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Collection Law From Start to Finish
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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!
- Pre-Suit Collection Strategies
- The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
- Filing the Lawsuit - Developing Definitive Strategies
- Collecting the Judgment
- The Impact of Bankruptcy on Collections
- Avoiding Ethical Tangles in Collections
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Agenda / Content Covered
- PRE-SUIT COLLECTION STRATEGIES
9:00 - 10:00, Charles C. Dawson Jr.
- How to Decide Whether to Pursue Collection
- Preventative Collection - Collecting Without Filing a Lawsuit
- Designing a Collections System
- How to Discover Assets - Finding Property From Which to Collect
- THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT
10:15 - 11:15, Sara G. Bragdon
- Statutory Background and Preemption
- Scope of the FDCPA
- Understanding the Actions Permitted or Restricted by the Act
- Liability and Defenses
- FILING THE LAWSUIT - DEVELOPING DEFINITIVE STRATEGIES
11:15 - 12:15, Naomi C. Ivker
- Knowing the Debtor
- How to Effectively Get the Debtor's Attention
- Avoiding Counterclaims
- Obtaining Judgment
- COLLECTING THE JUDGMENT
1:15 - 2:15, Naomi C. Ivker
- Use of Judgment Liens on Real Property
- Use of Judgment Liens on Personal Property
- Self-Help Repossession
- Writs of Execution, Seize and Sale by Sheriff, Creditor Priority
- Wage Garnishment
- Exemptions by Debtor
- Fraudulent Conveyances
- THE IMPACT OF BANKRUPTCY ON COLLECTIONS
2:15 - 3:15, Amy M. Hampton
- Steps to Take When a Debtor Files Bankruptcy
- Chapter 7 - Liquidation, Automatic Stay, Dischargeability
- Chapter 13 - Reorganization, Automatic Stay, Dischargeability
- Means Testing and "Abusive Filing"
- Exemption Planning
- 707(a) and 707(b) Dismissal
- AVOIDING ETHICAL TANGLES IN COLLECTIONS
3:30 - 4:30, Charles C. Dawson Jr.
- Eliminating Ethical Problems From Your Practice
- Zealous Representation or Vexatious Practices
- Lawyer Liability
- Attorneys' Fees
SARA G. BRAGDON is an attorney with the law firm of Akridge & Balch P.C., where her areas of practice include probate, litigation, and collections. She is a member of the Lee County Bar Association, Lee County Young Professionals, and the State Bar of Georgia. Ms. Bragdon is licensed to practice in Alabama and Georgia. She earned her B.A. degree from Auburn University and her J.D. degree from the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law.
CHARLES C. DAWSON JR. is an attorney in Pelham, Alabama. He practices in the areas of creditor’s rights, probate, and estate planning. Mr. Dawson is admitted to practice in Alabama and Tennessee. He is a member of the American Bar Association (GPSolo Magazine Board, GPSolo eReport Subcommittee, Solo Small Firm and General Practice Division’s Technology Committee). He is a member of the National Creditor’s Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar, the Tennessee Bar Association (Creditor’s Practice Section), Creditors’ Attorneys Association of Alabama, and the Birmingham Bar Association. Mr. Dawson earned his B.A. degree from University of Montevallo and his J.D. degree from Birmingham School of Law.
AMY M. HAMPTON lives and mainly practices bankruptcy law in Alexander City, Alabama at Fuller Hampton, LLC. She graduated from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in 2009 and was admitted to the Alabama state bar that September. Ms. Hampton is admitted to practice in all three United States District Courts in Alabama. She serves on the Board of Editors for The Alabama Lawyer and has published two articles, one in the magazine and one in the online Addendum. Originally from Birmingham, she graduated from UAB with a history and English degree. She and her law partner are title agents and formed First Alabama Title, LLC., a full service real estate closing business.
NAOMI C. IVKER is an attorney with Zarzaur & Cunningham, P.C. She is a member of the Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi bars, as well as the American and Birmingham bar associations. Ms. Ivker serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Collection Attorney's Association of Alabama. She is a frequent lecturer on collection issues for National Business Institute and other groups, and lectures to high school and college age groups on "Avoiding the Debt Trap," a NARCA created seminar on basic credit concepts for young adults. Ms. Ivker earned her B.A. degree from Colorado College and her J.D. degree from the University of Denver College of Law.
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