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March 25, 2016 - 12:09pm | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: taxes

As you all know, NACA has been working on finding a solution to the problem of consumer clients being taxed for their attorney’s fees. After much analysis and input from all of you, we decided that our best course of action was to develop a retainer agreement that would protect...

July 18, 2014 - 2:25pm | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: consumer complaints

This statement was issued by National Association of Consumer Advocates, Americans for Financial Reform, Demos, National Fair Housing Alliance, National People’s Action, and National Consumer Law Center (on behalf of its low income clients):

"The Consumer Financial Protection...

May 19, 2014 - 6:15pm | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

They say you can't take it with you, but I think that they're wrong
'Cause all I know is I woke up this morning, and something big was gone
Gone into that dark ether where you're still young and hard and cold
Just like when they built you, brother, they broke the...

January 2, 2014 - 3:19pm | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: Data Breach

(BOSTON) In light of the recent news about Target’s data security breach, the National Consumer Law Center, Consumer Action, and U.S. PIRG remind consumers that:

1. Your liability for fraudulent charges is limited under federal law.

Credit Cards: Under federal law, your...

November 20, 2013 - 5:22pm | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

“An extraordinary accounting of an issue campaign spearheaded by the policy vision of Elizabeth Warren, the organizing skills of Heather Booth and the legislative talents of Barney Frank – and powered by the people.  [This book is] essential reading for anyone who wants to learn...

September 27, 2013 - 2:51pm | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

National Association of Consumer Advocates’ Lobby Day 2013

November 6, 2013
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. ET

We’re kicking off this year’s Consumer Rights Litigation Conference in Washington, D.C. by joining National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) members...

July 9, 2013 - 5:17pm | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

In Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963), the Supreme Court held that criminal defendants have a right to counsel under the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments. No such right exists for low income persons in civil proceedings (with few exceptions), therefore the goal of Civil Gideon must be met by state and federal funding of counsel for low income individuals.

June 24, 2013 - 7:40pm | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

The Penguin was turned loose by Google. That's bad news for some lawyer websites - but also a golden opportunity for many others.

May 6, 2013 - 2:22pm | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

The National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) is known throughout the country as the premier association for veteran and less experienced consumer attorneys alike.  However, we would like to expand our reach to include more law schools and law students.  In many law schools...

April 26, 2013 - 5:28pm | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

NACA’s Military Consumer Justice Project (MCJP) has been selected for the honor of presenting at this year’s Equal Justice Conference, put on by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA). The Equal Justice Conference will take...

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