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There are hundreds of topics that one could choose to present at a conference on consumer rights. The CRLC attracts more than 900 consumer attorneys from legal aid, private practice, public interest, regulatory agencies, and governments attorneys. NACA and NCLC webinars can potentially reach hundreds of attorneys who are seeking to learn new skills and knowledge. While it is difficult to please everyone, you can please many by starting with a good topic and keeping your audience in mind.

This webinar and online conversation is geared towards attorneys who are interested in submitting a proposal for a session at the Consumer Rights Litigation Conference or submitting a session proposal for online learning through NACA and NCLC. This webinar can be paired with Make an Impact as a Conference Speaker if you are interested in being a presenter for the webinar you propose.

What You Will Learn:

  • What questions to ask to formulate the best session for your target audience
  • How to think about your presentation in terms of skills and not just knowledge
  • How to make your proposal (and session) more engaging so that the content will be memorable


Rebecca Smolar is the Director of Education at NACA. She is responsible for partnering with NACA members to develop and strengthen NACA’s education and training offerings and to ensure that members are kept abreast of trends in the field. She also collaborates with the National Consumer Law Center to improve the quality of joint NCLC-NACA education programs.  Before joining NACA, she created continuing education programs for high school teachers and college professors through the State University of New York and Washington-DC area think tanks. She started her career as an Officer of Public Affairs at the Embassy of Israel where she gave hundreds of speeches about Israel and U.S.-Israel relations. Ms. Smolar received a M.A. in International Communications from American University and her B.S. in Psychobiology from SUNY Binghamton.

Andrea Bopp Stark is a senior attorney at the National Consumer Law Center Boston office focusing on writing and teaching about fair debt collection practices and mortgage servicing issues. Andrea is also involved in advocating for foreclosure prevention and fair debt collection policies on the state and federal level. Andrea is a contributing author to NCLC’s Fair Debt CollectionHome Foreclosures, and Mortgage Servicing and Loan Modifications legal manuals. Previously, Andrea was a partner at Molleur Law Office in Biddeford, ME, and worked as an attorney for Northeast Legal Aid in Lawrence, Massachusetts where she was one of NCLC’s first recipients of the John G. Brooks fellowship. Andrea holds a B.A. from the University of Vermont and obtained her JD and Masters of Social Work from Boston College. She is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire.

Please note that this webinar is co-sponsored with the National Consumer Law Center. This webinar is free to the community. If you are not a member of NACA and do not already have a verified account, you need to get your NACA account verified before you can purchase the webinar.