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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 12/12

And the “hump day” headlines read…

Fifth Circuit’s Affirmance of Denial of Attorney’s Fees to Successful FDCPA Plaintiff May Aid Collectors in Challenging Fee Requests

How Student Loan Debt Changes Your Life

More parents struggle to repay loans they borrowed for their children’s education 

Alleged student debt relief scam leads to arrest of CEO

Who Is Most Affected By Student Debt? Women.

Teacher grants converted to loans forcing teachers to pay up

MN attorney general sues ‘tax debt relief’ firm for violating consumer protections

New head of watchdog agency vows consumers will be top focus

Fla. Man Ordered To Pay Gov’t $23M Over Debt-Relief Scam

“Buy now, pay later”: Old-fashioned loan-sharking with a Silicon Valley smile?

Bankruptcy Judges Handle Much More Than Bankruptcy Matters

Madoff bankruptcy lawyer: ‘You can’t have a Ponzi without a bank. And the bank was JPMorgan.’

New CFPB director declines to weigh in on future of agency official criticized for racially tinged blog posts

Trump administration hid report revealing Wells Fargo charged high fees to students

BCFP enters into consent order with State Farm regarding alleged FCRA violations

Maxine Waters nominated to chair House Financial Services Committee

SAVE THE DATES! NACBA IS BRINGING HILL DAY BACK TO D.C.!

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 11/15

Read today’s headlines…

Trade Groups Support Confirmation of Kraninger as CFPB Director

15% of Americans still paying off last year’s holiday debt

The Ultimate Policy Mistake By Bankers When All Is Said And Done

Devos Sued for Denying Automatic Student Debt Relief

For Democrats, the Not-So-Fresh Faces Will Matter Most

What student loan debt does to people (it’s not pretty)

The costly reality of student loan debt

Student Loans Are Hurting Millennials’ Net Worth

REGISTER FOR TODAY’S NACBA MEMBER BENEFIT WEBINAR!

2018 Midterm Election Results Impact on Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 3:00pm ET/ 12:00pm PT
Cost: No Cost – Member Benefit Webinar
Presenters: John Colwell, Esq., Ike Shulman, Esq., Ed Boltz, Esq. & John Rao, Esq.

Register HERE

Join NACBA as we discuss how the recent 2018 midterm election results will impact consumer bankruptcy attorneys. This webinar is an opportunity for members to review the results, discuss House committees and new leadership, and learn how you can help NACBA move forward with bringing important issues to the attention of the 2019 Congressional agenda.

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 11/13

Today’s bankruptcy news briefs include…

Commercial and Consumer Bankruptcies on the Rise

Industry and Consumers Will Benefit from CFPB’s Revision of Small Dollar Rule

How The Midterm Elections May Affect Your Student Loans

8 Ways To Protect The Financial Well-Being Of Those Who Serve And Protect This Veterans Day

REGISTER FOR NACBA’S MEMBER BENEFIT WEBINAR THIS THURSDAY!

2018 Midterm Election Results Impact on Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 3:00pm ET/ 12:00pm PT
Cost: No Cost – Member Benefit Webinar
Presenters: John Colwell, Esq., Ike Shulman, Esq., Ed Boltz, Esq. & John Rao, Esq.

Register HERE

Join NACBA as we discuss how the recent 2018 midterm election results will impact consumer bankruptcy attorneys. This webinar is an opportunity for members to review the results, discuss House committees and new leadership, and learn how you can help NACBA move forward with bringing important issues to the attention of the 2019 Congressional agenda.

 

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 10/18

Today’s bankruptcy news briefs to read through are…

The Student Loan Debt Crisis Is About to Get Worse

What Borrowers Should Know About Robocalls

FTC is Making Consumer Complaint Data More Accessible

Defrauded by a for-profit college? A new court ruling may help you cancel out your loan debt

Which Comes First: Debt Payoff or an Emergency Fund?

Home Equity Borrowing Poised to Soar

Judge Orders Betsy DeVos To Begin Student Loan Forgiveness

The Effects of Student Loan Debt on First Time Homebuyers

CFPB Adds Abusive Practices Rulemaking to 2019 Agenda

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 10/12

Before you start your weekend, stop and read today’s headlines!

Popular Job Perk: Helping To Pay Off Student Loan Debt

CFPB’s Mulvaney unmoved by external pressure to oust top aide

Pentagon, others baffled by CFPB plan to cease military lending exams

Mulvaney calls for unity at consumer bureau amid racial controversy

Mortgage Industry Urges CFPB to Make Changes to Lo Comp Rule

Congress Can’t Create an Independent and Unaccountable New Branch of Government

Chapter 5 Officially Begins in Department of ED Private Debt Collection Saga

35 State Attorneys General Request the FCC to Implement New Rules to Combat Illegal Spam Robocalls

7th Circuit affirms withheld attorney fees in disability cases

Bond yields sink after consumer prices reading is lighter than expected, quelling inflation fears

Consumer groups blast CFPB over proposed ‘disclosure sandbox’

Public service loan forgiveness is going wrong for most people — meet some of them

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 9/17

We start this new week with the following briefs…

A Great New Way Your Employer Might Help You With Student Loan Debt

The 30 cities where millennials carry the most debt don’t include New York or San Francisco

Why You Might Not Want to Pay Off Your Mortgage or Student Loans Early

‘I’m Assuming I’m Not Going to Get an Answer’: Ocasio-Cortez Pressed on $40T Policy Plan

Soaring college costs force new strategies: Pathways to Prosperity

REGISTER FOR NACBA’S WEBINAR HAPPENING IN 10 DAYS!

How to Value Assets in Bankruptcy
Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Gene Melchionne, Esq. & Jim Haller, Esq.

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What are the fastest least expensive methods to get accurate values for your client’s assets? Gene and Jim will discuss time tested methods to determine values on real estate, vehicles, and other property. Join us to learn how to save time and money while increasing the accuracy of your information.

ARE YOU READY FOR NACBA’S MEMBER ONLY SUMMIT AT SEA?

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

CLE AT SEA

CLE Sessions will take place on December 1st during the “Day at Sea.” Session titles are listed below. Descriptions and presenter info can be found by clicking here.

  1. Pieces of Eight, err, Seven: The Risks and Rewards of Unbundling Chapter 7.
  2. Land Ho! How to Introduce Valuation Evidence in Bankruptcy.
  3. Walk the Plank: Insolvency Procedures in Other Countries
  4. Avast Ye! Benefits of the New Tax Law & Applicability to Solo Practitioners.
  5. Scurvy Dogs: Petition Preparers, Debt Settlement Scams and other Pirates
  6. Yo Ho Ho and a Bucket of Income: Top 10 Ways to Double Your Lead Conversion Rate and Your Revenues in Less Than 6 Months

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 9/05

We made it to the middle of the week! Start your day with the following…

How Long Do My Mistakes Stay on My Credit Report?

Silicon Valley Wants to Use Algorithms for Debt Collection

Personal Loans Are Fastest-Growing Consumer Debt

Should you roll your student loans into a mortgage?

CFPB Provides Additional Guidance on HMDA Partial Exemption

Final Rule Updates Regulation P With Exemptions From Annual Notice Requirements

President Trump Changes Student Loan Death And Disability Discharge Tax Rules

Why Student Loans Swamp Millennials: Job Pay Hasn’t Kept Up With School Costs

An unforeseen retirement obstacle: A grandchild’s college loans

Why Does Student Loan Debt Keep Rising?

Student Debt Isn’t Just a ‘Young Person Problem’: EBRI

10 Education Stories You May Have Missed This Summer

Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings To Focus On 6 Hot-Button Issues

ABA committee gives Kavanaugh a well-qualified rating

REGISTER FOR NACBA’S SEPTEMBER WEBINARS!

How to Value Assets in Bankruptcy
Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Gene Melchionne, Esq. & Jim Haller, Esq.

Register HERE

What are the fastest least expensive methods to get accurate values for your client’s assets? Gene and Jim will discuss time tested methods to determine values on real estate, vehicles, and other property. Join us to learn how to save time and money while increasing the accuracy of your information.

Review of Ethical issues when Using, or Acting as, Coverage Counsel
in Bankruptcy Court and 341 Meetings.
Available On Demand
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Derek Lofland, Esq.

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Have you ever used coverage (or appearance) counsel to represent your clients? Have you ever stepped in to help a colleague who can’t attend Court? Mr. Lofland routinely appears as coverage counsel in hundreds of cases and has spoken about this issue in April 2017 for the Chicago Bar Association. He will outline and discuss the legal and ethical requirements for appearance counsel.

Improve Your Bottom Line with Fillable PDFs
Tips, Tricks & Little Known Tools in Using Acrobat Efficiently
Date: ON DEMAND
Time: ON DEMAND
Cost: No Cost – Member Benefit Webinar
Presenters: Rachel Foley, Esq. & John Colwell, Esq.

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Fillable PDFs can dramatically improve your bottom line by decreasing the turnaround time to receive information from your client while improving the accuracy of that information. Fillable PDFs are fast and easy to use, reduce/eliminate costly errors, provide 100% legible text, increase workflow and productivity, and are easy to update and archive. Learn from our experts how to create fillable PDFs to improve your bankruptcy practice!

HAVE YOU SEEN NACBA’S LATEST WASHINGTON UPDATE?

Check it out on nacba.org

NACBA’S MEMBER ONLY SUMMIT AT SEA IS IN 2 MONTHS!