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ProVest and Vertican Technologies Partner on Q-LawE Software Integration

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ProVest and Vertican Technologies Partner on Q-LawE Software Integration

TAMPA, Fla. -- ProVest, an industry leader in serving legal process, announced that it is now fully integrated with Vertican’s Q-LawE platform. Vertican’s software offers many benefits, namely time savings and human data entry error elimination. “While we pride ourselves on... Continue Reading

by Joel Rosenthal
07/14/2021


Message from NCBA President: See You in Orlando!

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Message from NCBA President: See You in Orlando!

Greetings NCBA Members, Happy Easter and Passover to you and yours! It is hard to believe that by the time I see you in Orlando it will have been 19 months since many of us have seen each other in person. When we were last together at the 2019 Fall Conference in Washington, D.C., I was welcomed... Continue Reading

by Mark Groves
04/1/2021


Supreme Court of Florida Expands Reach of Reciprocal Attorney Fees Statute

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Supreme Court of Florida Expands Reach of Reciprocal Attorney Fees Statute

By Ronald S. CanterEsquire In Ham v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc., 2020 WL 7778178, (Case No. SC18-2142, decided Dec. 31, 2020), the Supreme Court of Florida held that a unilateral attorney fee provision in a credit card agreement, benefiting only the creditor, is made reciprocal under... Continue Reading

01/7/2021


Reaffirmation: 7 Things Every Creditor’s Attorney Should Know

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Reaffirmation: 7 Things Every Creditor’s Attorney Should Know

Filing a reaffirmation agreement in a chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding is a commonplace occurrence for many attorneys. Continue Reading

12/10/2020


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


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


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


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


SCOTUS Leaves CFPB Intact, But Allows for Removal of Director for Any Reason

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SCOTUS Leaves CFPB Intact, But Allows for Removal of Director for Any Reason

In the opinion written by Chief Justice Roberts, the Court held that Congress overreached when it limited the President’s power to remove the single director of the Bureau. Continue Reading

06/29/2020


Historic Decision to Celebrate Pride

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Historic Decision to Celebrate Pride

It could not be more appropriate as those around our country celebrate Pride Month that the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) rendered its historic ruling on workplace discrimination. Continue Reading

06/17/2020