Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2019 (Webcast)

  • Attorneys / Legal Services

The Practising Law Institute is offering a webcast of a live presentation from San Francisco entitled Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2019  on May 17, 2019 from 12:00 PM-7:45 PM.

Full scholarships and discounts to attend PLI programs are widely available to attorneys working in nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys; government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); law librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit/legal services organizations; unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships. 

All eligible attendees are urged to complete and submit a PLI Scholarship Application

Format: Webcast


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.

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    CLE-PA Credits Total Credits: 6.00
    General: 6.00

    Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board. Under current rules, lawyers have the option of completing six (6) hours per compliance year of distance learning by participating in pre-approved, interactive, Internet or computer based CLE programs. More information on distance learning CLE credit.

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