Attorney Melchionne participates in C.A.R.E. Program

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut sponsors the C.A.R.E. Program teaching high school and college students about the dangers of uncontrolled spending and credit cards. C.A.R.E. stands for Credit Abuse Resistance Education. Most recently, Attorney Melchionne participated in the program by teaching a class of Freshmen and Sophomores at Quinnipiac University about credit scores, credit reporting, credit card abuses and the dangers of collection agencies. Explaining that pizza, sneakers and iPods bought on credit can lead to budgetary problems in the future and garnishment of income or inability to pay student loans, the students learned about responsible spending.

Attorney Melchionne speaks on gambling problems

By invitation, Attoreny Melchionne recently spoke to counselors of the State of Connecticut Gambling Treatment Program in Middletown on bankruptcy issues and remedies. He also helped to dispel the common misconceptions of bankruptcy relief and explain some of the changes made by Congress in the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) of 2005. If you have a gambling problem, this state sponsored treatment program is highly recommended.

Attorney Melchionne appears on CNN

The CNN program, "Open House", spotlighted the Bankruptcy Boot Camp recently attended by Attorney Melchionne. The video explains how the Boot Camp trains lawyers in advanced methods of Bankruptcy Law. Consumers who have been overpowered by their credit card companies or mortgage banks now have trained soldiers to fight for their rights in bankruptcy court.

Attorney Melchionne completes Bankruptcy Boot Camp

On March 6, 2007, Attorney Melchionne successfully completed an intensive 4 day course (or Boot Camp) concentrating in Mortgage Fraud actions, Bankruptcy Discharge litigation, Credit Reporting violations and other issues in assistance to consumers emerging from a bankruptcy case. Run by the well-known O. Max Gardner in North Carolina, Mr. Melchionne attended the Boot Camp with ten other consumer bankruptcy attorneys from around the country. Mr. Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot Camp has been featured in Business Week and will be the subject of a CNN segment on the show Open Home on Saturday March 10th along with the director of the movie "Maxxed Out".