2019 Fair Credit Reporting Act Conference

May 2, 2019, 1:00 p.m. PT–May 4, 2019, 12:00 p.m. PT
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Business Development
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Combating Common Defense Themes
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Conducting Negotiations and Settlement
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Discovery
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Evaluating Damages & Resources
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Spotting and Investigating the Legal Issue
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Strategy: Structuring and Plotting the Case

The 2019 Fair Credit Reporting Act Conference will take place May 2–4, 2019 at the Hilton Long Beach in Long Beach, CA.

Conference Chairs: Sylvia Goldsmith and Robert Sola

Why You Should Attend

More than 145 million people had their personal data stolen in the infamous 2017 Equifax data breach, considered the worst data breach of all time. Unfortunately, this was not an isolated incident. Other major breaches in the last two years include Amazon Web Services (200 million voting registration records), marketing and data aggregation firm Exactis (340 million records), and UnderArmour’s MyFitnessPal app (150 million users). With no end in sight, this trend will likely continue into the foreseeable future.

Anyone whose data has been stolen is vulnerable to ID theft and unauthorized use of their personal information. A credit denial and an incorrect credit report are often the first signs that something is amiss. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is one of the best statutes attorneys can use to help consumers whose credit reports show inaccurate or false information. Learn the skills, knowledge, strategies, and tactics to strengthen your credit reporting cases and achieve justice for all those who need it. The 2019 FCRA Conference will provide innovative, in-depth content to help private, public interest, and legal service attorneys address the unique needs of their clients.

What You Will Learn

  • Develop marketing strategies and relationships to attract the right clients and cases  
  • Spot FCRA claims in new and existing cases
  • Maximize the case value for the client by using best practices in litigation
  • Improve case outcomes through effective discovery

Pre-Conference Trial Skills Workshop

On May 1 and 2, NACA will be offering a one and a half day pre-conference workshop on direct and cross examination of witnesses. The workshop, limited to thirty people, will be led by David Humphreys and Luke Wallace. This highly participatory workshop will include opportunities to work together in small groups to practice both direct and cross examinations. A separate fee will be required to participate in the workshop.

Pre-Conference FCRA 101 Workshop

On the morning of May 2, NACA will be offering a half-day workshop to beginner FCRA practitioners. Learn about the credit reporting industry and how the FCRA can be used to help consumers. This workshop is geared to beginners who have never litigated an FCRA case before and have not attended a previous FCRA conference. If this describes you, it is highly recommended that you attend this workshop in order to get the most out of the rest of the conference. A separate fee will be required to participate in the workshop.

Registration Information

Registration will open in 2019.

Members*

Registration TypeEarly Bird (Until 3/22/19)Regular (3/23/19–5/2/19)
Conference Only$599$699
Trial Skills Workshop Only$375$375
Conference + Trial Skills Workshop$855$975
Conference + FCRA 101 Workshop$700$800

 

NonMembers**

Registration TypeEarly Bird (Until 3/22/19)Regular (3/23/19–4/12/19)
Conference Only$799$799
Trial Skills Workshop Only$475$475
Conference + Trial Skills Workshop$1025$1025
Conference + FCRA 101 Workshop$900$900

 

*The membership application process can take three weeks to be completed. Applicants for membership must apply by February 15 to receive the early-bird rates and no later than March 15 to receive the member rate for the conference. Bronze, gold, and platinum members will be able to register at discounted rates based on their membership level. To learn more about higher level memberships or to apply, click here. All higher-level members must email Leslie@consumeradvocates.org to receive a unique coupon code to register at the discounted rate.

**All nonmembers must be vetted to attend the conference. The vetting process will take at least one week. Nonmembers will not be allowed to register on site. Nonmembers will need to apply for conference registration no later than April 1, 2019. To start the vetting process, email Rebecca@consumeradvocates.org.

Government attorneys can register at the member rate but will need to submit a paper application form.

If your firm is planning on sending more than five attorneys, please email Rebecca@consumeradvocates.org to inquire about a group rate.

Refunds are only available in cases of personal or family emergencies. Registrations can be transferred to another NACA member. All cancellations will be charged a cancellation fee.

Registration will close on April 12, 2019. Only NACA members will be allowed to register on site.

Lodging

The Hilton Long Beach is located in the center of Long Beach’s business district. Local attractions such as the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Queen Mary, and the beach are all only a mile or two away! Excellent seafood restaurants and pubs can also be found just a few blocks away. NACA has secured a room rate of just $179/night plus tax. Click here to reserve your room in the room block. You can also reserve your room in the NACA block by calling 1-800-HILTONS. The group name is NACA 2019 Fair Credit Reporting Act Conference and the group code is CR2.

Conference Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2019 Fair Credit Reporting Conference, download the sponsorship packet and email Leslie@consumeradvocates.org