Public Citizen List of Schools Teaching Consumer Law

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…

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March 2019 Letter from Board Co-Chairs

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…

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U.S. Credit Reporting System Needs Immediate Comprehensive Reform

Written by Christine Hines, Legislative Director. Source: NACA letter to U.S. House Committee on Financial Services The U.S. credit reporting system has longstanding problems independent of Equifax’s notorious data breach…

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December 2018 Letter from Board Co-Chairs

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Fintech Brings New Options and a Lingering Old Problem for Consumers

Written by Christine Hines, Legislative Director Fintech Brings New Options and a Lingering Old Problem for Consumers Financial technology companies are regularly rolling out new products and services made for…

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Taking On the Bail Industry: A Call to Consumer Advocates to Participate in 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…

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CFPB Deserves a Clear Champion for Consumers at Its Helm

Written by Christine Hines, Legislative Director In July 2011, Richard Cordray­—formerly an Ohio Attorney General and Ohio state representative—was nominated by President Barack Obama as director of the burgeoning Consumer Financial…

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CFPB Advisory Board Firing Debacle Exposes Insincere RFI Process

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…

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Seeking Due Process for Consumers in Maryland: Protecting Debtors from Body Attachments

Guest Blog by NACA Member Amy Hennen, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service As the Managing Attorney for Housing and Consumer Law at the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), I oversee all…

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