Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70130
This 2-day conference features both an introductory and advanced track on bringing FDCPA lawsuits.
- 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. Agenda Coming in December.
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
1Private 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.
2Private attorneys wishing to attend the Advanced Track must have been NACA members since at least 2015.
Additional Requirements for Advanced Track:
Attendance at this track is open to attorneys who have:
- 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.