Lessons Learned in Arbitration

Working with NACA attorney Ben Dupre and Berkeley’s East Bay Community Law Center, my firm recently received a $1.1 million award in a case where a disabled man’s Social Security…

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Thoughts and Advice on Mediators – Part 2

Every mediator has his or her “center of gravity.” If the center of gravity is, say, in four figures or in the very low five figures and I think the…

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Thoughts and Advice on Mediators – Part 1

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 mediator’s first…

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Allow Consumers to Enforce Their Rights in the Fallout from Any Wrongdoing or Crisis

Written by NACA Advocacy Protecting consumers from scams, fraud, and deceptive conduct is essential in a time of crisis. In fact, extraordinary situations like the COVID-19 emergency highlight the need…

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Congress Has More to Do to Aid Consumers, Workers Blindsided by COVID-19

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…

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Ten Tips for the Quarantined Lawyer

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…

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The Importance of a Student Loan Management Program

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Update on Tax Campaign

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The Zabriskie Case and the Value of Community

Written by Ira Rheingold, Executive Director In January 2019, the 9th Circuit, in Zabriskie v. Fannie Mae, wrongly decided, in a poorly reasoned 2–1 opinion (with an important dissent), that…

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