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Based on random sampling of NACBA’s membership, the Member Profile strives to answer the question: Who are Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys? It looks at a variety of economic and demographic characteristics, as well as, business practices and “war stories.” The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys recently introduced Attorney Gene Melchionne of Waterbury, Connecticut as “Practice Partner”.
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Waterbury attorney, Eugene Melchionne, was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys at its recent meeting in New York City in April. NACBA is the only national organization dedicated to serving the needs of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and protecting the rights of consumer debtors in bankruptcy. Formed in 1992, NACBA now has 3,500 members located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. NACBA is recognized by members of Congress and their staffs, by the Judicial Branch, and by the media as the leading voice in America on issues of consumer finance and bankruptcy law. The Association and its members frequently are called upon to testify before legislative and judicial bodies and share their expertise. NACBA is also the leading force against the anti-debtor legislation in Congress and at the state level that the consumer credit industry has sought so aggressively.
As a Director, Attorney Melchionne will be responsible for setting the Association’s educational program for its annual convention in Chicago in 2015 and ensuring that NACBA will continue to play a key role in shaping the outcome of policy-related debates on consumer bankruptcy issues. He is currently co-chair of the Association’s Technology Committee and acts as State Chair supporting Connecticut members and addressing legislative matters within the state.
“I am excited to amplify my efforts to aid consumers in financial distress by stepping up to a role on NACBA’s board. I hope to reach more judges, lawmakers, and attorneys alike that there is a solution to the burdens of debt caused by factors beyond the consumers’ control”, he said in a recent interview.
Attorney Melchionne is a nationally recognized speaker on financial issues and technology, having most recently spoken to a group of 800 attorneys in New York City and within the last year in New Orleans, Minneapolis, and San Diego. He has regularly consulted with members of the Senate and House in Washington D.C., on matters of bankruptcy law, mortgage foreclosures, credit card debt, and student loans.
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Gene Melchionne gave several presentations at the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Convention in New York City recently. Topics included gathering documents and data from clients to prepare a basic Bankruptcy petition, Going Paperless and using technology in the Law Office. However, the best presentation was the Law Office Makeover for a member of the Board of Directors of NACBA featuring a 15 year old who masterminded the restructuring of law office from the old time paper and pencil to computers, they internet, and the latest in telephone technology.
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Attorney Melchionne served as the Track Director for the Basics Track at the Fall Workshop of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys in New Orleans in October. Topics in the track consisted of Interviewing Techniques, Gathering the Data necessary to create a proper Bankruptcy Petition, 10 Warning signs of when Not to File a Bankruptcy, Issues in the Means Test, Innovative Use of Chapter 13, and Issues on Attorneys Fees. Although the subject matter was titled “Basics”, Attorney Melchionne assured that even experience bankruptcy attorneys received some benefit of the panel discussions.