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Bankruptcy News Briefs 4/13

Dodd-Frank Reform Measures On The Way

Simple TCPA Case Becomes Two-Year Journey to Dismissal

NCLC Advocate Statement re: Education Secretary Withdrawal of Critical Student Loan Borrower Protections

Republicans propose drastic overhaul of Dodd-Frank and CFPB

Unwelcome house calls: Arizonans complain about medical debt collectors

Colorado seventh in complaints about medical debt collection

Why Debt Is Eating Up Your Tax Refund

Credit Reports Don’t Have to Disclose Bankruptcy Plan

Supreme Court Judge Refuses To Reopen Credit Suisse Suit

Foreclosures Fall Below Pre-recession Levels

NACBA25 is Less Than A  Month Away! Are You Registered?

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!

Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

In honor of NACBA’s 25th Anniversary, we want to reward you with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Introduce a new member to NACBA and we will send you $25 Amazon Gift Card. Not only will YOU receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card but the NEW MEMBER will also receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Check out the Requirements and start referring today!

 It’s a New Month! Renew Your Membership to Enter This Awesome Giveaway!

Renew your membership in April and be entered to win a copy of NCLC Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice Volume I & II, Eleventh Edition (Value $130). Two winners, will be selected at random each month

 

Bankruptcy News Briefs 11 /10

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From Healthcare To Financial Protection: How Will The Trump White House Affect Consumers?

Court Ruling Is an Unexpected Win for the CFPB

Foreclosures See an Increase After Months of Decline

Credit Blemishes May be Constricting Economic Growth

Americans are swimming in debt

Consumer Credit Increases By $19.3 Billion

What will the student loan system look like under President Trump?

Upcoming NACBA Events

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6 Key Numbers Every Bankruptcy Attorney Must Know

Date: November 17, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 minutes)
Presenter: Stephen Fairley, CEO of The Rainmaker Institute
Cost: No Cost to NACBA Members – Member Benefit

Register HERE

There are 6 critical numbers every bankruptcy lawyer running and growing a business needs to understand and review every month. Unfortunately, many attorneys don’t have the systems in place to obtain these numbers nor do they know which numbers are the most critical to their success. If you don’t know your numbers you cannot build a financially successful law firm! This webinar will provide you with the tools you need to accurately gauge the financial stability and health of your business.

In this information-packed webinar you will discover:

  • The 6 key metrics you need to track.
  • How to determine your cash flow so you can plan for future growth.
  • 5 areas you need to upgrade to take your law firm to the next level.

Save the Date for NACBA’s Silver Anniversary Annual Convention

Celebrate 25 Years of NACBA!

2017 NACBA’s 25th Annual Convention
Thursday, May 4’th – Sunday, May 7’th, 2017
Orlando, Florida

Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities at #NACBA25? Check out the Prospectus and join us in 2017!

JOIN NACBA TODAY

Become a member of NACBA! Join today and take advantage of the benefits, networking opportunities and resources NACBA has to offer!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 10/27

What’s Making the News…

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Plan May Provide for Balloon Payment

FCC, task force working on ways to end robocalls

Familiar Territory: Foreclosures Return to Pre-Crisis Levels

CFPB Revises Compliance Bulletin on Service Providers

Banks are issuing credit cards like it’s 2007

U.S. FCC chairman wants more industry action on robocalls

Consumer Bankruptcy Journal Highlight

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This is a perfect day to kick back and read the fall edition of the Consumer Bankruptcy Journal. Catch up on relevant and timely articles like, “Clawback Periods May Extend Six to Ten Years,” by Robert C. Meyers in today’s #CBJ Highlight!

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6 Key Numbers Every Bankruptcy Attorney Must Know

Date: November 17, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 minutes)
Presenter: Stephen Fairley, CEO of The Rainmaker Institute
Cost: No Cost to NACBA Members – Member Benefit

Register HERE

Save the Date for NACBA’s Silver Anniversary Annual Convention

Celebrate 25 Years of NACBA!

2017 NACBA’s 25th Annual Convention
Thursday, May 4’th – Sunday, May 7’th, 2017
Orlando, Florida

JOIN NACBA TODAY

Become a member of NACBA! Join today and take advantage of the benefits, networking opportunities and resources NACBA has to offer!

 

Bankruptcy News Briefs 10/4

Check Out The News…

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Credit Card Delinquencies Decline in 2016

Will Supreme Court Provide Definitive Answer on Whether Filing Proof of Claim on Out-of-Statute Debt is an FDCPA Violation?

IRS’s Planned Use of Private Debt Collectors Causing Concern

 Detroit defeats pensioners’ appeal over bankruptcy cuts

The fight over new payday lending rules gets nasty

Court Filings Subject To FDCPA, Says Seventh Circuit

Upcoming NACBA Events

Save the Date for NACBA’s Silver Anniversary Annual Convention

2017 NACBA’s 25th Annual Convention
Thursday, May 4’th – Sunday, May 7’th, 2017
Orlando, Florida

JOIN NACBA TODAY

Become a member of NACBA! Join today and take advantage of the benefits, networking opportunities and resources NACBA has to offer!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 9/16

Headlines Leading Into the Weekend…

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Court Rejects McCoy and Sticks with Beard

New York Proposes Extensive Data Security Regs for Financial Services Companies, Begins 45-Day Comment Period

Top Takeaways from CFPB, FTC on How Debt Collectors Can Respond to Investigations

Study: Growing Healthcare Coverage Causes Decline in ‘Substantial’ Costs for Consumers

Massachusetts Appeals Court Addresses Statute of Limitations for Enforcement of Guaranty

Details of 2017 Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Announced

Wells Fargo Case Unlikely to Prompt Republican Embrace of CFPB

Debt collection companies sued for $10 million over robocalls

Uh-Oh, We’re Racking Up Credit Card Debt Like It’s 2007 Again

The Complicated Truth About Millennials And Credit Cards

REGISTER FOR UPCOMING WEBINARS

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Avoiding Judicial Estoppel, Standing and Claim Preclusion Problems
with Non-Bankruptcy Causes of Action
DATE: Thursday, September 22, 2016 – 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST
COST: $25 NACBA Member, $75 Non-Member
PRESENTERS:
Judge Paul W. Bonapfel, Northern District of Georgia
J. Erik Heath, Esq., Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney, San Francisco, CA
John Rao, Esq., National Consumer Law Center, Inc.
REGISTER: HERE

Events

NACBA’s  Fall Workshop

EARLY BIRD RATE IS EXTENDED! REGISTER TODAY FOR SAVINGS!

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Pack your bags and set sail for the 2016 NACBA Fall Workshop on October 6th-9th for stellar sessions, excellent presenters, CLE, networking and a little relaxation!  Get all the details and register today!

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE NEXT ANNUAL CONVENTION

2017 NACBA’s 25th Annual Convention – Silver Anniversary
Thursday, May 4 – Sunday, May 7, 2017
Orlando, Florida

JOIN NACBA TODAY

Become a member of NACBA! Join today and take advantage of the benefits, networking opportunities and resources NACBA has to offer!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 12/21

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What’s Happening? 

Credit Reporting Practices Prompt $6.4M CFPB Fine

Mortgage Default Rates Improved in November: S&P/Experian

Revised Federal Student Loan Repayment Plan Takes Effect

Attorney Fees Are Actual Damages for Stay Violation

When is a Message a Communication “With” a Third Party? The Debate Rages On

United States: CFPB Card Act Report Identifies Five Credit Card Practices That “Warrant Further Scrutiny”

Hearing On CFPB Bulk Data Collection Raises Consumer Safety Concerns

THE WAIT IS OVER! REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR NACBASF!

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NACBA is excited to announce that Registration is Open for the 24th Annual Convention on May 19-22nd in San Francisco! Register by March 25th to Receive the Early Bird Rate!

You won’t want to miss NACBASF’s prominent Keynote Speakers!

Bob Shrum, Famed Political Consultant. Shrum has advised practically every major Democratic candidate from Edmund Muskie and Ted Kennedy to All Gore and John Kerry, and understands how political campaigns are fought and won. Shrum is the author of No Excuses: Concessions of a Serial Campaigner.

Nomi Prins, Renowned Author & Commentator from Wall Street to Washington. Prins’ latest acclaimed book is All the Presidents’ Bankers. Other books include It Takes Pillage: Behind the Bonuses, Bailouts, and Backroom Deals and Other People’s Money: The Corporate Mugging of America, chosen as a Best Book of 2004. A frequent media commentator, Nomi has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, CSPAN, PBS, FOX and other TV stations.

Visit http://nacbacon.com/  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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Start Your New Year Off With A New Webinar!

Yelp, Avvo & Google Oh My! Online Reputation Management for Bankruptcy Attorneys

  • Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 60 minutes
  • 3 PM Eastern / 2PM Central / 1PM Mountain / 12 PM Pacific
  • Presented by: Catherine Sanders Reach, Director, Law Practice Management & Technology, Chicago Bar Association.
  • FREE Members / $49 Non Member. REGISTER HERE

THE FALL 2015 CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY JOURNAL 

Read “Mortgaging Services Abuses,”and get Max’s Nifty Fifty by O. Max Gardner III in NACBA’s last edition of the   2015 Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

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ATTENTION #NACBASF EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS! RESERVE YOUR BOOTH TODAY!

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Good News! You have the chance to be an Exhibitor and/or Sponsor at 2 NACBA Events!

Registration is Now Open  for Exhibitors and Sponsors for the 24th Annual NACBA Convention in San Francisco, CA May 19-22nd 2016 and/or at NACBA”s Fall Workshop, Summit at Sea, October 7th-10th 2016! Both events are perfect opportunities to network and showcase your company!Visit the  Prospectus to reserve your booth or become a sponsor today!

SAVE THE DATE!

2016 never looked better!  Sail the friendly seas when you register for NACBA’s Fall Workshop Summit at Sea, October 7th-10th, 2016.

KEEP YOUR NACBA MEMBERSHIP CURRENT

With so many exciting educational events and networking opportunities on the horizon in 2016 don’t end this year without renewing your NACBA Membership! Renew Today! 

Not a member of NACBA? Want to take advantage of all the benefits NACBA Members receive?  Join  NACBA Today!

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 9/14

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In the News this Week…

FCC Cites F.N.B. in Pennsylvania for Policy on Robo-Texts

College Settles AG’s Charges; Agrees to Stop Collections

Consumers Show Credit Card Spending Discipline

NARCA Applauds CFPB Action Against World Law Group

Student Debt Payback Lags

Parents Drowning In Student Loan Debt Have Valuable Options

Obama promotes shell game in student loan system

Revenue Department stepping up its debt-collection efforts

The Benefits of Being a NACBA Member

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  • NACBA members can increase their business with a free listing in NACBA’s on-line Attorney Finder, which is prominently featured for consumers looking for a bankruptcy attorney. The Attorney Finder profile includes a link to the member’s own website, a profile of the member and other features.
  • Amicus Brief Project and Litigation Support– NACBA files amicus briefs in selected appellate and Supreme Court cases that could significantly impact consumer bankruptcy rights.  As a NACBA member  you have access to all amicus briefs as well as model briefs on numerous issues arising under the 2005 bankruptcy amendments.
  • Professional development is simple and affordable with Continuing Legal Education: On Demand with Attorney Credits.com. NACBA members are entitled to a 15% discount off allCLE courses and bundles and processes CLE credits in over 30 U.S. States.

NACBA Events 

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San Francisco has never looked better with the 24th Annual NACBA Convention coming to town! Mark your calendars for May 19-22, 2016! You won’t want to miss this awesome event!

What’s Your NACBA Status?

Your NACBA Membership is an investment in you! Renew your membership today!

Join  NACBA to take advantage of education opportunities , the ability to network  with your peers and comprehensive benefits!