Update:  See the Webinar Here. Original Post:  This past week NCAJ released the Consumer Debt Litigation Index, a new tool for use by advocates, reformers, scholars, legislators, judges and other stakeholders in pursuing reform initiatives to promote fairness in consumer debt litigation. To learn more about the new Index, see this new article in Law 360, Most States Allow Abusive Debt Collection, Report Says, and check out NCAJ's news-post. Today, we are reaching out to invite all who are interested in fairness in consumer debt litigation to register for the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)'s national webinar on March 14, 2024 at 2pm. The webinar will introduce NCAJ's new Index alongside the Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University Beasley School of Law (CPHLR)'s new Dataset containing an overview of state statutes, regulations, and court rules governing debt collection lawsuits, and alongside NCLC's new report, “No Fresh Start 2023: Will States Let Debt Collectors Push Families Into Poverty as the Cost of Necessities Soars?”, containing a comparison of state post-judgment exemption laws that protect wages, bank accounts, homes, cars, and household goods. If you would like to sign up for this NCLC Webinar, please REGISTER HERE and join us on the 14th.

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