Litigating Bail Cases: Using Consumer Laws to Challenge Commercial Bail Industry Practices

2020-07-23T17:50:21-05:00July 23, 2020|Categories: Criminal Debt Justice, Webinars|

July 23, 2020 Lawsuits across the country are challenging commercial bail systems. This webinar will discuss how consumer laws may be used to challenge abusive and unfair bail industry practices, as well as litigation strategies and obstacles. Speakers: Alex Kornya, Iowa Legal Aid Ivy Wang, Southern Poverty Law Center Ariel Nelson, Staff Attorney at the [...]

An Introduction to CARES Post-Forbearance Options

2020-09-02T19:46:59-05:00June 1, 2020|Categories: Foreclosures & Mortgages, Webinars|

May 28, 2020 This session will provide an introduction to post-forbearance options for borrowers obtaining mortgage relief under the CARES Act.  The program will review options available through FHA and the GSEs based on the most recent guidance and information available. Speakers: Andrea Bopp Stark, Attorney at the National Consumer Law Center Tara Twomey, Of [...]

Forbearance Options and CARES Act Requirements

2020-05-21T13:11:45-05:00May 18, 2020|Categories: Foreclosures & Mortgages, Webinars|

May 14, 2020 In this session, we will go into more depth about the language of the CARES Act and the ways different government entities are implementing its requirements. We will also touch on how servicers are handling forbearance requests, and strategies to deal with servicer noncompliance. Speakers: John Rao, Staff Attorney at the National [...]

COVID-19 and Mortgage Relief for Homeowners: CARES Act Protections

2020-05-18T17:13:21-05:00May 11, 2020|Categories: Webinars|

May 7, 2020 This webinar will provide an overview of the forbearance and post-forbearance options for federally-backed mortgages, including an explanation of what the CARES Act requires and a discussion of the servicing policies of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA, and USDA. Speakers: Sarah Bolling Mancini, National Consumer Law Center Andrea Bopp Stark, National [...]

CFPB’s Proposed Debt Collection Rule: Briefing and Action Items

2019-06-17T09:18:28-05:00June 4, 2019|Categories: Other Webinars|

June 19th 2-3PM (ET) The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has published its Proposed Debt Collection Rule in the Federal Register and comments are due August 19. Join us on June 19, 20192:00-3:00PM (ET) for a Briefing and Strategy Session co-sponsored by the National Consumer Law Center and Americans for Financial Reform. We will discuss what [...]

Legal Services and Payday Loans: Help for Us, Help for You

2019-06-04T11:11:28-05:00March 25, 2019|Categories: Other Webinars, Webinars|

  April 17, 2019 at 2:00-2:30PM (ET) Speakers: Lauren Saunders, Associate Director (National Consumer Law Center) Dana Wiggins, Director of Outreach and Financial Advocacy (Virginia Poverty Law Center) Join us for a quick, 30-minute webinar designed for legal services organizations on how you can help us defend the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) payday loan [...]

What the New Arbitration Rule Means for Litigating Against For-Profit Schools

2019-05-29T13:54:23-05:00February 19, 2019|Categories: Student Loans|

January 29, 2019 While many for-profit schools previously tried to insulate themselves from lawsuits using forced arbitration clauses and class action bans, a rule that went into effect in October 2018 conditions school participation in the federal student loan program on agreement not to enforce these clauses against students with consumer claims. The Department has [...]

Driving with Debt: What Attorneys and Organizers Can Do to Address the Problem of Driver’s License Suspensions for Court Debt

2019-02-19T13:00:55-05:00January 31, 2019|Categories: Auto Sales & Financing, Criminal Debt Justice|

January 31, 2019 Most states suspend driver's licenses based on unpaid debts arising out of criminal proceedings or traffic tickets, and as a result millions of low-income people have lost their licenses simply because they cannot afford to pay fines and fees. This webinar will briefly address the harsh, perverse, and discriminatory impact of such [...]