Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2022 (Live Webcast)
- 12:00 PM - 8:15 PM
- Eastern Time (US & Canada)
- By: Practising Law Institute
- Student Loans
- Homeownership - Foreclosure
- Pro Bono
The Practising Law Institute is offering a live webcast of a presentation from San Francisco entitled Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2022 on August 12, 2022 from 12:00 PM-8:15 PM Eastern.
Full scholarships and discounts to attend PLI programs are widely available to attorneys working in nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys; government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); law librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit/legal services organizations; unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships.
All eligible attendees are urged to complete and submit a PLI Scholarship Application.
Why You Should Attend
Volunteer lawyers are needed to help the many low-income clients facing a wide assortment of consumer law matters who are unrepresented. Attend this program to learn the basics of consumer law so that you can competently represent a client in need and learn new advocacy skills.
What You Will Learn
- Overview of State and Federal Restraints on Debt Collection
- How to analyze the statutory framework, investigate, and litigate the scope and remedies under the FDCPA and TCPA.
- Assisting Student Loan Borrowers
- How to determine the key differences between federal, state, and private student loans and issue spot typical and emerging student loan problems.
- You will receive training to help student loan borrowers in consolidation and rehabilitation of student loans as well in obtaining loan forgiveness.
- A Primer on Automobile Fraud
- How to interpret dealer terminology and practices and recognize common misconduct, including claims under state and federal consumer protection statutes.
- Introduction to Fair Credit Reporting Act
- How to analyze the statutory framework, investigate, and litigate common FCRA disputes.
- Mortgage Servicer Litigation
- How to develop a case plan and litigation strategy for claims against mortgage servicers, including under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and Truth in Lending Act.
- Representing the Unsecured Debtor
- How to prepare for and navigate discovery and motion practice and enhance trial, settlement, and mediation skills in common unsecured debt collection matters.
- Developing a Working Relationship with Legal Services Organizations
- How to build successful co-counsel relationships with legal services and nonprofit organizations in impact consumer litigation and manage Cy pres awards.
Who Should Attend
Attorneys who want to volunteer to help low-income clients with consumer related issues and legal services advocates who want to enhance their skills in consumer litigation matters would benefit from attending this program.
- CLE Credit Comments:
Pennsylvania CLE Credit: 6.5 Substantive Credits
Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board.
For all compliance periods ending in 2022: At least six credits must be live-online or in-person/classroom. Up to six credits may be completed through pre-recorded online courses. Only credits through live-online and in-person/classroom courses taken during this period may carry forward (up to two compliance periods).More information on distance learning CLE credit.
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