Client Management

Everything Private and Nonprofit Law Firms Need to Know to Get Their PPP Loans Forgiven

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act created several loan and grant programs to support small businesses, including law firms and 501(c)(3) nonprofits. Many of our members were fortunate to receive funds under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. The PPP program was designed as a forgivable loan. Join us to learn what steps you need to take to get as much of your PPP loan forgiven as possible.

Welcome to Virtual Law Consumer Law Practice: How to Thrive While Working from Home

Firms across the nation are very suddenly learning how to work from home to protect the safety of attorneys and staff and to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Many consumer protection law firms have already been working remotely and determined that it can be more cost effective, efficient, productive, and enjoyable than operating out of a traditional office. Our firm has operated virtually for more than seven years, and this webinar will share our perspective and offer tips to firms that are suddenly forced to work from home now or in the coming days.

Virtual Depositions

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 2:15pm EDT

Members: Free of Charge
NonMembers: Nonmembers will be able to purchase the webinar in the Training Library for $90.

The practice of consumer law is going virtual. Video depositions will become the new norm.  Harnessing the power of online platforms will allow you to conduct depositions as if you were there in person. Best of all, you can do all of this from the comfort of your home office.   

What You Will Learn

  • What technologies to use to take a virtual deposition 

Developing a Private Auto Fraud Practice

Besides purchasing a home, buying a car is the biggest consumer purchase that most individuals will make in their lifetime. Today, there are there are more than 260 million registered vehicles in the United States alone. This number is only growing. The automotive industry is ripe with fraud and pitfalls for unwary consumers. Fortunately, there are several federal and state statutes that serve as tools for consumer attorneys to help rectify the wrongs in the industry and advocate for their consumers.

Fighting for Tenants—Marrying Consumer Protection, Personal Injury, and Landlord Tenant Law

This webinar should be of interest to anyone interested in expanding his or her consumer protection practice by helping a growing and vulnerable population: tenants. We will explore common tenant violations, including illegal charges, dangerous conditions, illegal lock outs, and retaliatory evictions. We will also examine the laws that apply, including common law, state and local landlord tenant statutes, and applicable consumer protection laws. Finally, we will examine how to evaluate and maximize damages  

Defending the “Little Consumer” from Small Loan High-Interest Lawsuits

More and more people are having a hard time making ends meet. They are compensating for this by borrowing relatively small amounts of money from unscrupulous lenders charging high-interest rates. When the consumer defaults, these unscrupulous lenders charge exorbitant “add on” expenses when they sue to recover. The little guy needs help. If you are an attorney who practices in the area of consumer law, you probably like to help the small consumer.

Driving Claim Rates in Class Actions

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and their allies, consumer class actions deliver miniscule percentages of funds to class members. While the U.S. Chamber and its allies often engage in pencil engineering and fuzzy math, we need to be better at returning money to class members.

There are multiple reasons why consumer class action claim and fund distributions rates are typically low. Some are about barriers to participation. Some are more about human cognition. The good news is that class counsel can impact this process and improve outcomes.

How to Become a Successful Student Loan Lawyer

There are 1.6 trillion dollars in outstanding student loans in the U.S. that affect forty-four million Americans. As attorneys, we need to have a basic knowledge of how to assist our clients in the handling of this type of debt and how to best explain options.

The student loan problem is often very confusing and misunderstood by the student loan borrower as well as the public in general. The student loan debt problem is multi-generational, and potential clients are present in all age groups

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