There are only 8 other attorneys in the State of New Jersey who are board certified in the specialized field of Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification:
Ralph A. Ferro, Jr. Esq.
Board Certified – Consumer Bankruptcy Law
June 13, 2019 – The American Board of Certification (ABC) Standards Committee recertified Mr. Ralph A. Ferro, Jr., Esq. as a Consumer Bankruptcy Law Specialist.
Mr. Ferro was originally certified in 2015. After careful review and evaluation for not only his competence, good standing, spotless record, demonstrated excellence and achievements in Consumer Bankruptcy Law, the Committee gave their approval for recertification. There are high standards to be Board Certified and Mr. Ferro continues to meet these standards.
Mr. Ferro will now hold this distinguished credential as being Board Certified through June 30, 2024.
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 Law is held;
- devoted at least 30% of practice time and at least 400 hours to bankruptcy related matters in the last 3 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 bankruptcy law. 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 Law professors.
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