NACBA25

Bankruptcy News Briefs 5/24

Midweek News…

U.S. Department of Education Unveils Streamlined Student Loan Servicing Plan

Marrama Does Not Prevent Court from Converting Case to Chapter 13 Before Considering Merits of Bank’s Allegations of Bad Faith

Debtor/Plaintiffs Overcome Hurdle to Class Certification

A New Debt Milestone in Q1 2017 (But Not Really)

‘Gordon v. CFPB’ Provides The Supreme Court A Good Vehicle To Rein In Executive Branch Authority

Trump Reverse Robin Hood Budget Would Kill Bipartisan Programs that Protect Vulnerable Seniors, Veterans, Working Families

This court case could have a huge impact on the future of a key consumer watchdog

CFPB Budget Targeted in Trump Budget Proposal

Betsy DeVos announces huge overhaul of federal student loan system

Third Circuit Widens the Circuit Split on Late-Filed Tax Returns

Learn How Your Firm Can Break The 7 Figure Barrier in June’s Upcoming Webinar!

Building a 7-Figure Lifestyle Law Firm: Moving from a Busiess Operator to a Business Owner
Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017, 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented by: Stephen Fairley, The Rainmaker Institute
Cost: No Fee – NACBA Member Benefit

There are 3 stages every law firm goes through to break the 7-figure barrier. At each stage there are different challenges that must be faced and overcome to grow to the next level. Since 1999, The Rainmaker Institute has trained over 18,000 attorneys and helped hundreds of their clients break 7-figures. If you’ve struggled to scale to a million dollars or more in your law firm you need to attend and discover:

  • What are the 5 key challenges you must face to grow to the next level
  • How to go from being an business operator to a business owner
  • The 10 major parts of every successful law firm
  • Specific steps you must take to build a lifestyle law firm that provides the income you want to enjoy the life you want

Don’t miss this informative webinar! Register HERE

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!

Renew Your Membership in May to Enter This Awesome Giveaway!

Renew your membership in May and be 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.

PlayBack NACBA

Do you wish you could experience the 2017 Convention all over again, is there a session you wanted to attend, but couldn’t? We understand! There were so many incredible sessions available and you can only be in one place at one time, but don’t fret! There is a way that you can relieve NACBA25 visit Playback NACBA and access your  3 Month Pass if you were an attendee!

Not A Member of  NACBA? Join today and receive membership benefits that will enhance your professional endeavors!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 5/23

Tuesday’s Headlines…

Consumer survey: Voters say CFPB should be run by a bipartisan commission

Trump to grant student loan servicing work to just one company

CFPB Faces Increasing Challenges to Its Authority to Investigate Violations of Consumer Financial Laws

Household Debt Is Enslaving Americans

CFPB Court Hearing: What To Expect

Cash-strapped consumers will pay off unsecured personal loans before mortgage – report

Trump Wants to End Subsidized Student Loans

Prudential: Student loan debt postpones dreams, threatens financial security, say young adults

The surprising debts that are holding many Americans back

Liability Coverage Policies: Property of the Estate to Which the Automatic Stay Applies

Learn How Your Firm Can Break The 7 Figure Barrier in June’s Upcoming Webinar!

Building a 7-Figure Lifestyle Law Firm: Moving from a Busiess Operator to a Business Owner
Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017, 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented by: Stephen Fairley, The Rainmaker Institute
Cost: No Fee – NACBA Member Benefit

There are 3 stages every law firm goes through to break the 7-figure barrier. At each stage there are different challenges that must be faced and overcome to grow to the next level. Since 1999, The Rainmaker Institute has trained over 18,000 attorneys and helped hundreds of their clients break 7-figures. If you’ve struggled to scale to a million dollars or more in your law firm you need to attend and discover:

  • What are the 5 key challenges you must face to grow to the next level
  • How to go from being an business operator to a business owner
  • The 10 major parts of every successful law firm
  • Specific steps you must take to build a lifestyle law firm that provides the income you want to enjoy the life you want

Register HERE

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!

Renew Your Membership in May to Enter This Awesome Giveaway!

Renew your membership in May and be 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.

PlayBack NACBA

Do you wish you could experience the 2017 Convention all over again, is there a session you wanted to attend, but couldn’t? We understand! There were so many incredible sessions available and you can only be in one place at one time, but don’t fret! There is a way that you can relieve NACBA25 visit Playback NACBA and access your  3 Month Pass if you were an attendee!

Not A Member of  NACBA? Join today and receive membership benefits that will enhance your professional endeavors!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 5/19

 

Headlines Leading Into the Weekend

Sens. Tom Udall and Cory BoRecord Consumer Debt Provokes Sleepless Nights, Recession Nightmaresoker Introduce Legislation to Repeal Congressional Review Act

Why Student Loans And Bankruptcy Don’t Always Mix

No False Representation in Loan Acquisition

Rising student debt ‘crippling’ recent graduates, the economy

Americans Are Paying $38 to Collect $1 of Student Debt

Household Debt And Credit Report: Q1 2017 Update

Record Consumer Debt Provokes Sleepless Nights, Recession Nightmares

Consumer claims collection agency attempted to collect despite bankruptcy

Student Debt Is Eating Your Household Budget

Examining Credit State By State

Building a 7-Figure Lifestyle Law Firm: Moving from a Busiess Operator to a Business Owner
Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017, 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented by: Stephen Fairley, The Rainmaker Institute
Cost: No Fee – NACBA Member Benefit
Register HERE

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!

Renew Your Membership in May to Enter This Awesome Giveaway!

Renew your membership in May and be 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.

PlayBack NACBA

Do you wish you could experience the 2017 Convention all over again, is there a session you wanted to attend, but couldn’t? We understand! There were so many incredible sessions available and you can only be in one place at one time, but don’t fret! There is a way that you can relieve NACBA25 ! Visit Playback NACBA and access your  3 Month Pass if you were an attendee!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 5/18

CFPB Director Richard Cordray Meets with House Democrats at Caucus Meeting

No Documented Procedures, No Bona Fide Error Defense

CFPB Issues 5th Annual Servicemember Report: Charting Our Course Through the Military Lifecycle

Man says Progressive Financial misrepresented creditor during debt collection

U.S. Supreme Court: National Collections Agency Not Wrong for Pursuing an Expired Debt

The Consumer Debt Blind Spot

400,000 were promised student loan forgiveness. Now they are panicking

Out of Time, Not Out of Luck: Supreme Court holds POCs for Time-Barred Debt are OK under FDCPA

Opinion analysis: Justices approve filing stale claims in consumer bankruptcies

Building a 7-Figure Lifestyle Law Firm: Moving from a Busiess Operator to a Business Owner
Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017, 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented by: Stephen Fairley, The Rainmaker Institute
Cost: No Fee – NACBA Member Benefit
Register HERE

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!

Renew Your Membership in May to Enter This Awesome Giveaway!

Renew your membership in May and be 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.

PlayBack NACBA

Do you wish you could experience the 2017 Convention all over again, is there a session you wanted to attend, but couldn’t? We understand! There were so many incredible sessions available and you can only be in one place at one time, but don’t fret! There is a way that you can relieve NACBA25!  Visit Playback NACBA and access your  3 Month Pass if you were an attendee!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 5/17

Dig Into Today’s Headlines

Consumer Spending Rebounds in March; But First-Quarter Pace Slows Overall

CFPB Makes Somewhat Unsurprising Finding in the Ridiculously Complicated World of Student Loan Repayment

TransUnion Finds Struggling Consumers Pay Off Unsecured Personal Loans First

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects FDCPA Liability in Bankruptcy Proceeding

Bank Sanctioned Under FRBP 3002.1 for Seeking to Recover Fees and Expenses Outside the 180-Day Period

Report Documents How Older Americans are Increasingly Pushed into Poverty Due to Seizure of Social Security Benefits to Pay Defaulted Student Loans

The CHOICE Act is just Dodd-Frank 2.0. We can do better.

Household Debt Makes a Comeback in the U.S.

Delinquencies Drop in First Quarter

This is why the most vulnerable student loan borrowers struggle to get back on track

A “Pro-Creditor” Supreme Court Decision That Does No Favor for Banks

Building a 7-Figure Lifestyle Law Firm: Moving from a Busiess Operator to a Business Owner
Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017, 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented by: Stephen Fairley, The Rainmaker Institute
Cost: No Fee – NACBA Member Benefit
Register HERE

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!

Renew Your Membership in May to Enter This Awesome Giveaway!

Renew your membership in May and be 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.

PlayBack NACBA

Do you wish you could experience the 2017 Convention all over again, is there a session you wanted to attend, but couldn’t? We understand! There were so many incredible sessions available and you can only be in one place at one time, but don’t fret! There is a way that you can relieve NACBA25!  Visit Playback NACBA and access your  3 Month Pass if you were an attendee!

Relive and Experience NACBA25 All Over Again With Playback NACBA!

Individual Sessions

It’s the day after NACBA25 and we hope you’re still feeling the buzz (we are) and you’re energized to apply everything you learned in Orlando to enhance your bankruptcy practice. Do you wish you could experience the 2017 Convention all over again, is there a session you wanted to attend, but couldn’t? We understand! There were so many incredible sessions available and you can only be in one place at one time, but don’t fret! There is a way that you can relieve NACBA25!

You read correctly! Since you were an attendee of #NACBA25 you have a  3 Month Fast Pass Complimentary Activation for Playback NACBA thanks to our sponsor, Best Case, The Cingroup Family. When you activate your complimentary pass you’ll be able to catch all the magic that happened during the convention. You’ll have access to the sessions and speakers that made #NACBA25 such a su have a  3 Month Fast Pass Complimentary Activation for Playback NACBA thanks to our sponsor,uccess. You’ll also have the opportunity to upgrade your package with a Seasons Pass or Work Package for an additional cost.

Unable to Attend NACBA25?

Maybe your schedule was too busy to permit you to attend this year’s convention. We get it, business calls! However, we want to give you the same opportunity and access to the sessions that #NACBA25 attendees had, so check out the several package options for you to choose from that fit your budget and attend from the comfort of your home, office or anywhere else you may find yourself!

Wait There’s More!

Through Playback NACBA you have the opportunity to experience NACBA 2017 again but, NACAB 2016 in San Francisco, and NACBA 2015 in Chicago!Learning is made and simple and is at your fingertips! Visit Playback NACBA for the 2015-2017 event packages available.

Thank you for making the NACBA225 Convention a Success!

Mark you calendar for April 19 – Sunday, April 22, 2018 in Denver, Colorado where we will celebrate NACAB 2018!

NACBA25 Highlight

Having confidence that you’re going to get paid eventually is one thing, but there is no denying that paying for the costs of discovery in advance can be a real burden for consumer bankruptcy lawyers. This session will focus on learning how to distinguish between what discovery expenses are absolutely necessary. It will also address acceptable shortcuts / alternative means of evidence gathering that can go a long way in making the difference between the dream of adding the excitement and income from litigation to your consumer bankruptcy practice and making it a reality.

Meet Your Presenters

Thad Bartholow

avatar for Thad Bartholow

Thad Bartholow is a partner with the Dallas, Texas law firm of Armstrong Kellett Bartholow P.C.  In addition to consumer bankruptcy, Mr. Bartholow’s practice focuses on individual and class-action litigation on behalf of consumer debtors in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts.  He has spoken at local, regional and national conferences regarding issues related to consumer bankruptcy and consumer litigation, and Mr. Bartholow has obtained several favorable written opinions on issues related to objections to proofs of claims and creditors’ standing / status as a real party in interest with authority to participate in bankruptcy proceedings.  Mr. Bartholow is a member of NACBA, NACA, and a graduate of Max Gardner’s Bankruptcy Boot Camp.

Philip Zuzolo

Since 2007 Philip Zuzolo has been practicing consumer law in Northeast Ohio, concentrating on litigation involving the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act, and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act in both the state and federal courts.  Attorney Zuzolo has also focused a great deal of his practice on litigating cases against creditors in the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Attorney Zuzolo received a Bachelor of Arts from John Carroll University and his juris doctorate from The University of Akron School of Law.  Prior to law school, Attorney Zuzolo served in the United States Army and attained the rank of Captain.  He is admitted to the Ohio Supreme Court, the United States District Court for Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is a member of the Trumbull County Bar Association, National Association of Consumer Lawyers, the Board of Directors for ETI Technical College, and is a member and Secretary for the Nathaniel R. Jones American Inn of Court.  Attorney Zuzolo is a 2008 graduate of Max Gardner’s boot camp.  In 2016, Attorney Zuzolo was awarded with the Trumbull County Volunteer Lawyer of the Year award, as well as the Special Recognition Award from the Trumbull County Bar Association for his volunteer work.

Moderator 

Rachel Foley

Rachel Foley began her bankruptcy career with the United Auto Workers representing GM and Ford employees in Chapter 13 and 7’s. Rachel was the only bankruptcy attorney for the Missouri auto workers and it was not unusual for her to manage 3 – 4 times the regular attorney caseload at any given time. This provided a vast array of case scenarios, experience and knowledge that Rachel continues to pull from today. Where ever the client was located, the Union ensured the auto worker would have representation, including but not limited to being incarcerated in Leavenworth Federal Prison. Where ever that client was located, Rachel made sure they received the very best level of bankruptcy representation.

In addition to her training through the UAW, Rachel’s background as a Risk Manager for Clarkson Regional Health Center and 20 years’ experience in the emergency room as a Registered Respiratory Therapist, makes her uniquely qualified to argue a variety of cases. Rachel has been recognized for her constant commitment to the representation of debtors. Rachel is the inaugural winner of the K. Colleen Nunnelly Award by the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and recognized by her peers as being the Best of the Kansas City Bar in the area of bankruptcy. These recognitions are in addition to being named to the Pro Bono Wall of Fame by the Missouri Bar Association.