Hilton Scranton & Conference Center
100 Adams Ave
Scranton, PA 18503
Areas of Professional Practice: 6.00
Course book included with all formats
Tread Carefully...But Ensure Your Clients Get Paid
Winning a judgment against a bad debt doesn't necessarily mean cash in hand. Do you have the information you need to ensure payment of the debt - while keeping in compliance with strict guidelines governing consumer collections? Don't rush in unprepared. Maximize your chances of recovery with the practical solutions you'll gain at this definitive seminar. Enroll today!
This basic-to-intermediate level course will provide professionals with the legal framework to collect consumer debt. Those who should attend include:
including - Ethics: 1.20
This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 7.20 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.20 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism.
including - Ethics: 1.00 Areas of Professional Practice: 6.00
This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 7.0 credit hours. 6.0 hours can be applied to the Areas of Professional Practice requirement and 1.0 hour can be applied toward the ethics and professionalism requirement. This live format program is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.
including - Ethics: 1.00
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for a total of 6.0 hours, including 5.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and 1.0 hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.
NBI, Inc. is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. NBI, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 0.60 CEUs for this program. At the end of the program, participants must complete a self-assessment in order to receive credit. 100% attendance is required. (Provider #1004558)
Upon completion of this course, attendee will be able to: 1. State from recall at least three tools for discovering assets. 2. State from recall at least three collection procedures that are prohibited by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). 3. Describe two ways to effectively get a debtor’s attention when pursuing a lawsuit. 4. Explain how to pursue judgment liens on real or personal property to facilitate judgment collection. 5. List the steps necessary to obtain payment when a collection action involves a bankruptcy. 6. Distinguish between ethical and unethical collection practices.
STEPHEN G. BRESSET is a partner with Bresset & Santora, LLC, where he has practiced commercial and bankruptcy law and litigation throughout Pennsylvania and the region for more than 30 years. During his time in practice, Mr. Bresset has represented debtors in more than 50 Chapter 11 proceedings in Pennsylvania; as well as creditors, creditor committees and trustees at virtually every level of bankruptcy proceedings; and debtors in more than 1,000 Chapter 7 proceedings. He is admitted to the state courts of Pennsylvania, the three U.S. District courts in Pennsylvania, as well as the three bankruptcy courts, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Bresset has always been an active member of his community and the bar associations of which he is a member. He has served as an office holder in the Wayne County Bar Association, as well as a committee chair in both associations and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Mr. Bresset also has been a featured speaker at numerous seminars throughout Pennsylvania in litigation, commercial law and bankruptcy law topics. He earned his J.D. degree, with honors, from Widener University School of Law.
KEITH A. HUNTER is owner of the Hunter Legal Group. He earned his B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Oswego and his J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University Law School. Mr. Hunter has years of experience in collection law and he has practiced collection law since he was licensed to practice in 1982. He is a member of the Luzerne County Law and Library Association. Mr. Hunter is admitted to the Federal Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and is a certified mediator for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He is a general civil attorney with a concentration in collections, state tax, bankruptcy, and litigation.
ROGER MATTES JR. is the president of Mattes & Mattes, P.C., one of the oldest law firms in the state of Pennsylvania. He has been a practicing attorney for more than 20 years with a strong emphasis in bankruptcy, debtor/creditor law, commercial law, personal injury, real estate, family law, and workers’ compensation. Mr. Mattes is recognized by the Legal Network as a top lawyer in Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Lackawanna Bar Association and the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association. Mr. Mattes earned his B.A. degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana; his G.R.I degree from the Pennsylvania Realtors Institute in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and his J.D. degree from Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. He is admitted to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the the Middle District of Pennsylvania and Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, as well as all Pennsylvania courts of Common Pleas.
$339 / Each Additional