Business Development

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.

The Riches of Storytelling for Consumer Lawyers

Nothing attracts a juror’s attention or ignites our passions like a good story. As consumer rights lawyers, our clients bring us amazing stories of dishonesty, deception, and injustice. It is our job to ensure that our clients’ stories are told in the most compelling and powerful manner possible. Learn the techniques and secrets of the storytelling craft and how their application can bring larger recoveries to our clients and more business and income to our practices.

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.

Building Your Practice? Make Your Internet Presence Work Harder For You

Are you secretly starting to wonder whether it is possible to make a living as a consumer attorney? It is. If you did not inherit a lucrative law practice and if you cannot finance expensive contingency cases, then you need to have a reliable strategy for attracting consumers and convincing them that your services are worth their money. Fortunately, the methods for attraction and conversion have already been figured out by Internet marketers. When used ethically, these methods apply very well to the business of consumer law

A Beginner’s Guide to FDCPA Cases

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is one of the most consumer-friendly statutes out there. And, with about one in seven consumers in the U.S. currently subject to collection by third party debt collectors, the potential harvest of FDCPA claims is plentiful. Learn the basics of the FDCPA so that you can spot potential claims and help consumers.

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