Pre-Suit Collection in Alabama: Locating Assets and Collection Methods that Work
Live CLE Webinar: Thursday, November 30, 2017
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central
WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Earn CLE as you learn debt collection strategies and tools in Alabama.
You represent a lender, a seller, or someone else who says it is owed money – the client has performed a service and not been paid or the client has sold a product and the debtor has stopped paying. What actions should you take to collect the debt? Can you obtain collection without having your client incur the expense of a lawsuit?
Collecting debts and judgments is not glamorous, but it is essential to satisfy the needs of your clients. Does the debtor have assets to pay the debt? The question may seem simple, but often assets – or even the debtor – are hard to locate.
There are services available that provide information about a debtor’s employment, residence, real property ownership, and motor vehicle ownership. But are they worth it, and how accurate are they? And once you’ve proven assets, how can you leverage that to collect the debt owed your client?
Join your colleagues for this valuable update on debt collection in Alabama.
- 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
- Locating the debtor – what sources to use
Earn CLE as you learn how best to advise clients pursuing debt collection in Alabama. Register now.
About Your Presenter:
Chip C. Dawson, Jr., is a sole practitioner at the Law Office of Charles C. Dawson, Jr. LLC, in Pelham, where he concentrates on representing original lenders/creditors and on probate and estate matters. Mr. Dawson litigates state-wide on behalf of original lenders under the Alabama Small Loans Act and the Alabama Consumer Credit Act. He is a member of the American Bar Association, NARCA (the National Creditors Bar Association), the Alabama State Bar, and the Birmingham Bar Association. Mr. Dawson is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern districts of Alabama. He is a member of the ABA’s GPSolo Magazine Board; GPSolo eReport Subcommittee; and the Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division’s Technology Committee. Mr. Dawson earned his B.A. degree from the University of Montevallo and his J.D. degree from the Birmingham School of Law.