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

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 [...]

CFPB’s Proposed Debt Collection Rule: Briefing and Action Items2019-06-17T09:18:28-05:00

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

  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 [...]

Legal Services and Payday Loans: Help for Us, Help for You2019-06-04T11:11:28-05:00

How California’s New Privacy Law Affects Everyone

December 13, 2018 A new California law that changes the way companies handle personal information could affect consumers nationwide. The law imposes some of the toughest privacy protections in the country, but the law stops short of tougher measures California was considering. The law, which takes effect in 2020, mandates a wide variety of new [...]

How California’s New Privacy Law Affects Everyone2019-02-19T13:02:41-05:00

Payday Loan Battles: Preparing Before the Fight Even Begins

October 2, 2018 As payday loans evolve, payday and other small-dollar lenders are pushing states to permit even more unaffordable high-cost loans that will plunge families into an even bigger and deeper debt trap. Advocates need to anticipate and prepare for these efforts well before bills are introduced and the lobbying begins. This webinar will [...]

Payday Loan Battles: Preparing Before the Fight Even Begins2019-02-19T13:03:09-05:00

Helping Communities of Color Access Opportunity: An overview of the Lifeline program and current threats to its scope and purpose

February 7, 2018 Communities of color often face challenges connecting to and maintaining affordable broadband and voice service. The federal Lifeline program has been around since the mid-1980s. While it started as a low-income program to help households afford voice service, it has been expanded to include wireless voice and broadband Internet support. The program [...]

Helping Communities of Color Access Opportunity: An overview of the Lifeline program and current threats to its scope and purpose2019-02-19T13:05:03-05:00

Framing the Message: Advocacy Communication Focused on Diversity and Inclusion in a New Era

April 27, 2017 In our efforts to persuade policy makers and general audiences to act on the issues we care about, we often encounter one recurring barrier: fear. Some audience members are worried, anxious and scared about a number of issues facing the country today. We need to be strategic in our communication and tell [...]

Framing the Message: Advocacy Communication Focused on Diversity and Inclusion in a New Era2019-02-19T13:07:05-05:00

A Changing Lifeline: 21st Century Update for an Important Low-income Phone Assistance Program

August 8, 2016 Presenters: Cheryl A. Leanza (A Learned Hand Consulting),  Andy Lomeli (National Hispanic Media Coalition), Olivia Wein (National Consumer Law Center) The low-income Lifeline telephone assistance program has been increasing the affordability of telephone service since the Reagan and Bush administrations. Starting at the end of 2016, the Obama Administration has modernized the program to support the affordability [...]

A Changing Lifeline: 21st Century Update for an Important Low-income Phone Assistance Program2019-02-20T13:14:52-05:00

Don’t Settle for Less: Tips for Negotiating Settlement Agreements

Speakers: Chi Chi Wu, National Consumer Law Center,  Chantal Hernandez, National Consumer Law Center, Tara Twomey, National Consumer Law Center This webinar is provided by the National Consumer Law Center and the Legal Assistance Foundation (LAF) of Chicago with a grant from the Office of the Illinois Attorney General.   Event Properties Event Date 2015-12-08 14:00:00 [...]

Don’t Settle for Less: Tips for Negotiating Settlement Agreements2019-02-20T13:52:00-05:00

Using Bankruptcy to Help Older Consumers Overwhelmed by Debt

In this webinar we will provide an overview of bankruptcy law for attorneys with limited bankruptcy experience. We will cover how filing for bankruptcy may help older consumers who are facing harassment or the risk of loss of income or property at the hands of creditors. The webinar will address differences between chapter 7 and [...]

Using Bankruptcy to Help Older Consumers Overwhelmed by Debt2019-02-20T15:22:59-05:00

Medical Debt: Overview of New IRS Regulations and Industry Best Practices

This webinar will present an overview of the long-awaited IRS final regulations governing financial assistance and collection policies of nonprofit hospitals. The regulations require nonprofit hospitals to have written financial assistance policies; regulate debt collection by nonprofit hospitals and third party agencies; and prohibit the imposition of "chargemaster" rates to patients eligible for financial assistance. [...]

Medical Debt: Overview of New IRS Regulations and Industry Best Practices2019-02-20T16:07:21-05:00