Anatomy of a Complex Consumer Protection Case Training

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2024 Consumer Protection Spring Conference

This year’s event aims to address pressing and relevant consumer protection issues facing attorney general offices. Wednesday morning and Thursday’s and Friday’s sessions are open to attorney general office staff only. On Wednesday, from approximately noon until 7:30 p.m., the private, nonprofit, and government sectors are invited to attend the public portion of the conference,…

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Consumer Protection 101

This is an introductory-level training for attorneys tasked with enforcing consumer protection laws and who have three years or less of consumer-related experience. This training gives participants an introduction to fundamental consumer law concepts, and practical approaches to overcoming challenges encountered when enforcing consumer protection laws. Experienced faculty combine presentations and skills sessions to build…
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SafeNetRx and Iowa Attorney General: Partnership for Successful Re-entry

In Iowa, individuals transitioning back into the community can receive free medications to support successful re-entry. This innovative partnership between the Iowa Attorney General’s Office and SafeNetRx, a charitable pharmacy and medication distributor, strengthens communities by supporting the physical and behavioral wellness of men and women following incarceration. Learn how the Iowa Attorney General leverages…

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Overseeing Charitable Assets: Donor Restrictions and Modification, Endowment Funds, and Investment Standards

Charities frequently call on regulators to review proposals meant to mitigate some challenge that impedes a charity’s administration of its assets. Whether the charity is seeking to modify a donor restriction or is considering new or novel ways to spend and invest endowment assets, regulators need to know how common law, uniform statutes, and state…

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State Data Privacy Statute Update

Representatives from attorney general offices who have recently passed data privacy laws will share information about their regulatory programs and implementation activities. Moderator Elizabeth Blackston, Assistant Attorney General, Chief, Consumer Fraud Bureau, Southern Region, Illinois Attorney General’s Office Speakers Kelley Walker, Assistant Attorney General, Tennessee Attorney General’s Office Stevie DeGroff, Assistant Attorney General, Colorado Attorney…
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Veteran Treatment Courts: Assisting Those Who Served

Many men and women who have served our country have suffered injuries and adversity, including PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and socio-economic challenges upon transition to civilian life. Veteran treatment courts are designed to assist veterans through coordinating efforts of the judiciary, prosecution, defense bar, probation, law enforcement, and social service agencies. Veteran treatment courts help…
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July Consumer Protection Chief of the Month

I was excited to take on the role of Chief of the Consumer Protection Division at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office in May of this year, after nearly seven years serving as an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division, and most recently as its Managing Attorney. In Massachusetts, we are fortunate to have…

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State Attorney General, Federal Agency and Other Consumer Protection News: July 2023

Multistate Actions A bipartisan coalition of fifty-one attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a telemarketing fraud enforcement sweep: Operation Stop Scam Calls. The initiative which included more than one hundred federal and state law enforcement partners nationwide, targets telemarketers and the companies that hire them and takes action against lead generators who…

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2023 Consumer Protection Fall Conference

This year’s conference aims to address pressing and relevant consumer protection issues facing attorney general offices. Agenda 10/27/2023 SCHOLARSHIPS NAAG will provide a limited number of scholarships to selected participants from attorney general offices to participate in the training. Offices are not guaranteed a slot, though NAAG makes every effort to accept nominees from as…

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