Consumer Attorneys frequently encounter a specific set of Ethics dilemmas that are unique to consumer cases. Unlike the typically broad, sweeping Ethics Overview CLE, this interactive online course is designed specifically with the Consumer Attorney in mind. Ethics expert and Director of Litigation at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Stephen Gardner will cover four pressing ethics areas for consumer law practitioners.
Conducting Negotiations and Settlement
Despite the creation of national servicing standards under HAMP, the National Mortgage Settlement, and CFPB regulations (effective January 10, 2014), servicers continue to mishandle loan modification applications. This course will present claims and litigation strategy associated with loan modification misconduct. Claim analysis includes breach of contract and other common law claims, UDAP, ECOA, Fair Credit Reporting and other statutory claims. Litigation strategy includes how to keep your client in their home during litigation, discovery strategies, and settlement strategies.
According to the Department of Education, more than one trillion dollars is owed by student borrowers and nearly seven million borrowers are in default. Student loan borrowers are looking for relief, yet many lawyers choose not to take student loan cases because they believe that most student loan cases are really just bankruptcy cases in disguise. Knowing when and when not to recommend bankruptcy is crucial for successfully resolving student loan debt cases.
Whether they are confused, scared, or just plain dishonest, sometimes clients don’t tell the truth. In this webinar, you will learn what ethical choices and responsibilities a lawyer may face upon learning that a client has lied either to the lawyer, in non-litigation documents, or to a tribunal.
This webinar will focus more on the WHY and only a little on the HOW of basic discovery. After working in varied fields of litigation and in different communities, I came to realize that there is no one right way to approach discovery; however, using the exact same practice and procedure for each case may be the wrong way.The goal is to push attendees to look at their discovery practices with fresh eyes, and to encourage experimenting.
In this 60 minute webinar, Peter covers background, insights and litigation tips for debt defense cases. Topics include: overview of debt buyer industry; Forward Flow Agreements and bank liability; current regulatory response; debt buyer default judgment business model; client intake; screening for affirmative claims; trial preparation; trial tips; essential settlement terms; and significant case law developments. A few sample pleadings will be provided. A portion of the session will be reserved for live Q and A.
Maintaining a practice concentrating on claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act comes with its own ethical challenges. Join us July 1st for a Webinar by David J. Philipps, a NACA founding member with over 25 years of experience in working with the FDCPA. A range of topics taken directly from his experience as founding and senior partner in his firm will include: