Note that foreclosure mills and/or their attorneys sometimes have memberships in both the AFN and the USFN... Might phone calls/e-mails/letters to state Ch. 13 Trustees be in order to make sure that they are all aware of Prof. Katherine Porter's "Misbehavior and Mistakes in Bankruptcy Mortgage Cases" study and/or the Boyko, Rose and O'Malley Ohio rulings be in order?
AFN & Houston Law Firm Connect Debtors' Attorneys to the Judiciary
Debtors' attorneys will have a unique opportunity to communicate directly with Chapter 13 Trustees, investors, servicers and bankruptcy judges at an upcoming event in Houston, Texas, that will be sponsored by the Houston Association of Debtors' Attorneys and spearheaded by the law firm of Hughes, Watters & Askanase, L.L.P—a Texas member of the American Legal & Financial Network (AFN).
The event titled, “Strategic Initiative, Consumer Chapter 13 Bankruptcies; Building Bridges between the Debtors' Attorneys, the Judiciary, the Chapter 13 Trustees and Mortgage Holders/Servicers” will allow attendees to learn more from a series of expert attendees. Speakers will include: William LeRoy with the American Legal & Financial Network; Diane Mitchell with Select Portfolio Servicing; JoAnn Goldman with Select Portfolio Servicing; representatives from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae; Chapter 13 Trustee William Heitkamp; and Chapter 13 Trustee David Peake.
The event will be held at the South Texas College of Law on Jan. 22, 2008. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
AFN says the event also aims to address current events and topics that debtors, servicers, investors and the judiciary are currently addressing, while also discussing “efforts that could help structure case administration, as well as procedures and forms to increase efficiency.”