Bankruptcy Code

A Special Gift for #NACBA25 Member Attendees!

Thanks to BK Billing You Receive an Awesome Gift!

There are countless reasons to attend the 25th  Annual NACBA Convention, May 4th-7th, but we’re giving  you yet another reason to register for NACBA25! All NACBA Members who attend will receive a FREE copy of the United States Bankruptcy Code and Rules Booklet, 2017 Edition. This book (value $25) includes United States Bankruptcy Code Related Provisions in U.S.C., Titles 18, 26 & 28 Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (with adopted F.R.Civ.P.)

To receive your FREE copy of the 2017 United States Bankruptcy Code and Rules Booklet, 2017 Edition, convention attendees will need to visit convention platinum sponsor BK Billing exhibitor area. No purchase necessary, just stop by the BK Billing area and request your copy. Without BK Billing support, this give-a-way would not be possible.

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Midweek Headlines…


From the Web: FCC Commissioners Address Process Reform, Leadership and Transparency

Discriminatory Treatment of Student Loan Debt Not Unfair

New Student Loan Rehab Portal from BillingTree Assists Agencies and Consumers

The CFPB Should Not Single-Out Collectors for Non-English Disclosure Requirements

Mo. Federal Judge Rules Hospital Not Liable for Potential TCPA Claims Based on Acts of Third Party Agency

Congressman Jeb Hensarling, a Prominent CFPB Foe, Re-Elected as House Financial Services Chairman

Rising concern about credit card debt

CFPB Ombudsman’s Office Releases FY2016 Annual Report

Yellowstone and the Barton Doctrine in the Third Circuit

New Forms May Alleviate Some Concerns About Massachusetts Notarizations

Trump Administration Gears Up for Financial Services Changes

Household Debt Nears Pre-Recession Levels, Study Shows

Proposed Amendments To The Bankruptcy Code Could Adversely Affect Student Loan Securitizations

Upcoming NACBA Events


Registration is Open for NACBA25!

Join us in celebrating 25 years of NACBA on May 4th-7th in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Visit NACBA25 for all the details on speakers, sessions, hotel reservations, registration and more!

Register today for the Early Bird Rate that ends March 3rd, 2017 for savings!

Jump start by registering for tomorrow’s Webinar!

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Growing Your Bankruptcy Practice in 2017 and Beyond

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 minutes)
Presenter: Richard James, CEO, Office of Richard James
Cost: No Cost to NACBA Members – Member Benefit

Register HERE

2016 Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop


There’s still time to Register for the second session of the 2016 Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop on Friday, December 16th from 12:00 PM-3:00 PM. If you register you can request access to the session one recording from Friday, December 9th.

COST: $99 NACBA Members, $199 Non Members

All Materials, Certificate of Attendance, Seminar Recordings, Live Q&A


Renew Your NACBA Membership

We want you to have access and the member rate to all of NACBA’s exciting upcoming events in 2017, especially our 25 year celebration at the Annual Convention. Take a moment today to Renew your membership or if your not a member of NACBA there is no better time to Join!

Did You Know There is a 2nd Bonus When You Register for NACBA’s 2016 Virtual Workshop?

There’s not just one but two bonuses when you register for the 2016 Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop on December 9th and 16th!  All attendees will be registered for a chance at winning 1 of 10 NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law & Practice 2016 Eleventh Edition (value $140). NACBA will be giving away ten (10) copies, at random, of the NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law & Practice 2016 Eleventh Edition.


Inside of the Consumer Bankruptcy Law & Practice 2016 11th Edition you’ll have access to:

  • Everything you need to know about the all-new official forms effective December 2015—the forms filled in for sample chapter 7 and 13 cases, with extensive annotations and instructions.
  • The new April 1, 2016 dollar amounts updated in the chapters and the Code.
  • Analysis and pleadings concerning the new requirements for mortgage servicers submitting proof of claims.
  • Reprints of the Bankruptcy Code, additional bankruptcy statutes, the bankruptcy rules, fee schedules, bankruptcy regulations, director’s forms, and more.
  • Automatic stay, the bankruptcy discharge, and remedies for stay and discharge violations
  • Using bankruptcy to deal with a foreclosure
  • Exemptions, lien avoidance, and secured claims
  • Hidden fees and overcharges in creditor claims
  • Attorney fees
  • Litigating consumer cases in bankruptcy
  • Non-dischargeability actions
  • Creditor reaffirmation abuses
  • Consumers as creditors of bankrupt merchants, landlords, or lenders.

Register Today for Your Chance to Receive This Invaluable Resource!

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Today’s Headlines…

FTC Alleges Deception in Lawsuit Against DeVry University

Healthy Personal Loan Market Expected in 2016

Navient’s Financial Results Show Decade-Low Delinquency Rates

Fewer Properties in Dire Financial Condition: RealtyTrac

Wisconsin Legislature Considers Work-From-Home Option for Employees of Licensed Debt Collection Companies

2nd Circuit Rules Bankruptcy Code Does Not Preclude FDCPA Suit in District Court

Mere Physical Possession Not Legally Cognizable Property Interest



Join us at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis on May 19th-22nd for the 24th Annual Convention in San Francisco. This year’s convention offers 2 Pre-Convention Sessions! One of those is Evidence and Procedure for the Bankruptcy Litigator. This session offers specialized training in the practical approach to pre-trial advocacy & litigation.  You will get to explore evidence like business records, hearsay and get training on asking a leading vs. non-leading question along with pre-trail advocacy: what to ask, what to bring with you to court and what to do when you get there!  You will not want to miss it!

Register by March 25th to Receive the Early Bird Rate!  Visit  to register and learn more about the sessions, keynote speakers and a few new things NACBA has in store for you!


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New Proof of Claim and Mortgage Attachment: The Other Form Changes

We all know that all of the bankruptcy filing forms were revised as of December 1, 2015.  But did you know that major changes were also made to the Proof of Claim form (Form 410) and the Mortgage Proof of Claim Attachment form (Form 410A), with the same effective on Dec. 1, 2015? Learn from two bankruptcy and consumer law experts how these form changes can help you in representing clients.  This webinar will help you to understand the new forms and what to look for in figuring out whether the creditor’s claim is accurate and whether the servicer may have misapplied payments or made other servicing errors before the bankruptcy was filed.


2016 never looked better especially if you are buried under the snow right now!  Set your sights on sailing the friendly seas! Save the date and get ready to register for NACBA’s Fall Workshop Summit at Sea, October 7th-10th, 2016.


With so many exciting educational events and networking opportunities on the horizon in 2016 begin this year by renewing your NACBA Membership! Renew Today! 

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