Archive for 2014

How a lawyer who speaks Spanish can make a difference

I have always believed that I could help the Immigrants in the Baltimore Latino community by speaking Spanish. Therefore, I have spent the last five years studying Spanish on a daily basis. Here is an important example of why this is can be so helpful to my clients. I have a client from Honduras. He…

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5 Considerations to Make about Social Security Benefits

There are some important considerations that you must evaluate when determining when to apply for your Social Security Retirement benefits.  (These are different than the factors in determining when you should apply for Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income.) Social Security Retirement benefits are generally determined by the number of years you paid into the…

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Jeff Scholnick to speak at MSBA Mid-Year Convention in February

Jeff Scholnick has been selected in a contest of first-time participants to be a featured speaker for the Mid-Year Convention for the Maryland State Bar Association in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. He will speak on the subject of “Dealing with Student Loans, Inside and Outside of Bankruptcy.” The event will take place February 14-21 of…

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Jeff Scholnick Speaks to Consumer Bankruptcy Section of the MSBA

On Thursday, October 23, 2014, Jeff Scholnick spoke on the subject of “Dealing with Student Loans, Inside and Outside of Bankruptcy.” He spoke specifically to the Consumer Bankruptcy Section of the Maryland State Bar Association. The talk took place in Baltimore on E. Lombard Street and was aired via video conference to a location in…

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If you are being sued by a debt collector, make them prove their case! Part Two

Recently, I have successfully defended two defendants in debt collection cases involving old credit card bills.  In each case, my clients (the defendants) either did not remember ever creating the debt or being serviced with the suit papers. In both cases we reached favorable outcomes because we demanded strict proof that could not be provided…

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