2019 Fair Credit Reporting Act Conference

  • 8:08 AM - 5:05 AM
  • Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • By: National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Source: New York > Foreclosure
  • Attorneys / Legal Services

More than 145 million people had their personal data stolen in the infamous 2017 Equifax data breach, considered the worst data breach of all time. Unfortunately, this was not an isolated incident. Other major breaches in the last two years include Amazon Web Services (200 million voting registration records), marketing and data aggregation firm Exactis (340 million records), and UnderArmour’s MyFitnessPal app (150 million users). With no end in sight, this trend will likely continue into the foreseeable future. Anyone whose data has been stolen is vulnerable to identity theft and unauthorized use of their personal information. A credit denial and an incorrect credit report are often the first signs that something is amiss.

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is one of the best statutes attorneys can use to help consumers whose credit reports show inaccurate or false information. Gain the skills, knowledge, strategies, and tactics to strengthen your credit reporting cases and achieve justice for all those who need it. The 2019 FCRA Conference will provide innovative, in-depth content to help private, public interest, and legal service attorneys address the unique needs of their clients.

What You Will Learn

•How to develop marketing strategies and relationships to attract the right clients and cases

•How to spot FCRA claims in new and existing cases

•Ways to maximize the case value for the client by using best practices in litigation

•How to improve case outcomes through effective discovery

Pre-Conference Trial Skills Workshop

On May 1 and 2, NACA will be offering a one-and-a-half-day workshop on direct examination of witnesses. The workshop, limited to thirty people, will be led by David Humphreys and Luke Wallace. This highly participatory workshop will include opportunities to work together in small groups to practice both direct and cross examinations. A separate fee will be required to participate in the workshop.

Pre-Conference FCRA 101 Workshop

On the morning of May 2, NACA will be offering a half-day workshop for beginner FCRA practitioners. Learn about the credit reporting industry and how the FCRA can be used to help consumers. This workshop is geared to beginners who have never litigated an FCRA case before and have not attended a previous FCRA conference. If this describes you, it is highly recommended that you attend this workshop in order to get the most out of the rest of the conference. A separate fee will be required to participate in the workshop.

New to Consumer Law Lunch

Attendees new to the practice of consumer law (who have been practicing three years or fewer) are eligible to participate in a networking lunch and discussion immediately preceding the conference on Thursday, May 2. The cost of the event is $15 for member and nonmember private attorneys and free for legal aid attorneys who qualify. This lunch is generously sponsored by Kelly and Crandall.