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American Board of Certification – Awards Ralph A. Ferro, Jr., – Certification in Consumer Bankruptcy Law

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April 2, 2015 — The American Board of Certification announced that Ralph A. Ferro, Jr., attorney in Little Falls, New Jersey has successfully completed the requirements for national certification in Consumer Bankruptcy Law.

To become certified, Mr. Ferro satisfied the following requirements:

+   full time practice of law for at least five years;

+   good standing in the bars of all states in which where a license to practice Jaw  is held;

+   devoted at least 30% of practice time and at least 400 hours to bankruptcy related matters in the last three years;

+   documented  involvement  in consumer  bankruptcy  by providing  information  on cases practiced;

+   demonstrated  commitment  to continuing  legal education  by earning  at  least 60 hours of bankruptcy education in the past three years.

+   passed an extensive, day-long written examination covering consumer bankruptcy issues.

The American Board of Certification (ABC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public and improving the quality of the bankruptcy bar. The rigorous ABC certification  standards  are designed  to encourage  bankruptcy  practitioners  to strive toward excellence and to recognize those attorneys who are experts in the bankruptcy field.   The ABC offers separate certification programs in business and consumer bankruptcy and creditors’  rights. All three ABC certification programs are accredited by the American Bar Association.  For a complete listing of certified attorneys, see our web page at: www.abcworld.org.

Even Congress  has recognized  the value  of certification  by adding  it to  the  list of Section 330 compensation factors in the new bankruptcy Jaw. Legislators and courts recognize that the successful operation of the bankruptcy system depends upon the involvement  of  professionals  with  special  expertise.  This  new  law  recognizes  that Board certification provides a simple, meaningful, and objective measure of skill and expertise in the bankruptcy field.

The ABC is co-sponsored by The American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law  League  of  America.    The  ABC  Board  of  Directors  consists  of  many  of  the nation’s   finest  bankruptcy  and  creditors’   rights  lawyers,  former  judges,  and  Jaw professors. # # #