Wednesday April 18
Assisting Veterans with Student Loan Debt

Low income veterans are often burdened with federal student loan debt that they are unable to repay because they have been victimized by predatory for-profit educational institutions and by sham trade schools that promise an education and/or job placement. When this educational debt cannot be repaid, veterans are subject to harassment by debt collectors and their wages and tax refunds are garnished; while older veterans are  divested of their social security earnings.  This CLE will describe the various federal programs targeted at veterans with student loan debt and will cover strategies for negotiating manageable repayment plans with the Department of Education and options for discharging educational debt.


  • When
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location
    Legal Services NYC - Central
    40 Worth St., 6th floor
    New York, NY 10013

  • CLE Credits
    Areas of Professional Practice: 2.00
  • Format
    Traditional Live Classroom
  • Practice Area(s)
    Consumer/Bankruptcy Law
  • Price: $0

About the Faculty

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    Christopher Newton (Speaker)

    Christopher Newton is a staff attorney with the Homeowner & Consumer Rights Project of Queens Legal Services. There he represents low- and moderate-income residents of Queens with issues related to foreclosure defense and other consumer matters ranging from general debt collection to student loans. Chris has dedicated his public interest career to consumer advocacy in the legal services context and has served low-income consumers through his prior work as a law graduate at the Queens Volunteer Lawyers Project, and as a student coordinator of the Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office (CLARO) at the Queens County Civil Court. Chris is a graduate of Campbell University and St. John's University School of Law.
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    Johnson Tyler (Speaker)

    Johnson is a graduate of Yale College and CUNY Law School. He has worked at South Brooklyn Legal Services since 1989. He currently works on cases involving foreclosure, student loans and other consumer issues. He has filed numerous suits against unscrupulous collectors and deceptive businesses. He has provided expert testimony on debt collection practices and debt relief scams to the U.S. Senate, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Treasury and local lawmakers and agencies, as well as the New York Times, the CBS Evening News, and the Associated Press.