Audio CD + Course Book

Collection Law From Start to Finish

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

December, 2017

Product ID#:

77574CDRA

Audio + Course Book

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Continuing education credit
is not available on this program.


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From Event: Collection Law From Start to Finish, held December 2017.

Program Description

Even though they have tried multiple collection efforts, your clients still haven't been paid a debt they're owed. That's when they turn to you for help. However, debt collection today is nothing like it was in the past, and smart professionals know they tread a fine line. How can you get the money owed, while staying in compliance with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act? We know - and can show you how. Order today!

Course Content

  1. Pre-Suit Collection Strategies
  2. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  3. Filing the Lawsuit - Developing Definitive Strategies
  4. Collecting the Judgment
  5. The Impact of Bankruptcy on Collections
  6. Avoiding Ethical Tangles in Collections

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing education credit is not available at this time.
For additional questions regarding continuing education credits please contact us at 866-240-1890 or credit@nbi-sems.com.

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. PRE-SUIT COLLECTION STRATEGIES
    9:00 - 10:00, Ross Dooley
    1. How to Decide Whether to Pursue Collection
    2. Preventative Collection - Collecting Without Filing a Lawsuit
    3. Designing a Collections System
    4. How to Discover Assets - Finding Property From Which to Collect
    5. Q&A
  2. THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT
    10:15 - 11:15, Ross Dooley
    1. Statutory Background and Preemption
    2. Scope of the FDCPA
    3. Understanding the Actions Permitted or Restricted by the Act
    4. Liability and Defenses
    5. Q&A
  3. FILING THE LAWSUIT - DEVELOPING DEFINITIVE STRATEGIES
    11:15 - 12:15, Karen E. Trevathan
    1. Knowing the Debtor
    2. How to Effectively Get the Debtor's Attention
    3. Avoiding Counterclaims
    4. Obtaining Judgment
    5. Q&A
  4. COLLECTING THE JUDGMENT
    1:15 - 2:15, Karen E. Trevathan
    1. Use of Judgment Liens on Real Property
    2. Limited Self-Help Repossession
    3. Writs of Execution, Seize and Sale by Sheriff, Creditor Priority
    4. Wage Garnishment
    5. Sequestration and Attachment
    6. Fraudulent Conveyances
    7. Q&A
  5. THE IMPACT OF BANKRUPTCY ON COLLECTIONS
    2:15 - 3:15, Stanley C. Kottemann Jr.
    1. Steps to Take When a Debtor Files Bankruptcy
    2. Chapter 7 - Liquidation, Automatic Stay, Dischargeability
    3. Chapter 13 - Reorganization, Automatic Stay, Dischargeability
    4. Means Testing and "Abusive Filing"
    5. Exemption Planning
    6. 707(a) and 707(b) Dismissal
    7. Q&A
  6. AVOIDING ETHICAL TANGLES IN COLLECTIONS
    3:30 - 4:30, Stanley C. Kottemann Jr.
    1. Eliminating Ethical Problems From Your Practice
    2. Zealous Representation or Vexatious Practices
    3. Lawyer Liability
    4. Attorneys' Fees
    5. Q&A

ROSS DOOLEY is an attorney with Roedel Parsons Koch Blache Balhoff & McCollister. Mr. Dooley has maintained a civil practice over the last 21 years, primarily in the areas of business development and business litigation. He handles business entity development and formation, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, legal compliance, trademarks, copyrights, data retention and security, contracts, internal policies and procedures, employment matters, occupational licensing, litigation management, insurance defense litigation, and collections. Mr. Dooley represents a diverse group of corporate clients, many of which are Louisiana-based manufacturers. He also has extensive experience representing government agencies, having served in the roles of city attorney, prosecutor, public defender and code enforcement prosecutor. Mr. Dooley is a member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and his J.D. degree from LSU Law School.

STANLEY C. KOTTEMANN JR. is the principal of the Kottemann Law Firm located in Kenner, Louisiana. Since 1985, Mr. Kottemann has focused his practice on commercial and consumer debt collection services. He is a member of the American Collector Association, the Louisiana State and Jefferson Parish bar associations, and the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Kottemann earned his B.S. degree from Louisiana State University, his M.B.A. degree from the University of New Orleans and his J.D. degree from Tulane University School of Law.

KAREN E. TREVATHAN is the principal of the Baton Rouge law firm of Trevathan Law Firm. Since 1992, Ms. Trevathan has practiced in the areas of creditor collections, secured transactions and bankruptcy law. She earned her B.A. degree from Louisiana State University and her J.D. degree from Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University.

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