Event Details

Student Loan Debt and Bankruptcy

Dischargeability of Student Loans after the November 2022 guidelines promulgated by the the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”), in cooperation with the United States Department of Education (“DOE”); 

- The process adopted by the courts in the Northern District of California to work within the guidelines. 

While the program will largely be directed to bankruptcy practitioners, family law attorneys who are working with families overwhelmed with Student Loan debt will want to learn how to assess if there might be relief for their clients under the new DOE/DOJ guidelines. 

Learning Objective

Participants will learn: 

  • What information they will need to make an initial determination on the likely success of an action to discharge a student loan; 
  • The step by step process of obtaining a judgment that discharges the student loan. 

Registration Fee:

SCBA Members: $65 | Barristers Club (1st 5 yrs. of practice): $45 | Public: $80 | Students: $20

For the comfort of our guests, a limited number of in-person seats are available. If you wish to attend in-person, we suggest notifying our office at your earliest convenience to reserve your seat. Walk-ins will be admitted as space allows. In-person registrations expire at the start of the presentation. We do ask that you arrive promptly; otherwise your reserved seat may be given to a walk-in attendee. In-person reservations are non-refundable unless cancelled prior to 3 pm one business day prior to the presentation. All registrations are assumed to be remote unless otherwise stated. To reserve your seat for the in-person option, please contact Ann Horn at Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org or (707) 542-1190 ext. 100 to transfer your remote registration to in-person.  


Michael C Fallon photo 11-9-22

Michael C. Fallon
Law Office of Michael C. Fallon

Michael Fallon has been involved in several thousand bankruptcies during his 43 years of practice before the bankruptcy court representing debtors, creditors and trustees in all aspects of bankruptcy. Michael Fallon has been certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in bankruptcy. An adjunct professor at Empire College School of Law where he teaches bankruptcy, Michael is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) and the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). Michael is currently the section chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Sonoma Bar Association.

Lawyer Referral Service

SCBA can help you find the right lawyer to assist you with your legal issues.
Contact Win Rogers by email or call her at (707) 546-5297 for a referral.