NACBA

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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NACBA Executive Director Search

Executive Director Search 

Deadline to Apply is November 30, 2017

The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) is searching for the organization’s next Executive Director (ED). The position is VIRTUAL, with preference to the Greater Washington DC area and is available immediately.

NACBA is the only national organization dedicated to serving the needs of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and protecting the rights of consumer debtors in bankruptcy. Formed in 1992, NACBA has approximately 3,000 members located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

NACBA is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors. A professional staff of three serves NACBA from their home offices, and three contractors support the operations as well. NACBA’s budget is in the $1.3 million range.

Executive Director

The ED serves as the chief staff executive of NACBA, responsible to the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for the effective conduct of the Association, providing leadership and overall strategic direction of the organization.  The ED is responsible for management of all technical, financial and personnel measures, resource development, and strategic planning.

The ED establishes and recommends Association goals, objectives, and related policies to the Board of Directors. Within that framework, the ED plans, organizes, coordinates, controls and directs the staff, programs and activities of the Association in compliance with all pertinent laws and regulations, Bylaws, policies and procedures.  The President is the primary face for the Association and is responsible for developing relationships and raising support for the organization.

NACBA is a critical point in its history. The next ED will be able to guide NACBA through a transformational period in terms of the Association’s growth and evolution. It is also a chance to strengthen NACBA’s leadership role in serving the organization’s Educate, Advocate and Litigate mission statement.

Key Criteria

  • Strong association or other organizational leadership and management skills and experience, at either the CEO or senior-management level.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrated success in identifying and maximizing additional revenue sources.
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborative partnerships with internal constituencies and related external organizations.
  • Dynamic executive presence and demonstrated ability to serve effectively as the “face” of the organization; a skilled and articulate communicator.
  • Sound financial acumen and business sense.
  • Basic understanding of the legal profession and/or related financial services industries in order to speak knowledgeably and credibly on behalf of the membership – a strong plus.
  • Tech Savviness – a strong plus.
  • Get it done, grassroots personality – a strong plus.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, the ED will be expected to handle the following duties and responsibilities:

Strategy and Vision | Board Relations

  • Providing support and advice to the NACBA Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and President by:
    • Executing all decisions of the Board of Directors, except in cases where assignments are made specifically by the Board.
    • Regularly informing the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of conditions and operations of the Association.
    • Developing the meeting agenda and preparing minutes for meetings of the Board of Directors.
    • Developing the meeting agenda and preparing minutes (assisting Secretary) for meetings of the Executive Committee.
    • Participating as directed in all meetings of Board and Executive Committee, unless requested to not attend.
    • Providing liaison and staff support to NACBA’s committees to enable them to perform their duties as delineated in the Association’s Bylaws.
    • Proposing new policy initiatives, as appropriate.
    • Ensuring sound implementation of the Association’s policies as directed by the Board.
    • Proposing strategic initiatives, plans, and policies which further NACBA’s interests.
    • Planning, formulating, and recommending to the Board of Directors basic policies and programs that will further the Association’s objectives.
    • In partnership with the Board of Directors, creating a Strategic Plan and ensuring implemented successfully; recommend specific goals and objectives to ensure successful implementation.

External Relations

Managing all external affairs of the Association (in conjunction with contracted representation), including relationships with like-minded bankruptcy and consumer associations, and legislators/regulators by:

  • Overseeing promotion of interest and active participation in the Association’s activities to NACBA stakeholders.
  • Attending legal profession related meetings and maintaining positive relationships with other, related associations.
  • Cultivating and maintaining positive relationships with current, past and potential convention exhibitors and sponsors and to ensure that the interests of the Association are realized.
  • Serving as an association spokesperson (when requested) on legislative and regulatory issues to profession, government, media and the membership of the Association;
  • Providing ongoing information to the Board, staff and other constituencies regarding trends, issues, and developments affecting NACBA, its members and the consumer bankruptcy profession in general.

Management & Operations

Overseeing the internal affairs of the Association, including day-to-day operations. In this regard, the CEO will:

  • Be responsible for maintaining, directing, motivating and compensating staff.
  • Have authority for hiring, termination, performance review, goals-setting, employee relations, and employment practices.
  • Supervise the NACBA team and be responsible for full staff meetings.
  • Direct and coordinate all approved programs, projects, and major activities of the NACBA staff.
  • Have overall responsibility for allocating staff and appropriate NACBA resources to Association functions, committees, task forces, and special projects.
  • Execute such contracts and commitments as may be authorized by the Board of Directors or outlined in established Association policies.
  • Working cooperatively with the Association’s financial team in conjunction with the development of the annual reviewed financial statements and required tax filings.
  • Develop and recommend an annual budget in cooperation with the Treasurer and Executive Committee and implement the budget within the confines of established guidelines.
  • Ensure that all funds, physical assets, and other property owned by the Association are appropriately maintained and safeguarded within established policies.
  • Develop and supervising NACBA’s internal operating policies and procedures, subject to Board approval as appropriate.
  • Safeguard confidential information as it applies to the daily functions of the Association and its members.

Requisite Background & Experience | Desirable Qualities and Characteristics

Qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director will be expected to understand, embrace, and advance NACBA’s mission and be prepared to step in as the face of the organization when necessary and appropriate. All candidates will also be expected to present the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; advanced degree preferred.
  • Certified Association Executive | CAE designation a plus.
  • Executive-level experience in a professional membership association of a similar magnitude a plus.
  • Experience with and knowledge of the legal profession a plus.
  • Experience with advocacy; a deep understanding of the advocacy process.
  • Experience working with a volunteer-driven organization as either a staff member or volunteer.
  • Experience as a change agent, strategic thinker, and relationship/consensus builder.
  • Experience building and maintaining coalitions and strategic partnerships.
  • Experience retooling an organization, including growing membership.
  • Experience working with a governing board to develop and implement strategy and vision.
  • Demonstrated understanding of governance issues, including board management and dynamics.
  • Superior communications skills, both written and oral, and experience with public speaking.
  • Previous oversight of budgeting and financial management of an organization.
  • Ability to set priorities, delegate responsibilities, and mentor, motivate, and develop staff.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and orientation.
  • High energy / dynamic personality.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan strategically and think tactically.
  • Creative problem-solver.

Bonus Points

  • Tech Savvy Required
  • Understanding of Abilia Net Forum AMS
  • Understanding of Higher Logic Communities Platform
  • Understanding of Word Press

Compensation | Benefits | Availability

NACBA offers a competitive compensation package to attract the right candidate. The organization offers stimulating work and professional development opportunities, encouraging all team members to generate innovative ideas to further the goals of the Association. NACBA also provides employees with a benefits package (various insurance, retirement, reimbursement, professional development, etc.)

Application Process

  • Resume and cover letters must be received no later than Thursday, November 30, 2017.
  • Must include requested salary range.
  • Email to admin@nacba.com

 

Bankruptcy News Briefs 10/18

Midweek Headlines…

Consumer Litigation Filings Under FCRA Continue Growth

Debtors Who Placed Extravagant Lifestyle Ahead of Paying Down Massive Tax Debt Were Not Entitled to Discharge Income Taxes

Survey: The Impact of a College Degree on Financial Health

Washington District Court Adopts Seventh Circuit Analysis Regarding Collection of Time-Barred Debts

Reminder: Timely Notice of Appeal Is Jurisdictional

After Equifax breach and ahead of 2018 filing season, IRS lays out plans to defend against tax frauds

IRS suspends $7.25 million contract with Equifax after complaints from lawmakers, including Sen. Ben Sasse

Don’t Rely on U.S. Consumers to Power Global Growth

How to Reverse Medicare Surcharges When Your Income Changes

Southern District Judges Preside Over Record High Bankruptcy Cases

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! 

Bankruptcy News Briefs 10/17

Dive Into Tuesday’s Headlines…

Another 1099(c) Disclosure Case Moves Forward in New Jersey

CFPB: Student Loan Complaints Tie to Homeownership

More Details On Finance Industry’s CFPB Arbitration Rule Lawsuit

CFPB Files Lawsuit Against Debt Relief Companies For Alleged Misrepresentation Of Government Affiliation

District Court Provides Successful Road Map for Bona Fide Error Defense

Individuals With Student Loan Debt Are Facing “Unprecedented Financial Challenge,” New Research Finds

Why Wall Street is sticking with Equifax

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! 

Bankruptcy News Briefs 10/16

Let’s Kick Off a New Week with New Headlines…

House Subcommittee Advances Bipartisan FCC Reauthorization Bill

1099-C Filing Plus Debtor’s Income Tax Payment Equals Debt Cancellation

“Excusable Neglect” is Not a Basis for Leave to File an Untimely Proof of Claim in a Chapter 13 case

Court Denied Servicer’s Request to Reopen Chapter 13 Case in order to Correct Scrivener’s Error in Response to Trustee’s Notice of Final Cure Payment Pursuant to F.R.B.P. 3002.1

From the Web: ‘Millennials Would Choose This Job Perk Even Over Health Insurance’

CFPB Takes Action Against “Document Preparation” Company as Debt Industry Struggles to Deal With Influx of Mass Validation Requests

FTC and 11 States Announce Actions Against Student Loan Debt Relief Scams

5 charts that show older consumers’ biggest financial gripes

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Is the way the CFPB handles enforcement about to change?

A sign some consumers are struggling: Credit card delinquencies rose in September

New Federal Data Show a Student Loan Crisis for African American Borrowers

Florida may have outlawed the secondary sale of policies if at any time during the five year period post issuance there was a loan secured by the policy

 

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! 

Bankruptcy News Briefs 10/13

Headlines Kicking Off the Weekend…

House Financial Services Committee Passes Legislation Against Operation Choke Point

Perkins Loan Federal Student Aid Program Expires

Latest Deadline Passes in Dept of ED Collection Case; Judge Sets New Deadline

Court Takes a Hard Line on Curing Direct Mortgage Payment Default

Help the CFPB Stop Predatory Loans From Ruining Lives

3 District Court Decisions Highlight Limits To CFPB Claims

Payday Debt Collector, Servicer Must Forgive $12M

Mortgage Abuses Against Seniors Top List Of Consumer Complaints

Debt Collector Defeats FDCPA Suit with Bona Fide Error Defense

Legislation Would Legalize ‘Valid When Made’ Rule

JPMorgan, Citigroup Expect More Credit-Card Users to Default

Solve the Student Debt Crisis

§523(a)(9) Exception to Discharge for Damage Caused by Drunk Driving Does Not Apply to Debtor Who Allowed Another Person to Driver her Car

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! 

 

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!