Bankruptcy News Briefs- 5/30

Wednesday’s News Briefs include …

The Washington Post Reports that DOE will Stop Using ARM Companies to Recover Student Loan Debts

ED Data Shows 109% Increase in Student Loan Defaults Over Last 4 Years; Says Small Businesses Can Handle

Bankruptcy Guide: What Debt Can You Discharge?

Courts halt DeVos’s partial student debt relief plan

The Days of 1 Million in Student Debt are Here

Consumer Financial Bureau’s restructure is a step in the right direction

The Spring 2018 Consumer Bankruptcy Journal is here!

Don’t miss this issue which includes:

  • “IRS Shake Up Happening in Bankruptcy Court”
  • “Be Wary of Private Debt Collectors”
  • “Brunner Test Does Not Require that Debtor Take Advantage of IBR”
  • “NACBA Board of Directors 2018 Election Results”


Review of Ethical issues when Using, or Acting as, Coverage Counsel
in Bankruptcy Court and 341 Meetings.
July 26, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Derek Lofland, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you ever used coverage (or appearance) counsel to represent your clients? Have you ever stepped in to help a colleague who can’t attend Court? Mr. Lofland routinely appears as coverage counsel in hundreds of cases and has spoken about this issue in April 2017 for the Chicago Bar Association. He will outline and discuss the legal and ethical requirements for appearance counsel.

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