FDCPA & FCRA Claims after Bankruptcy

January 27, 2021, 2:15 p.m. ET–3:15 p.m. ET
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| Skill areas: 
Spotting and Investigating the Legal Issue
Strategy: Structuring and Plotting the Case

Private Members: $40
Legal Aid and Public Interest Members: $30
Nonmembers: $90 (Email us) to start the vetting process)

Consumer bankruptcy filings have seen a precipitous decline due to the COVID-19 crisis with Chapter 13 filings down 42 percent year-over-year. That is precisely why consumer attorneys need to assure that their current clients receive the "Fresh Start" guaranteed by the bankruptcy code by helping their clients remedy unfair debt collection activity post discharge. This webinar is geared toward beginner and intermediate practitioners who already have a functional understanding of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). It is not necessary to be a bankruptcy practitioner; however, a basic understanding of the bankruptcy code is helpful.

Defend a debtor’s fresh start after the entry of a discharge order by pursuing violations of the FDCPA and FCRA. Stephen Dunne, an experienced bankruptcy attorney, will provide a hands-on, practical approach to finding potential claims related to bankruptcy under the FDCPA & FCRA.

What You Will Learn

  • How to spot the common credit report tradeline violations after the bankruptcy has been discharged.
  • How to recognize the resources available in your consumer protection arsenal. 
  • How to increase your firm’s profitability while protecting your current clients' fresh start.


Stephen Dunne is a consumer bankruptcy attorney in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Dunne focuses the majority of his practice on consumer bankruptcy and bankruptcy issues under the automatic stay, violations of the bankruptcy discharge, and litigation under the FDCPA and FCRA.

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 training@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 email training@consumeradvocates.org.