Nothing Normal about Getting Back to Normal

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
Category: Webinars

While many law firms and court systems reopen for business, preparing your daily operations and activities will not look the same as they did prior to the onset of the pandemic. In this session, subject matter experts regarding new court procedures, office operations and vendor best practices  will share their experiences and offer practical advice.  Knowing what is next will assist you and your firm to gear up for a successful future. 


Robert G. Markoff, Markoff Law, LLC

ROBERT G. MARKOFF is a partner in the law firm of Markoff Law LLC, Chicago, Illinois. He received his B.A. degree with high honors and distinction in Sociology from the University of Illinois and J.D. degree from DePaul University College of Law. Bob is a former Chair of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, a not for profit foundation educating Illinois Attorneys. He is a past President of the National Creditors Bar Association (formerly National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, NARCA), and is its current Chair Emeritus. Bob was the founding President of the Illinois Creditors’ Bar Association. He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Decalogue Society and American Bar Association. Bob is the General Editor of the IICLE publication Creditors Rights in Illinois and a co-author of several chapters. He was the primary author of numerous amendments to the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure related to the enforcement of judgments and revival of judgments.

Alexander Theoharis, Esquire, ABC Legal Services

Alexander Theoharis, Esq, is General Counsel and VP of Compliance at ABC Legal. Alexander serves as corporate secretary for the MIT Enterprise Forum NW and is a board member of the Seattle Good Business Network. He has been a practicing attorney since 2009. Alexander has assisted ABC Legal throughout his career as both an attorney and as a process improvement specialist and was integral in the design and development of the ABC Mobile application and compliance standards.

Alexander graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Law, Societies and Justice, and received his J.D. from the University of Washington with a Certificate in Intellectual Property.

David B. Tommer, Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA

After spending 25 years managing the collections and risk operations of some of the largest financial institutions in the country – as a client of the firm - Dave made the move to Weltman in 2003 to oversee all the collections and probate operations. With his unique background and experience, Dave is in an excellent position to understand his client’s concerns, which allows him to create strategic recovery plans to help them meet their established objectives.

Many of Dave’s clients, and his colleagues, have described him as communicative, inclusive, and responsive, all of which are key reasons for his success in the development, implementation, and performance management of the firm’s consumer collections solutions. He makes a sincere effort to listen to his clients, and be responsive to their needs. He solicits regular feedback from clients, employees, and vendors, and uses that input as guidance to efficiently manage the day-to-day processes that drive recovery, and for the development of new solutions to help achieve liquidation goals.

Dave actively participates in several industry organizations, including previously serving as president and director of the Northern Ohio Credit Association. In his free time, Dave can usually be found at one of his kid’s sporting events, golfing, or traveling.

Other Webinars in the July 22 Virtual Education Series

An Update on the CFPB's Debt Collection Rules

Legal and Technical Challenges: Court Hearings in the Age of COVID

MCLE Credits

National Creditors Bar Association will seek MCLE accreditation, with the assistance of the ABA MCLE, for upcoming webinars. The NCBA will seek General CLE credit hours in 60-minute-hour states, and in 50-minute states, subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. States typically decide whether a program qualifies for MCLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted. For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program.  A link for CLE requests will be provided to webinar attendees.

Details about MCLE accreditation for the July 22, 2020 sessions will be emailed to attendees. NCBA will seek MCLE accreditation for this session.