Discovery

Ask the Auto Fraud Expert: Bernard Brown

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 2:15pm EDT

All Members: $0
Nonmembers: This event is only open to NACA members.

Do you have an auto fraud practice, or are you considering starting one? Want to get help with your thorniest auto fraud cases? Interested in getting auto fraud advice from one of NACA's most experienced auto fraud attorneys? Bernard Brown will be available for an online question and answer session on all topics related to auto fraud.

Background Screening CRAs: How to Effectively Conduct Discovery and Attack the Reasonableness of the CRAs’ Criminal Record Matching Procedures

While more than 20 million U.S. jobs were wiped out in April 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdown, the unemployment rate has begun to fall in recent months as the economy begins to reopen. This means millions of Americans will be applying for jobs and undergoing employment background checks. Employment and tenant screening CRAs routinely mismatch people, omit crucial information about a case, provide misleading information, and misclassify offenses when preparing consumer reports in the form of employment and tenant screening background checks.

The “Passive” Debt Buyer Issue

If you are suing debt buyers under the FDCPA, you need to understand the recent Circuit Court of Appeals decisions on whether these entities are debt collectors. Debt buyers are pushing the “passive” debt buyer argument through our courts to further restrict the FDCPA’s application and chip away at its already limited coverage. This webinar will prepare you for facing the “passive” debt buyer issue in your FDCPA cases involving debt buyers. This webinar is geared to intermediate practitioners.

Using ESI to Your Advantage: How to Ensure You Get and Find the Documents You Want

What You Will Learn

  • What are reasonable search parameters for ESI discovery. 
  • How to use ESI to bolster the discovery plan.

Speakers

E. Michelle Drake is a Shareholder at Berger Montague PC, where she supervises the Firm’s Minneapolis office. Ms. Drake focuses her practice on consumer protection, improper credit reporting, and financial services class actions. Ms.

Background-Screening CRAs: How to Effectively Conduct Discovery and Attack the Reasonableness of the CRAs’ Criminal Record Matching Procedures

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 2:15pm EDT

In response to the challenges our community is facing at this time, we have reduced our webinar price for private attorney members to $40 per webinar.

Private Members: $40
Legal Aid and Public Interest Members: $30
Nonmembers: $90 (Email training@consumeradvocates.org to start vetting process)

Virtual Depositions

The practice of consumer law is going virtual. Video depositions will become the new norm.  Harnessing the power of online platforms will allow you to conduct depositions as if you were there in person. Best of all, you can do all of this from the comfort of your home office. 

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