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 identity 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. Gain 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
- How to develop marketing strategies and relationships to attract the right clients and cases
- How to spot FCRA claims in new and existing cases
- Ways to maximize the case value for the client by using best practices in litigation
- How to 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 workshop on direct 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. View agenda.
Pre-Conference FCRA 101 Workshop
On the morning of May 2, NACA will be offering a half-day workshop for 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. View agenda.
New to Consumer Law Lunch
Attendees new to the practice of consumer law (who have been practicing three years or fewer) are eligible to participate in a networking lunch and discussion immediately preceding the conference on Thursday, May 2. The cost of the event is $15 for member and nonmember private attorneys and free for legal aid attorneys who qualify. This lunch is generously sponsored by Kelly and Crandall.
Registration is open! See below for details.
|Registration Type||Early Bird (Until 3/22/19)||Regular (3/23/19–5/2/19)|
|Conference Only + Newcomers Lunch||$614||$714|
|Trial Skills Workshop Only||$375||$375|
|Conference + Trial Skills Workshop||$855||$975|
|Conference + Trial Skills Workshop + Newcomers Lunch||$870||$990|
|Conference + FCRA 101 Workshop||$700||$800|
|Conference + FCRA 101 Workshop + Newcomers Lunch||$715||$815|
|Registration Type||Early Bird (Until 3/22/19)||Regular (3/23/19–4/12/19)|
|Conference Only + Newcomers Lunch||$814||$814|
|Trial Skills Workshop Only||$475||$475|
|Conference + Trial Skills Workshop||$1025||$1025|
|Conference + Trial Skills Workshop||$1040||$1040|
|Conference + FCRA 101 Workshop||$900||$900|
|Conference + FCRA 101 Workshop + Newcomers Lunch||$915||$915|
*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 Taylor 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 Smolar.
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 Smolar 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.
A limited number of scholarships are available. Scholarship applications must be received by March 8, 2019. Please email your completed scholarship form to Rebecca Smolar.
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 per 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 1.800.445.8667. The group name is NACA 2019 Fair Credit Reporting Act Conference and the group code is CR2. The hotel rate is only guaranteed through March 29.
"Show Your Badge" Program
Long Beach runs a “Show Your Badge” program, through which conference attendees can receive discounts at local restaurants and attractions (such as The Queen Mary or the Aquarium of the Pacific) by showing their conference name badges. There is also a free circulator shuttle available to transport you to and from sites in the city.