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Discharging Student Loan Debt in Bankruptcy

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Produced on May 17, 2018

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Course Information

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Over 44 million Americans are burdened with nearly $1.5 trillion of student loan debt. Although student loan debt is difficult to discharge in bankruptcy, it is not impossible. More and more debtors are seeking bankruptcy relief for student loan debt. Are you prepared to assist your clients with this process?

This course, presented by bankruptcy attorney Natalie Jean-Baptiste, will give you a clear understanding of student loan litigation from case evaluation and intake to trial.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain a practical understanding of the treatment of student loans in bankruptcy
  2. Walk through the process of filing the adversary proceeding and pleading requirements
  3. Navigate the discovery process
  4. Examine how to prove undue hardship (and avoid pitfalls)  

Credit Information

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Natalie Jean-Baptiste

Law Office of Natalie Jean-Baptiste

Natalie Jean-Baptiste is a solo practitioner at Law Office of Natalie Jean-Baptiste, P.C., in Uniondale, New York, where she focuses primarily on consumer bankruptcy and student loan law. She is especially dedicated to assisting student loan borrowers in financial distress and founded a student loan counseling service to empower student loan debtors with the information and tools they need to manage their debt. Prior to launching her own practice, Natalie worked for many years in the music industry where she handled various contracts for superstar acts like Alicia Keys & Janet Jackson. She is a member of National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Ms. Jean-Baptiste earned her undergraduate degree from Fordham University, where she majored in Communication and Media Studies and minored in Business Administration, and her J.D. from New York Law School. 


Rachel C.

Excellent! I hadn't realized that you could discharge student debt so this was a real eye opener and I really appreciated the case law studies she presented to give context and shape to Brunner!

Sean O.

Good job by the presenter.

Cesar M.

Excellent presentation!

Jason J.

Great CLE for those unfamiliar with bankruptcy as well as experienced bankruptcy attorneys that have not attempted to discharge student loans. Great info!

Carey B.

She is great and easy to understand and innovative.

Yolanda S.

This course was very beneficial and introduced me to another aspect for my Financial Literacy training workshops!

Wesley G.


Frank H.

Absolutely stellar. I would've gladly sat for a full day; one of the best CLEs, if not the best, I have attended.

Joel M.

Natalie rocks! Great job.

Carl S.

Great job. This was a brand new concept I have never heard of before.

Katherine R.

This was a fabulous program. One of the better ones I have seen. Clearly there’s practitioner has a passion for what she is doing and is a credit to our profession. Thank you so much for the great insight on this topic :-)

Ian G.

Best one yet!

Deborah S.

Very informative

Harout B.

Very good Webinar. Re-enforced some great concepts and offered examples to illustrate her point.

Amy B.

Excellent, great mix of practice tips with the law

Christopher B.

Useful information in an area that seems sparse at best.

Michael C.

Really great course. Brave and thoughtful presenter. Appreciate it.

Claude A.

Excellent program.

Julia O.

Thank you, Natalie! Incredibly helpful

Kelly Finley N.

Fantastic. Best course

Heather G.

Useful topic for lawyers.

Heather S.

Very informative!

Mary F.

Fantastic course!

Linda H.

Really personable presenter, enjoyable to listen to. The amount of info presented fit the time period well. I had the time to absorb it as it went by.

Adria B.

Well done and very thorough!

Fatima D.

Demystifies student loan related bankruptcies. Really great presentation!

James D.

Good course

Elaine F.

Great course, maybe the most helpful I’ve watched

Linda C.

I have practiced bankruptcy law for 28 years (albeit corporate) and I had no idea that discharging a student loan was remotely viable! Excellent program both in content and in clarity.

James D.

I cannot say enough positive things about Attorney Jean-Baptiste. She is, without a doubt, the best CLE presenter I have seen in my eight years of being admitted to practice. Please utilize her as a resource for as many CLEs as she is willing to present on. She is a priceless contribution to Lawline, and one of the reasons I am loyal to Lawline for all of my CLE needs.

Frederick B.

Good content

Tom D.

Very informative and timely.

lawrence r.

very knowledgeable lecturer who made clear presentation

M Margaret B.


Paul S.

Natalie is especially effective because she's been through this as a debtor. Excellent presentation.

Jennifer F.

I like that she said at the end that she wasn't deterred by those who said things couldn't be done! I like that she successfully switched areas of practice. Inspiring! Great demeanor too. Nice to listen to.

Natalie L.

Outstanding presentation Natalie!

G. Christine P.

She's great.

Allison L.


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