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The failure to properly perfect liens on automobiles is resulting in dire lien avoidance problems. Bankruptcy fraud continues to go unchecked. Reaffirmation Agreements have changed, in form and in substance, over the last year. And seemingly harmless areas, like proofs of claims, are now exposing credit unions to serious liability. The economy has wreaked havoc on the job market and, with the 2005 bankruptcy reforms now in the distant past, bankruptcies are spiking at an alarming rate. Charlie Williams, with Blalack & Williams, P.C., focuses on bankruptcy essentials for the new credit union bankruptcy officer. In addition, he emphasizes current and emerging problems for the credit union in the bankruptcy courts. These problems are costing credit unions millions across the country. They include: automatic stay issues involving post-petition repossessions, payroll deductions, credit reporting, and other unintentional violations. All of these issues are addressed, along with many more.
NOTE: Because of suggestions from past attendees for more time needed for this session, the Bankruptcy Seminars have been extended an additional hour.
After covering all of the key legal issues that impact delinquent vehicle loans and repossessions in 2012, this year’s seminar will focus on the Texas Debt Collection Practices Act, various compliance issues which arise in the collection department, collection policies and procedures, and guidelines for effective telephone collections.
Credit union collectors must have a clear and thorough understanding of the restrictions and requirements of the Debt Collection Practices Act and this seminar will provide a section by section analysis of that Act. In addition, important compliance issues and policy and procedures suggestions and recommendations will be presented.
As an added part of this seminar, a portion of the day will be devoted to practical advice with regard to effective telephone techniques and strategies which will make collectors more effective on the telephone.
Collectors of all experience levels will benefit from this in depth look at the Debt Collection Practices Act, debt collection compliance issues, and telephone techniques and strategies.
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 lending in general would benefit from these seminars.
Odessa – Complex Community Federal Credit Union
Bankruptcy - Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Collections - Thursday, November 14, 2013
Registration is now closed.
4519 E 51st Street
Odessa, TX 79762
Business casual dress is appropriate. Bring a jacket or sweater as room temperatures vary.
*Includes 2 refreshment breaks
Mike Blalack, Esq. is a founding shareholder and principal of Blalack & Wiliams, P.C. Since 1975, Mike has focused exclusively on the representation of state and federal credit unions with a particular concentration in the areas of lending and deposit account system development, consumer credit, and collections issues and collections litigation.
Charles Williams, Esq. is a founding shareholder and principal of Blalack & Williams, P.C. For nearly three decades Charlie has concentrated his practice on the representation of credit unions and financial service providers, specializing in state and federal regulatory affairs, lending and deposit account systems and policy development, bankruptcy representation and consumer credit issues.
Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) may earn continuing education credits (CPE) in accordance with each state’s Board of Public Accountancy standards and guidelines:
Texas CPAs - The Cornerstone Credit Union League is registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the State Registry of CPE Sponsor. Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) may earn up to 6.5 continuing education credits (CPE) for the Collections Seminar and 7.5 credits for the Bankruptcy Seminar. No advance preparation or prerequisites are required. The state board of accountancy has final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to: Texas State Board of Public Accountancy/333 Guadalupe - Tower 3, Suite 900/Austin, TX 78701-3900
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Fee Per Person/Per Day - $349
Walk-in accommodated on a space available basis. Your investment includes instruction, extensive handouts, continental breakfast, networking lunch, and two (2) freshment breaks.
Substitutions are always welcome. Registration fee refunds (less a $50 processing fee per person/per seminar) are granted for cancellations received in writing two weeks prior to the seminar.
Locations with less than 20 registrants two weeks out may be cancelled. In the event of cancellation, all registrants will be notified.
The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for League training events based on financial need. Applications must be received by the quarterly application deadline. Contact the Foundation at 800-953-8283 or visit their website for more information.
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