Slavery and Bankruptcy in America

By Professor Rafael I. Pardo, Robert T. Thompson Professor of Law, Emory Law (Atlanta, GA)

Summary/Commentary

By Phil Lamos, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee Lauren A. Helbling (Cleveland, OH)

Slavery and Bankruptcy in America – Summary

Professor Rafael Pardo has written an extensive and fascinating article to be . . . → Read More: Slavery and Bankruptcy in America

Electronic Signatures Vs. Digital Signatures: What’s The Difference?

When it comes to selecting e-signature technology, lenders are well advised to think in terms of digital signature technology, as well.

Patrick Barnard

E-signature technology is seeing rapid adoption in the mortgage industry. Today, most, if not all, mortgage lenders accept e-signatures in some form, regardless of what stage they are at . . . → Read More: Electronic Signatures Vs. Digital Signatures: What’s The Difference?

ABA, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Release First National Study On Attorney Substance Use, Mental Health Concerns

ABA, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Release First National Study On Attorney Substance Use, Mental Health Concerns

Of 11,278 attorney/participants 20.6% scored at a level consistent with problematic drinking. . . . Of 11,489 participants, 36.4% . . . score consistent with hazardous drinking or possible alcohol abuse or dependence. A significantly higher proportion of . . . → Read More: ABA, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Release First National Study On Attorney Substance Use, Mental Health Concerns

In Your Cites - A Quick Refresher Of Common Legal Citations For Your Bankruptcy Practice

By Megan E. Craig, Bayer, Wishman & Leotta (Los Angeles, CA)

New law school graduates and thirty-year veteran practitioners alike can benefit from a quick refresher on proper Bluebooki citation. This article reviews proper use of basic case, statute, internet and book citations, including use of short form and signals. It is intended for . . . → Read More: In Your Cites – A Quick Refresher Of Common Legal Citations For Your Bankruptcy Practice

AO Issued Director Forms

At its October meeting, the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules recommended the Director Forms indicated below:

Form 4100N Notice of Final Cure Payment Form 4100R Response to Notice of Final Cure Payment

Learning How to Sell Yourself

By Carmen Dellutri, Esq., Dellutri Law Group, Fort Myers, FL

Some people are born great salespeople. Those people are charismatic and upbeat, and they have the ability to entice us to want to part with our hard earned dollars for the product or service they are selling. But most of us aren’t born with . . . → Read More: Learning How to Sell Yourself

A Brief Guide to Analyzing the Fairness of Student Loan Discrimination*

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Thirteen Rules to Win the Heart and Mind of a Chapter 13 Trustee

By Helen M. Morris, Chapter 13 Trustee for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia

Treat the trustee’s staff with respect.  They know what they are doing.  If they tell you that they can’t give you certain information over the phone, they are following office policy and procedures.   You may be able to . . . → Read More: Thirteen Rules to Win the Heart and Mind of a Chapter 13 Trustee

Take Note: Tools For Annotating PDF Seminar Materials

By Beverly M. Burden, Chapter 13 Trustee for the Eastern District of Kentucky

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed herein are the personal opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Academy, the NACTT, or the Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee. This article is not an endorsement of any particular . . . → Read More: Take Note: Tools For Annotating PDF Seminar Materials

Questions Generated From Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better: Why You Should Consider Chapter 13 Webinar

By: Honorable John P. Gustafson and Mark C. Leffler, Esq.

If a student loan is only paid a percentage, in the plan, after the completion of the plan, is the loan considered “in default.” How can we address that issue while the case is pending to avoid a “default.”

If the loan is . . . → Read More: Questions Generated From Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better: Why You Should Consider Chapter 13 Webinar