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Scholarships Available for the 2019 NABE Midyear Meeting
The NABE Scholarship Committee is proud to offer scholarships for attendance at the 2019 NABE Midyear Meeting, January 22-24, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The scholarship includes a waiver of the 2019 Midyear Meeting registration fee ($435) and up to $1000 in reimbursement to cover the cost of travel expenses. Three scholarships will be awarded. Please follow this link for scholarship guidelines and to apply no later than November 9, 2018.


REMINDER:  Provide Your Input for the 2019 Midyear Meeting Wednesday Event
We hope you are planning to attend NABE’s upcoming 2019 Midyear Meeting in exciting Las Vegas, January 22-24.  Planners for the meeting are considering options for the special event on Wednesday, January 23.  This event is included in your registration fee.  An option under exploration is to hold a reception from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. followed by group tickets (sponsored by LawPay) for Vegas! The Show at 7:00 p.m.  Vegas! The Show is a musical review featuring production numbers which pay homage to Vegas headliners from past to present.  Before booking, we need to determine an estimate for how many registrants will attend the reception and/or show. Please help by completing the survey at the link below by Friday, October 26.  Thank you in advance for your participation! 

Please click here to complete the survey.


ABA Requests State and Local Bars’ Help to Curb FDCPA Lawsuits, CFPB Rules Targeting Attorneys
On October 24, the ABA sent a Legislative Action Alert to state and local bar leaders asking them to write their Members of Congress and express support for H.R. 5082, the “Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act.” The bipartisan legislation, approved by the House Financial Services Committee last March, would help restore traditional state court regulation and oversight of the legal profession by exempting creditor attorneys engaged in litigation from liability under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and from burdensome Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regulations. The House may vote on the measure as early as mid-November. The ABA action alert, Fact Sheet, and Sample Bar Letter to Representatives are available on the ABA's FDCPA Reform web page.

Please share this important item with your officers, and if you have any questions, please contact Larson Frisby in the ABA Governmental Affairs Office at (202) 662-1098 or larson.frisby@americanbar.org.


Report from ABA Executive Director
NABE member Jack Rives shares an update on the ABA in his report to the ABA Board of Governors. Highlights include a timeline for the roll out of the ABA’s new membership model, staffing updates, and an overview of recent programmatic activities.

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