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

2019-02-19T13:07:05-05:00April 27, 2017|Categories: Other Webinars, Racial Justice|

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 [...]

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

2020-01-21T08:27:04-05:00August 8, 2016|Categories: Elder Rights, Other Webinars|

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 [...]

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

2019-02-20T13:52:00-05:00December 8, 2015|Categories: Other Webinars|

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 [...]

Using Bankruptcy to Help Older Consumers Overwhelmed by Debt

2019-02-20T15:22:59-05:00April 28, 2015|Categories: Other Webinars|

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 [...]

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

2019-02-20T16:07:21-05:00March 4, 2015|Categories: Other Webinars|

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. [...]

Who Owns the Note?: A Securitization Primer

2019-02-20T16:16:25-05:00January 22, 2015|Categories: Foreclosures & Mortgages, Other Webinars|

Since the turn of the century, the majority of residential loans have been securitized with the mortgage loans being transferred numerous time as they move through the securitization process. This session will delve into the Uniform Commercial Code--articles 1, 3 and 9--to figure out whether loans were properly transferred between parties and who really owns [...]

CFPB Servicing Rules in Practice

2019-02-20T16:27:00-05:00September 29, 2014|Categories: Other Webinars|

It has been almost ten months since the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau servicing rules went into effect. This webinar will consider problems in effectively implementing the rules. Are servicers complying? Are particular requests or areas of the rules more problematic than others? Using hypotheticals based on real cases, well cover these questions and more. Presenters: [...]

Getting Loan Mods for Successors in Interest

2019-02-20T16:33:40-05:00May 22, 2014|Categories: Foreclosures & Mortgages, Other Webinars|

This webinar will review the existing guidance and developing caselaw on the rights of successors in interest (heirs, divorcing spouses, and other intra-family transferees) to assume and modify mortgage loans. 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 [...]

Social Security, Post-DOMA: Effects on the LGBT Communities

2019-02-20T16:35:18-05:00May 14, 2014|Categories: Other Webinars|

This webinar will cover an overview of how US v. Windsor changed the legal landscape for same-sex married couples, the decisions effects on Social Security and what guidance is still needed and is to come in the months ahead. Additional sponsorship for this Webinar is provided by a grant from the Administration on Aging/Administration for [...]

AGING INTO POVERTY: Economic Insecurity among Older Adults of Color & LGBT Elders

2019-02-20T16:36:42-05:00May 7, 2014|Categories: Elder Rights, Other Webinars, Racial Justice|

May 7, 2014 By most economic measures older adults of color and LGBT elders are aging into poverty. Recent research highlights that over 90% of older African American and Latino elders are financially vulnerable and will be unable to support themselves over the course of their lifetime. Elders of color report greater difficulty in affording [...]