Prepare and Prosecute Student Loan Adversaries
• Identifying clients with student-loan debt scheduled in their petition
• Guiding clients to obtain their National Student Loan Data Systems (NSLDS) file
• Analyzing a client’s likelihood of success in a student loan adversary proceeding
• Preparing an adversary complaint from the existing template
• Populating, supporting, and delivering the DOJ required attestation form
• Tracking the adversary case upon filing
• Guiding the debtor through loan consolidation and Income Driven Repayment (IDR) enrollment
See a brief overview of the most recent consumer-buying behavior trends and the processes law firms have created to increase client conversion and total fees collected.
Recorded January 26, 2021
Aging accounts receivable can be the silent killer of a solo practitioner or small law firm. Days turn into weeks and eventually months later accounts are still overdue. All the while, the likelihood that you will be paid for services rendered gets smaller and smaller.
Join Chelsey Lambert, Stretto’s Managing Director and recognized industry expert, as she delivers “Beating the Collection Odds”. This informative session provides guidance on how to approach the conversation with your clients and offer flexible payment options without feeling like a collections agent. Program participants will also receive sample scripts and letters that can be utilized by nearly any law firm.
• Learn client intake and consultation strategies to increase the likelihood of payment.
• Review a template AR policy, collections email, letter, and call script.
• Watch a real-time payment plan setup tutorial.
Recorded February 2, 2021
CBRA Overview and Predictions
This in-depth review will outline the proposed shift to a uniform Chapter 10 case type to replace the current Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 filing structure. The panel will also discuss other provisions that would allow for both student loan and mortgage debt discharge.
– Gain a concise understanding of the CBRA’s proposed changes
– Glean awareness of the current and future stages of proposed legislation
– Increase knowledge of the deregulations of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases
– Receive information and ongoing updates on CBRA legislation developments
Recorded February 3, 2021
2021 Strategic Planning for Bankruptcy Attorneys
Join Chelsey Lambert, Stretto’s Managing Director and industry expert on consumer-bankruptcy practices, as she leads a virtual strategic-planning workshop. She will provide attendees with a workbook style PDF for notetaking and goal setting as she facilitates a series of practical exercises designed to help Attorneys narrow their focus, identify opportunities, and set a course for success.
Recorded February 4, 2021
Introduction to Firm Marketing and Client Conversion
This educational program will offer useful instruction on how law firms can market their services and generate inquiries as the first step of the conversion process. Attendees will receive an overview of the core marketing vehicles used by bankruptcy law firms including a systematic approach to follow up, intake and conversion that are required to maintain consistent cash flow.
Recorded February 9, 2021
Alternative Revenue Models: Mortgage Modification as a Legal Service
As COVID-19 relief measures have resulted in the delay of consumer-bankruptcy filings, Chapter 7 and 13 Attorneys have sought other avenues to maintain consistent cash flow. This introductory session will discuss mortgage modification as legal service offering and a viable revenue opportunity for select jurisdictions.
Consumer Bankruptcy 101
Stretto has developed this comprehensive six-week program for Attorneys interested in adding a consumer-bankruptcy offering to their law practice and those seeking to expand their current Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 practices.
Our experts will focus on two core areas: 1) Consumer bankruptcy law including marketing, client intake and retention, fee structure, and payment plans; and 2) Substantive case law and successfully delivering Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 legal services.
Recorded February 25, 2021
Accountability and Success: Leadership for Bankruptcy Professionals
In this session, attendees will learn a core set of simple processes, policies, and delivery methods created to increase transparency and effectiveness within any organization. The difference between successful professionals and those who struggle is rarely talent. This discussion will demonstrate that success often comes from one’s ability to master difficult conversations and provide constructive feedback while holding every person in the firm accountable.
Recorded March 4, 2021
How to Create a Law Firm Business Plan
This informative course, designed for attorneys new to the practice of bankruptcy law or for solo practitioners, will guide Attorneys through the step-by-step business plan creation.