Author: kristadamelio

Krista D’Amelio joined NACBA in April 2017 as Director of Government Affairs and Communications. D’Amelio’s work will focus on strengthening relationships and increasing advocacy reach with elected officials and government agencies to enhance their understanding and support of NACBA’s issues. Prior to joining NACBA, D’Amelio served as Global Government Affairs Coordinator at Airlines for America where she assisted to increase advocacy reach and lobbying capabilities of the organization. Previously, she was the Associate Director of College Partner Relations at the Center for Student Opportunity where she helped first-generation students on the road to and through college. A native of Connecticut, D’Amelio began her career in the Office of Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele and on gubernatorial campaigns. She received duel Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Connecticut where she also conducted published research for the Department of Sociology. D'Amelio's research tracing the evolution of social policy in Connecticut led her to be granted the John G. Hill Political Science Excellence Award and her research abroad in the Arts and Humanity Summer Program in Florence, Italy earned her the 2009 Global Scholar Award. D'Amelio holds a masters degree in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 6/21

As we get closer to the weekend, the Bankruptcy News Briefs are…

Student Loan Crisis: Are Small Businesses Impacted?

Judge rejects DeVos’ interpretation of order about Corinthian student debt relief

Cicilline, Ferguson Introduce Bill to Protect Student Loan Borrowers

Mick Mulvaney says CFPB can’t be a ‘gold-standard’ agency while it’s still ‘Elizabeth Warren’s baby’

Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Must Define New Rulemaking Powers

REGISTER FOR TOMORROW’S LIVE WEBINAR!

Finding Diamonds in Your Bankruptcy Cases, Make More with Your Existing Clients
Date: June 22, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: James Haller, Esq., Marc Dann, Esq., & Ahmad Sulaiman, Esq.

Register HERE

Would you like to increase your income in your bankruptcy cases while providing extra services to protect your clients? Our panelists will discuss a checklist of factual scenarios that may result in additional lawsuits against creditors or debt collectors. They will review what to look for in FDCPA, TCPA and FCRA cases and the statute of limitations. They will give guidance on how to prosecute or refer claims. Finally they will discuss when it is best to review cases for these possible lawsuits (pre vs post-petition vs post discharge). Join us and learn how to recognize these claims.

CHECK OUT OTHER UPCOMING LIVE WEBINARS!

Stump the Chumps
Date: June 29, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: FREE Members / $25 Non-NACBA
Presenters: James Haller, Esq., Daniel Press, Esq., & Summer Shaw, Esq.

Register HERE

Join our popular quarterly program where you get to ask your bankruptcy law questions to our panel of experts. We will start with questions unanswered from our last session (see below) and take your questions. See if you can stump our chumps..

Review of Ethical issues when Using, or Acting as, Coverage Counsel
in Bankruptcy Court and 341 Meetings.
Date: 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.

Introduction to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Practice for Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Date: August 23, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Dan Press, Esq.

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Have you been referring your Chapter 11 cases to outside counsel? Are you curious about the similarities and whether you can file these cases? Dan Press, a leading author and practitioner in individual chapter 11 cases, will present an introduction to chapter 11 practice involving consumer debtors. He will discuss when this chapter is useful, the similarities and differences to chapter 13 practice, and how to conduct a chapter 11 practice.

How to Value Assets in Bankruptcy
Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Gene Melchionne, Esq. & Jim Haller, Esq.

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What are the fastest least expensive methods to get accurate values for your client’s assets? Gene and Jim will discuss time tested methods to determine values on real estate, vehicles, and other property. Join us to learn how to save time and money while increasing the accuracy of your information.

DON’T MISS THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY JOURNAL

Access it online now!

NACBA’S TAXES IN BANKRUPTCY 2018 IS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!

Dates & Times

Part 1: Thursday, August 2, 2018, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EASTERN
Part 2: Friday, August 2, 2018, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EASTERN

If you cannot participate on either Thursday August 2 and or Friday August 3, the workshop will be recorded and accessible on demand. However, you MUST register prior to August 2, 2018.

CLE Credits

This workshop will accredited for continuing legal education credits. State approval and number of credits will be posted/ updated to this page as approvals are received. Attendees will receive certificate of completion.

Register HERE

 

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 6/20

Check out these midweek headlines…

Despite New CFPB Nominee, Mulvaney Could Be Around a Long Time

Getting Married? What You Need to Know About Your Student Debt

What most people are getting wrong about their credit score is costing them big time

Why Waiting to File Bankruptcy Can Hurt You

Americans are drowning in student-loan debt. The U.S. should forgive all of it.

Prior Acts Exclusion Barred Coverage Of Bankruptcy Trustee’s Suit Against Director Of Homeowners’ Association

Your Bank Accounts and Bankruptcy

REGISTER FOR NACBA’s LIVE WEBINAR ON JUNE 22ND!

Finding Diamonds in Your Bankruptcy Cases, Make More with Your Existing Clients
Date: June 22, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: James Haller, Esq., Marc Dann, Esq., & Ahmad Sulaiman, Esq.

Register HERE

Would you like to increase your income in your bankruptcy cases while providing extra services to protect your clients? Our panelists will discuss a checklist of factual scenarios that may result in additional lawsuits against creditors or debt collectors. They will review what to look for in FDCPA, TCPA and FCRA cases and the statute of limitations. They will give guidance on how to prosecute or refer claims. Finally they will discuss when it is best to review cases for these possible lawsuits (pre vs post-petition vs post discharge). Join us and learn how to recognize these claims.

THERE’S STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR NACBA’S MEMBERS ONLY SUMMIT AT SEA!

CLE Sessions will take place on December 1st during the “Day at Sea.” Session titles are listed below. Descriptions and presenter info can be found by clicking here.

Register today!

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 6/19

Tuesday’s headlines read…

Poverty’s not a crime. Don’t throw debtors in jail.

Can Student Loans Now Be Discharged In Bankruptcy?

Student loan debt is crushing college grads

Warren and Rubio Join Forces to Help Student Loan Borrowers in Default

Here’s what is known about the surprising choice to lead the CFPB

Critics say CFPB nominee Kathy Kraninger lacks the experience to be the nation’s top consumer financial watchdog

3 money tasks you shouldn’t tackle on your own

Check out the Spring 2018 Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

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”

REGISTER FOR NACBA’S LIVE WEBINARS!

Finding Diamonds in Your Bankruptcy Cases, Make More with Your Existing Clients
Date: June 22, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: James Haller, Esq., Marc Dann, Esq., & Ahmad Sulaiman, Esq.

Register HERE

Would you like to increase your income in your bankruptcy cases while providing extra services to protect your clients? Our panelists will discuss a checklist of factual scenarios that may result in additional lawsuits against creditors or debt collectors. They will review what to look for in FDCPA, TCPA and FCRA cases and the statute of limitations. They will give guidance on how to prosecute or refer claims. Finally they will discuss when it is best to review cases for these possible lawsuits (pre vs post-petition vs post discharge). Join us and learn how to recognize these claims.

Stump the Chumps
Date: June 29, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: FREE Members / $25 Non-NACBA
Presenters: James Haller, Esq., Daniel Press, Esq., & Summer Shaw, Esq.

Register HERE

Join our popular quarterly program where you get to ask your bankruptcy law questions to our panel of experts. We will start with questions unanswered from our last session (see below) and take your questions. See if you can stump our chumps..

Review of Ethical issues when Using, or Acting as, Coverage Counsel
in Bankruptcy Court and 341 Meetings.
Date: 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.

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 6/15

We Wrap Up this Week with the Following Briefs…

CFPB Fines Debt Collector Security Group $5 Million

Mulvaney may cut off public access to CFPB complaints. Ex-AG says not so fast

CFPB Left With Rulemaking To Modify Or Delay Payday Rule

Puerto Rico pensioners are facing devastating effects of bankruptcy

Key Aspects of Fair Debt Collection

CFPB announces settlement with consumer lenders charged with unlawful debt collection and credit reporting practices

Rubio, Warren: States depriving student loan borrowers of their right to earn a living

REGISTER FOR NACBA’s LIVE WEBINARS!

Finding Diamonds in Your Bankruptcy Cases, Make More with Your Existing Clients
Date: June 22, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: James Haller, Esq., Marc Dann, Esq., & Ahmad Sulaiman, Esq.

Register HERE

Would you like to increase your income in your bankruptcy cases while providing extra services to protect your clients? Our panelists will discuss a checklist of factual scenarios that may result in additional lawsuits against creditors or debt collectors. They will review what to look for in FDCPA, TCPA and FCRA cases and the statute of limitations. They will give guidance on how to prosecute or refer claims. Finally they will discuss when it is best to review cases for these possible lawsuits (pre vs post-petition vs post discharge). Join us and learn how to recognize these claims.

Stump the Chumps
Date: June 29, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: FREE Members / $25 Non-NACBA
Presenters: James Haller, Esq., Daniel Press, Esq., & Summer Shaw, Esq.

Register HERE

Join our popular quarterly program where you get to ask your bankruptcy law questions to our panel of experts. We will start with questions unanswered from our last session (see below) and take your questions. See if you can stump our chumps..

Review of Ethical issues when Using, or Acting as, Coverage Counsel
in Bankruptcy Court and 341 Meetings.
Date: 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.

REGISTER TODAY!

 

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 6/12

Tuesday’s news briefs are…

CFPB changes office logo, affirming name change amid Mulvaney’s crusade to burn it all down

Senior Democrats to Mulvaney: Stop ‘starving’ CFPB of consumer data

New York leads coalition urging consumer board to keep public database of consumer complaints

Payday Groups Defend Joint Request For CFPB Rule Stay

CFPB: Mortgages among top consumer complaints

Can You Get a Personal Loan After Bankruptcy?

The Slippery Relationship Between Bankruptcy And Medical Debt

Check out the Spring 2018 Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

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”

REGISTER FOR NACBA’s LIVE WEBINARS!

Finding Diamonds in Your Bankruptcy Cases, Make More with Your Existing Clients
Date: June 22, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: James Haller, Esq., Marc Dann, Esq., & Ahmad Sulaiman, Esq.

Register HERE

Would you like to increase your income in your bankruptcy cases while providing extra services to protect your clients? Our panelists will discuss a checklist of factual scenarios that may result in additional lawsuits against creditors or debt collectors. They will review what to look for in FDCPA, TCPA and FCRA cases and the statute of limitations. They will give guidance on how to prosecute or refer claims. Finally they will discuss when it is best to review cases for these possible lawsuits (pre vs post-petition vs post discharge). Join us and learn how to recognize these claims.

Stump the Chumps
Date: June 29, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: FREE Members / $25 Non-NACBA
Presenters: James Haller, Esq., Daniel Press, Esq., & Summer Shaw, Esq.

Register HERE

Join our popular quarterly program where you get to ask your bankruptcy law questions to our panel of experts. We will start with questions unanswered from our last session (see below) and take your questions. See if you can stump our chumps..

Review of Ethical issues when Using, or Acting as, Coverage Counsel
in Bankruptcy Court and 341 Meetings.
Date: 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.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR NACBA’S TAXES IN BANKRUPTCY 2018

Don’t miss this great opportunity to earn CLE credits!

Day 1: Thursday, August 2, 2018 3:00PM to 6:00PM EST

Day 2: Friday, August 3, 2018 3:00PM to 6:00PM EST

Register today!

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 6/11

New week, new headlines that read…

Five ways Mulvaney is cracking down on his own agency

Real Estate Need Not Be So Complex, Costly

Letter: How Mulvaney’s playing Russian roulette with Consumer bureau

What happens when consumer advocates are fired

Parents, time for ‘the talk’ about student loan debt

How to Choose a Student Loan Repayment Plan

Federal Reserve study: ‘Last dollar’ program helps boost low-income college enrollment

REGISTER FOR NACBA’s LIVE WEBINARS!

Finding Diamonds in Your Bankruptcy Cases, Make More with Your Existing Clients
Date: June 22, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: James Haller, Esq., Marc Dann, Esq., & Ahmad Sulaiman, Esq.

Register HERE

Would you like to increase your income in your bankruptcy cases while providing extra services to protect your clients? Our panelists will discuss a checklist of factual scenarios that may result in additional lawsuits against creditors or debt collectors. They will review what to look for in FDCPA, TCPA and FCRA cases and the statute of limitations. They will give guidance on how to prosecute or refer claims. Finally they will discuss when it is best to review cases for these possible lawsuits (pre vs post-petition vs post discharge). Join us and learn how to recognize these claims.

Stump the Chumps
Date: June 29, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: FREE Members / $25 Non-NACBA
Presenters: James Haller, Esq., Daniel Press, Esq., & Summer Shaw, Esq.

Register HERE

Join our popular quarterly program where you get to ask your bankruptcy law questions to our panel of experts. We will start with questions unanswered from our last session (see below) and take your questions. See if you can stump our chumps..

Review of Ethical issues when Using, or Acting as, Coverage Counsel
in Bankruptcy Court and 341 Meetings.
Date: 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.

Introducing NACBA’s Taxes in Bankruptcy 2018 Workshop!

Part 1: Thursday, August 2, 2018, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EASTERN
Part 2: Friday, August 3, 2018, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EASTERN

If you cannot participate on either Thursday August 2 and or Friday August 3, the workshop will be recorded and accessible on demand. However, you MUST register prior to August 2, 2018.

Register HERE