$1.5 Trillion: What Lawyers Need to Know About Student Loan Law
Whether or not you realize it, some of your clients are being crushed by student loans. Total student loan debt exceeds $1.5 trillion, exceeding both auto or revolving credit debt. Student loan borrowers have crisis levels of debt. About 1 in 3 student loan borrowers are in default or nearly there. Loan servicer’s and debt collector’s errors (intentional or not) vex borrowers and result in bad outcomes. Lawyers can and should play a bigger part in this crisis. Come learn the basics of student loan law, and become part of the solution. This program is co-sponsored with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.
Our speaker is Terry Lawson, Esq. of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. His work has focused on consumer protection, consumer debt defense, and consumer affirmative claims.
Fee: $25 (Free for Library Members and Legal Services Staff and SLU Law Students and Faculty)
Civil Litigation Discovery: Navigating Document Production Issues
What do you do when production of documents requests in a lawsuit generate responses that violate the requirements of Missouri and Federal rules? Learn about the problems of the document dump and real life examples of how courts deal with these issues.
Our speaker is Ferne Wolf, Esq. of Silverstein Wolf. Ferne has been practicing employment law for over forty years, from her time at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission through her work in private practice. She has chaired the Labor & Employment Law Committee and Section Council in both Missouri and Illinois and volunteers for both bars as a speaker on many employment-related topics. Among her honors include being recognized as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and being named a 2019 Legal Icon by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.
Fee: $25 (Free for Library Members and SLU Law Students and Faculty)