Volume 6, Number 5

May 24, 2012

Student Loan Issues Come to the Fore
By Karen Cordry, NAAG Bankruptcy Counsel
Prior to the 1978 Bankruptcy Code (“the Code”), student loans could be discharged like other unsecured debts. Initially, loans could be discharged after five years or upon a showing of undue hardship. In 1979, the law was amended to except any period during which payments had been deferred from counting into the five-year calculation. In the last few years, though, there have been increasing concerns about whether changes need to be made to the overall system of student loans and bankruptcy discharges.
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AG Employee Spotlight
As a former journalist, Allison Martin has had many exciting experiences throughout her career. Luckily, the same thing is true of her current position as deputy attorney general for administration and director of communications for the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office.
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Attorneys General Discuss the Economic Impact of Enforcement In Evolving Marketplaces
The NAAG Midwestern Region held its biannual meeting April 23-24 in Chicago. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, Midwestern Region chair, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, Midwestern Region vice chair, and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, the host Attorney General, brought together over 65 participants to discuss the economic factors of the marketplace and how legislation and regulation impacts those factors.
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Draft Federal Rules on “Fracking”
By Paula Cotter, NAAG Energy & Environment Counsel
On May 4, the U.S. Secretary of Interior released draft rules governing the use of “fracking” on public lands controlled by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Indian lands.
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Trial Advocacy Training for OAG-RI

August 4 - 7, 2014
Providence, RI
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Intellectual Property Theft Training Seminar: Georgetown, TX

August 4, 2014
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Contact: Judy McKee

Advanced Trial Techniques and Investigator Training for OAG-FL

August 5 - 8, 2014
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Intellectual Property Theft Training Seminar: Nashville, TN

August 11, 2014
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August 21 - 22, 2014
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August 29, 2014
CA DOJ Advanced Training Center
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