Circuit Committees

Bankruptcy News Briefs 10/20

Let’s Kick Off The Weekend With New Headlines…

From the Web: ‘A Look at the Nation’s Credit Scores by State’

Acting OCC Comptroller Keith Noreika and CFPB Director Richard Cordray Spar Over Arbitration Rule

Could CFPB’s Data Sharing Principles Make Debt Collection Better Too?

Retiree Can’t Wipe Out Loans for Son’s College in Bankruptcy

Should ‘No Money Down’ Chapter 7s Be Allowed?

Bankruptcy Filings Hit 10-year Low, May Rise Again

U.S. Consumer Bureau Offers Rules for Financial Data Collection

CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman Issues Sixth Annual Report

FTC Obtains $4.1 Million Judgment Against Seller of Fake Payday Loans

District Court Finds that Bankruptcy Court Misapplied Law Regarding Tenancy by the Entireties, Remands Case for Factual Findings

Chapter 13 Debt Limits Should be Raised or Eliminated, Some Say

Register for October’s Webinar!

Top 10 Ways to Drastically Increase Lead Conversion

Date: Thursday, October 26th, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented By: Stephen Fairley, Founder & CEO of The Rainmaker Institute
Cost:  Member Benefit – No Cost for NACBA Members
Register: HERE

What’s New at NACBA?

NACBA Membership Promotion! 

Renew your NACBA membership this month for a chance to be entered to win not one but 2 amazing resources! Here’s what you can win!

  • NCLC’s Quick Guide to Federal Evidence and Objections(value $35). An essential practice tool for federal (and even state) court litigation, facilitating objection by rule number, and including common objections and motions at every stage of a case.
  • In addition to the Quick Guide to Evidence, winners will also receive the guide inside a NACBA logo portfolio (value $50). This portfolio even includes a protective space for your tablet!

Just renew your membership for a chance at winning!  Two (2) winners will be chosen at random each month.

Save The Date!

 

  • Save the Date for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention on April 19-22 at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver! Registration opens November 13,2017!
  • NACBA 2018 Cruise! Get ready to set sail on the Empress of the Sea on November 29th-December 3rd 2018! 
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Bankruptcy News Briefs 10/12

Thursday’s Headlines in the Briefs...

Fed Survey: Consumers’ Pessimism About Household Finances, Credit Continues

Pennsylvania Enters into a New Era of Consumer Protection Enforcement: What Financial Services Companies Must Do Now

NCLC Report Finds Discretionary Pricing and Racial Disparities in Auto Add-on Products Sold by Car Dealers

Debtor Loses Argument that “Current Monthly Income” for the Means Test Includes Gross Income Received 60 Days Before Filing Date

OLDER CONSUMERS IN THE FINANCIAL MARKETPLACE

House Financial Services Committee Hears Bill to Exempt Lawyers from FDCPA in Connection with Legal Proceedings and Related Communications

The Sheer Magnitude of Debtor’s Overstatement of Income on Application Supported Inference of Intent to Deceive Under 523(a)(2)

Cutting Off Consumers: A new regulation will burden low- and middle-income Americans reliant on payday loans.

NAFCU supports CFPB TRID proposal to fix “black hole”

Best’s Special Report: Student Loan-Backed Securities: Top of the Class or Not Making the Grade?

New York Federal Court Holds Pre-Foreclosure Notice Is Not Subject to FDCPA

Equifax Website Hacked Again

Key House Republican Plans Bill to Rein In Credit Bureaus After Equifax Hack

Register for October’s Webinar!

Top 10 Ways to Drastically Increase Lead Conversion

Date: Thursday, October 26th, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented By: Stephen Fairley, Founder & CEO of The Rainmaker Institute
Cost:  Member Benefit – No Cost for NACBA Members
Register: HERE

NACBA Membership Promotion! 

Renew your NACBA membership this month for a chance to be entered to win not one but 2 amazing resources! Here’s what you can win!

  • NCLC’s Quick Guide to Federal Evidence and Objections(value $35). An essential practice tool for federal (and even state) court litigation, facilitating objection by rule number, and including common objections and motions at every stage of a case.
  • In addition to the Quick Guide to Evidence, winners will also receive the guide inside a NACBA logo portfolio (value $50). This portfolio even includes a protective space for your tablet!

Just renew your membership for a chance at winning!  Two (2) winners will be chosen at random each month.

Save The Date!

 

  • Save the Date for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention on April 19-22 at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver! Registration opens November 13,2017!
  • NACBA 2018 Cruise! Get ready to set sail on the Empress of the Sea on November 29th-December 3rd 2018! Visit Havana, Cuba and Nassau, Bahamas while learning with NACBA! Registration is open!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 10/4

Midweek Headlines…

Pennsylvania Attorney General Seeks to Halt ‘Rollback of Critical Student Loan Protections’

Judicial Lien Need Not Be Enforceable To Be Avoidable

The ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ Party-The Senate GOP would send yet another tone-deaf message if it guts CFPB’s voluntary arbitration rule.

Judge says no to new trial for Houston debt buyer after $25 million verdict

Debt settlement vs. filing for bankruptcy: Pros and cons

U.S. economic growth expected to continue, Baird investment pro says

No U.S. Bailout for Puerto Rican Debt, Trump’s Budget Chief Says

The high cost of student loan debt

Unraveling the Equifax Data Breach

How the Bankruptcy System Is Failing Black Americans

Total New Hampshire bankruptcies fall in September

Senate Acts to Ease Pressure on Bankruptcy Courts and Increase Bankruptcy Fees

September 2017: Bankruptcy & Restructuring Litigation Update

NACBA’s 2017 Hill Day!

NACBA is excited for 2017 Hill Day at Home October 16- October 20, 2017. Hill Day at Home allows NACBA members to meet with federal lawmakers, grow and maintain working relationships with Congressional offices, and have a lasting impact on bankruptcy policymaking, all without leaving the comfort of your state. Meetings will be arranged for you, some taking place in local House and Senate district offices and some being held over the phone with bankruptcy staffers in D.C.

 

NACBA’s October Webinar Lineup!

 

The Listserv is Dead! Long Live the Listserv!

Date: Thursday, October 5th, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented By: Dan LaBert, NACBA Executive Director
Cost:  Member Benefit – No Cost for NACBA Members
Register: HERE

Top 10 Ways to Drastically Increase Lead Conversion

Date: Thursday, October 26th, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented By: Stephen Fairley, Founder & CEO of The Rainmaker Institute
Cost:  Member Benefit – No Cost for NACBA Members
Register: HERE

NACBA Membership Promotion! 

Renew your NACBA membership this month for a chance to be entered to win not one but 2 amazing resources! Here’s what you can win!

  • NCLC’s Quick Guide to Federal Evidence and Objections(value $35). An essential practice tool for federal (and even state) court litigation, facilitating objection by rule number, and including common objections and motions at every stage of a case.
  • In addition to the Quick Guide to Evidence, winners will also receive the guide inside a NACBA logo portfolio (value $50). This portfolio even includes a protective space for your tablet!

Just renew your membership for a chance at winning!  Two (2) winners will be chosen at random each month.

Save The Date!

 

  • Save the Date for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention on April 19-22 at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver!
  • NACBA 2018 Cruise! Get ready to set sail on the Empress of the Sea on November 29th-December 3rd 2018! Visit Havana, Cuba and Nassau, Bahamas while learning with NACBA! Registration is open!

NACBA Launches Circuit Communities

Designated Federal Circuit Communities For NACBA Membership

It has been long talked about, the day has arrived. One of the single most valuable benefits of NACBA membership is the “Listserv.” The Listserv platform provides accurate, timely and essential information for all attorneys who practice consumer bankruptcy law. Over the past 18 months, NACBA has promoted the adoption of a new listserv platform entitled “NACBA Communities.” The new platform, in addition to an SEO Find an Attorney service for the general public, offers NACBA Members a secure online community (both via email and web) to continue their discussion on various topics.

Given the growth of social media and homegrown local discussion, NACBA believes it is CRUCIAL to maintain a SECURE online community where the information shared is both accurate and timely. Also, while local and state bankruptcy news remains important, the bankruptcy case law updates (& news) from the Circuit a member practice in is VITAL.

Effective today on the NACBA Communities platform (A.K.A. NEW Listerv), are designated Communities for each Federal Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. The mission and vision of each Circuit Community is

The # Circuit Community is an online NACBA Listserv dedicated to providing meaningful, insightful and timely coverage of bankruptcy decisions impacting consumer attorneys and debtors within the purview of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Led by an appointed discussion leader, this NACBA Community seeks to keep the membership abreast of developments and trends within the # Circuit and their impact on contemporary jurisprudence.

While each Circuit Community will grow with organic discussion, NACBA is proud the announce the following Circuit Discussion Leaders who will not only provide weekly information as it relates to each Circuit but also will present (Circuit Case Law Round-Up) in-person at NACBA’s Annual Convention.

  • 1ST JIM MOLLEUR (ME)
  • 2ND DAVID SHAEV (NY)
  • 3RD TRISH MEYER (PA)
  • 4TH & DC KOURY HICKS (NC)
  • 5TH BEHROOZ VIDA (TX)
  • 6TH BRIAN FLICK (OH)
  • 7TH DAVID YEN (IL)
  • 8TH WENDELL SHERK (MO)
  • 9TH STANLEY ZLOTOFF (CA)
  • 10TH JILL MICHAUX (KS)
  • 11TH NATHAN JUSTER (GA)

In addition to the above list, NACBA Member Attorney Bobby Wilbert will continue to provide in-depth Bankruptcy Case Law Updates and News for NACBA.org and NACBA Member Attorney John Bates continues to update NACBA’s Exemptions Express.

Simply put, NACBA has an All-Star Team providing high-quality information to the membership!

NACBA has taken the liberty of importing/ subscribing each current member into their designated Circuit. Each member will receive a daily digest email of the Circuit Community discussion. Of course, the daily digest email can easily be changed to real-time email with HTML or Plain text options (see link below). Members can JOIN as many Circuit Communities as desired.

The designated Circuit Communities led by NACBA Appointed Circuit Discussion Leaders will deliver new and increased value to the NACBA membership investment. Please continue to know your state colleagues but increase your bankruptcy practice management by staying informed within your Circuit. Case law updates extend beyond geographical borders.

Visit NACBA.org > Log In > NACBA Connect (top of page) > All Communities

NACBA COMMUNITIES INSTRUCTION

PLEASE NOTE: “OLD” NACBA Listerv Shut Down Saturday, September 30, 2017.