American Bar Association
 
Consumer Financial Services Committee

ABA Section of Business Law


Consumer Financial Services Committee


About Us and Getting Involved



Mission Statement



The mission of the Consumer Financial Services Committee is to provide excellent educational and networking opportunities for its members, who represent consumers, industry, agencies, and regulators.



Committee Facts





  • Approximately 1300 members

  • Three meetings per year, including the BLS Spring Meeting, the BLS Annual Meeting, and the CFSC Winter Meeting, which is all CLE

  • Numerous substantive subcommittees dealing with a wide variety of topics which present CLE and non-CLE programs at each meeting

  • Both a young lawyers subcommittee and an in-house counsel subcommittee to address the needs of their members

  • Acts as a resource to agencies as legislation or regulations are promulgated

  • Publishes the preeminent annual survey of consumer financial services law

  • Sponsors annual Consumer Financial Services Institute for new practitioners

  • Publishes on-line newsletter


Areas of Practice





  • Housing and personal property finance

  • Truth in lending

  • Financial privacy, credit reporting, information security and identity theft

  • Federal preemption of state and local laws

  • Electronic delivery of consumer financial services

  • Stored value and credit cards

  • Credit discrimination and fair access to financial services

  • Litigation and arbitration

  • Debt collection and consumer bankruptcy

  • Compliance management

  • Deposit products and payment systems

  • Federal and state trade practices


How to Get Involved?



Are you interested in joining or working with the Consumer Financial Services Committee? The Committee meets three times a year - at the stand alone Committee meeting in January, the Business Law Section Spring Meeting in April, and the ABA Annual Meeting in August. Most of our work is done at these meetings and we welcome anyone to join us. You also can get involved with the Committee by submitting articles to be published on the Committee's website and/or in the Newsletter. You can contact Amy Durant or Grace Powers, Publications Co-Chairs, or Rachel Marin, Publications Vice Chair, if you are interested in submitting articles or website content. The Committee also has an active Young Lawyers subcommittee, which is a great way for anyone practicing in this field for less than ten years to get plugged into the Committee. Contact Dan McKenna, Young Lawyers Chair, to get involved with this subcommittee. You also are welcome to contact Nikki Munro, Committee Chair, Jim Brown, Julie Caggiano, or Andrew Smith, Committee Vice Chairs, Margaret Stolar, Membership Chair, or Carolyn Hann, Membership Vice Chair, to find other ways to get involved.



Consumer Financial Services Committee Leadership Roster



Next Meeting



The next CFSC meeting will be held in Los Angeles, California at the JW Marriott, LA Live, April 9-12. Meetings will begin on Wednesday, April 9, with Beer and Basics at 4:00 pm, and conclude Saturday, April 12. See Programs, Meetings, and Events on this page for more information and to register. We hope to see you there.



Pro Bono Statement



The Committee has taken a leadership position in the Business Law Section's pro bono initiatives. It has identified promotion of consumer financial literacy as its principal goal. Its members have created, expanded and continue to update and maintain the website Safeborrowing.com, which provides information in lay terms about the financial matters that have the greatest importance to consumers: home mortgages, auto finance, credit cards and student loans.

The Committee initiated a partnership between the Business Law Section and Junior Achievement to provide volunteers to present financial literacy programs at local schools across the country and its members are actively participating in the partnership. The Committee's members have also taken an active role in the Section's annual Equal Justice Conference, which provides educational programs that promote pro bono efforts by business lawyers.


CFSC Newsletters





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Leadership

Chair:

Munro, Nicole

Vice-Chair:

Caggiano, Julie

Committee Roster  


Subcommittees and Task Forces  (click [+] for listing)

 Sub Committees


Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

2014 Business Law Section Annual Meeting

September 11, 2014 - September 13, 2014
Chicago, IL
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Meeting Agenda

2015 Winter Meeting

January 10, 2015 - January 13, 2015
New Orleans, LA

2015 Business Law Section Spring Meeting

April 16, 2015 - April 18, 2015
San Francisco, CA
 
Section Events


    Surveys & Comment Letters


    Materials


    Government and Industry Websites

    Links to helpful websites and blogs related to consumer financial services:
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    Webinars

    Housing Finance Subcommittee Monthly Program (September 17, 2014)
    TILA-RESPA Integration Rule - Part II

    Housing Finance Monthly Program (August 20, 2014)
    The Proposed HMDA Rule

    Housing Finance Subcommittee Monthly Program (July 16, 2014)
    TILA-RESPA Integration Rule PART I

    Housing Finance Subcommittee Monthly Program (June 25, 2014)
    A Look at Mortgage Technology in the Mortgage Space

    Housing Finance Subcommittee Monthly Program (June 11, 2014)
    Debt Collection and Mortgage Servicing Under the TCPA

    Housing Finance Subcommittee Monthly Program (April 16, 2014)
    Mortgage Rules Implementation

    Housing Finance Subcommittee Monthly Program (March 12, 2014)
    A Look at HUD’s Current Mortgage Issues 

    Housing Finance Subcommittee Monthly Program (February 12, 2014)
    Consumer Finance in a Social Media World

    Housing Finance Subcommittee Monthly Program (January 8, 2014)
    The Year in Review

    Housing Finance Subcommittee Monthly Program (December 11, 2013)
    The CFPB's TILA-RESPA Integration Rule and the Mortgage Rules

    Housing Finance Subcommittee Monthly Program (November 13, 2013)
    An Overview of the Practice of Consumer Collection Law

    Housing Finance Subcommittee Monthly Program (October 9, 2013)
    CFPB's Mortgage Rules - Ask the Regulators

    Housing Finance Subcommittee Monthly Program (September 11, 2013)
    A Look at the GSEs and their Future


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    Listserve

    In order to send a message to the listserve, send a message to the email address below. You must be a member of the Committee to successfully send a message to the listserve.

    CFSCOMM@mail.americanbar.org

    In order to access the listserve archive, please click here.


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    Modified by Graham Hunt on September 18, 2014

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