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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/18

Before you settle into your weekend plans, read the following articles

Title Loans Aren’t Valid Deductions on Means Test Says Utah Bankruptcy Court

Elizabeth Warren Wants Wells Fargo to be Expelled From College Campuses

CFPB Defends Its Constitutionality to Ninth Circuit Panel: Will Kraninger Have a Change of Heart?

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Plans to “Undo the Harm Done” to the CFPB

9 Student Loan Tax Tips For 2019

34 Devastating Stories About How People Are Still Crushed By Medical Debt

Waiving or Forfeiting the Right to Arbitrate—Recent Cases Tackle Issue

Lack of Settlement Payment Due Date Raises Issues in E.D. Wisc., “Promptly” is Not Enough


Our Prayer for the Blessed Resurrected Exemption: Invoking and Asserting Exemptions in Reopened Cases
Date: January 24, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Debrah DeMack Esq., Billy Brewer ESQ. & James Haller, Esq.
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The panel will discuss the law, procedures and give advice on how best to represent a client who has an omitted asset and needs to reopen their case. The panel will discuss the possible challenges to claiming exemptions including excusable neglect and share their documents and experience fighting them.

Why You Should Attend: We all have (or will have) clients that call us after a bankruptcy is closed with an omitted asset. We all need to know what the state of the law is and how to best protect your client and the missing asset.

Real Life and Real Mods After HAMP
Date: February 7, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: O. Max Gardner III Esq., James Haller, Esq. & Bobby Riveria.

This webinar will cover:

  • The role of the following parties in the 2019 Mod World:
  • The GSE (Fannie, Freddie and Ginnie)
  • The Private Label Deals
  • Trustee
  • Master Servicer
  • Primary Servicer
  • Default Servicer
  • Non-Performing Loans and Hedge Funds
  • Review of Real SPS Deal
  • Targets
  • Waterfalls
  • Forbearance
  • Forgiveness
  • Balloons
  • Junk Fees
  • Loan Term
  • APR

Why You Should Attend: You need to know what options your clients have to modify their mortgages under existing law.


Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/04

We’re ready for the weekend. But before it begins, read these briefs…

What Happens When You Stop Making Credit Card Payments?

Consumer advocacy groups make recommendations to Kraninger for debt collection rulemaking

Beware: The worldwide debt monster is rearing its ugly head

Local Bankruptcy Rules Cannot Add Additional Chapter 13 Confirmation Requirements

Deal forgives $12 million of debt for 4,800 for-profit college students in Ohio

Settlement means forgiving $556 million in student loan debt

99.5% Of People Are Rejected For Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Student loan debt contest offers $125,000 per winner

Solving the student debt crisis: Increase education supply says Moody’s economist Mark Zandi

Maxine Waters: Much of my work will be undoing Mulvaney’s ‘damage’ to CFPB

USAA Bank must pay $15.5M over banking-rule violations

Indiana gets share of $575 million Wells Fargo settlement

GAO says Consumer Financial Protection Bureau needs process for prioritizing financial risks to consumers

Registration for #NACBATheLand is OPEN!

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 12/31

The final headlines for 2018 are…

City employees have ignored over $650K worth of parking tickets and violations

Elizabeth Warren launches exploratory committee ahead of likely 2020 presidential run

Wells Fargo Says Bitcoin Too Risky for Clients, Pays $575 Million Fine For Scamming Them

Congress: Resolve to help reduce student debt in the new year

The Suffocation of Student Loans

Bankruptcy leaves Detroit police abuse claims unpaid

Sears Survives, For Now, With Last Minute $4.6B Bid

Registration for #NACBATheLand is OPEN!

Don’t forget to save the dates and register today!


Bankruptcy News Briefs- 11/15

Read today’s headlines…

Trade Groups Support Confirmation of Kraninger as CFPB Director

15% of Americans still paying off last year’s holiday debt

The Ultimate Policy Mistake By Bankers When All Is Said And Done

Devos Sued for Denying Automatic Student Debt Relief

For Democrats, the Not-So-Fresh Faces Will Matter Most

What student loan debt does to people (it’s not pretty)

The costly reality of student loan debt

Student Loans Are Hurting Millennials’ Net Worth


2018 Midterm Election Results Impact on Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 3:00pm ET/ 12:00pm PT
Cost: No Cost – Member Benefit Webinar
Presenters: John Colwell, Esq., Ike Shulman, Esq., Ed Boltz, Esq. & John Rao, Esq.

Register HERE

Join NACBA as we discuss how the recent 2018 midterm election results will impact consumer bankruptcy attorneys. This webinar is an opportunity for members to review the results, discuss House committees and new leadership, and learn how you can help NACBA move forward with bringing important issues to the attention of the 2019 Congressional agenda.

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 11/02

Happy Friday! Start your day with these new headlines…

Consumer Bureau Union Files Grievance Over Political Appointee’s Racist Blog Posts

New Report Finds Student Debt Burden Has ‘Disastrous Domino Effect’ On Millions Of Americans

Debt Collectors Can’t Dodge DA Letterhead Suit

Meet 5 midterm candidates running with student debt in mind—and in their lives

Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors, Advocacy Group Says

BCFP updates HMDA compliance guide w/ S. 2155 changes

Sixth Circuit Clarifies Appealability of Bankruptcy Court Orders

Goodbye Student Debt, So Long America!

Lawmakers and privacy rights groups spar over student loan debt solutions


Bankruptcy News Briefs- 10/23

Start your day with these bankruptcy news briefs…

State AGs Seek Withdrawal Or Substantial Modification Of CFPB’s Proposal To Revise Trial Disclosure Policy

CFPB Doesn’t Owe Law Firm $1.2M Attys’ Fees In Debt Suit

Debt collectors drained this woman’s bank account — then gave it back

There Is Bipartisan Agreement That Cryptocurrency Is Good For Politics

Wells Fargo to pay $65M settlement related to faulty sales practices

Lenders Share Their Underwriting Secrets With Credit Karma

Wage Garnishment: What Is It and How Can It Impact Your Income?

The Student Debt Crisis: Could It Slow the U.S. Economy?

FICO credit scores may jump, yet consumers should be wary

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 10/04

Today’s headlines read…

Consumer Litigation Filings, Complaints Increase Across the Board

Federal Anti-Discrimination Official Under Fire for Racial Comments

Senate Dems to Mulvaney: How did embattled aide get CFPB job?

Teachers union sues student loan servicer Navient

Democrats slam Mulvaney over appointee’s racially charged blog posts

Debt Collection May Change for Student Loan Borrowers

The U.S. Student Loan Debt And How It Impacts You

In new lawsuit, borrowers accuse Navient of standing in the way of student-debt forgiveness

When a student debt becomes a lot of trouble

Education Department will miss deadline on rules affecting students in for-profit colleges


How to Get a Great Return On Investment from Your Law Firm’s Marketing Efforts
Tips, Tricks & Little Known Tools in Using Acrobat Efficiently
Date: October 4, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EASTERN
Cost: No Cost – Member Benefit Webinar
Presenter: Stephen Fairley

Register HERE

Attorney advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry. Yet every year law firms waste millions of dollars on ineffective marketing. Why? Because they enjoy losing money? Of course not! They do it because they don’t know how to set up the systems to track their marketing efforts or they don’t know how to interpret the data that is shown to them.

If you are currently investing any money in marketing your law firm or are thinking of jumping into the fray hoping to find new ways to get more leads than you absolutely cannot afford to miss this riveting webinar.

You will discover:

  • The 5 biggest mistakes attorneys make in their marketing and advertising
  • 3 simple steps to track every lead that comes into your law firm
  • Training your staff to use the Rainmaker Lead Tracking Sheet
  • Measuring the metrics of your marketing efforts
  • Making sense of the data and how to make wise decisions
  • A good rule of thumb when it comes to ROI
  • The formula for measuring Marketing Return On Investment
  • How to identify your “marketing money losers” and when to cut the cord
  • Setting realistic expectations from new marketing efforts