Foreclosure Prevention Training

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 1:00pm
Wed, 03/25/2015 - 5:00pm

This is a day and a half training for housing counselors and legal services attorneys. The training will be held at the Okemos Conference Center located at 2187 University Park Drive Okemos, MI 48864. It is attached to the Okemos Comfort Inn.

You must complete the registration below and fax or mail to our office to be registered to attend. No confirmation email will be sent. If you need to cancel please notify us right away.

For more logistical or registration information contact Kerri Ferrari at 734-998-6100 x151 or email For more substantive information contact Lorray Brown at x113 or


Kenneth W. Edwards

Kenneth Edwards practices in fair lending compliance. Before joining Relman, Dane & Colfax, Mr. Edwards worked as a consumer advocate and was Vice President of Federal Affairs with the Center for Responsible Lending, where he gained broad expertise in consumer finance. He has testified before Congress and federal regulatory bodies regarding consumer protection and access to credit concerns. Mr. Edwards’ background also includes work as a commercial litigator for two international law firms. He also worked as a state prosecutor and has tried dozens of jury trials to verdict. Mr. Edwards is a member of the National Consumers League’s board of directors. In 2013, Mr. Edwards was recognized in the Network Journal’s list of “40 Under Forty” professional achievers. Also in 2013, he was recognized in Who’s Who in Black Washington, D.C. In 2006, he was the recipient of the distinguished American Marshall Memorial Fellowship from the German Marshall Fund. Mr. Edwards received his B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin; his Master in Public Policy from Princeton University; and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Ian B. Lyngklip

Ian B. Lyngklip is a partner at Lyngklip & Associates Consumer Law Center PLC. Mr. Lyngklip is a former member and Chairperson of the State Bar of Michigan Consumer Law Section Counsel, and a past Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Consumer Advocates. He regularly provides training in consumer law around the country, which have included participation in programs for other consumer advocates, legal aid groups, industry, regulatory bodies, judges, and legislators. He is the recipient of many honors including the Oakland County Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award, June 2005, the Frank Kelly Award, Michigan State Bar Association Consumer Law Section, September 2004, and the Consumer Advocate of the Year, National Association of Consumer Advocates, October 2003. He is regularly quoted in articles concern credit reporting and debt collection abuse, and has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Kiplingers, the Scripps Howard News Wire, and the Detroit Free Press. His firm maintains its web site at He graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1987 and the University of Detroit School of Law in 1992.

Sarah Bolling Mancini

Sarah Bolling Mancini is Of Counsel to the National Consumer Law Center and also works half-time in the Home Defense Program of Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. Sarah graduated from Harvard Law School in 2007 and received a Skadden Fellowship for public interest work. She clerked for the Honorable Amy Totenberg, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Sarah has advocated for vulnerable homeowners facing predatory mortgage lending practices and the threat of foreclosure in state court, federal court, and bankruptcy court. She compliments her individual client representation with media outreach and policy advocacy. Sarah is a co-author of Georgia Real Estate Finance and Foreclosure Law (2014-2015 ed.) and Collier on Bankruptcy (2015 ed.).

Geoff Walsh

Geoff Walsh is a staff attorney with the National Consumer Law Center’s Boston office. Before joining NCLC, Mr. Walsh worked for over twenty-five years representing low income consumers with Community Legal Services in Philadelphia and Vermont Legal Aid. His practice has focused upon foreclosure and bankruptcy issues. Recently he has extensively prepared training material and presentations for mediators and attorneys working with homeowners in foreclosure. Mr. Walsh is a contributing author to various NCLC publications: Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Foreclosures, and Student Loans. Mr. Walsh earned his B.A. from University of Michigan and his J.D. from Temple University School of Law.