Stephen Fairley

Bankruptcy News Briefs- 10/30

Kickoff Tuesday with these headlines…

Can U.S. Consumers Continue Their Pace of Spending?

The next financial crisis? A look at student loan debt in America

Student loan debt holding back first-time home buyers

Discover and Capital One slashing credit limits, closing inactive cards

The public service loan forgiveness fix isn’t going well

Markets Work In Higher Education: Tuition Fees Are Starting To Fall

Procollect alleged to have damaged consumer’s credit score by failing to report debt as disputed

What happens to college loans if the borrower dies? That depends

BCFP Revisits Payday Rule, Expected January 2019

MEMBER BENEFIT WEBINAR TODAY!

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!

REGISTER HERE

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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!

REGISTER HERE

 

Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/31

Midweek Headlines Making News…

Bank Card Default Rate Continues to Increase

Congress Holds Hearing on Fintech; 77 Million Left Out of Discussion

Attorney Could Not Cover Fees from Debtor under Quantum Meruit Theory where Attorney Violated Ethical Rules

How Much Notice is Enough?

Getting Millennials to Pay their Balance Medical Bills May Require a Revolution, TransUnion Study Suggests

TCPA Case Law Review for December 2017

Court Ruling on CFPB Director Deals Blow to Trump Administration

Appeals Court Rules CFPB Structure Is Constitutional

COLLEGE LOAN DEFAULT RATES RISE 20 YEARS AFTER ENROLLMENT

Utah District Court says FDCPA does not bar state law claims

Fifth Circuit rules that loan-modification discussions resulting in foreclosure do not violate TDCA

Jared Kushner Act’ aims to curb use of arrests for debts in Maryland

Senator Kamala D. Harris Joins Democratic Colleagues in Raising Concerns Over Private Debt Collectors in Higher Education

Register for February’s Webinar!

Set Yourself Apart & Make Money: Use Non-Standard Provisions in Local Chapter 13 Plan
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern / 11:00 AM PACIFIC (90-120 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: O. Max Gardner and Henry Sommer

Register HERE

Hang Out at the Watercooler

Dive into Ruby Receptionist newsletter, the Watercooler to get tips that you can implement in your day to day business!

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! Register today and get savings at the Early Bird Rate!

Register Today!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 1/8

Kicking Off A New Week With New Headlines…

CFPB Bank Complaints Normalized; Such Analysis Eludes Debt Collectors

From the Web: Cybersecurity Legislation Slated for Action in 2018, if Congressional Schedule Allows

Collection Boot Camp: The Red Flags Rule and Debt Collection

Senator Concerned About Possible ‘Burrowing In’ Situation Involving CFPB Deputy Director

New York Credit Union: CFPB’s Mulvaney Already Hurting Us

Debt-collectors harass people duped into fake Telkom listing update

Debtor’s Guaranty of Wife’s Business Debt was a Non-consumer Debt, so he was Not Subject to Abuse Test under § 707(b)(1)

4 Ways Betsy DeVos Plans To Make It Harder For Ripped-Off Students To Get Loan Forgiveness

Involuntary Proceeding Suspended to Permit Disposition of State Court Litigation

Months after Equifax data breach, we’re still no closer to privacy protections

Kick Off the New Year with A New Webinar!

Stump the Chumps!
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM Eastern / 8:30 AM Pacific (60 Minutes)
Cost: $25 Members / $75 Non-Members
Presenters: James J. Haller, John C. Colwell, Ed Boltz, Gene Melchionne and Henry Sommer

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! Register today and get savings at the Early Bird Rate!

Register Today!

Bankruptcy News Briefs 10/26

Thursday’s Headlines…

Senate Votes to Repeal Americans’ Day in Court; Gives Wall Street a Huge Win

Language Preference Question in Uniform Mortgage Application Will Help Borrowers Gain Access to the Mortgage Market

Education Secretary Delays Student Loan Borrower Defense Rules

From the Web: Mortgages, Credit Cards Are Leading Forms of Debt for Consumers

Opinion: Senate vote overturning CFPB rule is a blow to consumer protections

Vanquish a phantom debt for good

Connecticut’s New Net Worth Requirement for Collectors

CFPB Highlights Supervisory Findings Related to Credit Cards

Stellar Recovery Secures Significant Fair Debt Collections Practices Act Victory

Trustees Triumph

Cities Seeking Debt Assistance From State Can’t File For Bankruptcy, Lawmakers Say

Bankruptcy filings for IED suspect show unpaid medical bills, crippling debt

Connecticut Senate Passes Budget With Rescue for Hartford

Register for NACBA’s Webinars!

Top 10 Ways to Drastically Increase Lead Conversion

Date: Thursday, October 26th, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented By: Stephen Fairley, Founder & CEO of The Rainmaker Institute
Cost:  Member Benefit – No Cost for NACBA Members
Register: HERE

How to Introduce an Appraiser’s Testimony and Appraisal as Evidence in Bankruptcy Court

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Eastern
Presented By: James J. Haller, Esq.
Cost:  $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Register: HERE

What’s New at NACBA?

NACBA Membership Promotion! 

Renew your NACBA membership this month for a chance to be entered to win not one but 2 amazing resources! Here’s what you can win!

  • NCLC’s Quick Guide to Federal Evidence and Objections(value $35). An essential practice tool for federal (and even state) court litigation, facilitating objection by rule number, and including common objections and motions at every stage of a case.
  • In addition to the Quick Guide to Evidence, winners will also receive the guide inside a NACBA logo portfolio (value $50). This portfolio even includes a protective space for your tablet!

Just renew your membership for a chance at winning!  Two (2) winners will be chosen at random each month.

Save The Date!

 

  • Save the Date for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention on April 19-22 at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver! Registration opens November 13,2017!
  • NACBA 2018 Cruise! Get ready to set sail on the Empress of the Sea on November 29th-December 3rd 2018! 

Bankruptcy News Briefs 10/24

Dive Into Tuesday’s Headlines…

New York Court Says No Disclosure Needed When No Interest Added to a Debt

Court Properly Declined to Compel Arbitration of Educational Loan Issue

CFPB Consumer Advisory Board to Discuss Final Rule for Small-Dollar Lending Market

A Boom in Credit Cards: Great News for Banks, Less So Consumers

Chapter 13 Funds Held by Trustee Had to be Returned to Debtor, Notwithstanding Child Support Enforcement’s Demand for the Funds

Operation Chokepoint – The Report of its Death May Be an Exaggeration

‘Secret Analysis’ Pushing CFPB’s Lawyer-Friendly Rule, U.S. Senators Told

District Court Finds that Bankruptcy Court Misapplied Law Regarding Tenancy by the Entireties, Remands Case for Factual Findings

RIP Makes Final Push to Buy and Forgive $100M in Medical Debt for 2017

Treasury reports CFPB arbitration rule would impose extraordinary costs

18 Million More Reasons Debt Collectors Need to be Engaged in the Illegal Robocall Solution

Navient Loses Appeal of Bankruptcy Court’s Denial of its Motion to Compel Arbitration of Student Loan Dischargeability Issue

Elizabeth Warren Calls for SEC Insider Probe of Navient Trades

Equifax hack may shake up US consumer data laws

Register for NACBA’s Webinars!

Top 10 Ways to Drastically Increase Lead Conversion

Date: Thursday, October 26th, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern
Presented By: Stephen Fairley, Founder & CEO of The Rainmaker Institute
Cost:  Member Benefit – No Cost for NACBA Members
Register: HERE

How to Introduce an Appraiser’s Testimony and Appraisal as Evidence in Bankruptcy Court

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Eastern
Presented By: James J. Haller, Esq.
Cost:  $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Register: HERE

What’s New at NACBA?

NACBA Membership Promotion! 

Renew your NACBA membership this month for a chance to be entered to win not one but 2 amazing resources! Here’s what you can win!

  • NCLC’s Quick Guide to Federal Evidence and Objections(value $35). An essential practice tool for federal (and even state) court litigation, facilitating objection by rule number, and including common objections and motions at every stage of a case.
  • In addition to the Quick Guide to Evidence, winners will also receive the guide inside a NACBA logo portfolio (value $50). This portfolio even includes a protective space for your tablet!

Just renew your membership for a chance at winning!  Two (2) winners will be chosen at random each month.

Save The Date!

 

  • Save the Date for the 2018 NACBA Annual Convention on April 19-22 at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver! Registration opens November 13,2017!
  • NACBA 2018 Cruise! Get ready to set sail on the Empress of the Sea on November 29th-December 3rd 2018!