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In November, 2015, Jay R. Schmerler participated in a webinar enitled, " If You're Not On Facebook, You're Commiting Malpractice." The exploding use of social media was explored, particularly as to its impact upon both attorneys and litigants. Emphasis was placed on restraint by clients, as regards postings on social media, during the pendency of a legal matter. Certainly food for thought as even what you've posted in the past can be used against you presently and ultimately harm your case. Remember - comments and posts on any social media site constitute public information, available for all to see.


10-22 & 10-23-2015

Jay R. Schmerler attended a two-day workshop, presented by the

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), entitled "Student Loans in Bankruptcy". An update regarding what's new in Washington was presented by United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Senator Warren has been at the forefront of the battle to change the current treatment of student loan repayment and default. Numerous recognized national experts presented a series of lectures dealing with this rising crisis and the present means to address the issues, utilizing the Bankruptcy Code and non-bankruptcy law.

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