DVD - Advanced CLARO Training: Assisting CLARO Visitors with Credit Reporting Issues and Identity Theft

Identity theft can be emotionally and financially devastating for victims, particularly those who are non-English speaking, economically distressed, working poor, elderly, and / or low income. This training program is geared to volunteer attorneys and law students serving consumers, including at the CLARO and VLFD programs.  The training will provide an overview of identity theft and the legal rights and remedies available to victims to address the damage identity theft causes, including removal and blocking of fraudulent accounts in credit reports.  The training will also provide an overview of credit reports and the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, including the provisions that pertain to addressing erroneous and fraudulent information on credit reports.  

Filmed April 25, 2017

  • CLE Credits
    Areas of Professional Practice: 2.50
  • Format
    On-Demand/Recorded - Audio/Video File
  • Practice Area(s)
    Consumer/Bankruptcy Law
  • Price: $0
  • Materials
    Contains 3 training item(s)

About the Faculty

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    Dora Galacatos (Speaker)

    Senior Counsel to the Feerick Center, is a Fordham Law alumna (1996), with experience working in city government, the not-for-profit sector, and legal services for low-income individuals. Prior to coming to Law School, Dora worked for the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice and the New York City for Mayor's Office of Drug Abuse Policy from 1989 to 1993, where she focused on program development, program evaluation, and policy analysis. As part of a Skadden Fellowship (1997-98), Dora helped establish a family day care network at Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Dora had served as Staff Director to the New York City Family Homelessness Special Master Panel, working alongside John Feerick. Dora also served as a law clerk to the late-Honorable Milton Pollack (1996-97) and, more recently, to the Honorable Paul A. Crotty (2005-2006), both District Judges in the Southern District of New York. Dora is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in History (1987), and the New School for Social Research, where she was a Kaplan M. Fellow and received a Master of Science in Urban Policy (1993).
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    Ariana Lindermayer (Speaker)

    Ariana Lindermayer is a staff attorney at MFY Legal Services, Inc., working with the Consumer Rights Project. The Consumer Rights Project provides advice and representation to low-income New Yorkers on issues of consumer debt and financial fraud. She is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and clerked for the Honorable Paul A. Crotty on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
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    Susan Shin (Speaker)

    Susan Shin is Legal Director at New Economy Project, which works with grassroots groups to promote economic justice and build a new economy that works for all. Susan brings impact litigation on behalf of low-income New Yorkers aggrieved by unfair financial practices; supervises New Economy Project's NYC Financial Justice Hotline; and provides strategic support to community groups on economic justice campaigns. She co-authored New Economy Project's 2013 report, The Debt Collection Racket in New York: How the Industry Violates Due Process and Perpetuates Economic Inequality. Susan is a 2012 recipient of the National Association of Consumer Advocates' Consumer Advocate Award, a former Skadden Fellow, and a graduate of NYU School of Law, where she was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow.