We look forward to seeing many of you this May in Orlando at the 25th annual NACBA convention.
We are keeping it simple this year with a single display booth, but we’ll be there to show you what we’re up to and say thanks for being here for us.
This is a great time to tell a colleague about our software/support and introduce them to us. Keith, Carlos, Grace, & Andre will be there this year to greet you.
Starting on July 1st, 2017 Trans Union, Experian and Equifax are going to stop reporting most, if not all, of consumer tax liens and civil judgements. This comes as a result of a class action suit called the “NCAP Settlement” that started in 2015 and recently settled with the three bureaus. There have been a number of news reports out recently talking about how this change has the potential to improve many consumers’ credit scores. But this good news for the consumer can be a problem for the bankruptcy attorney who uses free credit reports. These will be missing liens and judgements which can be critically necessary in a bankruptcy filing.
Our partner, CIN Legal’s Bankruptcy Credit Reports (BCR) includes a search of Lexis Nexis’ public records database including relevant liens and judgements for this very reason – to make sure you have access to all the information you need to represent your clients. Click here for more information on BCRs also, because Public Records often don’t have PII (like SSN’s, etc.) it is possible to get a “false positive” but these can be easily eliminated with your client’s review and of course, these LexisNexis records are not on the consumer’s credit report but at least you will know that you are aware of anything that might be relevant in a bankruptcy filing. If you have any questions you can call CIN Legal at (866) 218-1003.
There’s a law firm operating out of the North that some of you have partnered to work with. The treat they offer is more business; the trick they are playing, however, is that they are just taking your own business and splitting the fees while you do the real work. It’s clearly a case of “something is better than nothing” because we feel you aren’t getting anywhere near a fair deal. Amazon.com has destroyed a lot of brick and mortar (local) retail businesses and we believe this online distributed law firm wants to be the Amazon of bankruptcy practices. We hope that you would find this as unacceptable as we do and we intend to work to balance the scales.
The LegalPRO universe includes some of the best marketers in the business and we are looking for ways to leverage their knowledge and skills to create a marketing program to benefit all LegalPRO firms. It’s our desire to use the massive collective resources of our client base to create a true referral system that is cost effective and successful. Most of all, we want our firms and their clients to be the true beneficiaries of the service – not a shrewd and aggressive “national” law firm.
So, with that being said, we hope you will take a few minutes to complete our online survey and give us some feedback on how we can best take on this endeavor. We have some ideas, but we bet you have even more. Take our survey today!
We started offering our virtual bankruptcy paralegal service about 18 months ago and it has quietly become a nice success. We get a steady stream of inquiries and, although it doesn’t fit everyone’s budget, we get plenty of repeat business because our paralegals are fantastic. Whether you need regular work done or just some temporary help, keep us in mind and we’ll be here when you need us.