How to Build an FCRA Practice

October 25, 2017 2:00 p.m. ET–3:00 p.m. ET
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Advocacy
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Spotting and Investigating the Legal Issue
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Strategy: Structuring and Plotting the Case

Registration Information

Members: $40
NonMembers:$75 (If you have not already been vetted to attend webinars, please email Rebecca at rebecca@consumeradvocates.org to register.)

The recent catastrophic Equifax data breach thrust the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) into the spotlight. Perhaps your phone is ringing with calls and questions—or maybe you're still wondering where all the good FCRA cases are. If you're relatively new to consumer law or have been practicing for a while, but can't figure out how to break into doing FCRA cases, this webinar is for you. Learn from two experienced consumer lawyers who successfully transitioned into FCRA cases in the last few years, and start your plan to make FCRA part of your consumer practice.

What You Will Learn

  • How to prepare your practice and business for a growing FCRA caseload
  • How to spot good cases, create great cases, and run like the dickens from the bad ones
  • How to advocate for safe and accurate credit reporting beyond the litigation sphere

Speakers

SaraEllen’s notable cases include Boldt v. Quick Collect, Inc., Pierce County, Washington Superior Court Case No. 13-2-14613-0 ($206,218.30 bench verdict against Quick Collect, Inc.; under the FDCPA and Washington State Consumer Protection Act), with fellow TLC graduate Karl Malling; Easbey & Hart v. Standley et al, Clark County, Washington Superior Court Case No. 13-2-03133-1 (bench verdict of $50,000 for plaintiff Easbey’s emotional distress under the FDCPA), and with fellow NACA member/TLC graduate Cary Flitter, Douglass v Convergent Outsourcing, 765 F.3d 299 (3rd Cir. 2014) (held that an account number visible through an envelope window violates the FDCPA).

Adam Singer is a consumer rights advocate with extensive civil litigation experience. He represents individuals harmed by corporate violations of their consumer rights and pursues cases in the federal and state courts. He leverages his expertise in civil litigation together with his knowledge of consumer laws to seek justice under the law for victims of credit report errors, identity theft, telemarketer harassment, unfair debt collection, and other deceptive business practices. Previously, Adam served as a law clerk for the Hon. Sidney H. Stein, US District Judge for the Southern District of New York, Manhattan Division and as a litigation associate at the international law firms of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP. Adam attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he earned his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, and received his B.A, summa cum laude, at Washington University in St. Louis.  

CLE Credit

Interested in receiving CLE credit for this webinar? NACA webinars have been CLE approved in a number of states. While NACA does not seek CLE approval for each webinar in each individual state, individual attorneys can generally apply for and receive CLE credit in their own respective states. For more information and a comprehensive guide to the process of applying for CLE approval as an individual attorney, email Rebecca Smolar at rebecca@consumeradvocates.org.

Refund Policy

Please note that there are no refunds for webinars since participants can view the presentation after it has taken place. If your registration was submitted less than two hours prior to the event, it is not guaranteed that you will receive access to participate in the live presentation. However, you will receive access to the recorded webinar in the coming days.

Why You Should Register Even If You Can’t Attend the Live Webinar

For each webinar you register for, regardless of whether you attend live, you will automatically receive an email inviting you to view a recording of the webinar and also containing attachments of the Power Point presentation and any other supplemental materials within two business days of the live webinar. This way, if you have a time conflict, you will be able to listen to the webinar and study the course materials at your convenience. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Smolar, Manager of Education, at rebecca@consumeradvocates.org.