Bankruptcy 101: Introduction to Consumer Bankruptcy
A NorthLegal Webinar
(Appx. 114 min)
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Bankruptcy law is a complex subject, and one about which attorneys and even courts
But the failure to understand exactly what the rules are can result in lost
opportunities to collect debt, wasted time, and, in some instances, expensive
litigation and penalties against your financial institution!
To register to watch the archived
version of this program using a credit card or "coupon code," click
This program does not currently
have a post-program FAQ page.
It's important that each consumer lending institution have a staff that is well-trained to
handle bankruptcy matters; "faking it" or "learning on the job" can
cost many times more than you would spend training staff right in the first
This Internet training program will provide both legal and practical information
to new collectors who are just learning about bankruptcy, to experienced bankruptcy
collectors who want a refresher and to be sure they're doing the very best
they can for their institution, for lenders or credit committee members who
want to understand bankruptcy in order to help them make better loans, and to
management team or board members who understand they need enough general knowledge
about the subject to allow them to properly guide those they are paid to supervise.
"Eric makes what would ordinarly be dry material interesting, with his stories and animated delivery style."
During this program, attorney Eric North talks with participants about:
"Eric always does a fabulous job of boiling down a very complex subject into understandable bits."
and much more!
- What the different types ("chapters") of bankruptcy are, what each was designed to do, how they differ from one another, and how each affects your institution.
- Generally, what things consumer loan collectors should look for when attempting to maximize recovery through bankruptcy.
- Why rules are different in various parts of the country -- even though we all follow the same law -- and what your institution can do about it.
- The language of bankruptcy: what the various words used by attorneys, courts, and bankruptcy professionals mean.
- An introduction to the "automatic stay" -- when it begins and ends and how it affects your institution.
Like other NorthLegal Webinars, this program gives your consumer lending institution the opportunity to train several staff members for a single low price, right in the convenience of your office!
NOTE: This program is intended for employees of consumer lending
institutions. Please contact NorthLegal Training and Publications to obtain approval
before registering if you are not an employee of a consumer lending institution.
The registration fee for this program is $145.00 if paid by credit card (online or by telephone), $155.00 if paid by check.
(Checks must be received by NorthLegal prior to the beginning of the program.
Sorry, but we cannot invoice for this event.) For that price, you may have
as many participants as you wish listen (over a single telephone line and
This program is not state-specific, and will be important to consumer lending institutions
from around the country.
Although financial institutions from any state may attend this program, this
program is jointly hosted by NorthLegal Training and Publications, by credit
union and other consumer lending institution leagues and associations serving:
|| New Mexico
by the following local or regional associations:
- The California Credit Union
- The New England Adjustment Managers Association
- The NorthWest Credit Union Collectors Association
and by the law firm of
Moore Brewer Wolfe Jones Tyler & North
(Participants do not have to be members
of any of those leagues or associations in order to attend.)
How to Attend a Webinar
To register for a prerecorded NorthLegal Webinar using a credit card, visit
the link shown earlier on this page. (You may also register by mailing
a check to NorthLegal, but there is a small extra fee. Call for information
if you want to register by mail.)
After you register, an email will be sent
to you with an "Access Code" and
with instructions showing how to use that Access Code to attend the program.
(If you already have an Access Code you can skip the registration.) An Access
Code may be used only one time, and is only valid for 7 days after it is
issued. If you miss that deadline, just contact us and we'll re-issue the
To attend this program you will need access to an Internet connection.
Both the audio portion and the slide presentation will be accessed through
your computer. More details about how to participate will be provided upon
registration or (if you would like details before registering) may be obtained
by calling NorthLegal Training and Publications.
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Speaker: Eric North
Eric North, the primary speaker at the programs listed on this site, has represented the interests of credit unions and other financial institutions as an attorney with respect to litigation, compliance, governance, bankruptcy and collections matters since 1984. Eric has appeared in state and federal courts throughout the State of California, and has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.
Eric is also a nationally recognized speaker on legal issues relating to consumer
lending institutions, and has presented hundreds of programs on behalf of national,
state and local leagues and associations from around the country.
Watching your training budget? NorthLegal Webinars allow you to train multiple
employees for one low fee.
Webinar scheduling conflict? No problem. Just register,
skip the program, and contact NorthLegal to arrange a replay of the presentation
at a time that is more convenient for you. You get all the benefits of a live
program, plus the ability to "pause" the program to take notes or
to discuss the materials being presented.