Defending Debtors with NCSLT and SLS Student Loans

January 21, 2021, 2:15 p.m. ET–3:15 p.m. ET
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Combating Common Defense Themes
Spotting and Investigating the Legal Issue
Strategy: Structuring and Plotting the Case

Private Members: $40
Legal Aid and Public Interest Members: $30
Nonmembers: $90 (Email us) to start the vetting process)

Collection of private student loans by third-party entities has swelled in the last five years. This webinar will cover some of the strategies used to defend student loan borrowers in lawsuits brought by one of the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts (NCSLT) or Student Loan Solutions (SLS). The webinar is geared primarily towards attorneys seeing their first NCSLT and SLS cases.

What You Will Learn:

  • How NCSLT and SLS are structured
  • How to identify defenses and counterclaims
  • How to take advantage of documents found in a typical case and determine what documents are missing
  • How to prepare and respond to notices of deposition, motions in limine, and motions for summary judgment


Christina L. Henry is an attorney with Henry & DeGraaff, PS, in Seattle, WA. The firm has a consumer bankruptcy and litigation practice. The litigation focuses on bankruptcy issues under the automatic stay, violations of the bankruptcy discharge, and litigation under the FDCPA, FCRA, and the Washington State Consumer Protection Act.

Nancy L. Thompson is an attorney in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing consumer law for thirty-seven years. She is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. She has defended approximately fifty National Collegiate Student Loan Trust (NCSLT) and Student Loan Solutions (SLS) cases in the last five years. In all but one of those cases, the defendant either won or had the case dismissed before trial.  

CLE Credit

Are you interested in receiving CLE credit for this webinar? 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 respective states. Please note that NACA is now a State Bar of California MCLE Provider and this webinar is considered pre-approved for CLE credits for lawyers practicing in California. NACA will provide, upon request, certificates of attendance to be used in state bar applications and for records required by California attorneys. Email to request a certificate of attendance. 

Refund Policy

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