Pre-Convention Session: Student Loans


The panel will provide an update on new decisions regarding bankruptcy discharges, provide forms and materials to help you assist your eligible client in obtaining a bankruptcy discharge, and how to get paid.  The panel will discuss the new trend of redefining a “student loan” and narrowly reading Section 524(a)(8) to argue for discharge.  We will also discuss non-discharge remedies for your clients through the use of chapter 13 plans to get your client’s current on payments and work out a loan modification. The panel will also discuss the new rules that went into effect on 10/16/18 and how to assist your clients in discharging their student loans outside of bankruptcy.  In addition, the panel will discuss how to identify which type of student loan is at issue and the particular non-bankruptcy rules for each.

Why you should attend:

You want to stay on top of the current student loan caselaw and alternative non-discharge methods to assist your clients with their student loans.  The panel will provide practical guidance on these subjects along with forms and briefs you can use in your practice.

Please note, Pre-Convention sessions take place before the convention.These sessions are NOT included with your convention registration. These sessions are add-on sessions that take place on Thursday, May 16TH, 2019.



Convention Attendee


Non Convention Attendee



Convention Attendees:

Convention attendees can purchase the special one-day Pre-Convention Session: Student Loans at a reduced rate.  When registering for the Convention, you will add the session to your cart during the normal Convention registration process.  If you have any questions or problems, give us a call at 1.800.499.9040 and we will be happy to help.  Click here to register for the Convention AND Student Loans.

If you register for the Convention and do not register for the Student Loans, you can always go back and add it at the reduced rate by calling us at 1.800.499.9040 or by logging into your account at and clicking on “My Events” then “Add Session” to add this session to your registration.

Non-Convention Attendees:

If you are planning to attend the Student Loans ONLY, and NOT the Convention, please CLICK HERE to register.   You may also download the registration form by CLICKING HERE and mailing in your Pre-Convention registration and payment to:

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
4th Floor
Washington, DC 20037


  • Meal Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and should be purchased for Guests ONLY.
    • Attendees do not need to purchase Meal Tickets; meals are covered by tuition.
  • Convention Cancellations received:
    • On or before 5:00 pm EST Friday, March 8, 2019: 100%
    • On or before 5:00 pm EST on Friday, March 22, 2019: 50% + electronic materials
    • After March 22, 2019: Electronic materials only
  • All Convention Cancellations result in the forfeit of the free convention AudioPoint promotion

Cancellation/refund requests must be received by email to:

NACBA’s refund policies are strictly enforced.