Fair Debt Collection Practices Conference

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March 19th and 20th, 2018
Radisson Blu Aqua, Chicago, IL

Registration information will be available in January 2018

This 2-day conference will feature two tracks* focused on bringing Fair Debt Collection Practices (FDCPA) lawsuits. Faculty will be drawn from top consumer rights litigators from around the country.

  • Introductory Track: This introductory track is designed for attorneys with little or no prior experience with FDCPA litigation. 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.

  • Advanced Track: The advanced track is for intermediate to experienced 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).

    Attendees can move freely between the two tracks.

Eligibility

Conference attendance is open to attorneys^ who can certify the following:

  • Neither I, nor anyone in my firm: (1) sue consumers on consumer debt; (2) advise businesses regarding debt collection or evictions involving consumers, or (3) represent landlords in evictions.
  • Neither I, nor anyone in my firm, defend any clients against FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA, or other consumer claims.
  • In the previous 5 years, I have not engaged in any of the activities described in the two preceding certifications, or I have sent a written explanation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of any such work in the past 5 years.
  • I do not handle debt settlement matters, or I comply with NACA’s debt settlement guidelines if I do represent clients in debt settlement affairs.

* Non-attorneys who wish to attend should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with information about your occupation and interest in attending the conference.

Hotel

Book a room at the Radisson Blue Aqua, Chicago ($179/night)

Scholarships

Scholarship Application Deadline: February 26, 2017 at 11:59PM (ET)

A small number of partial scholarships to cover registration fees are available from NCLC for legal services, nonprofit advocates, assistant attorneys general, and private attorneys. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, diversity, and benefit to clients. Deadline to apply is January 26th, 2018 and incomplete applications will not be accepted.

****Please note that over 100 applicants apply each year to this conference but we only have a limited amount of scholarships to award. Advocates from the states of CA and MT are strongly encouraged to apply as well as those that work mostly on Fair Debt Practices rather than only Debt Defense.

If you are a speaker, you should have received an email from SarahEmily Lekberg. Please contact her directly about waiver needs.

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For inquiries, please contact SarahEmily Lekberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 617-542-8010.