Managing Student Loans in Bankruptcy

July 18, 2017 2:00 p.m. ET–3:00 p.m. ET
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Spotting and Investigating the Legal Issue
Strategy: Structuring and Plotting the Case

Registration Information

Members: $40
Nonmembers: $75 (If you have not already been vetted to attend webinars, please email Rebecca at to register.)

There is $1.3 trillion in outstanding student loan debt. Many of these students turn to bankruptcy lawyers as their best hope for relief. Student loan analysis is vital to a successful bankruptcy practice. This webinar is geared to bankruptcy practitioners and those interested in student loan law.

What You Will Learn

  • How to address all student loans in bankruptcy
  • How undue hardship is not the ONLY avenue to discharge student loans
  • How to use bankruptcy as a management tool


Mr. Rausa received his law degree from Western Sierra Law School in 1989. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1993 and began his own general civil litigation practice. Prior to focusing solely on bankruptcy law, he practiced personal injury and medical malpractice. Soon thereafter, he worked eight years for a consumer bankruptcy law firm before breaking out on his own in 2002. Mr. Rausa is an experienced student loan lawyer. He has represented dozens of student loan borrowers in the management and administrative discharge of student loans. He has also assisted student loan borrowers in the rehabilitation of defaulted student loans as well as the consolidation and acceptance into income-driven repayment plans.

CLE Credit

Interested in receiving CLE credit for this webinar? NACA webinars have been CLE approved in a number of states. While NACA does not seek CLE approval for each webinar in each individual state, individual attorneys can generally apply for and receive CLE credit in their own respective states. For more information and a comprehensive guide to the process of applying for CLE approval as an individual attorney, email Rebecca Smolar at

Refund Policy

Please note that there are no refunds for webinars since participants can view the presentation after it has taken place. If your registration was submitted less than two hours prior to the event, it is not guaranteed that you will receive access to participate in the live presentation. However, you will receive access to the recorded webinar in the coming days.

Why You Should Register Even If You Can’t Attend the Live Webinar

For each webinar you register for, regardless of whether you attend live, you will automatically receive an email inviting you to view a recording of the webinar and also containing attachments of the Power Point presentation and any other supplemental materials within two business days of the live webinar. This way, if you have a time conflict, you will be able to listen to the webinar and study the course materials at your convenience. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Smolar, Manager of Education, at