Glen Leighty Has Become A Certified Commercial Collector
Glen Leighty, Commercial Collection Manager for Evans & Green LLP, a Springfield, Missouri law firm, recently passed the International Association of Commercial Collectors Examination to become a certified commercial collector. This examination covered skiptracing, asset location, commercial law definitions, various credit instruments, motivating the debtor to pay, and methods of contacting debtors.
The certification was awarded to Mr. Leighty by the International Association of Commercial Collectors, an international trade association of collection specialists and attorneys located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Attaining certification demonstrates a thorough and extensive knowledge of commercial collections so creditors are assured that knowledgeable industry experts will be handling their accounts.
Douglas S. Evans elected to the Board of Directors of The American Board of Certification
Evans & Green LLP partner Douglas S. Evans has been elected to a three year term on the Board of Directors of The American Board of Certification, the organization responsible for certification of creditors' rights and business and consumer bankruptcy attorneys nationwide.
The American Board of Certification is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the pubic and improving the quality of the bankruptcy and creditors' rights law bars. It has certified nearly 1,000 attorneys in consumer and business bankruptcy and creditor's rights law nationwide. Certification serves the public by allowing potential clients to make an informed decision in choosing bankruptcy and creditors rights counsel. In addition, certification encourages attorneys to strive toward excellence and recognizes those attorneys who have met the rigorous standards. The American Board of Certification offers separate certification programs in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy, and creditors' rights law.
It is sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America. All three certification programs are accredited by the American Bar Association and several states have accredited the programs. Its Board of Directors consists of many of the nation's finest bankruptcy and creditors rights professionals.
Brent D. Green, Certified Creditors' Rights Attorney
Brent D. Green has just been re-certified as a Board Certified Creditors' Rights attorney for another five years. He has been certified as a creditors' rights attorney for 15 years and received a lapel pin to commemorate his fifteenth year. To become board certified, Mr. Green was required to take a vigorous examination, subject himself to peer scrutiny, and complete extensive continuing legal education courses.
Brent D. Green and Douglas S. Evans have been named Missouri "Super Lawyers" for 2010
To be a "Super Lawyer" an attorney must go through a rigorous proceeding. The selection process involves ballots being mailed to thousands of lawyers in the state who have been in practice for five years or more. Each nomination carries a point value; lawyers cannot vote for themselves. An independent candidate search is also involved by reviewing national/local periodicals, online searches, and meetings with law firms. The next step is evaluating the candidates for verdicts, experience, honors, professional activity, lectures, and various other factors. An attorney must attain a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. After dividing the attorneys into groups based on the size of their firms, the candidates with the highest points in each group are selected. Only 5 percent of the lawyers in Missouri are selected as "Super Lawyers."