Bankruptcy News Briefs- 11/02

Happy Friday! Start your day with these new headlines…

Consumer Bureau Union Files Grievance Over Political Appointee’s Racist Blog Posts

New Report Finds Student Debt Burden Has ‘Disastrous Domino Effect’ On Millions Of Americans

Debt Collectors Can’t Dodge DA Letterhead Suit

Meet 5 midterm candidates running with student debt in mind—and in their lives

Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors, Advocacy Group Says

BCFP updates HMDA compliance guide w/ S. 2155 changes

Sixth Circuit Clarifies Appealability of Bankruptcy Court Orders

Goodbye Student Debt, So Long America!

Lawmakers and privacy rights groups spar over student loan debt solutions

 

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 11/01

It’s the first day of November! Kick this month off with the following…

Know Your Student Loan Consumer Rights

Disputed IRS Debt Collection Program Shows Gains in New Report

This company advertised student loan savings of more than $20,000. That promise was misleading

Debt Collector to Pay $9 Million for Harassing Calls in San Diego County

Second Circuit Rules in Favor of ACA Member in a Case Supported by the Industry Advancement Fund

IRS PDC Program Quarterly Report Shows Increase in Overall Net Gain

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 10/30

Kickoff Tuesday with these headlines…

Can U.S. Consumers Continue Their Pace of Spending?

The next financial crisis? A look at student loan debt in America

Student loan debt holding back first-time home buyers

Discover and Capital One slashing credit limits, closing inactive cards

The public service loan forgiveness fix isn’t going well

Markets Work In Higher Education: Tuition Fees Are Starting To Fall

Procollect alleged to have damaged consumer’s credit score by failing to report debt as disputed

What happens to college loans if the borrower dies? That depends

BCFP Revisits Payday Rule, Expected January 2019

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10 Key Numbers Every Law Firm Owner Must Know To Succeed

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Time: 12pm EDT/ 9am PDT

Over the last nineteen years we have helped over 18,000 attorneys market and grow their business. We have studied best practices of business development in some of the fastest growing firms in the nation. During this time we have identified many of the key characteristics of highly successful bankruptcy law firms. One of the more consistent ones is that they track specific numbers and key indicators that give them instant insight into how their law firm is performing on a weekly and monthly basis.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are the numbers that make your law firm run.

By analyzing these critical metrics, Partners and Owners of law firms can easily determine whether they are on track to achieve their goals or if they need to retool and refocus their marketing and business development efforts.

In this fast paced webinar, nationally recognized law firm marketing expert Stephen Fairley will teach you:

  • How to easily identify the 10 key metrics your law firm needs to track and measure
  • How to set up a system to identify these numbers
  • CPL and CPC: the 2 most important numbers every attorney must know in order to succeed
  • How to avoid “paralysis by analysis”and being overwhelmed by too much data
  • Delegating roles and responsibility to your staff
  • Using software to track your KPIs

If numbers scare you or you tend to ignore them because you have a hard time making heads or tails of all the different data you see, then this webinar is a “can’t miss” event! If you’re a spreadsheet and data driven individual then you will love this webinar!

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 10/29

This Monday we share the following news briefs…

Target 2 Consumer Alert: Student loan debt and relationships

The student loan problem not enough people know about

Treasuries Stabilize As Utilities Slump And Junk Bonds Set Their 2018 Low

Sears’ ‘tragic’ bankruptcy turns to opportunity as US mall owners court Nobu hotels, Life Time Fitness to fill empty stores

Mulvaney appointee threatens work on fair lending

UPCOMING MEMBER BENEFIT WEBINAR

10 Key Numbers Every Law Firm Owner Must Know To Succeed

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Time: 12pm EDT/ 9am PDT

Over the last nineteen years we have helped over 18,000 attorneys market and grow their business. We have studied best practices of business development in some of the fastest growing firms in the nation. During this time we have identified many of the key characteristics of highly successful bankruptcy law firms. One of the more consistent ones is that they track specific numbers and key indicators that give them instant insight into how their law firm is performing on a weekly and monthly basis.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are the numbers that make your law firm run.

By analyzing these critical metrics, Partners and Owners of law firms can easily determine whether they are on track to achieve their goals or if they need to retool and refocus their marketing and business development efforts.

In this fast paced webinar, nationally recognized law firm marketing expert Stephen Fairley will teach you:

  • How to easily identify the 10 key metrics your law firm needs to track and measure
  • How to set up a system to identify these numbers
  • CPL and CPC: the 2 most important numbers every attorney must know in order to succeed
  • How to avoid “paralysis by analysis”and being overwhelmed by too much data
  • Delegating roles and responsibility to your staff
  • Using software to track your KPIs

If numbers scare you or you tend to ignore them because you have a hard time making heads or tails of all the different data you see, then this webinar is a “can’t miss” event! If you’re a spreadsheet and data driven individual then you will love this webinar!

REGISTER HERE

 

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 10/26

Jump-start the end of the work week with the following…

Ex-student loan official: ‘We dropped a trillion dollars of debt into the market’ with little thought to oversight

Stop the delinquent student loan merry-go-round

No Generation Safe from Crushing Debt

Will the Fed’s Rate Hikes Show Up in Tomorrow’s GDP Release?

American Financial Benefits Center: Student Loan Debt Continues to Grow Faster Than Other Consumer Debts

BCFP Releases Complaints Snapshot, Debt Collection No Longer No. 1

BCFP Could Eliminate Repayment Test in Small-Dollar Lending Rule

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 10/25

Read today’s latest news…

CFPB fines Cash Express $200,000 over misleading representations

State AGs Press CFPB on Military Lending, Model Disclosures

Student-Loan Debt Is Bringing on Millennial Class War

Hundreds of mortgage execs ask CFPB to change LO pay rules

CFPB issues 50-state complaint snapshot

Is Student Loan Cosigner Release Really Possible?

Got student debt? These companies want to help

It’s time to start worrying about graduate-student debt

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 10/24

Catch up with the following consumer news…

Plaintiff Can Sue as “Consumer” Under FDCPA Despite Claiming Credit Card Debt Not His, Seventh Circuit Rules

Will Sears Survive Bankruptcy?

The student loan bubble might be about to pop

Three big states account for nearly a third of complaints to CFPB

Most Americans with a rewards card are making a mistake that could cost them thousands

Consumer Confidential: Beware of law firms’ letters saying you’re being sued for outstanding debt

NYC consumer affairs department sues for-profit Berkeley College

Gardner introduces  bill to help reduce student loan debt

Starting a business is hard. With student debt, it can be impossible

NACBA MEMBERS, DON’T MISS TODAY’S MEMBER BENEFIT WEBINAR!

Get More Bankruptcy Clients: 40 Practical “How to” Tips in Less than an Hour

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Time: 2:00pm EDT

Presenters: Ann Shaw, founder, The Law Firm of Shaw & Crowson, PA • Adam Casanelli, Legal Marketing Specialist, Martindale-Hubbell • Chelsey Langan, Vice President of Sales and Operations, Martindale-Nolo • Brett Whitten, Legal Conversion Expert, Ngage Live Chat

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Join us for a reprise of “Get More Bankruptcy Clients: 40 Practical “How to” Tips in Less than an Hour,” the entertaining, energetic session that was held at our annual conference. In just 40 minutes, a panel of attorneys and law firm marketing experts will share with you 40 practical ways to get more clients. Learn proven tactics on how to be found by prospects, turn them into leads and convert them into satisfied clients. Attendees will leave with tangible next steps they can apply as soon as the webinar ends.