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Consumer Legal Services, LLC BLOG

April 16, 2021 From the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Judicial Branch has carefully and regularly monitored its workplaces and evaluated its operations to assure that judicial business is being conducted safely and in compliance with guidance from the Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As more...
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In celebration of Fair Housing Month, the Center’s education and outreach coordinator, Rashida Rattray, brought to life a presentation to honor the contributions of women of color in the fair housing and civil rights movements. Too often these stories are not told in our history books. Ms. Rattray explains “my pride in being a Black...
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UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT PUBLIC NOTICE 21-01 The Local Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure for the District of Connecticut were substantially revised in 2018 and have been in effect since September 4, 2018 (the “Local Rules”).  After the effective date of the Local Rules, a standing Bench/Bar Local Rules Committee was established to...
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Means Test figures are going up on April 1, 2021. That means more people can qualify for Bankruptcy relief and make their debt go away! Bankruptcy qualification is based solely on income. The way it is calculated is complicated but I make it simple to get tested. Contact us today for a free consultation and...
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Connecticut is losing bank branches at more than twice the national rate: Over the last decade, the number of bank branches in the state has dropped by 201 locations, for an overall closure rate of 16 percent. The national closure rate over the same period was 6 percent. The recent announcement that PeoplesUnited is being...
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February 25, 2021: Notice of resumption of mediation in cases in the Foreclosure Mediation Program (“FMP”) involving non-federally backed mortgages. Beginning March 1, 2021, the Judicial Branch will resume scheduling FMP premediations and mediations in cases that do not involve federally backed mortgages. At this time, all premediations and mediations will be held virtually, not...
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“A Supreme Court January 14 decision holds that a secured creditor’s retention of property repossessed before a bankruptcy is filed does not violate the automatic stay.” Source: NCLC.org (Slip Opinion)                       OCTOBER TERM, 2020                                            1 Syllabus NOTE: Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as is being done in connection with this case,...
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Things that keep me going as we hit the one year mark of Corona and the quarantine, a guest post by Christina Bianchi: So it’s almost been a full year since the beginning of the corona virus and have you been going stir crazy? Because I officially have been, and if you’re anything like me...
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Case Evaluation Hearings are intended primarily for pending matters that have not had previous court dates. The purpose of a Case Evaluation Hearing is to determine the specific issues in the case, the likelihood of the parties reaching an agreement, the amount of court involvement needed, and the scheduling of further proceedings. If the court...
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