The list of those who hold the Certified Structured Settlement Consultant designation but mischaracterize or misrepresent their credentials has been updated. Please click below to see the current list of
The list includes a sitting NSSTA board member whose reticence for change deserves the most consternation in that the NSSTA board of directors voted on the guidelines.
All information has been obtained from what is ALREADY IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN.
Minimal effort is required to move from mischaracterization, or misrepresentation, to more truthful representation of the credential that is within the guidelines of the organization that confers the designation.
This author encourages a company like Ringler Associates, which has a substantial number of people on the list to institute a global audit of its associates and change the bios on their website. Another firm, Millennium Settlement Consulting did it and their associates were promptly removed.
One person has asked why I didn't send personal emails to each person. I believe I have already answered this question in my September 13, 2009 post and in this video commentary on the Legal Broadcast Network
(1) The certificate that was issued to CSSC designees is clear that the designation is conferred by the National Structured Settlement Trade Association and the name of the institution where the program is "hosted".
(2) That the NSSTA just issued guidelines at this author's instigation is irrelevant in light of #1.
(3) Correct the errors, submit written evidence or a link to this author and the name will be removed from the list.
It is this author's understanding that the upcoming 2009 CSSC class will have a segment on how to use the CSSC so that future generations of CSSCs will not make the same errors.
Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants"
-Louis D. Brandeis , Supreme Court Justice 1916-1939 from Other People's Money - and How the Bankers Use It, (1914) complete text from Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
Footnote: As a reminder structured settlement consultants who do business in the State of Oregon should consider having a separate set of business cards. The new law in Oregon effective November 1, 2009 seems to preclude the use of the CSSC.