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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 10/18

Today’s bankruptcy news briefs to read through are…

The Student Loan Debt Crisis Is About to Get Worse

What Borrowers Should Know About Robocalls

FTC is Making Consumer Complaint Data More Accessible

Defrauded by a for-profit college? A new court ruling may help you cancel out your loan debt

Which Comes First: Debt Payoff or an Emergency Fund?

Home Equity Borrowing Poised to Soar

Judge Orders Betsy DeVos To Begin Student Loan Forgiveness

The Effects of Student Loan Debt on First Time Homebuyers

CFPB Adds Abusive Practices Rulemaking to 2019 Agenda

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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

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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- 9/27

Don’t miss the latest bankruptcy news briefs…

NACBA/NCLC Testify Before House Judiciary Subcommittee

Bankruptcy Watchdogs Push Congress for a Raise

Goodlatte Statement at Hearing on Bankruptcy Administration Improvement Act

What’s Going On Behind the Scenes Since Court Ruled Against ED?

As Fed Raises Rates, Consumers Have Yet to Feel the Sting

Racial wealth inequality is worsened by student debt, study finds

Is student debt keeping Americans away from marriage?

National Student Loan Cohort Default Rate Falls

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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.

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- 9/17

We start this new week with the following briefs…

A Great New Way Your Employer Might Help You With Student Loan Debt

The 30 cities where millennials carry the most debt don’t include New York or San Francisco

Why You Might Not Want to Pay Off Your Mortgage or Student Loans Early

‘I’m Assuming I’m Not Going to Get an Answer’: Ocasio-Cortez Pressed on $40T Policy Plan

Soaring college costs force new strategies: Pathways to Prosperity

REGISTER FOR NACBA’S WEBINAR HAPPENING IN 10 DAYS!

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.

ARE YOU READY FOR NACBA’S MEMBER ONLY SUMMIT AT SEA?

NACBA is pleased and excited to announce the return of our Members-Only Summit at Sea! Mark your calendars, save the dates, and prepare to set sail on NACBA’s maiden voyage at sea!

CLE AT SEA

CLE Sessions will take place on December 1st during the “Day at Sea.” Session titles are listed below. Descriptions and presenter info can be found by clicking here.

  1. Pieces of Eight, err, Seven: The Risks and Rewards of Unbundling Chapter 7.
  2. Land Ho! How to Introduce Valuation Evidence in Bankruptcy.
  3. Walk the Plank: Insolvency Procedures in Other Countries
  4. Avast Ye! Benefits of the New Tax Law & Applicability to Solo Practitioners.
  5. Scurvy Dogs: Petition Preparers, Debt Settlement Scams and other Pirates
  6. Yo Ho Ho and a Bucket of Income: Top 10 Ways to Double Your Lead Conversion Rate and Your Revenues in Less Than 6 Months

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.

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!

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- 8/30

This Thursday’s bankruptcy headlines read:

Bipartisan push begins in Senate to expand mortgage access for self-employed borrowers

Puerto Rico Archdiocese files for bankruptcy amid lawsuit

In New Ruling on Insurance in Bankruptcy, 5th Circuit Decides Proceeds Were Property of Debtor’s Estate

These States Have The Most Student Loan Debt

IRS Ruling Allows Company To Match Employees’ Student Loan Payments Into Their 401(k)

House hopes to tame student loan crisis with financial literacy bill

This 28-year-old unintentionally accrued $50,000 in debt—here’s how he’s paying it off

8th Circuit: Notice of Garnishment, Consumer-Initiated Inquiry After Cease Communication Request Not FDCPA Violation

How The Trump Administration Is Screwing Over Debt-Saddled Students

REGISTER FOR NACBA’S LIVE 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.

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!

 

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 8/28

NACBA Now is back from a short summer break! Check out these new briefs…

SENIORS FILING BANKRUPTCY IN RECORD NUMBERS

The Truth About Credit Card Debt Forgiveness

Insolvency After the 2005 Bankruptcy Reform

Timing of student loan watchdog’s resignation ‘couldn’t be worse,’ advocates say

Student Loan Watchdog Quits, Says Trump Administration ‘Turned Its Back’ On Borrowers

IRS ruling allows 401(k) student loan benefits

Kavanaugh’s administrative law opinions should be given due deference 

New product allows people to pay student loans with retirement savings

Why So Many Students Aren’t Receiving Loan Forgiveness

Stories Of Student Debt, And The Trouble With Public Service Loan Forgiveness

How U.S. Education Has Become ‘A Debt Sentence’ [Infographic]

REGISTER FOR NACBA’S LIVE 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.

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.

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