Nuts and Bolts of Collection Law Online course

Course ID: 189718

Ensure Your Clients Get Paid

Winning a judgment against a bad debt doesn't necessarily mean cash in hand. Do you have a firm grasp of the procedures for legally collecting that debt? Are your recovery actions in compliance with the strict guidelines governing collection? Don't rush in unprepared. Maximize your chances of recovery with the practical steps provided in this strategic seminar. Enroll today!

  • Avoid collection activities that violate the FDCPA and/or state laws.
  • Learn best practices for discovering debtor assets both pre- and post-judgment.
  • Recognize what provisional and final remedies are available for creditors to collect what is owed.
  • Walk through the procedural steps for executing wage garnishments, judgment liens, attachments and other methods of collection.
  • Know the creditor's rights when collecting debt and when the debtor files for bankruptcy.


  1. THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT (FDCPA) AND STATE COLLECTION LAWS
    9:00 - 10:00, Christopher J. Somma
    1. Scope of the FDCPA
    2. Understanding the Actions Permitted or Restricted by the Act
    3. Demand Letters: Pitfalls to Avoid
    4. Liability and Defenses
    5. State Collection Laws and Their Application/Preemption
  2. HOW TO FIND DEBTORS AND THEIR ASSETS
    10:00 - 10:30, Steven H. Slovenski
    1. Prejudgment Discovery Methods
    2. Personal vs. Business Assets
    3. Replevin/Self-Help Repossession Considerations
  3. OBTAINING A JUDGMENT: A PROCEDURAL GUIDE
    10:45 - 11:45, Christopher J. Somma
    1. Filing the Lawsuit
    2. Service of Process
    3. Affirmative Defenses and Counterclaims
    4. Judgments (Default, Summary, etc.)
  4. COLLECTING A JUDGMENT: A PROCEDURAL GUIDE
    11:45 - 12:15 and 1:15 - 2:15, George H. Thompson Jr.
    1. Motions for Periodic Payment of Judgments
    2. Pre and Post Judgment Attachments
    3. Wage and Bank Account Attachments
    4. Exemptions by Debtors
    5. Dealing with Fraudulent Transfers
    6. Post-Judgment Discovery
    7. Writ of Execution/Seize and Sale by Sheriff
  5. CREDITORS' RIGHTS WHEN A DEBTOR FILES BANKRUPTCY
    2:15 - 3:15, Richard McPartlin
  6. ETHICAL ISSUES IN COLLECTION
    3:30 - 4:30, Steven H. Slovenski
    1. Communication With Clients and Other Parties
    2. Unauthorized Practice of Law

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