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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

REGISTER FOR TODAY’S NACBA MEMBER BENEFIT WEBINAR!

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.

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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

DON’T MISS TODAY’S FREE LIVE WEBINAR!

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

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.

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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.

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- 7/30

The start of a new week brings us the following new headlines…

Calling Judge Kavanaugh: The Fifth Circuit tees up a major separation of powers case.

Charles Koch, network send GOP a message: We’re happy to back Democrats who share our policy goals 

Waters to prioritize housing-finance reform if Dems take the House

How some young people are getting mortgages despite student loan debt

How to avoid money mistakes in college

New generation of candidates saddled with student debt — and not afraid to talk about it

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.

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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.

ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER FOR TAXES IN BANKRUPTCY 2018!

Register HERE

This is not your grandfather’s tax and bankruptcy workshop. Join our expert panelists who will discuss new issues, cases and methods to address tax debt. From general discharging taxes in bankruptcy to automatic stays to tax case law and statutory updates to phantom real property gains and cancellation of debt income, this is exactly the type of CLE accredited seminar that can help expand one’s practice considerably! The panelists will present new information impacting your bankruptcy practice and cutting-edge case law not discussed or outlined at previous NACBA conventions or webinars. Establish a niche for yourself as a bankruptcy tax attorney.

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.

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 7/26

Check out today’s Bankruptcy News Briefs:

Brett Kavanaugh ruled Consumer Financial Protection Bureau structurally unconstitutional

In a twist, Mulvaney now defending CFPB enforcement powers

Judge Rules in Favor of WWR, Against CFPB, in Case of Meaningful Attorney Review

What This Navient Lawsuit Means For Your Student Loans: More Q&A

Law Firm Beats CFPB Suit Over Debt Collection Letters

The Student Loan Debt Crisis Doesn’t Age Discriminate, Notes American Financial Benefits Center

Student loans: Borrowers could face tighter federal standard for debt forgiveness

Durbin: It’s time for the Senate to help relieve student loan debt

How to Prove Undue Hardship for Student Loans

DON’T MISS TODAY’S 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.

CAN’T MAKE TODAY’S WEBINAR? CHECK OUT THESE UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES

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.