The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: Understanding Your Legal Boundaries When Representing a Debtor or Creditor
Live Webinar: Thursday, July 12, 2018
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central / 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern
WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Attend this live webinar to have all your questions answered about the FDCPA, from what actions are permitted and restricted under the Act, to liability and defenses.
Whether you’re representing a debtor or creditor, it is imperative that you are familiar with the boundaries imposed by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The FDCPA is designed to protect consumers against debt collection abuses but when exploring legal remedies, many questions arise such as what communications are restricted by the FDCPA? What is considered to be abuse or harassment? What false and misleading representations are covered? And, what practices are considered unfair?
With more regulation of debt collection, it’s more important than ever that attorneys caution businesses and others on what is and is not permitted, and that they be prepared to defend suits on behalf of debtors.
Join us on July 12, 2018, when Sara Bragdon will provide answers to the above questions and more. Bragdon will cover:
- Statutory background and preemption
- Scope of the FDCPA
- Understanding the actions permitted or restricted by the Act
- Liability and defenses
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) update
About Your Presenter:
Akridge & Balch, PC
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.