as its Treasurer (1992-1996), its President (1997-2001), and served on its Board of Directors (1992-2009). She continues to serve NACBA in the capacity of President Emeritus. Norma managed... Read More →
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Matt Mason

Mr. Mason is a 1974 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and has practiced in California and Michigan since being admitted to the bar in that same year. As a practicing lawyer, Mr. Mason specialized in bankruptcy and consumer litigation while working in an office of... Read More →
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Mark Segal

Attorney, Mark Segal, Chartered
Mark Segal graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce with a B.S. in Economics, and received his J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation from New York University. Mr. Segal practices with the law firm of Mark Segal, Chartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, wi... Read More →
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James "Ike" Shulman

Ike Shulman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and he received 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 personal and Small Business Bankruptcy Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Shulman is a member of the State Bar of California, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Seventh and Ninth Circuits. He served as a delegate to the California State Bar Conference of Delegates from 1987 through 1989. A member of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Executive Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, he organized and served as the first Chair of its Chapter 13 Subcommittee in 1989-90. He again served as its Chair for 2002. In 1996 and 1997, Mr. Shulman testified on consumer bankruptcy issues before the National Bankruptcy Review Commission. In March 1998, he also testified on pending bankruptcy legislation before the House Judiciary Committee. | | In 1992, Mr. Shulman led the effort to organize the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys to provide consumer debtors with an effective voice in the legislative process. Mr. Shulman was elected... Read More →
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Henry Sommer

Supervising Attorney
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 Legal Services in Philadelphia, where he worked for over 21 years. Mr. Sommer has also served as a Lecturer-in-Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and is an Adjunct Professor at Temple University School of Law. He received his A.B. degree from Harvard College, magna cum laude and his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, cum... Read More →


Sunday May 7, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Pacific Hall BC Walt Disney Dolphin Hotel

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