How Consumer Attorneys Can Amplify their Messages by Dealing Effectively with Reporters

Dealing with the media is often a skill that’s outside the comfort zone of many consumer attorneys, and that’s a shame. They frequently have great stories to tell about injustices…

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Tax Implications of Attorney Fees in Consumer Cases

The recently passed federal tax law may have significant consequences for all consumer lawyers and their clients.  All legal aid and private consumer lawyers need to understand the potential impact…

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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…

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Gathering, Preserving, and Leveraging Evidence in FDCPA and TCPA Cases

Evidence handling is crucial to efficiently and effectively winning your FDCPA/TCPA cases. You can win these cases if you approach evidence gathering and preservation early—long before a case is ever…

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FTC Update: Simplifying Communications

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), experts in communicating with English-language learners and people with low literacy levels, will share how to write for your clients in ways they will…

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Tax Initiative Update – 2015

Benjamin Franklin quipped that “nothing can be certain, except death and taxes.” It is surprising, however, that your clients are taxed on the attorney’s fees that you earn while representing…

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Debt Defense 101 Trial Preparation

This webinar will discuss how to defend a consumer debt collection case at trial. It will first very briefly review the information, documents, and testimony you should optimally obtain in…

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Ethical Considerations for FDCPA Practitioners

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,…

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Let’s Get Ethical

Legal ethics is a minefield for the unwary lawyer. The program will address common ethics issues that arise in handling consumer matters, including whether one can ethically suggest that a…

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