Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 7/12

Thursday’s headlines read:

The New Toll of Student Debt in 3 Charts

Liberals view Kavanaugh as existential threat to consumer bureau

The Finance 202: CFPB further under fire with Kavanaugh pick for Supreme Court

Why are payday loans so popular with the military?

Personal Loans Now Fastest Growing Consumer Debt

What Judge Kavanaugh could mean for the CFPB as a SCOTUS justice

Yet Another Way Student Debt Keeps People from Buying Homes

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Review of Ethical issues when Using, or Acting as, Coverage Counsel
in Bankruptcy Court and 341 Meetings.
Date: July 26, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
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.

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.

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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.

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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.

SIGN UP FOR NACBA’S VIRTUAL WORKSHOP BEFORE AUGUST 2ND!

Don’t miss this opportunity to earn CLE credits. Register for NACBA’s virtual workshop “Tax Discharge: Basic & Advanced Bankruptcy Solutions Including 2018 Tax Reform Implications”

Dates & Times

Part 1: Thursday, August 2, 2018, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EASTERN
Part 2: Friday, August 3, 2018, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EASTERN

If you cannot participate on either Thursday August 2 and or Friday August 3, the workshop will be recorded and accessible on demand. However, you MUST register prior to August 2, 2018.

 

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 3/29

Kick back and check out a few of today’s headlines …

Massachusetts education financing group ends membership in national association over student loan debate

nprED: Dept. Of Education Fail: Teachers Lose Grants, Forced To Repay Thousands In Loans

Sen. Brian Schatz The student debt crisis threatens the American way of life. Washington can’t keep ignoring it.

Tax Refund Garnished Due to Student Loan Default? Here’s How to Get It Back

Warren: Republicans Remain Silent as Mulvaney’s CFPB Ducks Oversight

npr: Episode 832: Mulvaney Vs The CFPB

Don’t forget to check out the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

Features in this quarter’s issue include:

  • The President’s Report
  • Six Secrets of the IRS Account Transcripts
  • Court Won’t Let Bank of America “Buy’ and “Bury” Judgment Against It
  • Notice of Elections

Visit the CBJ to read these articles and more!

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Tips, Tricks & Little Known Tools in Using Acrobat Efficiently
Date: May 24, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
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!

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

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 3/28

Wednesday’s headlines read…

CFPB Issues FAQs on Mortgage Servicing Rules on the Eve of Compliance Deadline

Congress must act before America falls into a student loan debt crisis

Student Loan Forgiveness Program Receives New Life With $350 Million Concession

United States: CFPB Issues RFI On Inherited Regulations

Senate Democrats warn Mick Mulvaney against repealing payday loan rule

Elizabeth Warren wants to grill likely New York Fed president on Wells Fargo oversight

7th Circuit Holds Verification Requirement is of Debt Collector’s Records, not Creditor’s

House Committee Okays Bill to Amend FDCPA to Exclude Law Firms from Definition of “Debt Collector”

CFPB’s payday loan rule would be tossed under Lindsey Graham resolution

Senate Resolution Would Weaken Protections In Auto Lending Discrimination

This Democratic Senator Has a Plan to Make College Debt-Free for All

Senate banking bill would aid mobile housing, and the House wants to add to it

Have you read the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal?

Features in this quarter’s issue include:

  • The President’s Report
  • Six Secrets of the IRS Account Transcripts
  • Court Won’t Let Bank of America “Buy’ and “Bury” Judgment Against It
  • Notice of Elections

Visit the CBJ to read these articles and more!

Register for NACBA’s Webinars!

UPCOMING LIVE WEBINARS

Improve Your Bottom Line with Fillable PDFs.
Tips, Tricks & Little Known Tools in Using Acrobat Efficiently
Date: May 24, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
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

Attending #NACBADEN? Download the CONVENTION APP!

And stay up to date on the convention schedule. Visit the Annual Convention site for more on convention speakers, pre-convention sessions and more! Register today!

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 3/23

Wrapping up this week with the following bankruptcy related news…

How to Get Student Loans for Your Child When You Have Credit Card Debt

How The Fed Rate Increase Impacts Credit Card Debt

CFPB Seeks Applicants for Advisory Boards and Councils

Exclusive: Trump official quietly drops payday loan case, mulls others – sources

FTC and New York Attorney General Reach Settlements in Long-Running Debt Collection Scheme

House Financial Services Committee Approves Bill to Exclude Attorneys from FDCPA

House Financial Services Committee Approves Change to Payday Lending Rule

Study: Medical Expenses Cause Close to 4% of Personal Bankruptcies—not 60%

Check out the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

Features in this quarter’s issue include:

  • The President’s Report
  • Six Secrets of the IRS Account Transcripts
  • Court Won’t Let Bank of America “Buy’ and “Bury” Judgment Against It
  • Notice of Elections

Visit the CBJ to read these articles and more!

Register for NACBA’s Webinars!

UPCOMING LIVE WEBINARS

Improve Your Bottom Line with Fillable PDFs.
Tips, Tricks & Little Known Tools in Using Acrobat Efficiently
Date: May 24, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
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

Attending #NACBADEN? Download the CONVENTION APP!

And stay up to date on the convention schedule. Visit the Annual Convention site for more on convention speakers, pre-convention sessions and more! Register today!

NACBADEN for Google Play

NACBADEN for Apple

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 3/22

Thursday’s headlines read…

How often do medical problems lead to bankruptcy?

Retailers filing for bankruptcy or going out of business in 2018

House Committee Approves Legislation to Amend FDCPA and Regulations of Debt Collection Attorneys

Debt collection still a big source of consumer complaints

Get ready for most competitive spring home buying season since the Great Recession

CFPB handled over 84K debt collection complaints last year: Report

How today’s Fed rate hike will affect your finances

Read this quarter’s issue of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

Features in this quarter’s issue include:

  • The President’s Report
  • Six Secrets of the IRS Account Transcripts
  • Court Won’t Let Bank of America “Buy’ and “Bury” Judgment Against It
  • Notice of Elections

Visit the CBJ to read these articles and more!

Register for NACBA’s Webinars!

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

UPCOMING LIVE WEBINARS

Improve Your Bottom Line with Fillable PDFs.
Tips, Tricks & Little Known Tools in Using Acrobat Efficiently
Date: May 24, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
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!

Attending #NACBADEN? Download the CONVENTION APP!

And stay up to date on the convention schedule. Visit the Annual Convention site for more on convention speakers, pre-convention sessions and more! Register today!

NACBADEN for Google Play

NACBADEN for Apple

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 3/21

Starting of Wednesday with these headlines…

People with massive student debt hope President Trump will let them declare bankruptcy

CFPB to Work With FTC on Policing Debt Collectors

Betsy DeVos Is More Out of Touch on Student Debt than You Even Thought

United States: Dismissal Of “Marijuana” Bankruptcy Not Automatic As Bankruptcy Appellate Court Overturns Dismissal Of Bankruptcy Case Of Landlord Debtor With Dispensary Tenant

Consumer Watch: Changes in student loan discharge

Why reverse mortgages are a harder sell now

CFPB and FTC Report on 2017 Activities to Combat Illegal Debt Collection Practices

This Community Has 17% More Student Loan Debt. Is Bankruptcy The Answer?

1 in 10 Members of Congress Has Student Loan Debt

DC NEWS JUNKIE | DeLauro Clashes With DeVos on Student Loans

Consumer lawyers want to end Education Department’s partial student debt relief plan

Have you read the latest edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal?

Features in this quarter’s issue include:

  • The President’s Report
  • Six Secrets of the IRS Account Transcripts
  • Court Won’t Let Bank of America “Buy’ and “Bury” Judgment Against It
  • Notice of Elections

Visit the CBJ to read these articles and more!

Register for NACBA’s Webinars!

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

UPCOMING LIVE WEBINARS

Improve Your Bottom Line with Fillable PDFs.
Tips, Tricks & Little Known Tools in Using Acrobat Efficiently
Date: May 24, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
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!

 

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 and we don’t want you to miss out on this awesome Annual Convention!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 3/15

Extra, Extra! Read all about Thursday’s headlines…

Over 14,000 individuals discharged from bankruptcy status between 2013 and 2017 (Updated)

Is bankruptcy an option when illness wrecks finances?

Q&A: Student Loan Borrowers With Seized Tax Refunds

American women hold two-thirds of all student debt—here’s why

Most couples plan to start married life with this costly ball and chain

Student Loan Debtors Getting Kicked Out of Income Driven Plans in Bankruptcy

2nd Circuit finds bankruptcy claim non-arbitrable

South Dakota bankruptcy filings on the rise

Community bankers say Senate bill will not impact HDMA reporting

Judge Refuses to Put Debt Collector “Between a Rock and a Hard Place”

Court Of Appeal Finds Mortgage Servicer To Be A Debt Collector

National credit card debt hits $1 trillion

 Have you read the latest edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal?

Features in this quarter’s issue include:

  • The President’s Report
  • Six Secrets of the IRS Account Transcripts
  • Court Won’t Let Bank of America “Buy’ and “Bury” Judgment Against It
  • Notice of Elections

Visit the CBJ to read these articles and more!

Register for NACBA’s Webinars!

TODAY: Escrow Shortage Claims
Date: March 15, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: Tara Twomey, Esq. & John Rao, Esq.

Have you ever received a mortgage arrearage claim including a hefty escrow shortage? This webinar will examine how to review that claim for accuracy and how to explain it to your client. Don’t miss this opportunity to save yourself time and aggravation when reviewing these claims.

Register HERE

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

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 and we don’t want you to miss out on this awesome Annual Convention!