DVD - Amending the Answer, Personal Jurisdiction, Orders to Show Cause to Vacate Default Judgments

A more in-depth examination of issues that frequently arise in the context of CLARO consultations:  amending the answer; analyzing an affidavit of service and preparing a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction; examining a court file and preparing an affidavit in support of an order to show cause to vacate a default judgment; preparing discovery demands and responding to notices to admit and interrogatories.

Filmed March 22, 2017

  • CLE Credits
    Skills: 3.00
  • Format
    On-Demand/Recorded - Audio/Video File
  • Practice Area(s)
    Consumer/Bankruptcy Law
    Practice Skills
  • Price: $0
  • Materials
    Contains 3 training item(s)

About the Faculty

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    Nicole Arrindell (Speaker)

    Nicole Lester Arrindell is a Senior Staff Attorney in the Consumer Rights Project at MFY Legal Services, Inc., (“MFY”), where she provides advice and representation to low-income individuals on a range of consumer issues including, unfair debt collection, wrongful credit reporting, identity theft, and abusive student loan collection practices. Nicole's experience at MFY also includes providing advice and representation to low-to-moderate income homeowners in all aspects of foreclosure prevention and loss mitigation, including court-ordered settlement conferences, loan modification negotiations, and in affirmative litigation against foreclosure rescue scam companies. Nicole formerly worked as a Staff Attorney in MFY's Disaster Response Law Project where she provided brief advocacy for hundreds of clients impacted by Superstorm Sandy on an array of issues including home improvement contractor fraud and insurance disputes. Prior to joining MFY, Nicole was Chief of Staff for New York State Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh. Before entering law school, Nicole worked for eight years in Washington, DC where she helped to develop nation-wide affordable housing, community development, youth leadership, and crime prevention programs. Nicole was recognized by City & State magazine as a 40 Under 40 Rising Star in New York City in 2016 and she was selected by the prestigious Council of Urban Professionals ("CUP") as a 2016 CUP Leadership Institute Fellow. Nicole is committed to service and civic engagement and serves on New York City nonprofit boards and bar association committees. Nicole earned a J.D. from Cleveland State University, a Master of Public Administration degree (with distinction) from American University, and a B.S. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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    Sidney Cherubin (Speaker)

    SIDNEY CHERUBIN, ESQ. is the Director of Legal Services of the Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project. . As Director of Legal Services of the VLP, Sidney supervises the Family Law, Bankruptcy, Guardianship, Matrimonial, Elder Law/Estate Planning and Consumer Debt practice. Sidney oversees and supervises the Kings County Civil Court CLARO Project. He is an active member of the Civil Law Advice and Referral Office (CLARO) Council, the NYC Bar's Civil Court Committee, the Brooklyn Bar Association Pro Bono Committee, Brooklyn Bar Association Judiciary Committee and the Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation Law Committee.
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    Dora Galacatos (Speaker)

    Senior Counsel to the Feerick Center, is a Fordham Law alumna (1996), with experience working in city government, the not-for-profit sector, and legal services for low-income individuals. Prior to coming to Law School, Dora worked for the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice and the New York City for Mayor's Office of Drug Abuse Policy from 1989 to 1993, where she focused on program development, program evaluation, and policy analysis. As part of a Skadden Fellowship (1997-98), Dora helped establish a family day care network at Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Dora had served as Staff Director to the New York City Family Homelessness Special Master Panel, working alongside John Feerick. Dora also served as a law clerk to the late-Honorable Milton Pollack (1996-97) and, more recently, to the Honorable Paul A. Crotty (2005-2006), both District Judges in the Southern District of New York. Dora is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in History (1987), and the New School for Social Research, where she was a Kaplan M. Fellow and received a Master of Science in Urban Policy (1993).
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    Christopher Newton (Speaker)

    Christopher Newton is the Deputy Director of the Homeowner & Consumer Rights Project at Queens Legal Services, where he works with a team of attorneys and advocates who represent low- and moderate-income residents of Queens in matters concerning foreclosure defense, student debt, and a host of other consumer issues. He began his tenure at QLS as a staff attorney representing survivors of Hurricane Sandy in a range of issues including disaster benefits, insurance and contractor disputes, as well as foreclosure prevention and consumer rights. Chris is a graduate of Campbell University and St. John's University School of Law.