NACBA Fall Workshop

Bankruptcy News Briefs 8/16

Midweek News…

Oregon’s District Court: Collection Agencies’ Omissions Don’t Automatically Equal Malevolence

Student Debt Collector Was ‘Abusive’: MN Commerce Dept.

BANKING Bucking The Recent Trend, Discover’s Charge-Offs Fell Last Month

Federal Judge Rules Bankrupt Woman Will Not Have Student Loans Discharged

One major way U.S. credit card debt is getting worse

NACBA Webinars!

LinkedIn for Lawyers: 10 Steps to Unlock the Power of Social Media
Date: Thursday, August 24th, 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented by: Stephen Fairley, Founder and CEO of The Rainmaker Institute
Cost: NACBA Member Benefit, No Cost
Register: HERE

Renew Your Membership  For a Chance to Win This Great Resource!

It’s a new month and that means when you renew your membership in July you are automatically entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners will be selected at random each month.

Hot Off the Press! Read the Summer Edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

Not only does NACBA have an empowering webinar that will help you to unlock the power of social media, but Stephen Fairley from the Rainmaker Institute has also dropped more knowledge in his article, “What’s Your Excuse For Not Having a Law Firm Marketing Plan,” in the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal. Read why a marketing plan is essential to the growth of your firm and not just a side note.

Exciting Upcoming Events!

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!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 8/8

Check out Tuesday’s Headlines…

Navient Can’t Escape CFPB’s Student Loan Servicing Enforcement Action

Filing Costs Contribute to Decline in July Bankruptcies

Consumers’ total debt climbs to a fresh record

Student Loan Forgiveness For Public Servants Up In The Air

Consumer claims Credit Management attempts to collect debt discharged in bankruptcy

Funds Held by Chapter 13 Trustee in Dismissed Case Belong to Debtor, Not Creditors

Consumer borrowing slows in June from prior month’s torrid pace

How Wells Fargo’s Troubles Went From Bad to Worse

New NACBA Webinars

 

 

Check out these upcoming webinars for August and Register Today!

Reverse Mortgages & Bankruptcy
Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017, 12:00 PM Eastern to 1:00 PM Eastern
Presented by: Tara Twomey, Esq.
Cost: $25 NACBA Member / $75 Non Member
Register HERE

LinkedIn for Lawyers: 10 Steps to Unlock the Power of Social Media
Date: Thursday, August 24th, 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented by: Stephen Fairley, Founder and CEO of The Rainmaker Institute
Cost: NACBA Member Benefit, No Cost
Register: HERE

Renew Your Membership  For a Chance to Win This Great Resource!

It’s a new month and that means when you renew your membership in July you are automatically entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners will be selected at random each month.

Hot Off the Press! Read the Summer Edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduce a New Member to NACBA & Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! 

In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out the requirements and start referring today!

Exciting Upcoming Events!

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!

 

Bankruptcy News Briefs 8/7

Let’s Kick Off A  New Week…

Fed Consumer Financial Expectations Surveys Show Outlook on Credit Access

What Makes a Lien “Judicial”?

Latest CFPB Consumer Survey Proposal Receives Mixed Review; One Industry Separates Itself from Another

Overdraft Fees Cost US Consumers $15B In 2016

Government Should Not Deprive Seniors in Nursing Homes of Their Day in Court

CFPB Orders Bank to Pay $4.6 Million Penalty for Violating FCRA Requirements for Checking Account Screening Reports

Buffalo becomes ‘ground zero’ for abusive debt collectors

Huge Collection Fees Making It More Difficult For Cash-Strapped Students To Afford College

Debtor’s Furniture Rental Agreement Is Lease to Assume or Reject

Betsy DeVos Announces Plan To Revamp Student Loans By 2019

Student Loan Debt Is Not Hurting The Economy

Ex-Wife who Pursued Modification of Divorce Judgment Without First Getting Stay Relief Had to Pay Damages to Debtor

FDCPA Bona Fide Error Defense Did Not Protect Debt Collector Despite Following Controlling Precedent, En Banc Seventh Circuit Rules

New NACBA Webinars

 

 

Check out these upcoming webinars for August and Register Today!

Reverse Mortgages & Bankruptcy
Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017, 12:00 PM Eastern to 1:00 PM Eastern
Presented by: Tara Twomey, Esq.
Cost: $25 NACBA Member / $75 Non Member
Register HERE

LinkedIn for Lawyers: 10 Steps to Unlock the Power of Social Media
Date: Thursday, August 24th, 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented by: Stephen Fairley, Founder and CEO of The Rainmaker Institute
Cost: NACBA Member Benefit, No Cost
Register: HERE

Renew Your Membership  For a Chance to Win This Great Resource!

It’s a new month and that means when you renew your membership in July you are automatically entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners will be selected at random each month.

Hot Off the Press! Read the Summer Edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduce a New Member to NACBA & Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! 

In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out the requirements and start referring today!

Exciting Upcoming Events!

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!

 

Hurricane Matthew Forces Cancellation of NACBA Workshop

Hurricane Matthew Forces Cancellation of NACBA Workshop
Dan LaBert | Latest News | October 4, 2016

It is with great regret to inform you that due to Hurricane Matthew and the current weather forecast issued for Miami and the Bahamas, NACBA has made the decision to cancel the 2016 Fall Workshop.

Given workshop attendees will be traveling from all parts of the country on Thursday and Friday AM when the storm is predicted to be hitting Miami, we believe in applying common sense and putting the safety of our members as the #1 priority.

Additional factors in canceling the workshop were as follows:

  • As of 5:00 PM Est. on Tuesday, the latest update has the storm tracking in a westerly direction. Florida Governor: Prepare for direct hit from Hurricane Matthew
  • The National Hurricane Center formally issuing both a hurricane watch and tropical storm warnings for Miami including points north and south of the city.
  • The state of Florida has issued a state of emergency due to expected hurricane conditions.
  • Travel advisories have been issues by almost all major airlines.
  • The threat to the entire Southeast Coast continues to grow.
  • POTUS canceled trip to Florida due to Hurricane Matthew.
  • Other legal associations have canceled their travel to the hurricane impacted area.
  • Even though the cruise line would re-route from the Bahamas to the Florida Keys, Key West is now embracing for storm impact.
  • Speaking with a cruise-line professional, even if the hurricane were to pass Miami by the time of our sailing, waters are expected to be “rough, choppy and possible bouts of sea sickness” will ensue.

As you may know, Royal Caribbean has not been forthcoming with information as they are trying to wait out any decision. Their website has not been updated in a timely fashion. The problem with their process is that it does not account for travel into Miami. Several of the workshop attendees and presenters are flying from the West Coast. They do not have the luxury of changing their flight to Thursday or Friday AM when conditions are expected to worsen.

Please know, NACBA will issue registration and cabin refunds (assuming you booked through the NACBA cruise agent) in a timely matter. We will also work with Royal Caribbean on postponing the cruise to a later date. Additionally, NACBA will consider a virtual format for the presentations that were to take place on board.

While we are terribly upset to cancel such an exciting event, the safety of NACBA members and their families take precedent over everything else. We have made every attempt to keep all attendees informed. We hope this decision will allow you to make the appropriate adjustments to your travel plans.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Bankruptcy News Briefs 10/4

Check Out The News…

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Credit Card Delinquencies Decline in 2016

Will Supreme Court Provide Definitive Answer on Whether Filing Proof of Claim on Out-of-Statute Debt is an FDCPA Violation?

IRS’s Planned Use of Private Debt Collectors Causing Concern

 Detroit defeats pensioners’ appeal over bankruptcy cuts

The fight over new payday lending rules gets nasty

Court Filings Subject To FDCPA, Says Seventh Circuit

Upcoming NACBA Events

Save the Date for NACBA’s Silver Anniversary Annual Convention

2017 NACBA’s 25th Annual Convention
Thursday, May 4’th – Sunday, May 7’th, 2017
Orlando, Florida

JOIN NACBA TODAY

Become a member of NACBA! Join today and take advantage of the benefits, networking opportunities and resources NACBA has to offer!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 10/3

It’s a Brand New Month with New Headlines…

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ACA Submits Comments on CFPB’s Proposed Consumer Complaint Closing Survey

Federal Student Loan Default Rates Continue to Decline

When CFPB Finds Deception Regardless Of A Lender’s Intent

Do I have to make all my post-petition mortgage payments to my bank during a chapter 13 case to receive my discharge?

Education Dept. Is Sued Over Debt Collection From Former Corinthian Students

Financial protection bureau concerned by some student loan servicers’ practices

Judge throws out three FDIC lawsuits over soured mortgage debt

Company allegedly targeting troops must provide $96 million in debt relief

Massachusetts Consumer Advocates Fight Debt Collectors

Upcoming NACBA Events

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NACBA’s 2016 Fall Workshop is Only Days Away!

Pack your bags and set sail for the 2016 NACBA Fall Workshop on October 6th-9th for stellar sessions, excellent presenters, CLE, networking and a little relaxation!  Get all the details and register today!

Save the Date for NACBA’s Silver Anniversary Annual Convention

2017 NACBA’s 25th Annual Convention
Thursday, May 4’th – Sunday, May 7’th, 2017
Orlando, Florida

JOIN NACBA TODAY

Become a member of NACBA! Join today and take advantage of the benefits, networking opportunities and resources NACBA has to offer!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 9/30

News Leading Into the Weekend…

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CFPB Complaint Snapshot Shows Little Change in 2015/16 Average Debt Collection Complaints

U.S. District Court Rules Letter with Internal Reference Number Does Not Violate FDCPA

Cert. Petitions Filed in FDCPA Cases

Advocates Disappointed Private Debt Collectors Will Begin Collecting Federal Tax Debts

 CFPB Finds Consumers Save When Incentivized

Warren joins complaints against debt collection practices

Couple accuses debt collection agency of violating phone laws

Massachusetts AG Settles Abusive Debt Collection Claims Against Mortgage Servicer

Bankruptcy Procedure in the Context of Turnover and Preference Law

How student loan debt causes a chain reaction in the housing market

Upcoming NACBA Events

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NACBA’s 2016 Fall Workshop is Only Days Away!

Pack your bags and set sail for the 2016 NACBA Fall Workshop on October 6th-9th for stellar sessions, excellent presenters, CLE, networking and a little relaxation!  Get all the details and register today!

Save the Date for NACBA’s Silver Anniversary Annual Convention

2017 NACBA’s 25th Annual Convention
Thursday, May 4’th – Sunday, May 7’th, 2017
Orlando, Florida

JOIN NACBA TODAY

Become a member of NACBA! Join today and take advantage of the benefits, networking opportunities and resources NACBA has to offer!