Debt Collection Abuse, a primer on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)
About the Program:
Note: No MCLE credit
In today’s economy, many people are experiencing economic difficulties. Some have lost their jobs. Some have had their work hours reduced. Some have suffered illnesses that keep them from working. As a result, some people are falling behind on their bills and are getting calls, letters and lawsuits from debt collectors. Debt collectors are entitled to attempt to collect, but they must do so in a way that is legal, truthful, dignified and respectful. There are several laws that govern how debt collectors must act. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of their rights under these laws and some debt collectors take advantage of that lack of knowledge. The seminar will provide an overview of the laws governing the fair collection of debts. The seminar is for consumers and attorneys with consumer clients who are receiving communications from debt collectors or who have been served with a collection lawsuit.
About the Speaker:
Attorney Patrick Howe is a civil litigation attorney based in downtown San Diego. Part of his practice is devoted to the representation of consumers in abusive debt collection cases under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and California’s Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Time: 12-1 pm
Location: Downtown San Diego Location
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