Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/5

Headlines Leading Into the Weekend…

Robocall Problem Even Worse than FTC Data Shows

Title-Pawned Vehicle Drops Out of Estate When Not Redeemed Post-Petition

Chris Lazarini Discusses Challenge to Dischargeability of Claim Against Broker in Bankruptcy

These banks held the most CFPB complaints in 2017

Two Courts Clear the Way for Bankruptcy Trustees to Avoid Tuition Payments Made by Parents on Behalf of Children as Fraudulent Transfers | Financial Services Perspectives

GOP senator calls for probe into ‘flawed’ vetting process for CFPB official

Claw Back of Parent PLUS Loan Proceeds to Pay College Tuition Hits a Roadblock

NerdWallet CEO: Americans need the CFPB now more than ever

Fourth Circuit Approves Partial Dirt for Debt Plan

The Consumer Credit Market: The CFPB’s 2017 CARD Act Report

Democrats Question GOP Rural Student Loan Reimbursement Bill

Bringing Common Sense to Collections

Angry about robocalls? It’s not just you: New Jersey led the nation in complaints

Dispute Evolution: A bona fide dispute regarding claim amount may disqualify creditor from maintaining an involuntary case.

Eleventh Circuit Affirms Award of Attorneys’ Fees Incurred by Individuals for Stay Violation in Damages Action and on Appeal

Kick Off the New Year with A New Webinar!

Stump the Chumps!
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM Eastern / 8:30 AM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: James J. Haller, John C. Colwell, Ed Boltz, Gene Melchionne and Henry Sommer

Register HERE

Who’s Ready for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention!

Visit the Annual Convention site for the updated schedule, speakers, pre-convention sessions and more! In a blink of an eye, April will arrive! Register today and get savings at the Early Bird Rate!

Register Today!



Register for the, “7 Keys to Building a Referral-based Law Firm” Webinar!


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NACBA is excited to host a new webinar this month, “7 Keys to Building a Referral-based Law Firm,” on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST with Stephen Fairley, CEO, The Rainmaker Institute.

Every attorney wants a referral-based practice, but most attorneys struggle to consistently get enough referrals. Stephen Fariley has uncovered the secrets of referrals and will teach you:

  • The 3 biggest reasons why you’re not getting more referrals…and what to do about it
  • Creating a plan to double your referrals in the next 6 months
  • The 4 most commonly overlooked places to increase your referrals

Read more about our presenter, Stephen Fairley!

Stephen is the CEO of The Rainmaker Institute, the nation’s largest law firm marketing company specializing in lead conversion for small to medium size law firms. Over 10,000 attorneys nationwide have benefited from learning and implementing the proven marketing and lead conversion strategies taught by The Rainmaker Institute, LLC.

He works exclusively with attorneys to find new clients fast using online and offline legal marketing strategies and to convert more prospects into paying clients using automated marketing and by fixing their follow up systems.

Stephen is a nationally recognized law firm marketing expert and the international best-selling author of 12 books, a library of cutting edge webinar programs, and 10 audio and video training programs

Don’t miss this opportunity to build up the referrals in your firm!



Bankruptcy News Briefs 9/1


Check Out the Headlines On This First Day of September…


NACBA and the NCLC Seek Rejection of Brunner Test

Average Debt Collection Complaints to CFPB Continue to Decline

Sharp criticism leveled at CFPB investigation tactics

MD Collections accused of sending collection letters that violate debt laws

Fourth Circuit Falls in Line with Second and Eighth Circuits Holding that Filing a Proof of Claim on a Time-Barred Debt Does Not Violate the FDCPA

Mortgage Complaints Sit Lower on CFPB Complaint List


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7 Keys to Building a Referral-based Law Firm

DATE: Thursday, September 14, 2016, 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST
COST: FREE for NACBA Members
PRESENTER: Stephen Fairley, CEO, The Rainmaker Institute

Avoiding Judicial Estoppel, Standing and Claim Preclusion Problems
with Non-Bankruptcy Causes of Action
DATE: Thursday, September 22, 2016 – 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST
COST: $25 NACBA Member, $75 Non-Member
Judge Paul W. Bonapfel, Northern District of Georgia
J. Erik Heath, Esq., Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney, San Francisco, CA
John Rao, Esq., National Consumer Law Center, Inc.


NACBA’s  Fall Workshop

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Don’t miss the boat! Set sail with #NACBASEA on October 6th-9th for stellar sessions, CLE, networking and a little relaxation! Register by Friday, September 2nd  for the Early Bird Rate! 


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


Not a member of NACBA? Join today and take advantage of the benefits, networking opportunities and resources NACBA has to offer!

Free NACBA Webinar For Members! Register Today!

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Register Today for:

CFPB Proposed Rule on Payday & Car Title Lending
Thursday, August 18, 2016 – 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST

Free to NACBA Members

Ms. Ellen Harnick, Senior Policy Counsel & Western States Director, CRL
Ms. Lisa Stifler, Deputy Director of State Policy, CRL

Payday lenders purposefully ensnare people in debt they can’t escape. Payday and car title lenders drain more than $8 billion in fees annually. They collect 75 percent of their fees from people stuck in more than 10 loans a year by charging 300 percent APR. It’s a debt trap. Payday loan borrowers are more likely to fall behind on other bills and to file for bankruptcy.

In June, the CFPB proposed new rules to address the payday car title lending debt trap. Learn from experts at the Center for Responsible Lending about the payday loan debt trap, the proposed regulations, and how you can take action to strengthen the proposed rule.


New NACBA Webinar Alert! Register Today!

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How To Build a Thriving Bankruptcy Practice In A Down Market
DATE: Thursday, August 11, 2016 – 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST
COST: Free to NACBA Members
PRESENTER: Mr. Richard James

Why are some bankruptcy attorneys thriving in this market while others are struggling? What is the difference?

After working with thousands of attorneys Richard Jones tells us that it comes down to 3 Key Systems and that’s what separates those thriving from those struggling.

On August 11th at 3 pm Eastern, during this 60 minute training you will learn 3 key strategies and hear how your fellow attorneys have put them into practice in their firms. Specifically:

  • What are the 3 key systems present in every growing bankruptcy practice?
  • How to forever solve the number one complaint to bar associations – client
  • How to build a firm that supports your lifestyle rather than undermining

Register Today!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 4/29


Friday’s Headlines…

CFPB Unveils Servicer Requirements, Disclosures for Student Loans

College Students Are Low on Credit — Tech Startups Want to Change That

New ProPublica Article Criticizes Debt Collection Litigation on Medical Accounts; Paints One Firm as Outlier

Debt Collection Litigation in the Cross Hairs: CFPB’s Consent Order Against New Jersey Law Firm Creates More Problems Than Solutions

Consumer Finance Reporters to the Debt Collection Industry: Give us Facts and Data

Consumer Finance Watchdog Plans to Supervise Marketplace Lenders



There are only 19 short days left until #NACBASF! Have you checked out the Schedule and the lineup of Keynotes/Presenters and planned your days? Not to mention you’ll have the opportunity to sit in on our Fireside Chats, attend the Reception, and wander through the Exhibit Hall.  After a fulfilling day you can enjoy the city lights of San Francisco. But to experience #NACBASF you have to Register! So don’t delay REGISTER FOR NACBASF TODAY

NACBA’s Summit At Sea Fall Workshop- Members Only Event

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Pack Your Bags for October 7th-10th, 2016

NACBA is pleased and excited to announce the return of our Members-Only Fall Event!  Mark your calendars, save the dates, and prepare to set sail on NACBA’s maiden voyage at sea!

Register HERE


Spring 2016 CBJ

The latest edition of the CBJ is full of relevant and timely articles that you won’t want to miss! Kick back and check out these articles that matter to you and your firm!


NACBA wants you to take advantage of the many exciting educational events like the Fall Workshop or our Webinars that are on the horizon, but for you to do this your membership has to be current.  Don’t miss out on these member only benefits Renew Today! 

Not a member of NACBA?  Join NACBA Today!