Dodd Frank Act

Bankruptcy News Briefs 3/15

Fed Survey: Consumers’ Financial Outlook Improves

U.S. consumer debt nears record

Trump Picks a Regulator Who Could Help Reshape Dodd-Frank Act

Consumer sues debt collector for alleged violation of FDCPA

Misstated Summons Did Not Create FDCPA Violation

More than 1.1 million borrowers defaulted on their federal student loans last year

The Foreclosure Crisis: A Retrospective

Though the CFPB Faces Major Reform, Few Know What it is

Legislators eye measure to protect IRAs from creditors

Upcoming NACBA Events


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 for the Early Bird Rate that ends March 17th, 2017 for savings!

Register for Tomorrow’s Webinar!

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What to do: Post HAMP for Mortgage Borrower Clients
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 3:00 PM Eastern to 4:00 PM Eastern.
Presented by: Marc Dann Esq., and Bobby Rivera Esq.
Register HERE

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!

 NACBA Membership Promotion!

Renew your membership this month 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

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 Check out The Headlines for the 1st Week of 2016!

CFPB Takes Reassuring Tone Among TRID Complaints

2016 Brings IRS Power Over Passports, Use Of Private Debt Collectors

One Way to Fix the Hot Mess that Is Debt Collections

New Bankruptcy Forms Affect Residential Mortgage Lenders, Servicers

Prepare for a Dodd-Frank Repeal Fight



Registration is Open for the 24th Annual Convention on May 19-22nd in San Francisco! Register by March 25th to Receive the Early Bird RateVisit  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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Make 2016 a Banner Year Register to Exhibit or Sponsor at 2 of NACBA’s Premiere Events!

Be an Exhibitor and/or Sponsor 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!

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Start Your New Year Off With A New Webinar! Free for NACBA Members!

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 For NACBA Members / $49 Non Member. REGISTER HERE


2015 was a busy year! If you missed any of NACBA’s Webinars give yourself a gift for 2016 and purchase anyone of these informative webinars today! Check Out All These Great Webinars!

  • Getting Rid of Encumbered Property in Consumer Cases (More Info)
  • “Modernized” Bankruptcy Forms Part I Webinar (More Info)
  • “Modernized” Bankruptcy Forms Part II: Live Q&A (More Info)
  • Student Loans in Bankruptcy Workshop (More Info)
  • 2015 Supreme Court Decisions & What They Mean For Your Practice (More Info)
  • Security Clearances & Bankruptcy (More Info)
  • Taxes In Bankruptcy, 2014 Virtual Fall Workshop (More Info)
  • Family Law & Bankruptcy (More Info)
  • Getting Paid: Collecting Reasonable Attorneys’ Fees in Chap 7 & Chap 13
  • Dealing with Debt Buyer Claims
  • + Many More Webinars for Bankruptcy Attorneys & Staff!


Read NACBA’s President, Edward Boltz’s  President’s Report in the 2015 Consumer Bankruptcy Journal along with  so many informative and relevant articles!


Did you miss any of 2015’s Consumer Bankruptcy Journals? You can read all of them at


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


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! 

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 7/28



Finance Company Faces Possible TCPA Class Action

Scammers in Account Data Theft Reach Settlements

Appeals Court Reopens Lawsuit Against CFPB

Operation Choke Point Bill Set for Committee Mark Up

House Financial Services Committee Holds Final Dodd-Frank Anniversary Hearing

Credit Card Debt Burdens Vary Across Largest 25 Cities in the U.S.

Press Release Opposing Section 52106 in Senate Highway Trust Fund Bill Mandating IRS to Use Private Debt Collectors,

Drop in Commodity Pricing, Liquidity Drives ‘Upstream’ Bankruptcy Filings

People Fare Better After Filing Bankruptcy

Fitch: U.S. Consumer Bankruptcies Set to Fall to Eight-Year Low

NACBA Events

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Register for the Effective (And Ethical) Online Marketing  For Law Firms on Wednesday, August 26, 2015  at 2:00 PM EST/11:00 AM PST. Join Fred J. Cohen, JD, is the founder and CEO of Amicus Creative Media as he discusses how to establish a comprehensive online presence that will increase your exposure.

The Presentation Will Cover:

– Establishing your branding and striking imagery to powerfully resonate with prospects, clients and colleagues
– Overview of how search engines can increase your online exposure, keywords to consider and tips on enhancing search performance.
– Turning your website into a potent resource How to use legal content to convey credibility
– Overview of blogging, its benefits and best practices
– Utilizing effective top of mind marketing tools to supercharge referrals
– Criteria for selecting a provider

NACBA’s 24th Annual Convention!

Save the Date for the 24th Annual NACBA Convention in San Francisco, May 19-22, 2016!

NACBA Benefits

Amicus Creative Media

Does your firm need a comprehensive website  that increases visibility, generates new business and supercharges referrals? Amicus Creative Media is the solution. As the Preferred Website Developer for NACBA, all members can receive a semi-custom website package for only $1199 (usually $2250). These powerful websites include:

– Captivating designs
– Professional content written exclusively for NACBA Members
– Integrated site tools such as click to call technology, e-newsletter management and an online consultation request tool
– Unparalleled white glove support to help you every step of the way

NACBA’s Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

As NACBA gears up for the 24th Annual Convention in San Francisco we can’t help but to reminisce on the success of NACBACHI! Walk back down memory lane with us in “Sweet Home Chicago: Scenes From #NACBACHI,” in The Consumer Bankruptcy Journal.

NACBA Membership

Stay connected and up to date on the relevant topics through your NACBA Membership. Renew Today!

Join NACBA and take advantage of the networking, education and resources NACBA offers!


Bankruptcy News Briefs 7/24


The Costs of the Dodd-Frank Act for Financial Service Industries

Naked Liens – Stripping Prohibited

CentsAbility: Creditors’ Rights Law Update – If you Have an Objection, Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

The Education Department Is Failing Students Who Got Defrauded

Chase stops collecting from half-million consumers

Student Lending Company Fined for Alleged Billing Scheme

Discover Bank Fined for Illegal Collections

CFPB Files Complaint Against Student Financial Aid Services, Inc.

Another Reason For Collectors To Be Cautious When Calling Consumer Cell Phones

Upcoming Events

Register for the Effective (And Ethical) Online Marketing  For Law Firms on Wednesday, August 26, 2015  at 2:00 PM EST/11:00 AM PST. Join Fred J. Cohen, JD, is the founder and CEO of Amicus Creative Media as he discusses how to establish a comprehensive online presence that will increase your exposure, enhance your credibility and foster referrals while following the Rules of Professional Conduct. Free to All NACBA Members!

Save the Date for the 24th Annual NACBA Convention in San Francisco, May 19-22, 2016!

NACBA Benefits


Each NACBA member receives FREE, as part of his/her membership, access to Fastcase’s bankruptcy database. In addition, NACBA members are eligible to purchase Fastcase’s “Premium Plan,” which includes access to a database of opinions of the supreme courts and courts of appeal of all 50 states, at an annual rate of just $195 compared to the non-member annual price of $995.

NACBA’s Consumer Bankruptcy Journal

NACBA Member Steve Berken gives seven ways to cultivate a mental attitude of peace and happiness when dealing with the sometimes stressful world of consumer bankruptcy in his article,“The Myth of Pandora.”

NACBA Membership

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!