Fair Debt Collection Practices Conference

Lonely Planet, New Orleans Lonely Planet

SAVE THE DATE
March 27th and 28th, 2017

Sheraton Hotel New Orleans

Online registration coming January 2017

Earn up to 14 hours of CLE credit!

Special conference hotel room rate of $199 per night!

Choose your track

  • Introductory Track: This introductory track will get you up to speed on your first debt collection abuse cases. Learn about the laws protecting consumers from abusive debt collection practices and proceed to more in-depth sessions on developing these cases and a fair debt collection law practice. Tentative Agenda
  • Advanced Track: The advanced track is for intermediate to experienced Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) practitioners who want to delve more deeply into developments in FDCPA law and discuss issues related to a busy FDCPA practice. At least one session will discuss issues arising under the Telephone Consumer Practices Act (TCPA). Faculty will be drawn from top consumer rights litigators from around the country.  

Eligibility

Conference attendance is open to attorneys who are:
  • Employed by government, legal services, or non-profit agencies;
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) members who have been members since at least 2015 and have practices limited to consumer debtors; or
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) members.1  2

    Private attorneys wishing to attend the Introductory Track who are not currently NACA members should apply for NACA membership by January 31, 2017. To become a member of NACA, please apply at http://www.consumeradvocates.org.
    Private attorneys wishing to attend the Advanced Track must have been NACA members since at least 2015.

Additional Requirements for Advanced Track:

  • Previously attended the Introductory Track;
  • Previously attended the Advanced Track; or
  • Won summary judgment or successfully defeated a motion to dismiss in at least 5 FDCPA cases.

Rates

  • NACA/NACBA member (by 2/24/17) $480   (after $535)
  • Nonprofit/Legal Aid/Government Attorney (by 2/24/17) $410   (after $455)

A $75 handling fee will be charged for the conference cancelled by Feb. 28, 2017; $150 will be deducted from refunds thereafter.

Hotel

Sheraton Hotel, New Orleans

Sheraton New Orleans (500 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70130) in located in the heart of New Orleans just steps from the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, the Riverwalk, and the Warehouse District. Rooms in the Sheraton New Orleans are available at a special room rate of $199 (single and double occupancy) on a first come basis until March 3rd, 2017, when the rate will increase.

Book a room: Sheraton New Orleans Website

Transportation

The Sheraton New Orleans can be accessed via the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). The New Orleans airport is approximately 15 miles (or 20 minutes) from the Sheraton New Orleans by car or shuttle. Attendees may also travel to the hotel via public transportation. RTA routes and schedules.

CLE Credits

Continuing Legal Education credit may be available from certain states. Actual CLE credit varies by state and cannot be guaranteed by NCLC. You may be required to file your own CLE form and pay the state CLE fee. All CLE forms will be digital and a link will be provided in the conference web app and upon request by Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dates to Remember:

January 31, 2017 – Deadline for scholarship application
January 31, 2017 – Deadline to APPLY to become a NACA member
February 24, 2017 – Deadline for reduced conference registration rate
March 1, 2017– Registration cancellation fee increases from $75 to $150
March 3, 2017 – Deadline for reduced hotel room rate (supply limited)
March 20, 2017—Last day to register online