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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 1/16

Here are new bankruptcy news briefs as we enter the 16th day of 2019

Effect of Government Shutdown on Consumer Bankruptcy Proceedings

The No. 1 way to avoid financial disaster, according to this New York bankruptcy judge

PG&E Bankruptcy Tests Who Will Pay for California Wildfires

This government shutdown ignores massive problems threatening America’s future

6 Money Moves to Make If You’re Worried About a Recession

Revamped Relief: The CFPB’s Proposed Rule to Improve its No-Action Letter Program and to Establish a Regulatory Sandbox

Here’s How Much Debt Collectors Earn In Every State

2nd Circuit rejects appeal by Buffalo, NY debt collection defendant

VA Suspends Debt Collections for Furloughed Feds

Supreme Court Hears Argument on Future of FDCPA Landscape

PG&E tells retirees not to worry about pensions even in bankruptcy

Student Loans Keeping You From Buying A Home? Think Again

Florida Board of Health suspends health care licenses over student loan defaults

DON’T MISS NACBA’S UPCOMING LIVE WEBINARS!

Our Prayer for the Blessed Resurrected Exemption: Invoking and Asserting Exemptions in Reopened Cases
Date: January 24, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Debrah DeMack Esq., Billy Brewer ESQ. & James Haller, Esq.
Register HERE

The panel will discuss the law, procedures and give advice on how best to represent a client who has an omitted asset and needs to reopen their case. The panel will discuss the possible challenges to claiming exemptions including excusable neglect and share their documents and experience fighting them.

Why You Should Attend: We all have (or will have) clients that call us after a bankruptcy is closed with an omitted asset. We all need to know what the state of the law is and how to best protect your client and the missing asset.

Real Life and Real Mods After HAMP
Date: February 7, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: O. Max Gardner III Esq., James Haller, Esq. & Bobby Riveria.
Register COMING SOON

This webinar will cover:

  • The role of the following parties in the 2019 Mod World:
  • The GSE (Fannie, Freddie and Ginnie)
  • The Private Label Deals
  • Trustee
  • Master Servicer
  • Primary Servicer
  • Default Servicer
  • Non-Performing Loans and Hedge Funds
  • Review of Real SPS Deal
  • Targets
  • Waterfalls
  • Forbearance
  • Forgiveness
  • Balloons
  • Junk Fees
  • Loan Term
  • APR

Why You Should Attend: You need to know what options your clients have to modify their mortgages under existing law.

REGISTER BY FEB. 1 FOR HILL DAY 2019 IN D.C.!

Hill Day will take place from February 25-27, 2019 in Washington, D.C.! Hotel information is now available.

Don’t delay and register today!

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Bankruptcy News Briefs- 12/12

And the “hump day” headlines read…

Fifth Circuit’s Affirmance of Denial of Attorney’s Fees to Successful FDCPA Plaintiff May Aid Collectors in Challenging Fee Requests

How Student Loan Debt Changes Your Life

More parents struggle to repay loans they borrowed for their children’s education 

Alleged student debt relief scam leads to arrest of CEO

Who Is Most Affected By Student Debt? Women.

Teacher grants converted to loans forcing teachers to pay up

MN attorney general sues ‘tax debt relief’ firm for violating consumer protections

New head of watchdog agency vows consumers will be top focus

Fla. Man Ordered To Pay Gov’t $23M Over Debt-Relief Scam

“Buy now, pay later”: Old-fashioned loan-sharking with a Silicon Valley smile?

Bankruptcy Judges Handle Much More Than Bankruptcy Matters

Madoff bankruptcy lawyer: ‘You can’t have a Ponzi without a bank. And the bank was JPMorgan.’

New CFPB director declines to weigh in on future of agency official criticized for racially tinged blog posts

Trump administration hid report revealing Wells Fargo charged high fees to students

BCFP enters into consent order with State Farm regarding alleged FCRA violations

Maxine Waters nominated to chair House Financial Services Committee

SAVE THE DATES! NACBA IS BRINGING HILL DAY BACK TO D.C.!

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.

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.

 

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.

Register HERE

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.

CHECK OUT OTHER UPCOMING LIVE WEBINARS!

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.

Register HERE

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