The 2012 Spring NARCA Conference was a huge success! In four days, I had 49 individual meetings with clients, attorneys, vendors and friends. Each meeting provided a wealth of information. I determined that, as the debt collection industry continues to grow, compliance and claims management are the top priorities for NL clients and law firm members. I heard a great deal of discussion regarding the impact of the CFPB (Consumer Finance Protection Bureau) on the industry. I was surprised by some of the recent debt litigation trends that Tim Collins presented. In the near future, I will share information about the trends and about the attorney workshops that Tim holds to help circumvent FDCPA violation lawsuits.
Recognition for NL Law Firm Members
I was delighted to see the following NL law firm members recognized by TrakAmerica for their outstanding performance:
- Machol & Johannes, L.L.C. (Located in Colorado)
- Sessoms & Rogers, P.A. (Located in North Carolina)
- Hodosh, Lyon & Hammer, Ltd. (Located in Rhode Island)
Expansion into Other States
I learned that many NL law firm members continue to expand into other states. For example, Yale Levy, in Ohio, announced his expansion into Alaska. Yale and his Alaska attorney, Deidre Ganapole, were in attendance. Many NL clients are thrilled to have additional legal representation in the state of Alaska that will meet their compliance requirements.
The highlight of my trip was attending the Padres vs. Angels baseball game in the owner’s box at the PETCO Stadium! Thank you Fred Weinberg and Dawn Marshall for the invite. It was a memorable experience. The photo attached to this blog is me on the left, Morgan Smith center and Dawn Marshall on the right. We had so much fun!
Please share with me and our readers what you learned at the Spring NARCA Conference by making a comment below!
By Beverly Unrath, NL Director of Business Development