Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics and COVID-19 Consumer Protections 2021
- 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
- Pacific Time (US & Canada)
- By: Practising Law Institute
Practising Law InstituteMap:San Francisco, CA
Why You Should Attend
Volunteer lawyers are needed to help the many low-income clients facing a wide assortment of consumer law matters who are unrepresented. Attend this program to learn the basics of consumer law so that you can competently represent a client in need and learn new advocacy skills.
Federal and state governments and businesses have protections in place to alleviate the financial stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The protections include suspensions of some foreclosures and evictions, shut-off protections for utility and telecommunication services, forbearance and elimination of additional interest accrual on some student loans and limitations on debt collection and repossessions. The Program will provide training to assist consumers impacted by the pandemic.
What You Will Learn
• Introduction to Fair Credit Reporting Act
• Overview of State and Federal Restraints on Debt Collection
• A Primer on Automobile Fraud
• Representing the Unsecured Debtor
• Mortgage Servicer Litigation
• Assisting Student Loan Borrowers
• Developing a Working Relationship with Legal Services Organizations
Who Should Attend
Attorneys who want to volunteer to help low-income clients with consumer related issues and legal services advocates who want to enhance their skills in consumer litigation matters would benefit from attending this program.
- CLE Credit Comments: CLE for California 6.5 General
Practising Law Institute
- Attachment(s): Program_Schedule_and_Faculty_(Consumer_Law_PB_21_SF).pdf