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June 12, 2020 - 1:39pm | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: Access to justice, Tax, Tax Issues

Public interest organizations strongly support legislation introduced this week that would remove an unfair tax penalty against consumers. “For too long, taxpayers have been subject to unexpected penalties when they successfully hold unscrupulous businesses accountable in court,” the...

April 20, 2020 - 12:00am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: mediation

Written by NACA members Justin Baxter and Bob Brennan

Advice from Justin Baxter:

First, I never judge a mediator by outcomes. Fundamentally, it’s up to the parties to settle their case. Mediators can facilitate the conversation, but I think that the...

March 27, 2020 - 11:54am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: consumer protection, COVID-19, Legislation

Written by Christine Hines, Legislative Director

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) emergency is upending the lives of people across the world. Many are falling ill in growing numbers; millions have lost, or are at risk of losing their jobs; health care workers are desperate for more...

March 23, 2020 - 2:02pm | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

Written by NACA Member John O’Neal

The COVID-19 pandemic has given most of us more free time than we have had in a long time. While you definitely need to use some of the free time to recharge your battery and engage in some non-work activities, be sure to take advantage of...

September 12, 2019 - 12:00am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

Written by NACA Member Christie Arkovich

In an effort to ensure debtors receive a “fresh start” and not a “false start,” the Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida (MDFL) has implemented a Student Loan Management Program (SLMP), which utilizes...

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...

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