NCLC has an on-going series of webinars about working cars for working families sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  The webinars are free and open to the public.  To sign-up to receive webinar registration emails, email You can find past webinars below to download the PowerPoints and recordings.  Most webinars on this topic are on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 2pm EST.

Webinar Training

Cars and Insurance Issues
Date: September 22, 2011
By: Doug Heller (Consumer Watchdog), John Van Alst
Presentation Recording

Yo-yo Sales-Understanding Car Dealers’ Attempts to Create Conditional Car Sales
Date: May 12, 2011
By: Thomas D. Domonoske (Legal Aid Justice Center), Andrew Ault (Indiana Legal Services), John Van Alst
Presentation Recording

Dodd-Frank, Dealers, and Financers: The Changing Landscape of Federal Consumer Protections for Car Buyers and How You Can Make a Difference
Date: March 31, 2011
By: John Van Alst
Presentation Recording

New Working Cars for Working Families Website and Getting to Know More Than Wheels
Date: February 16, 2011
By: Terri Steingrebe (More Than Wheels), John Van Alst
Presentation Recording

Dealers Going Out of Business, Leaving Consumers Out of Luck
Date: January 20, 2011
By: Bill Brauch, Adam Holley, Keith Kiser, Rosemary Shahan, Jill Miles, John Van Alst
Presentation Recording

The Importance & Impact of Cars for Family Economic Success
Date: December 9, 2010
By: Urvi Neelakantan, Martin Schwartz, Evelyn Blumenberg
Presentation Recording

Add-ons and Loan Packing:  How and Why Car Dealers “Pack” Loans
and the Products They Use to Do It

Date: September 16, 2010
By:  Mark H. Steinbach, John Van Alst,  Mary C. Lobdell
Presentation  Recording

Dealer Kickbacks:  How Car Dealers are Paid to Put Us in More Expensive Loans
and How We Can Stop It

Date: August 19, 2010
By: Chris Kukla, CRL; John Van Alst, Stuart Rossman
Presentation  Recording

Baby, You Can Take My Car:  The Dangers of Auto Title Loans
By:  Leah Plunkett, Sarah Mattson, Leslie Parrish, Jay Speer
Date: July 15th
Presentation  Recording

Transportation and an Aging America
By: Jana Lynott, AARP Public Policy Institute, John W. Van Alst, NCLC
Date: June 9, 2010
Time: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Presentation Recording

Collision or Intersection? Car Ownership and Energy and Environmental Concerns
By: Neil Brown, Peter Kilde, Rafael Mares, Olivia Wein
Date: May 20, 2010
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Presentation Recording

Repo Madness- Dangers, Developments, and Calls for Change in Auto Repossession Webinar
By: Leah Plunkett, Jay Stanley, Joseph S. Taylor, John W. Van Alst
Date: April 15, 2010
Time: 2-3:30pm
Presentation Recording

Auto Databases: Who knows where that car has been?
By: John W. Van Alst, Bernard Brown, Deepak Gupta, Alissa Huntoon, Howard Nusbaum
Date: March 18, 2010
Presentation Recording Resource

Cars and Working Families, Part 1: Asset Limits
By: John Van Alst, Nick Straley, Hosai Ehsan, David McMahon
Date: August 19, 2009

Cars and Working Families, Part 2: Cash for Clunkers
By:John Van Alst, Rosemary Shahan, Chris Kukla, Delvin Davis, Lisa Margonelli
Date: August 26, 2009