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- 4/24

This Tuesday’s headlines read…

Consumer Watch: Student loan debt affecting American workforce

Why you shouldn’t co-sign your grandkid’s student loan

Letters to the editor: Break the cycle of disengagement; student loan servicers should be licensed

House bill seeks to limit punitive effect of CFPB guidance process

Bill to Require Issuance of Guidance by CFPB Introduced in House

The Trump Administration Is Letting Wells Fargo Get Away With Grand Theft Auto

Mulvaney Changes Name of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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Date: May 24, 2018
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Presenters: Rachel Foley, Esq. & John Colwell, Esq.

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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.

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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.

Circuit Case Law Update
Date: ON DEMAND
Time: ON DEMAND
Cost: Free for NACBA Members
Presenters: Jim Molleur, David Shaev, Trish Meyer, Koury Hicks, Behrooz Vida, Brian Flick, David Yen, Wendell Sherk, Stanley Zlotoff, Jill Michaux and Nathan Juster.

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 4/12

Read today’s briefs below…

What Happens If You Can’t Repay a Payday Loan

Senators press DeVos on plans for distributing $350M in loan forgiveness to public servants

Mick Mulvaney: “I have not burnt the place down”

Mulvaney Insists Consumer Watchdog Is Still Doing Its Job

Another State Prepares to Step in Where CFPB Leaves Void

CFPB seeks comment on its consumer complaint and inquiry handling process

U.S. senate panel plans to repeal auto lending rules: Toomey

When is it morally right to duck debt?

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UPCOMING LIVE WEBINARS

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Tips, Tricks & Little Known Tools in Using Acrobat Efficiently
Date: May 24, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: No Cost – Member Benefit Webinar
Presenters: Rachel Foley, Esq. & John Colwell, Esq.

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Fillable PDFs can dramatically improve your bottom line by decreasing the turnaround time to receive information from your client while improving the accuracy of that information. Fillable PDFs are fast and easy to use, reduce/eliminate costly errors, provide 100% legible text, increase workflow and productivity, and are easy to update and archive. Learn from our experts how to create fillable PDFs to improve your bankruptcy practice!

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.

Circuit Case Law Update
Date: ON DEMAND
Time: ON DEMAND
Cost: Free for NACBA Members
Presenters: Jim Molleur, David Shaev, Trish Meyer, Koury Hicks, Behrooz Vida, Brian Flick, David Yen, Wendell Sherk, Stanley Zlotoff, Jill Michaux and Nathan Juster.

Register HERE

8 Days until the start of #NACBADEN!

Don’t forget to download the CONVENTION APP and sign up to attend NACBA’s first ever Circuit Caselaw Breakout Sessions! NACBA’s convention will offer a separate breakout session to review the latest key caselaw developments in each Circuit.

Sign up today to participate in your Circuit Breakout Session. Your circuit leader has prepared an informative review of recent case law, and will lead a discussion of these important cases.

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 4/11

This Wednesday’s Briefs include…

‘Consumer’ may get a demotion if Mick Mulvaney’s CFPB overhaul includes altering its name

Credit Union Trade Groups Defend Mulvaney, Blast CFPB

Payday lenders sue to stop rule that would ‘virtually eliminate’ industry

 CFPB issues annual complaint report

Sen. Elizabeth Warren to join Cordray on campaign trail

Argument preview: Court to decide whether Bankruptcy Code protects dishonest debtors

9 Days until the start of #NACBADEN!

Don’t forget to download the CONVENTION APP and sign up to attend NACBA’s first ever Circuit Caselaw Breakout Sessions! NACBA’s convention will offer a separate breakout session to review the latest key caselaw developments in each Circuit.

Sign up today to participate in your Circuit Breakout Session. Your circuit leader has prepared an informative review of recent case law, and will lead a discussion of these important cases.

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 4/10

This Tuesday’s briefs read…

Exposing the Myth of Widespread Medical Bankruptcies

Class-action lawsuit against student loan giant brings hope to borrowers in bankruptcy

CFPB may fine Wells Fargo as much as $1 billion: report

Bank, credit union trades urge Congress to change CFPB structure

10 Days until the start of #NACBADEN!

Don’t forget to download the CONVENTION APP and sign up to attend NACBA’s first ever Circuit Caselaw Breakout Sessions! NACBA’s convention will offer a separate breakout session to review the latest key caselaw developments in each Circuit.

Sign up today to participate in your Circuit Breakout Session. Your circuit leader has prepared an informative review of recent case law, and will lead a discussion of these important cases.

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 4/9

Starting off this week with a few headlines…

Class-action lawsuit against student loan giant brings hope to borrowers in bankruptcy

Op-ed: Don’t Let the G.O.P. Dismantle Obama’s Student Loan Reforms

Government scrutiny of state student loan regulations are unlikely to help borrowers, experts say

Economic Impact: What occupations should have the smallest student loan default rate?

The Debt Dilemma

Reform, add oversight to consumer bureau

Wells Fargo Looks Further Under the Hood at Auto-Lending Issues

Op-ed: Judd Gregg: The GOP abandons fiscal responsibility

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UPCOMING LIVE WEBINARS

Improve Your Bottom Line with Fillable PDFs.
Tips, Tricks & Little Known Tools in Using Acrobat Efficiently
Date: May 24, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: No Cost – Member Benefit Webinar
Presenters: Rachel Foley, Esq. & John Colwell, Esq.

Register HERE

Fillable PDFs can dramatically improve your bottom line by decreasing the turnaround time to receive information from your client while improving the accuracy of that information. Fillable PDFs are fast and easy to use, reduce/eliminate costly errors, provide 100% legible text, increase workflow and productivity, and are easy to update and archive. Learn from our experts how to create fillable PDFs to improve your bankruptcy practice!

Circuit Case Law Update
Date: ON DEMAND
Time: ON DEMAND
Cost: Free for NACBA Members
Presenters: Jim Molleur, David Shaev, Trish Meyer, Koury Hicks, Behrooz Vida, Brian Flick, David Yen, Wendell Sherk, Stanley Zlotoff, Jill Michaux and Nathan Juster.

Register HERE

11 Days until the start of #NACBADEN!

Don’t forget to download the CONVENTION APP and sign up to attend NACBA’s first ever Circuit Caselaw Breakout Sessions! NACBA’s convention will offer a separate breakout session to review the latest key caselaw developments in each Circuit.

Sign up today to participate in your Circuit Breakout Session. Your circuit leader has prepared an informative review of recent case law, and will lead a discussion of these important cases.

Have not yet registered for NACBADEN? There’s still time! Register directly online now.

NACBADEN for Google Play

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