Essential Insights for Effective and Defensible Debt Collections
Getting paid without running afoul of the law can be an arduous and time-consuming task. In an area replete with consumer protection pitfalls, the burden is on counsel to maximize efficiency, keep in compliance and successfully collect. Join our distinguished faculty as they share the top 30 tips - from skip tracing to execution - to take your debt collection practice to new heights. Order today!
- From social media to private investigations, get top tactics for finding the information you need.
- Get compliance strategies for the FDCPA's bona fide error defense, § 1692g safe harbor and "mini-Miranda" warnings.
- Steer clear of the FDCPA's thorniest provisions when dealing with consumers and third parties.
- Identify and avoid common service of process and statute of limitation pitfalls.
- Get tips for obtaining a judgment and following through on enforcement.
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
Presenter: Lindsey Wrubel
- #1. $100.00 or $100,000.00? Different Strategies for Different Claims
- #2. Leverage Social Media, Carefully
- #3. Take a Case-by-Case Approach to Using Private Information Sources
- #4. Visit the Place of Business in Commercial Cases
- #5. Use Bank Account Locators
- #6. Don't Stop Searching When Litigation Starts
- #7. No Reasonable Procedures, No Bona Fide Error Defense
- #8. Implement Written and Oral "Mini-Miranda" Warnings
- #9. Triple-Check Creditor Names and Debt Amounts
- #10. Watch What You Say to the Debtor's Friends and Family
- #11. Make the Most Out of the §1692g Safe Harbor
- #12. Only Call at the Right Place/Right Time
- #13. Ask: Would the "Least Sophisticated Consumer" Understand?
- #14. Understand What Qualifies as "Harassment" Under the FDCPA
- #15. Don't Forget About the UDAAP
- #16. Ensure Service of Process Isn't Going to be a Problem
- #17. Beware of Shorter Statutes of Limitations
- #18. Overcome Sticky Standing and Debt Assignment Issues
- #19. Settlement Tips: Let the Debtor Offer and Don't Bid Against Yourself
- #20. Manage Client Expectations
- #21. Don't Chase Exempt Property
- #22. What to Levy? Personal Property, Real Property, Till Taps and more
- #23. Master the Wage Garnishment Rules
- #24. Don't Rule Out Post-Judgment Discovery
- #25. Know When and How to Examine Judgment Debtors
This program is designed for attorneys. Insurance professionals and paralegals may also benefit.