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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 6/12

Tuesday’s news briefs are…

CFPB changes office logo, affirming name change amid Mulvaney’s crusade to burn it all down

Senior Democrats to Mulvaney: Stop ‘starving’ CFPB of consumer data

New York leads coalition urging consumer board to keep public database of consumer complaints

Payday Groups Defend Joint Request For CFPB Rule Stay

CFPB: Mortgages among top consumer complaints

Can You Get a Personal Loan After Bankruptcy?

The Slippery Relationship Between Bankruptcy And Medical Debt

Check out the Spring 2018 Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

Don’t miss this issue which includes:

-“IRS Shake Up Happening in Bankruptcy Court”

-“Be Wary of Private Debt Collectors”

-“Brunner Test Does Not Require that Debtor Take Advantage of IBR”

-“NACBA Board of Directors 2018 Election Results”

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Finding Diamonds in Your Bankruptcy Cases, Make More with Your Existing Clients
Date: June 22, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: James Haller, Esq., Marc Dann, Esq., & Ahmad Sulaiman, Esq.

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Would you like to increase your income in your bankruptcy cases while providing extra services to protect your clients? Our panelists will discuss a checklist of factual scenarios that may result in additional lawsuits against creditors or debt collectors. They will review what to look for in FDCPA, TCPA and FCRA cases and the statute of limitations. They will give guidance on how to prosecute or refer claims. Finally they will discuss when it is best to review cases for these possible lawsuits (pre vs post-petition vs post discharge). Join us and learn how to recognize these claims.

Stump the Chumps
Date: June 29, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: FREE Members / $25 Non-NACBA
Presenters: James Haller, Esq., Daniel Press, Esq., & Summer Shaw, Esq.

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Join our popular quarterly program where you get to ask your bankruptcy law questions to our panel of experts. We will start with questions unanswered from our last session (see below) and take your questions. See if you can stump our chumps..

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.

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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.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR NACBA’S TAXES IN BANKRUPTCY 2018

Don’t miss this great opportunity to earn CLE credits!

Day 1: Thursday, August 2, 2018 3:00PM to 6:00PM EST

Day 2: Friday, August 3, 2018 3:00PM to 6:00PM EST

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 5/31

We end this May with the following headlines …

Big Banks to Get a Break From Limits on Risky Trading

CFPB May Dismantle the Consumer Complaint Database

Congress Tosses (Another) CFPB Rule While Constitutionality Battle Continues

Retire Well: The Most Important Thing Boomers Need To Know About Credit Card Debt

Why the dentist with $1 million in student debt spells trouble for federal loan programs

Federal Judge Gives Temporary Reprieve to Former Corinthian Students

Socializing higher education is not a viable solution to the student debt crisis

THE SPRING 2018 CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY JOURNAL HAS ARRIVED!

Don’t miss this issue which includes:

-“IRS Shake Up Happening in Bankruptcy Court”

-“Be Wary of Private Debt Collectors”

-“Brunner Test Does Not Require that Debtor Take Advantage of IBR”

-“NACBA Board of Directors 2018 Election Results”

REGISTER FOR NACBA’S JULY LIVE WEBINAR!

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.

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 5/24

This Thursday we read …

The Changing Makeup of Consumer Debt

Americans are in blistering debt — and banks are targeting the most vulnerable

How the just-passed banking overhaul bill affects consumers

Consumer Watch: College debt affects housing market

Democratic Lawmaker Wants to Repeal GOP Tax Cuts to Alleviate Student Loan Debt

Congress just approved a bill to dismantle parts of the Dodd-Frank banking rule

President Trump signs joint resolution disapproving CFPB Bulletin concerning discretionary pricing by auto dealers

REGISTER FOR TODAY’S LIVE WEBINAR!

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!

What are potential webinar users are looking to learn? Take the webinar survey HERE

There is still time to register for NACBA’s Member Only Summit at Sea!

Nov. 29-Dec. 3, 2018. Learn more and register HERE

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 4/24

This Tuesday’s headlines read…

Consumer Watch: Student loan debt affecting American workforce

Why you shouldn’t co-sign your grandkid’s student loan

Letters to the editor: Break the cycle of disengagement; student loan servicers should be licensed

House bill seeks to limit punitive effect of CFPB guidance process

Bill to Require Issuance of Guidance by CFPB Introduced in House

The Trump Administration Is Letting Wells Fargo Get Away With Grand Theft Auto

Mulvaney Changes Name of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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!

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.

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

We hope everyone had a great time at #NACBADEN!

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 4/5

Thursday’s headlines include…

Legal Institutions Are Not Prepared For More Student Loan Bankruptcies

Consumer files suit against Midland Credit Management Inc. over language in letter

CFPB requests public input on financial education programs

Older people increasingly loaded down with personal debt

What Consumers Can Expect From Rising Interest Rates

Think twice about retirement when picking a kid’s college

Student loans, home prices to blame for millennials’ low consumer confidence

A Look at Geographic Distribution of Student Debt

Don’t forget to check out the Winter 2018 Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!

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

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 4/4

Take a look at the midweek news briefs below…

America’s debt load is reaching a tipping point

What Happens if You Don’t Pay a Debt?

Why Consumer Spending Growth Is Slowing

Rising Rates Sound Alarm for Debt-Laden U.S. Consumers

Here’s Why Student Loan Debt Is So High – and What It’s Doing to the Economy

Sen. Merkley Announces Debt-Free College Act

Poll: Majority of millennials are in debt, hitting pause on major life events

Second Circuit Confirms Interest Disclaimer Not Required on Collection Notices Not Accruing Interest

Ninth Circuit Rules That Bankruptcy Filing Does Not Affect District Court’s In Rem Jurisdiction Over Vessel and Adopts Burden-Shifting Approach to Pretrial Awards of Maintenance Payments

Lawmakers support payday lending rule

Don’t miss NACBA’s first ever Circuit Caselaw Breakout Sessions!

We are looking forward to NACBA’s 26th Annual Convention in Denver.   NACBA is excited to bring to you for the first time Circuit Caselaw Breakout Sessions!  NACBA’s convention will offer a separate breakout session to review the latest key caselaw developments in each Circuit.

Sign up today to participate in your Circuit Breakout Session. Your circuit leader has prepared an informative review of recent case law, and will lead a discussion of these important cases.

Have not yet registered for NACBADEN? There’s still time! Register directly online now.

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

“Stump the Chumps”: FREE Member Webinar TODAY, 3/29 AT 4pm EST

NACBA Members, join our  “Stump the Chumps” panel TODAY, 3/29 at 4 p.m. EST for a free webinar!

Panelists include: Carey Ebert, former NACBA President and current Chapter 13 Trustee, Wendell Sherk (BK guru from St. Louis), and Jim Haller.

CLICK HERE to register