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Hot Topics for Military Legal Assistance: Part 2 - Consumer Protection


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 166 minutes
Recorded Date: October 09, 2019
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Agenda


  • 60 minutes: Consumer Protection Statuses for Military Legal Assistance
  • 45 minutes: Military Lending Act (MLA): How to Spot Potential Issues
  • 60 minutes: Fair Credit Reporting for Military Families: How to Make it Happen
Runtime: 2 hour 45 minutes
Recorded: October 9, 2019

Description

With this program's focus on key consumer protection statutes, including the Military Lending Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and others, you will be able to identify consumer protection violations and receive tools to protect our servicemembers. This 2.75-hour CLE session is designed for military attorneys working in legal assistance as well as civilian lawyers whose practices involve military-connected clients or issues.

This program was recorded on October 9th, 2019.

Provided By

American Bar Association

Panelists

Mike Cardoza

Founder
The Cardoza Law Corporation

Mr. Cardoza, a San Francisco native, is a well-known defense attorney with a criminal law background that spans over thirty-five years. Mr. Cardoza graduated from the University of San Francisco in 1966 and received his Jurist Doctorate from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1971. Mr. Cardoza spent the first half of his career as a prosecutor in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Alameda counties. Following 14 years as prosecutor, Mr. Cardoza served as Chief Administration Officer for Continental Savings and Loan and head of the loan department. Following his departure from Continental Savings and Loan, Mr. Cardoza became Chairman of the Board of Premier Title Company. In 1997 he established the criminal defense, personal injury and business litigation firm, The Cardoza Law Offices, located in Walnut Creek, California.

Mr. Cardoza has been involved in numerous high-profile cases including: the San Francisco dog mauling case in which Mr. Cardoza represented a wrongful death suit; the Marlene Corrigan case, in which he represented the mother of a 680 lb. 13 year old girl who died in their El Cerrito home where Corrigan was found not guilty on all felony charges; the San Francisco Police Department Test Scandal case where an Inspector of the San Francisco Police Department was accused by the federal government of giving away test questions to the Department's promotional examination, the inspector was found not guilty; and the San Mateo County Murder case in which Mr. Cardoza's client was accused of capital murder, the defendant was found not guilty, which was the first not guilty verdict in a murder trial in San Mateo County in over 20 years.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Cardoza is currently a leading legal analyst for television and radio programs commenting on such cases as Scott Peterson, Michael Jackson, Robert Blake & JonBenet Ramsey among others. His legal commentary credits include: CNN's Larry King Live panel, NBC's Today Show, MSNBC, Fox News and Court TV. Cases that Mr. Cardoza have been involved in such as the San Francisco Dog Mauling and Barry Bonds steroid scandal have been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, 60 Minutes, HBO, and 48 Hours as well as in print in such publications as Time magazine and Sports Illustrated.

Mr. Cardoza volunteers his time as an instructor for the trial advocacy program at Stanford University Law School. He also volunteers his time as a Judge Pro Tem in Santa Clara County, and acts as an appointed arbitrator for the Superior Court of the City and County of San Francisco. Further, he guest lectures at the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, numerous District Attorney's Associations and private firms.

Angela Martin

Senior Enforcement Attorney
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Angela Martin is a Senior Enforcement Attorney at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Office of Enforcement.

Gregory Ulrich

Managing Member
Ulrich Law PLC

Greg Ulrich is the Managing Member of ULRICH LAW, PLC, a Michigan based law firm with offices in Grosse Pointe Farms and Northville, Michigan. Virtual law practice allows long distance continuity with clients.

Mr. Ulrich is a business and personal lawyer with a blend of extensive litigation and transaction ability, and a focus on practical solutions. He has over 43 years of legal practice experience. Whether in Michigan Trial Courts, Agencies, or Federal Courts, he can address your legal needs.

He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan's Board of Commissioners, and since 2002, the State Bar of Michigan's Finance Committee, He served in the American Bar Association House of Delegates, and is a member of the American Bar Association Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP) Standing Committee, and the ABA Technology and Information Systems Committee (SCOTIS). He is a licensed Michigan Real Estate Broker with over 49 years experience.

Mr. Ulrich is an Adjunct Professor of Law with the LL.M. graduate program in Corporate & Finance Law at Western Michigan University- Cooley Law School, with courses in: Corporate Compliance, Entrepreneur Law & Practice, and Global & Complex Litigation.

He was a Partner with a large Michigan-based national law firm, heading its Real Estate Group. Earlier he served as an attorney on the staff of the Michigan Supreme Court, overseeing administration of 64 trial courts in Michigan, improvements to District, Probate & Circuit Courts, investigations of Court operations, and as acting Associate State Court Administrator.


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