Consumer Law Basics: Medical Debt & Coerced Debt 

March 19, 2024

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Medical debt collection tactics can be aggressive and may include wage garnishment, bank account seizure, liens on property, and even civil arrest warrants. The first hour of this webinar will cover state and federal-level protections and discuss ways to pursue strategies for helping clients address overwhelming medical debt collections.

The second hour will focus on how to identify and begin to help clients facing Coerced Debt: debt that an abusive partner has taken out in the name of a survivor without their knowledge, or because the abusive partner used threats or force to make them take out the debt.

This free webinar is part of a four-part consumer debt program to provide the knowledge attorneys need to assist low-moderate-income clients. This program is co-sponsored by the National Consumer Law Center and the Social Law Library and is funded by the Social Law Library’s Endowment to Promote Understanding of Consumer Issues.

Registration requires either a Social Law Library account or a free guest account.


Medical Debt

Berneta Haynes, Esq., National Consumer Law Center
Kathryn Koch, Esq., Health Law Advocates

Coerced Debt

Kristen Bor-Zale, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services
Carla Sanchez Adams, Esq., National Consumer Law Center

Online registration is encouraged. For assistance, program content, out-of-state CLE credits, and general contact CLE Coordinator, Michael Saporito by email at [email protected]. Registrations are accepted in order of receipt. Most Social Law Library CLE events are recorded and recordings are sent to all who are registered. The recording is available by digital download, generally within a week after the program date. CLE credit, when applicable, is only granted when 80 % of the live webinar is attended.