Consumer Debt

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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NO CLE - Educating Your Way into Debt: Is There Any Way “Out”?

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NO CLE - Judges’ Round-And-Round

In this round-and-round format, visit with leading judges (each at their own roundtables) to discuss and debate the nation’s most important recent business and consumer bankruptcy decisions.

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NO CLE - Advising Potential Consumer Debtors About Their Tax Debts

 

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NO CLE - Dealing with Student Loans in Bankruptcy: Direct Assault on Brunner or Ways Around It?

The Frank W. Koger Lecture was established by Frank W. Koger, UMKC JD '53, and Mrs. Jeanine Koger to enhance the understanding of commercial and bankruptcy law among students at the UMKC School of Law. Judge Koger was appointed as a bankruptcy judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri in 1986. In 1996, he was appointed to the newly formed Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Eighth Circuit, and served as its first Chief Judge until his death in 2003.

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