The goal of the National Association of Consumer Advocates’ two-part webinar series: The Profitable Consumer Law Practice: Being a Good Lawyer is Not Good Enough, is to assist attendees in strengthening their consumer law practice and maximizing its profitability. The first webinar in this series will walk attendees through the basics of choosing practice areas, practice models and business models.
The structure of fee agreements plays a significant role in the taxation of attorney’s fees. The Supreme Court has held that traditional contingency-fee agreements constitute impermissible assignments of taxable income ("fruit") from clients to their attorneys.
Benjamin Franklin quipped that “nothing can be certain, except death and taxes.” It is surprising, however, that your clients are taxed on the attorney’s fees that you earn while representing them. This webinar will explain why this is the case by looking at attorney’s fees through the lens of tax law.
It's tax season and by now you and your clients should have received 1099s for settlements and judgments from last year. These forms are often misunderstood and raise many questions, especially regarding their implications for the taxation of attorneys' fees. In this session, you will have the opportunity to have your own questions about 1099s answered and to learn from issues other NACA members are facing regarding these forms.
Consumer Attorneys frequently encounter a specific set of Ethics dilemmas that are unique to consumer cases. Unlike the typically broad, sweeping Ethics Overview CLE, this interactive online course is designed specifically with the Consumer Attorney in mind. Ethics expert and Director of Litigation at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Stephen Gardner will cover four pressing ethics areas for consumer law practitioners.
One of the most important things that you can do for struggling homeowners facing foreclosure is to help them understand and accept the feasibility of keeping their home. These conversations can be very difficult but they are an essential early step in any foreclosure prevention case. In this webinar, the presenters will discuss how to work with clients dealing with foreclosure to assess the best long-term solutions, including loan modification.
According to the Department of Education, more than one trillion dollars is owed by student borrowers and nearly seven million borrowers are in default. Student loan borrowers are looking for relief, yet many lawyers choose not to take student loan cases because they believe that most student loan cases are really just bankruptcy cases in disguise. Knowing when and when not to recommend bankruptcy is crucial for successfully resolving student loan debt cases.