Consumer Debt

NO CLE - ABI Consumer Commission Final Report

The leadership of ABI's Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy releases its Final Report and Recommendations during this panel. The 17-member Commission examined dozens of issues over the last two years. The Final Report focuses on reductions of barriers to entry, enhancing the fresh start and making chapter 13 work for all stakeholders.

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NO CLE - Consumer Update: Hot Topics in Consumer Law (2018 Winter Leadership Conference)

The practice of consumer bankruptcy law is an ever-changing landscape, with new issues arising every day! This panel will explore some of the most recent exciting and evolving decisions including discharge of student loans, the challenges when personal property is repossessed pre-petition, pawn loans and the automatic stay, and consumer class actions in bankruptcies.

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NO CLE - Judges’ Round-and-Round (2018 Winter Leadership Conference)

In this roundtable format, attendees can visit with leading judges (each presiding at their own table) to discuss and debate the nation’s most important recent business and consumer bankruptcy decisions.

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NO CLE - Giving Back: Representing Veterans and the Acknowledgment of Pro Bono Contributions by the Bar

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NO CLE - Credit Reporting and Bankruptcy

A frequently asked question by an individual considering bankruptcy is, “What will it mean on my credit report?” This session is designed to help answer that question and other questions regarding credit reporting. What is a credit report? Who provides the information, and what gets reported? What are the range of scores, and what do they mean? How does chapter 7 impact an individual’s credit score going forward? How does chapter 13 impact it? What can an individual do if something untrue is reported? What can you do as the individual’s attorney to help out?

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NO CLE - Student Loans: An Overwhelming Problem in Need of Some Solutions

Repayment of student loans is a serious problem for many individuals. This session will focus on both nonbankruptcy and bankruptcy ways of dealing with student loans. What nonbankruptcy options exist to deal with student loans? What are income-based repayment programs, and do they work? What other nonbankruptcy creative strategies can be employed? What does it take to discharge a student loan under § 523(a)(8)? Is the Brunner test the only option? What other legal standards may apply? What are the options in chapter 13? Do student loan claims count for purposes of eligibility debt limits?

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NO CLE - Nonbankruptcy Alternatives for Dealing with Consumer Debt

Are there nonbankruptcy alternatives that might better suit your client to deal with their financial difficulties apart from bankruptcy?

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NO CLE - Student Loans. Where are we and where do we go from here?

An examination and debate of the case law, political and legislative developments that could impact the student loan crisis and whether under the current climate there is any chance of or need for change.

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NO CLE - Kahoots: The 21st Century Ethics Game

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NO CLE - Municipal Violations: What They (could) Mean To Your Chapter 13 Case?

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