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Discovery plays a key role in mortgage litigation.  The focus on this program will be on what information is available from mortgage servicers and other possible parties, but we’ll also touch on electronic (ESI) discovery and protective orders.
Event Date Tuesday, 06 October 2015
Event End Date Tuesday, 06 October 2015
Research shows that empowering individuals to actively participate in personal decision making improves life outcomes and can reduce the risk of abuse and exploitation. There is a risk of abuse and exploitation in all models of decision making for persons with differing abilities. An overly protective response to situations where a person with varying levels of capacity may be at risk can stifle self-determination and empowerment. Protection needs to be carefully balanced with protecting human and constitutional rights.
Event Date Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Event End Date Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Come and learn about the federal Lifeline program, which was established to ensure that low-income households are connected to the modern communication network. Learn about the importance of this program for elders and communities of color as the program, which focuses on helping households afford phone service, is in the midst of a "reboot" to include internet access.
Event Date Monday, 31 August 2015
Event End Date Monday, 31 August 2015
Thousands of older adults with modest financial resources live in manufactured housing communities. These naturally occurring retirement communities provide a safe physical and socially active environment that enable older adults to successfully age in place. Elders, however, risk displacement when the community is closed or rents are increased beyond an affordable level. 
Event Date Thursday, 23 July 2015
Event End Date Thursday, 23 July 2015
Administrative disability discharge and bankruptcy are two important ways for borrowers experiencing hardship to eliminate their student loan debts. It is very difficult, but not impossible, to discharge student loans in bankruptcy. Most of the webinar will focus on the threshold questions to ask in considering whether to pursue bankruptcy discharge and tips for proving undue hardship. We will first review the basics of disability discharges. For those borrowers who qualify, this is often a more efficient route to student loan discharge than bankruptcy. Learn how to navigate these two options, the pros and cons to each, and when to use one method over the other.

Speakers: Deanne Loonin, Staff Attorney (National Consumer Law Center), Geoff Walsh, Staff Attorney (National Consumer Law Center), Persis Yu, Staff Attorney (National Consumer Law Center)

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Event Date Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Event End Date Wednesday, 22 July 2015
This will be the third session in a series of student loan webinars. This session will cover the basics on how to get federal student loan borrowers out of default, pros and cons of each method, and the various loan repayment options/eligibility for borrowers not in default. It will also include information about ongoing problems in these areas, as well as information on the proposed rules for the newest income driven repayment plan.

Speakers: Adam Minsky, Attorney (Law Office of Adam Minsky) and Persis Yu, Staff Attorney (National Consumer Law Center).

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Event Date Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Event End Date Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Advocates representing elderly homeowners that were left off of a reverse mortgage loan taken out by their spouses have been struggling to keep foreclosure at bay. For most surviving spouses, HUD is extending only the "Mortgagee Optional Election," wherein the mortgage servicer may assign the mortgage to HUD only if the spouse passes the Principal Limit Factor test. However, surviving spouses who have obtained a court order declaring the HUD regulation invalid as to them have been offered the alternative "Hold Election," where the servicer can delay foreclosure indefinitely and then assign the loan to HUD when it reaches 98% of the Maximum Claim Amount. This alternative does not require a spouse to pass the Principal Limit Factor test. This session will follow up on our March 19th webinar (http://tinyurl.com/kjbnvzk), expanding on litigation theories, crafting pleadings, strategy issues, and opportunities to resolve these cases in a way that keeps widows and widowers in their homes. 

Presenter: Sarah Bolling Mancini (National Consumer Law Center) 

Additional sponsorship for this Webinar is provided by a grant from the Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living. This webinar is part of a series of National Elder Rights Training Project webinars for the National Legal Resource Center. 

There is no charge for this webinar. 
All time listings are in Eastern Time. 
If you have any questions email trainings@nclc.org

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Event Date Thursday, 28 May 2015
Event End Date Thursday, 28 May 2015
Attorneys from the Department of Justice's Consumer Protection Branch will describe fraud schemes targeting older Americans, including Jamaican lottery scams and large-scale psychic schemes. The crimes, perpetrated through mass mailings and telemarketing, affect hundreds of thousands of U.S. consumers. Presenters will describe how the scams contact victims, the manner in which they operate and the Consumer Protection Branch's interception and prosecution efforts. The webinar will also address tips on how to avoid the scams and improve prevention efforts.

Presenters:
Rich Goldberg (Assistant Director, U.S. Department of Justice, Consumer Protection Branch); Kate Drenning (Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Consumer Protection Branch); Ann Entwistle (Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Consumer Protection Branch)

Additional sponsorship for this Webinar is provided by a grant from the Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living. This webinar is part of a series of National Elder Rights Training Project webinars for the National Legal Resource Center.

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Event Date Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Event End Date Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Older adults are increasingly entering retirement with large amounts of unsecured debt. Whether student loans or credit cards, the pressure of trying to pay these bills on a limited income makes older adults susceptible to debt relief scams. Debt relief services advertise supposedly painless ways to make your bills go away. But they often leave their customers in deeper trouble. This webinar will survey some common debt relief scams and the laws regulating them. 

Presenter: Andrew Pizor, Staff Attorney at the National Consumer Law Center 

Additional sponsorship for this Webinar is provided by a grant from the Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living. This webinar is part of a series of National Elder Rights Training Project webinars for the National Legal Resource Center. 

There is no charge for this webinar. 
If you have any questions email trainings@nclc.org

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Event Date Thursday, 21 May 2015
Event End Date Thursday, 21 May 2015
This was the second session in a series of student loan webinars. It provided an introduction to the different types of relief available to student loan borrowers who have been subjected to illegal, unfair, or deceptive school practices. It covered how to identify school-based claims, how to prepare closed school and false certification (ability-to-benefit) discharge applications, and how to present school-based claims as a defense to loan repayment. It also covered the advantages and limitations of each type of relief, as well as recent developments. This webinar didn't cover basic background information on federal student loans, so we recommend prior participation in the April 22, 2015 webinar.

Speakers: Robyn Smith, Of Counsel, National Consumer Law Center and Toby Merrill, Director, Project on Predatory Student Lending, Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School
Event Date Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Event End Date Wednesday, 20 May 2015