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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 11/13

Today’s bankruptcy news briefs include…

Commercial and Consumer Bankruptcies on the Rise

Industry and Consumers Will Benefit from CFPB’s Revision of Small Dollar Rule

How The Midterm Elections May Affect Your Student Loans

8 Ways To Protect The Financial Well-Being Of Those Who Serve And Protect This Veterans Day

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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.

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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- 10/29

This Monday we share the following news briefs…

Target 2 Consumer Alert: Student loan debt and relationships

The student loan problem not enough people know about

Treasuries Stabilize As Utilities Slump And Junk Bonds Set Their 2018 Low

Sears’ ‘tragic’ bankruptcy turns to opportunity as US mall owners court Nobu hotels, Life Time Fitness to fill empty stores

Mulvaney appointee threatens work on fair lending

UPCOMING MEMBER BENEFIT WEBINAR

10 Key Numbers Every Law Firm Owner Must Know To Succeed

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Time: 12pm EDT/ 9am PDT

Over the last nineteen years we have helped over 18,000 attorneys market and grow their business. We have studied best practices of business development in some of the fastest growing firms in the nation. During this time we have identified many of the key characteristics of highly successful bankruptcy law firms. One of the more consistent ones is that they track specific numbers and key indicators that give them instant insight into how their law firm is performing on a weekly and monthly basis.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are the numbers that make your law firm run.

By analyzing these critical metrics, Partners and Owners of law firms can easily determine whether they are on track to achieve their goals or if they need to retool and refocus their marketing and business development efforts.

In this fast paced webinar, nationally recognized law firm marketing expert Stephen Fairley will teach you:

  • How to easily identify the 10 key metrics your law firm needs to track and measure
  • How to set up a system to identify these numbers
  • CPL and CPC: the 2 most important numbers every attorney must know in order to succeed
  • How to avoid “paralysis by analysis”and being overwhelmed by too much data
  • Delegating roles and responsibility to your staff
  • Using software to track your KPIs

If numbers scare you or you tend to ignore them because you have a hard time making heads or tails of all the different data you see, then this webinar is a “can’t miss” event! If you’re a spreadsheet and data driven individual then you will love this webinar!

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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- 7/19

The weekend is so close. Until then, check out these Bankruptcy News Briefs…

Lawmaker Questions U.S. Trustee Over McKinsey’s Conflict Disclosures

Here’s How To Buy A House When You Have Student Loan Debt

Consumer credit defaults continue to fall says report

New Bankruptcy Rules Proposed for Student Debtors

Debt Collector Exits FDCPA Suit Over Dispute Notice

Woman wins $33,000 to pay off her student loan debt!

Taxpayers Didn’t Contract Those Student-Loan Debts

How student loans are making some people abandon their dreams 

The Case Against Student Loans: Why Weak Students Should Pay More | Opinion

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT TO REGISTER FOR NACBA’S VIRTUAL WORKSHOP!

Don’t miss this opportunity to earn CLE credits right from your desk!

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.

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Register for Taxes in Bankruptcy 2018!

Tax Discharge: Basic & Advanced Bankruptcy Solutions
Including 2018 Tax Reform Implications
VIRTUAL Taxes in Bankruptcy Workshop
LIVE Questions & Answers

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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 2, 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.

CLE Credits

This workshop will accredited for continuing legal education credits. State approval and number of credits will be posted/ updated to this page as approvals are received. Attendees will receive certificate of completion.

Registration

NACBA Member Fee: $199
Non Member Fee: $349
Includes: Materials, CLE Credits, Certificate of Completion and Unlimited Viewing.

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Presenters

For a full presentation outline visit: https://www.nacba.org/taxes-in-bankruptcy-2018/

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 4/25

Today’s Midweek Briefs read…

Invitation for Comment to Restyle the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure

Consumer watchdog becomes alphabet soup of controversy

Mulvaney, Watchdog Bureau’s Leader, Advises Bankers on Ways to Curtail Agency

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fines Wells Fargo $1 billion

House Introduces Bill To Increase CFPB Guidance Transparency

ABA Urges CFPB to Consider Cost, Burden of Civil Investigative Demands

Eighth Circuit Joins Five Other Circuits in Applying a Materiality Requirement to FDCPA Claims

CFPB Considers Ending Public Access to Complaints About Banks

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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.

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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!

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 3/29

Kick back and check out a few of today’s headlines …

Massachusetts education financing group ends membership in national association over student loan debate

nprED: Dept. Of Education Fail: Teachers Lose Grants, Forced To Repay Thousands In Loans

Sen. Brian Schatz The student debt crisis threatens the American way of life. Washington can’t keep ignoring it.

Tax Refund Garnished Due to Student Loan Default? Here’s How to Get It Back

Warren: Republicans Remain Silent as Mulvaney’s CFPB Ducks Oversight

npr: Episode 832: Mulvaney Vs The CFPB

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

Features in this quarter’s issue include:

  • The President’s Report
  • Six Secrets of the IRS Account Transcripts
  • Court Won’t Let Bank of America “Buy’ and “Bury” Judgment Against It
  • Notice of Elections

Visit the CBJ to read these articles and more!

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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.

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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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