Trial Skills

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) 101

Webinars

  • Discovering Evidence in Credit Reporting Cases
  • FTC Update: Resources to Prevent and Recover from Identity Theft
  • Litigating Identity Theft Cases under the FCRA and State Law Claims
  • Beyond eOSCAR—Litigating Non-Credit FCRA Cases
  • eOSCAR and the Credit Reporting Dispute System
  • Don't Leave Money on the Table: Settle FCRA Cases
  • How Much is My FCRA Case Worth?
  • Identifying 1681e(b) Claims and Knowing when/if to Dispute with the CRAs

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The Riches of Storytelling for Consumer Lawyers

Nothing attracts a juror’s attention or ignites our passions like a good story. As consumer rights lawyers, our clients bring us amazing stories of dishonesty, deception, and injustice. It is our job to ensure that our clients’ stories are told in the most compelling and powerful manner possible. Learn the techniques and secrets of the storytelling craft and how their application can bring larger recoveries to our clients and more business and income to our practices.

Using Experts in Auto Fraud Cases

Many consumer cases are expert driven, and the court will benefit from the industry experience that a well-qualified expert can bring. Attorneys who are just developing their practice, who are not overly familiar with the auto industry, or who have had unfavorable experiences with experts from either side would benefit from the discussion. By attending, you will gain a more complete understanding of how to effectively find and utilize the skills of an auto fraud expert.

Litigating Identity Theft Cases under the FCRA and State Law Claims

Identity theft cases under the FCRA go well beyond the reporting and disputing process. Lawyers must dig into the actual theft and strategically conduct discovery to obtain all the good, the bad, and the ugly facts to prepare for trial. This webinar will discuss what discovery tools were used in the Kim v. BMWFS trial won by Robert Brennan and Stephanie Tatar.  They will also discuss what discovery was purposely NOT conducted in order to obtain the best result at trial.

Debt Defense 101 Trial Preparation

This webinar will discuss how to defend a consumer debt collection case at trial. It will first very briefly review the information, documents, and testimony you should optimally obtain in discovery for a typical collection defense case. It will then give an introductory-level overview of motions in limine, trial supoenas, evidence format and presentation, stipulations, opening statement and closing argument, cross examination of the plaintiff’s witnesses, and directed verdict motions/renewed motions.

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