Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2020 (Webcast)

  • Consumer
  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)
  • Pro Bono

The Practising Law Institute is offering a one-hour briefing via webcast entitled Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2020 on August 14, 2020 from 12:00 PM-8:15 PM Eastern.

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.

What You Will Learn
  • Introduction to Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Overview of State and Federal Restraints on Debt Collection
  • Assisting Student Loan Borrowers
  • A Primer on Automobile Fraud
  • Representing the Unsecured Debtor
  • Mortgage Servicer Litigation
  • 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.

PLEASE NOTE: that this program will only be offered as a live webcast. Speakers will be participating in the program remotely. As always, webcast attendees have access to all program materials, and will be able to view all program slides and submit questions to the speakers during the presentation. We thank you for your understanding as we follow the guidance of local health officials and work to provide a safe learning environment for both attendees and faculty.

Registration Fee: $199:00

Scholarships/Complimentary Access

Full scholarships, registration fee waivers, and discounts to attend PLI programs are widely available to attorneys, paralegals, law librarians, and staff working for nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys/volunteers (providing no-fee legal assistance to clients individually or through a nonprofit organization); government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships.

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  • CLE Credit Comments:

    PA CLE Credits: Six (6.0) Sustantive Credits

    Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board. On April 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a Court Order temporarily waiving the six (6) hour limitation on distance learning credits for 2020 compliance deadlines. Attorneys in Pennsylvania may now complete all 12 hours of their 2020 CLE requirements though approved distance learning activities. More information on distance learning CLE credit.

  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institue