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March 2018

FDCPA Conference Training for Litigators

Debt Collectors’ Defensive Strategies Part 2 – This session will look at the following legal arguments debt collectors may raise in response to FDCPA lawsuits: standing (Spokeo), materiality, Rooker-Feldman, claim and issue preclusion. Stacy Bardo (Bardo Law, P.C.) and Brian Bromberg (Bromberg Law Office, P.C.) are the panelists.

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May 2018

PLI’s 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute

Cutting-Edge Updates From the Consumer Financial Services Trenches The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently celebrated its sixth anniversary and the consumer financial services industry is working to keep pace with the CFPB’s extraordinary number of regulatory and enforcement initiatives. At the same time, other federal and state regulators and attorneys general are ramping up their activity and threatening to fill any void if the successor to CFPB Director Cordray is less aggressive in pursuing enforcement. Also, the volume of…

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June 2018

Practising Law Institute – Representing the Consumer

Stacy Bardo will be in San Francisco to help train other attorneys on representing consumer clients. Why You Should Attend Volunteer lawyers are needed to help the many low income clients facing a wide assortment of consumer law matters who are unrepresented.  Attend this program to learn the basics of consumer law so that you can competently represent a client in need and learn new advocacy skills.  What You Will Learn • Introduction to Fair Credit Reporting Act • Overview of…

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October 2018

Consumer Rights Litigation Conference

Stacy Bardo will speak at NCLC’s annual Consumer Rights Litigation Conference.  This year, Stacy is honored to present with attorneys Anna Prakash of Nichols Kaster, PLLP and Vildan Teske of Teske Katz Kitzer &  Rochel, PLLP to discuss discovery issues commonly facing litigators.  In 2015, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended to add proportionality requirements and new sanctions remedies but how have those amendments played out in practice?  Stacy looks forward to a spirited discussion of the challenges…

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May 2019

24th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute – Chicago

Stacy Bardo has once again been invited to speak as a panelist at PLI’s Consumer Financial Services Institute.  2019 will mark the 24th year of this program, considered the premier consumer financial services CLE program in the country. The program is designed to update attendees on current litigation trends and also focuses on what is keeping government regulators and enforcement agencies busy.  

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November 2019

The Consumer Rights Litigation Conference

Stacy Bardo is once again an invited panelist at the National Consumer Law Center’s annual Consumer Rights Litigation Conference.  On Thursday, November 14, 2019, Ms. Bardo will speak on settlement negotiation tactics.  Together with Steve Koval, Koval Law Firm, LLC, and Mandi Matlock, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, the panel will discuss tax ramifications, confidentiality clauses, and other common clauses impacting consumer law litigation settlements.

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March 2020

The Shifting Ground on Standing Issues in Consumer Law – Stacy Bardo Presents at the Chicago Bar Association

Even though it has been several years since the Supreme Court issued the decision in Spokeo v. Robbins, standing issues in consumer law are more relevant than ever. This program is intended to discuss current and developing issues regarding standing, including recent decisions under consumer protection laws such as the FDCPA and FCRA, the status of class actions with new standards guiding whether a class can be certified when members have different standing concerns, and developments in consumer credit (identity…

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April 2020

National Association of Consumer Advocates Spring Conference

Stacy Bardo will be presenting at the National Association of Consumer Advocates’ Spring Conference:  https://www.consumeradvocates.org/Spring2020/overview. Consumer advocates from around the country will gather in Tampa, Florida for sessions on credit reporting, autofraud, and litigation skills. Full program agenda to follow in the coming months.  

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August 2020

Representing the Pro Bono Client

Stacy Bardo will speak at “Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2020.” This annual event is sponsored by PLI, the Practicing Law Institute, and will be a Live Webcast. Agenda to include: • Introduction to the Fair Credit Reporting Act • Overview of State and Federal Restraints on Debt Collection • A Primer on Automobile Fraud • Representing the Unsecured Debtor • Mortgage Servicer Litigation • Assisting Student Loan Borrowers • Developing a Working Relationship with Legal Services…

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May 2021

NACA’s Spring Training 2021 (Autofraud Track)

Stacy Bardo and Andrew Milz of Flitter Milz (https://www.consumerslaw.com/) selected Co-Chairs for NACA’s Spring Conference, Autofraud Track. Stay tuned for more details at https://www.consumeradvocates.org/ as we plan new consumer law training for advocates across the country. Agenda to include: Winning strategies for consumers in warranty, repossession, and finance fraud cases Subpoenaing the right documents from federal and state agencies and discovery methods Client counseling for repossessions and deficiency balance defense Class action remedies and options  

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