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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 9/18

Tuesday’s headlines read…

Betsy DeVos Loses Lawsuit On Student Loan Forgiveness

Education Dept. Ruled Irrational In Nixing Debt Collection Deal

Education Dept. Blocked From Canceling Debt Collection Contracts

Judge Rules in Favor of PCAs; ED Permanently Enjoined from Cancelling Debt Collection Solicitation

Scratch Raises $17 Million to Make Loan Payments Less Awful

7 Creative Strategies for Paying Off Student Loans

Creature Comforts, Entitlement and Student Debt: Are They Related?

Ameritech Financial: More Corporations Offering Assistance With College and Student Loan Debt

New Poll Finds Americans Believe College Is Worth Attending, But Not Necessary To Get Ahead

Gen Z says it plans to buy homes soon, despite college debt

REGISTER FOR NACBA’S SEPTEMBER WEBINAR!

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.

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.

Register HERE

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!

Circuit Case Law Update
Date: ON DEMAND
Time: ON DEMAND
Cost: Free for NACBA Members
Presenters: Jim Molleur, David Shaev, Trish Meyer, Koury Hicks, Behrooz Vida, Brian Flick, David Yen, Wendell Sherk, Stanley Zlotoff, Jill Michaux and Nathan Juster.

Register HERE

Join us for a discussion of the most interesting recent cases from each federal circuit led by the NACBA Circuit Leader for each circuit. Stay on top of the most interesting cases from across the country.

 

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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.

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.

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.

Register HERE

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.

Register HERE

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!

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 9/04

It’s September! We kick off this month with the following headlines…

’90s College Kids Are Middle-Aged And Still Juggling Student Loan Debt

Man terminates car lease under special promotion. Then a collection agency came knocking.

Why should you watch Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings? Here’s where he stands on key issues

How the Midterms Could Impact Medicaid

The financial problem that just won’t die: Student loans

IRS ruling on student-debt help could prompt other plans to act

Teachers, Already in Debt, Spend Money They Don’t Have on Their Students

It Might Be Hard for Millennials to Feel Like an Adult When They Struggle With Student Loans

Back-to-School Sadness: Top 10 Colleges Whose Graduates Hold the Highest Student Debt

Which Student-Loan Repayment Plan Is Right for You?

What happens to student loans when borrower dies?

California Puts Customers on Hook for Utility’s Wildfire Liability

 

REGISTER FOR NACBA’S SEPTEMBER WEBINAR!

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.

SAVE THE DATES! MAY 16-19, 2019 #NACBATheLand

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 8/10

It’s finally Friday! Let’s close out the week with the following…

Military Lending Improvement Act of 2018 Introduced in the U.S. Senate

Treasury Recommends Sweeping Regulatory Changes for Consumer Financial Services

CFPB, Payday Groups Again Denied Stay Of Payday Rule

Trump administration cuts staff at financial markets watchdog: source

The State Lawsuit That Could Set a Precedent for Nationwide Student-Loan Refunds

Congressman proposes tax breaks for businesses that help pay student loan debt for employees

Why Do College Dropouts Fail To Repay Their Student Loans?

Death is Not Always the Demise of Student Loan Debt, Advises Ameritech Financial

REGISTER FOR NACBA LIVE WEBINARS!

Introduction to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Practice for Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Date: August 23, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Dan Press, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you been referring your Chapter 11 cases to outside counsel? Are you curious about the similarities and whether you can file these cases? Dan Press, a leading author and practitioner in individual chapter 11 cases, will present an introduction to chapter 11 practice involving consumer debtors. He will discuss when this chapter is useful, the similarities and differences to chapter 13 practice, and how to conduct a chapter 11 practice.

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.

SAVE THE DATES!

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 8/07

This Tuesday’s news briefs are…

More older Americans filing for bankruptcy

“The coming storm”: Entering retirement broke and bankrupt

Why retirement is breaking the elderly

A Study Found Bankruptcy Soared Among Americans 65 And Older

‘Too little too late’: Bankruptcy booms among older Americans

The number of seniors filing for bankruptcy is way up

2nd Circuit: Debtor’s Failure to Exercise 1692g Rights Does Not Preclude FDCPA Claim

Sending your kids to college increases the chances you’ll lose your house

REGISTER FOR NACBA LIVE WEBINARS!

Introduction to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Practice for Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Date: August 23, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Dan Press, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you been referring your Chapter 11 cases to outside counsel? Are you curious about the similarities and whether you can file these cases? Dan Press, a leading author and practitioner in individual chapter 11 cases, will present an introduction to chapter 11 practice involving consumer debtors. He will discuss when this chapter is useful, the similarities and differences to chapter 13 practice, and how to conduct a chapter 11 practice.

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.

Register HERE

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.

Register HERE

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!

Circuit Case Law Update
Date: ON DEMAND
Time: ON DEMAND
Cost: Free for NACBA Members
Presenters: Jim Molleur, David Shaev, Trish Meyer, Koury Hicks, Behrooz Vida, Brian Flick, David Yen, Wendell Sherk, Stanley Zlotoff, Jill Michaux and Nathan Juster.

Register HERE

Join us for a discussion of the most interesting recent cases from each federal circuit led by the NACBA Circuit Leader for each circuit. Stay on top of the most interesting cases from across the country.

REMINDER: CLE AT SEA NOV. 29-DEC. 3!

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- 8/03

We wrap up this week with the following headlines…

Consumers Support CFPB Despite Efforts to Undermine the Bureau

Senate postpones vote for next CFPB director

A Warning to Serial Bankruptcy Filers and a New Remedy for Creditors

College students up to ears in debt: Here’s how to manage and understand loans

SC has some of the highest student debt in the country, no matter how you count it

McCaskill Bill Prevents Seniors from Being Forced into Poverty in an Attempt to Recoup Student Loan Debt

REGISTER FOR NACBA LIVE WEBINARS!

Introduction to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Practice for Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Date: August 23, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: Dan Press, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you been referring your Chapter 11 cases to outside counsel? Are you curious about the similarities and whether you can file these cases? Dan Press, a leading author and practitioner in individual chapter 11 cases, will present an introduction to chapter 11 practice involving consumer debtors. He will discuss when this chapter is useful, the similarities and differences to chapter 13 practice, and how to conduct a chapter 11 practice.

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.