Consumer Bankruptcy Journal Winter 2018 - Page 4

CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY NACBA Officers John Colwell, President Edward Boltz, Vice President Gene Melchionne, Secretary Ike Shulman, Treasurer NACBA Directors Carol Colliersmith, Marietta GA Rachel Foley, Independence MO Richard “Hal” Nemeth, Cleveland OH Dan Press, McLean VA Pam Stewart, Houston, TX Tara Twomey, Monterey, CA Executive Director Dan LaBert Director of Government Affairs & Communications Krista D’Amelio Director of Events Rachael Hodgen Membership & Marketing Associate Cat Matsuda Digital Communications Associate Chere Williams Advertising Rates & Inquiries Contact Phone: 800.499.9040 Fax: 202.331.8535 Email: EDUCATE, ADVOCATE, LITIGATE | JOURNAL The Consumer Bankruptcy Journal is the official publication of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, 2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20037. The quarterly publication showcases consumer bankruptcy related material, Supreme Court updates, profiles of NACBA members and programs, previews of NACBA events, as well as, commentary on topics of interest to bankruptcy attorneys. Consumer Bankruptcy Journal reserves the right to edit for style, length, and continuity. To author an article contact the NACBA Executive Director at or a member of the NACBA Board of Directors. About NACBA From its earliest days, NACBA has devoted enormous energy to protecting and enhancing the rights of consumer bankruptcy debtors by getting involved in legislative efforts to change the Bankruptcy Code. As a direct result of NACBA’s involvement in the Congressional debate, the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994 included many provisions beneficial to consumer debtors. Subsequently, NACBA and its members figured prominently in the deliberations of the National Bankruptcy Review Commission, from its initial meeting up through its final report. NACBA has led recent efforts in Congress to enact mortgage modification legislation.  Working closely with a broad coalition of allies in this effort, NACBA has led the fight to enact bankruptcy legislation that would help save hundreds of thousands of homes from foreclosure by allowing for court-supervised modification of home mortgages.  This proposal was included in several legislative bills in both houses of Congress and was widely endorsed by major newspaper across the country.