FDCPA Claims Arising out of Bankruptcy after Midland v. Johnson

November 30, 2017 2:00 p.m. ET–3:00 p.m. ET
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Spotting and Investigating the Legal Issue
Strategy: Structuring and Plotting the Case

Registration Information

Members: $40

NonMembers: $75 (If you have not already been vetted to attend webinars, please email Rebecca at rebecca@consumeradvocates.org to register.)

This webinar will cover the three different types of FDCPA claims that may intersect with a bankruptcy case: pre-petition claims, post-petition claims arising directly out of the bankruptcy case, and post-petition claims arising outside of the bankruptcy. We'll review the impact of Midland v Johnson on each of these types of claims. We'll also review best practices for protecting pre-petition claims in a Chapter 7 case, and introductory steps for initiating an adversary proceeding. This webinar is directed toward consumer practitioners who maintain their own bankruptcy practice, or who co-counsel with bankruptcy practitioners to prosecute FDCPA actions.

What You Will Learn

•    Which bankruptcy-related FDCPA claims are still viable after Midland v Johnson.
•    How to protect pre-petition FDCPA claims in a Chapter 7 case.
•    How to initiate an adversary proceeding to prosecute a FDCPA claim.


Mike Ziegler has focused his career on assisting consumers with debt collection problems. When he graduated law school in 2008, Mike served as an advocate at Jacksonville Area Legal Aid in the Predatory Lending Unit, where he assisted financially sensitive clients in foreclosure defense, credit card lawsuits, and other consumer lending matters. Mike went on to private practice in 2010 at the Law Office of Robert Eckard & Associates, P.A., where he assisted consumers in foreclosure, bankruptcy, and other civil litigation issues. The Law Office of Michael A. Ziegler, P.L. was opened in 2012 with the goal of empowering consumers with debt problems.  

CLE Credit

Are you interested in receiving CLE credit for this webinar? NACA does not seek CLE approval for each webinar in each individual state.  Individual attorneys can generally apply for, and receive CLE credit, in their respective states. Please note that NACA is now a State Bar of California MCLE Provider and this webinar is considered pre-approved for CLE credits for lawyers practicing in California. NACA will provide, upon request, certificates of attendance to be used in state bar applications and for records required by California attorneys. Email rebecca@consumeradvocates.org to request a certificate of attendance. 

Refund Policy

Please note that there are no refunds for webinars since participants can view the presentation after it has taken place. If your registration was submitted less than two hours prior to the event, it is not guaranteed that you will receive access to participate in the live presentation. However, you will receive access to the recorded webinar in the coming days.

Why You Should Register Even If You Can’t Attend the Live Webinar

For each webinar you register for, regardless of whether you attend live, you will automatically receive an email inviting you to view a recording of the webinar and also containing attachments of the Power Point presentation and any other supplemental materials within two business days of the live webinar. This way, if you have a time conflict, you will be able to listen to the webinar and study the course materials at your convenience. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Smolar, Manager of Education, at rebecca@consumeradvocates.org.