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NCBA to Participate in Perdue Run-Off Campaign Efforts

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NCBA to Participate in Perdue Run-Off Campaign Efforts

In December, NCBA-PAC is participating in a virtual PAC event for Senator David Perdue (GA-R), the incumbent, in his upcoming run-off election against Democrat, Jon Ossoff. Continue Reading

by Nathan Willner
11/19/2020


CFPB Publishes Final Rule on Debt Collection Practices

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CFPB Publishes Final Rule on Debt Collection Practices

On October 30, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a Final Rule under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), applying the FDCPA to modern communication technologies such as email and text messaging, among other provisions. Continue Reading

11/19/2020


Optimism Shines Bright for NCBA

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Optimism Shines Bright for NCBA

Chip StacyHood & Stacy P.A. My recent election as President-Elect of the National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA) is fortunate timing for me as the hard work of the organization has given rise to a great amount of optimism for 2021. Led by Liz Terry and Mark Groves, NCBA successfully hosted a... Continue Reading

by Chip Stacy
11/12/2020


Welcome to the New NCBA Website

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Welcome to the New NCBA Website

We have a brand new look and updated technology in an effort to better serve all our members. Continue Reading

11/5/2020


NCBA Issues Statement in Response to the CFPB's Debt Collection Rule Release

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NCBA Issues Statement in Response to the CFPB's Debt Collection Rule Release

National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA) issues the following statement after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (Bureau) final rulemaking on the implementation of the Fair Debt Collection Procedures Act (FDCPA): NCBA acknowledges and thanks the Bureau for its ongoing efforts to... Continue Reading

10/30/2020


Congressman Mooney Continues Support for NCBA's Position in Letter to CFPB Director Kraninger

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Congressman Mooney Continues Support for NCBA's Position in Letter to CFPB Director Kraninger

Yesterday, Congressman Alex Mooney (R-WV) sent a letter to CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger supporting NCBA’s position for the removal of the “Meaningful Attorney Involvement safe harbor” provision in the proposed debt collection rules. In addition to the attention already garnered... Continue Reading

09/17/2020


ADA Protects Lawyers With Disabilities, But We Must Do More

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ADA Protects Lawyers With Disabilities, But We Must Do More

NCBA's Diversity & Inclusion Committee shares this article with you as part of its initiatives to educate NCBA's members on discrimination in the legal profession, including against people with disabilities. Continue Reading

08/13/2020


Announcing Two Exciting Fall Events: 2020 Executive Experience, Virtual Experience

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Announcing Two Exciting Fall Events: 2020 Executive Experience, Virtual Experience

NCBA is optimistically proceeding with its plans for a new event, the 2020 Executive Experience, to be held at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge on October 21 -23. The JW Marriott has implemented health measures due to COVID-19 including enhanced cleaning, social distancing, touchless... Continue Reading

08/10/2020


The Murky Problem of Enforcing Post-Petition Consumer Debt in Chapter 13

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The Murky Problem of Enforcing Post-Petition Consumer Debt in Chapter 13

What happens when a debtor in an active chapter 13 case incurs debt post-petition and does not pay it? The answer requires a slog through multiple code sections and even then, the answer is murky. Continue Reading

08/6/2020


On The Record!

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On The Record!

Congressman Alex Mooney asks of CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger: “…the American Bar Association and the National Creditors Bar Association have both stated their opposition to the safe harbor provision in (the CFPB proposed Debt Collection Rules).  Continue Reading

by Nathan Willner
08/6/2020


Maryland Court Limits Reach of State Debt Collection Law

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Maryland Court Limits Reach of State Debt Collection Law

By Ronald S. Canter, Esquire The Law Offices of Ronald S. Canter, LLC Maryland is one of a number of jurisdictions that have enacted state law restrictions on consumer debt collection.[1] However, unlike the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Maryland Consumer Debt Collection Act... Continue Reading

07/8/2020


The Importance of Female Mentorship: Tips for Lawyers on the Rise

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The Importance of Female Mentorship: Tips for Lawyers on the Rise

For the past 20 years, law schools have seen a roughly equivalent number of men and women enrollment. It was not until 2016 that more women were enrolled than men. Continue Reading

07/1/2020