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July 25, 2019 - 10:49am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: Tax Issues

Written by Ira Rheingold, Executive Director

A lot has been happening on our campaign to prevent consumer clients from being taxed on your attorney fees. As you know, we have been working on this issue for several years, and our effort has taken three separate, but coordinated...

March 25, 2019 - 4:02pm | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

Public Citizen recently released an updated list of schools teaching consumer law, and the results are encouraging: over 100 schools in the country offer some form of a consumer law-focused class or clinic!...

March 25, 2019 - 9:06am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

Dear NACA Community:

It has been a busy year at NACA. As part of our current strategic plan, our board has been focusing on making your experience as a member the best possible. We are pleased to report some of the improvements that we, after receiving extensive input from our members,...

November 26, 2018 - 11:32am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

Dear NACA Community,

As the year draws to a close, we invite you to look back with us on some of NACA’s many successes during 2018 and ahead to exciting new plans and opportunities for our organization’s 25th anniversary year in 2019.

This past year, NACA has done much to...

July 20, 2018 - 12:00am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: bail reform

Guest Blog by Veryl Pow, Skadden Fellow with Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service

As a Skadden fellow at a major civil rights organization deploying a consumer law approach to bail reform in Maryland, I find myself occupying a precarious space in both civil rights and...

July 19, 2018 - 11:31am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: CFPB

Written by Christine Hines, Legislative Director

In July 2011, Richard Cordray­—formerly an Ohio Attorney General and Ohio state representative—...

June 8, 2018 - 12:00am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: CFPB

Are Public “Requests for Information” Merely a Smokescreen to Feign Legitimacy of Mick Mulvaney’s Disruption of Consumer Agency?

Written by Christine Hines, Legislative Director

This week, Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer...

February 12, 2018 - 12:21pm | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

A new year brings on new challenges, and there may be no greater challenge for consumer attorneys than the surprise we found in the tax law passed at the end of 2017. What we discovered was that new law all but eliminated...

January 4, 2018 - 11:59am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: Tax Issues

From: Ayalon B. Eliach
To: NACA Members
Date: January 4, 2018
Subject: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

This memorandum does not constitute tax advice. It is intended solely as an informational resource for NACA members to understand some of the issues that the NACA Tax...

December 5, 2017 - 11:01am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

This year has been a tough one for consumer attorneys. From our painfully close loss on the arbitration rule that would have allowed class actions against financial service institution’s unlawful acts, to ongoing threats to debt collection, student lending, and payday lending laws and...

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