Law Office Operations

Legal Services Package

Webinars

  • Consumer Defense Clinics: Building a Courthouse Clinic from the Ground Up
  • How to Start/Maintain a Consumer Practice within a Legal Services Agency

Why These Videos Are Helpful

Do you want to hear about best practices for running a consumer unit in a legal services firm?

Developing a Consumer Law Practice

Webinars

  • How Consumer Law Specialties Choose You
  • How to set up a Successful Mortgage Practice
  • Building your FDCPA Practice Using your Current Stock of Consumer Debt Work
  • How to set up a Successful FCRA Practice

Why These Videos Are Helpful

Are you considering starting your own consumer law firm or have you just recently started your firm? Are you thinking about transitioning into another sub-specialty of consumer protection law?

You Won Your Case; Now What? Collecting Consumer Clients’ Judgments

Sometimes consumer advocates win a case, but the defendant doesn’t pay. As a community, we need to do a better job of collecting our clients’ judgments. Not every judgment is collectible, but after this webinar, you will be able to identify which ones to pursue. This webinar is an introduction to the basic tools and strategies that you can use when pursuing payment after obtaining a judgment.

Consumer Defense Clinics: Building a Courthouse Clinic from the Ground Up

More than two-thirds of litigants in civil debt collection cases in the U.S. go through the court process unrepresented. As a result, many unrepresented consumers do not know how to defend themselves and often receive judgments for debts that have viable defenses or counter-claims. The key to addressing this problem is collaboration between pro bono providers, the judiciary, and private consumer attorneys.

How to Start/Maintain a Consumer Practice within a Legal Services Agency

According to the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), consumer issues account for eleven percent of all complaints in LSC-funded programs. Yet, the numbers of low income and economically vulnerable individuals impacted by debt collection, bankruptcy and other consumer problems are quite significant. For example, one in seven adults in the U.S. is being pursued by debt collectors, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Furthermore, recent studies show that Legal Aid offices often turn away nearly 50 percent of all individuals seeking legal remedies.

Basic Car Loan Math

Even if you know the basics of calculating monthly payments on ordinary car loans, this webinar is designed to start with the basics, and then look at some of the “tweeks” that dealers use in structuring a deal that can impact true cost of borrowing to a consumer.Learn how to handle irregular payments structures such as bi-weekly/semi-monthly payments, and how to identify the impact these have on the actual APR of a loan, such as deferred down payments/pick-up payments, deferred first payments/balloon payments, using APRWIN (free software from the Office of the Comptroller of th

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