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2017 Bankruptcy & Collections Seminars: Texas
Monday, March 6, 2017 6:25 AM

This year’s Bankruptcy and Collections Seminar series is brought to you in collaboration with the Blalack & Williams Law Firm. Seminars will be offered in Dallas and Houston, bringing this top-notch training to a region near you.

Note, the early bird deadline for saving money on registration for the Dallas seminar ends March 20. Register today!

Registration is now open:

Dallas, May 2-3
Early Bird Deadline: March 20
Credit Union of Texas
8131 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75251
Register Now

Houston, Oct. 17-18
Early Bird Deadline: Sept. 5
Member Source CU
10100 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77042
Register Now

Day 1: Collections
Credit union collectors are now facing new regulatory challenges and operational issues that impact how they legally collect delinquent loans. This fast-paced Collections Training Seminar will address and provide guidance on such topics as GPS devices on vehicles, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Unfair Deceptive Abusive Acts and Practices, collection letter compliance issues, new repossession pitfalls to avoid, and other hot collection issues. Practical recommendations and advice regarding effective telephone techniques and strategies will also be addressed to help make collectors more effective on the telephone. And more!

Credit union collectors of all experience levels will benefit from this in depth look at current debt collection compliance issues and proven collection techniques and strategies.

Day 2: Bankruptcy
With nearly 800,000 bankruptcies filed in 2016, never has it been more important for credit unions to refocus on bankruptcy training, an aggressive assertion of credit union rights in the bankruptcy courts, fighting bankruptcy fraud, and ensuring compliance with the bankruptcy automatic stay and discharge injunction. These Bankruptcy seminars will devote time, dialogue, and expertise in these critical areas. Without a sound knowledge of member bankruptcies at your credit union, the credit union will miss many opportunities for recoveries, and at the same time will be exposed to the potential for real liability.

Credit unions and credit union bankruptcy specialists will be able to maximize the credit union’s return on its collateral with a firm grasp of the credit union’s rights under the Bankruptcy Code. These seminars will be an in depth examination of credit union best practices when a member bankruptcy notice arrives including areas such as:

  • Successful handling of Texas Chapter 13 member bankruptcies
  • Critical Proof of Claim procedures, forms, redaction and more
  • Reaffirmation advice including forms completion and negotiation with debtors and debtor’s counsel.
  • Key collateral recovery methods including dealing with the automatic stay in bankruptcy
  • Many more issues critical to credit unions in particular.

The day begins with bankruptcy fundamentals and an update and refresher for experienced bankruptcy officers. We then move on to more advanced bankruptcy principles. Blalack & Williams attorneys practice credit union bankruptcy law in all four districts of this state.

Who Should Attend?
Presidents/CEOs/managers, loan officers, credit committee members/volunteers, collection officers, compliance officers, and any other credit union staff responsible for minimizing the credit union's exposure to bankruptcy losses, collections, or lenders in general would benefit from these seminars.

Blalack | WilliamsPresenters: The Blalack | Williams Team

  • Collections Seminars
    Mike Blalack (with assistance from Rob Woodcock and Chris Blalack)
  • Bankruptcy Seminars
    Charlie Williams (with assistance from Sharon Sjostrom and Tom Sharp)

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Could You Benefit from Grant Assistance?
The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation is accepting grant applications for League training events based on financial need. Applications must be received by application deadlines. Please visit the Foundation’s website to view all grant applications, guidelines and deadlines. Contact Emily Moreno, Foundation grants manager, at 469-385-6483 for more information.

Call 800-442-5762, ext. 6634, or 469-385-6634 or email