BLN Author Re-Elected NACBA Director

30 Apr BLN Author Re-Elected NACBA Director

Bankruptcy Law Network author Pamela L. Stewart of Houston, TX., was re-elected director of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA).

The results of the election for the NACBA Board of Directors was announced at the 19th annual convention in Washington, D.C., April 16, 2011. Stewart was elected to a second three-year term on the board. Other newly elected directors are Mary Beth Ausbrooks of Nashville, TN, and Tara Twomey of Carmel, CA. Ausbrooks fills seat left by Carey Ebert of Fort Worth, TX, and Twomey fills left by Matt Mason of Detroit, MI.

Stewart is co-f0under of Bankruptcy Law Network and president of the Houston Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. In 2003, the Coalition for Consumer Bankruptcy Debtor Education certified Stewart as a Debtor Educator. A frequent speaker, she has coordinated the educational program for thousands of bankruptcy attorneys at several recent NACBA conventions and workshops.

Twomey is currently Of Counsel to the National Consumer Law Center and served as NACBA’s Amicus Project Director until April 2011. She has been a Lecturer in Law at Stanford, Harvard and Boston College Law Schools. Twomey is a former Clinical Instructor at the Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School. She is a contributing author of several books published by the National Consumer Law Center including, Foreclosures: Defenses, Workouts and Mortgage Servicing and Bankruptcy Basics.

Ausbrooks is a partner in the consumer debtor firm of Rothschild & Ausbrooks, PLLC. She is a board certified Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist by the Tennessee Supreme Court and the American Board of Certification. She is a leader in the Middle Tennessee Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and a speaker on best practices for consumer debtor attorneys.

Bankruptcy Law Network bloggers took the podium as speakers at the convention: Gene Melchionne of Waterbury, CT, Kent Anderson of Eugene, OR, Karen Oakes of Klamath Falls, OR, Susanne Robicsek of Charlotte, NC, Brett Weiss of Greenbelt, MD, Rachel Foley of Independence, MO, David Leibowitz of Waukegan, IL, and Stewart.

Other BLN members attending the NACBA convention were Doug Jacobs of Chico, CA, Cathy Moran of Mountain View, CA, Craig Andresen of Bloomington, MN, Wendell Sherk of St. Louis, MO, Kurt O’Keefe of Detroit, MI, Dan Press of McLean, VA, Andy Miofsky of Southern Illinois, and Jill Michaux of Topeka, KS.

NACBA’s convention is the premier educational seminar for consumer bankruptcy attorneys. Formed in 1992, NACBA is the only national organization dedicated to serving the needs of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and protecting the rights of consumer debtors in bankruptcy.

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Jill Michaux has helped Kansas consumers with debt problems for three decades. She and her partner, Mark Neis, are Topeka's only bankruptcy specialists, board certified in consumer bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification. She help start the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

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