Discharging Student Loan Debt in Bankruptcy

(310 Ratings)

Produced on: May 17, 2018

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

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)  

Faculty

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. 

Reviews

KN
Kelly Finley N.

Fantastic. Best course

HG
Heather G.

Useful topic for lawyers.

HS
Heather S.

Very informative!

MF
Mary F.

Fantastic course!

LH
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.

AB
Adria B.

Well done and very thorough!

FD
Fatima D.

Demystifies student loan related bankruptcies. Really great presentation!

JD
James D.

Good course

EF
Elaine F.

Great course, maybe the most helpful I’ve watched

LC
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.

JD
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.

FB
Frederick B.

Good content

TD
Tom D.

Very informative and timely.

LR
lawrence r.

very knowledgeable lecturer who made clear presentation

MB
M Margaret B.

Excellent!

PS
Paul S.

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

JF
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.

NL
Natalie L.

Outstanding presentation Natalie!

GP
G. Christine P.

She's great.

AL
Allison L.

Excellent

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