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Vol 14, Num 6 l October 2016

Technology and Intellectual Property

► In This Issue:

Proof of Claim: To Sign or Not to Sign?


Elizabeth E. Stephens
Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez
& Engel, APLC
Las Vegas

The Official Form rollout on Dec. 1, 2015, included the handsome new Proof of Claim form, B410. The buzz was that the changes to the form were mostly cosmetic, including a larger font and a computer-friendly format. Part 3 of the Proof of Claim form provides many alternatives as to who may sign the form. They include the creditor, the creditor’s attorney or authorized agent, the trustee or the debtor, and the guarantor or the co-debtor. Those alternatives were added in 2011 to the now-replaced Official Form 10. At the same time, in 2011 Official Form 10 was also changed to include, in small unassuming letters above the signature line, “I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.” Thus was set a potential pitfall for the unwary attorney.
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ABI will be hosting a new Consumer Connect program in conjunction with its Winter Leadership Conference, this December 2nd in Palos Verde, California. This day-long program is packed with sessions uniquely designed for consumer bankruptcy professionals. Attendees will be offered the opportunity to attend the always-popular Great Debates, where trustees, attorneys and judges will discuss workaround contract provisions, mortgage escrows and loan modifications, and impaired accepting classes. The sessions listed below are only a sample of those offered:

  • Practicum: The Nuts & Bolts of Evidentiary Hearings – this session will be offered twice!
  • Technology 101: The Apps, Software and Gadgets that you Need in Your Consumer Practice Today – led by ABI’s CIO, Karim A. Guirguis
  • Marketing Today: What is SEO Optimization? How and When Can You use Social Media to Boost Your Practice? Does the Phone Book Really Still Work?
  • Is It Worth It? Advanced Valuation Issues in 7’s, 13’s and Individual Chapter 11’s
  • Judges Roundtable: Perplexing Ethics Issues in Consumer Cases – hosted by 7 bankruptcy judges, including ABI President Elect, Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff!

All are welcome to attend the full program and participate in the 7 hours of CLE, keynote luncheon with Dean Erwin Chermerinsky (University of California, Irvine School of Law), 3 networking breaks, and a networking reception hosted by the Consumer Bankruptcy Committee. All of these great benefits are included in the $250 registration rate.

Interested in attending the full Winter Leadership Conference? Click here to register and have the option to attend all consumer and business bankruptcy focused sessions.

Register to join ABI at Consumer Connect.

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