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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

REGISTER FOR NACBA’S MEMBER BENEFIT WEBINAR THIS THURSDAY!

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- 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- 7/20

Friday is here! Let’s end this week with the following headlines…

Trump lays into the Federal Reserve, says he’s ‘not thrilled’ about interest rate hikes

Trump CFPB nominee grilled by Senate Democrats

CFPB Nominee Promises Pro-Business Approach at Senate Hearing

CFPB reportedly probing Wells Fargo over add-on products

Opinion Why independent mortgage banks need CFPB reg relief

Does the Fifth Circuit’s decision finding the FHFA is unconstitutionally structured presage a similar fate for the CFPB?

1 in 3 parents will help their kids pay off student loans

9 Common Student Loan Myths That Can Cost Borrowers Big Time

Student Debt Gets the Game-Show Treatment. Who Wins?

Democrats Want IRS to Clarify Student Debt Relief Won’t Be Taxed

I took out student loans and it was the best decision I made — here’s why

The Cloud Is Transforming Higher Education

REGISTER TODAY FOR NACBA LIVE WEBINARS!

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.

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.

#NACBATheLand IS HAPPENING MAY 16-19, 2019!

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 6/21

As we get closer to the weekend, the Bankruptcy News Briefs are…

Student Loan Crisis: Are Small Businesses Impacted?

Judge rejects DeVos’ interpretation of order about Corinthian student debt relief

Cicilline, Ferguson Introduce Bill to Protect Student Loan Borrowers

Mick Mulvaney says CFPB can’t be a ‘gold-standard’ agency while it’s still ‘Elizabeth Warren’s baby’

Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Must Define New Rulemaking Powers

REGISTER FOR TOMORROW’S LIVE WEBINAR!

Finding Diamonds in Your Bankruptcy Cases, Make More with Your Existing Clients
Date: June 22, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-NACBA
Presenters: James Haller, Esq., Marc Dann, Esq., & Ahmad Sulaiman, Esq.

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Would you like to increase your income in your bankruptcy cases while providing extra services to protect your clients? Our panelists will discuss a checklist of factual scenarios that may result in additional lawsuits against creditors or debt collectors. They will review what to look for in FDCPA, TCPA and FCRA cases and the statute of limitations. They will give guidance on how to prosecute or refer claims. Finally they will discuss when it is best to review cases for these possible lawsuits (pre vs post-petition vs post discharge). Join us and learn how to recognize these claims.

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Stump the Chumps
Date: June 29, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: FREE Members / $25 Non-NACBA
Presenters: James Haller, Esq., Daniel Press, Esq., & Summer Shaw, Esq.

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Join our popular quarterly program where you get to ask your bankruptcy law questions to our panel of experts. We will start with questions unanswered from our last session (see below) and take your questions. See if you can stump our chumps..

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.

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.

DON’T MISS THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY JOURNAL

Access it online now!

NACBA’S TAXES IN BANKRUPTCY 2018 IS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!

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.

Register HERE

 

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 5/24

This Thursday we read …

The Changing Makeup of Consumer Debt

Americans are in blistering debt — and banks are targeting the most vulnerable

How the just-passed banking overhaul bill affects consumers

Consumer Watch: College debt affects housing market

Democratic Lawmaker Wants to Repeal GOP Tax Cuts to Alleviate Student Loan Debt

Congress just approved a bill to dismantle parts of the Dodd-Frank banking rule

President Trump signs joint resolution disapproving CFPB Bulletin concerning discretionary pricing by auto dealers

REGISTER FOR TODAY’S LIVE WEBINAR!

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.

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!

What are potential webinar users are looking to learn? Take the webinar survey HERE

There is still time to register for NACBA’s Member Only Summit at Sea!

Nov. 29-Dec. 3, 2018. Learn more and register HERE

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 3/22

Thursday’s headlines read…

How often do medical problems lead to bankruptcy?

Retailers filing for bankruptcy or going out of business in 2018

House Committee Approves Legislation to Amend FDCPA and Regulations of Debt Collection Attorneys

Debt collection still a big source of consumer complaints

Get ready for most competitive spring home buying season since the Great Recession

CFPB handled over 84K debt collection complaints last year: Report

How today’s Fed rate hike will affect your finances

Read this quarter’s issue of 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!

Register for NACBA’s Webinars!

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.

Register HERE

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.

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!

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Bankruptcy News Briefs 3/13

Check Out Today’s Headlines…

From the Web: Education Secretary Issues Guidance on State Regulations of Student Loan Servicers

WalletHub Study: Credit Card Debt Surpasses $1 Trillion

EDNY: Avila and NYDFS Requirements Collide

Second Circuit Finds Arbitration Conflicts with Discharge Injunction

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Has Crippling Medical Debt

Creditor’s Motion to Reopen and Compel Surrender of Home Denied Where No Relief was Justified (since Husband had Died and Wife Not on Note)

Trump’s CFPB looks at credit cards and, absurdly, sees ‘a positive picture for consumers’

Opinion: The Attack on the CFPB Threatens Consumers and Ignites a Race to the Bottom

Debt collection, fraud are making consumers angry

Feds tell state officials to back off student loan debt collectors

Bankruptcy Court Reluctantly Allows Creditor To Shuck “Lil’ Sweet Pea” Accounts

Debt collectors top list of consumer complaints in 2017

Student debt crisis deepens as Gen Z enters college

Would Cancelling All Student Debt Help The Economy?

Feds attempt to bar states from regulating student loan debt collectors

7 myths about bankruptcy and your credit debunked

Kick Back and Read the Latest Edition of 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!

Register for NACBA’s Webinars!

Escrow Shortage Claims
Date: March 15, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: Tara Twomey, Esq. & John Rao, Esq.

Register HERE

Have you ever received a mortgage arrearage claim including a hefty escrow shortage? This webinar will examine how to review that claim for accuracy and how to explain it to your client. Don’t miss this opportunity to save yourself time and aggravation when reviewing these claims.

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.

Register HERE

Who’s Ready for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention!

Visit the Annual Convention site for the updated schedule, speakers, pre-convention sessions and more! In a blink of an eye, April will arrive and we don’t want you to miss out on this awesome Annual Convention!

Register Today!