Fair Debt Collection Practices Conference

  • Attorneys / Legal Services

This 2-day conference will features four tracks focused on bringing Fair Debt Collection Practices (FDCPA) lawsuits. Faculty will be drawn from top consumer rights litigators from around the country. 2019 Agenda Attendees may move freely between tracks.

Introductory Track This introductory track is designed for attorneys with little or no prior experience with FDCPA litigation. Learn about the laws protecting consumers from abusive debt collection practices and proceed to more in-depth sessions on developing these cases and a fair debt collection law practice.

Advanced Track The advanced track is for intermediate to experienced FDCPA practitioners who want to delve more deeply into developments in FDCPA law and discuss issues related to a busy FDCPA practice.

TCPA Track There will be three TCPA sessions - one for beginners and two advanced sessions.

Student Loan Track This year NCLC is adding a brand new Student Loan track. With $1.5 trillion dollars in outstanding student loan debt, student loan borrowers are struggling and companies are making big money off of their suffering. With new regulations in effect and data exposing bad servicing practices, there are now new opportunities for litigation, but also major pitfalls to avoid. Learn from some of the nation's foremost experts in student loans on how to develop cases, avoid preemption issues, and put money back in the pockets of student loan borrowers.

Eligibility Conference attendance is open to attorneys who can certify all of the following: Neither I, nor anyone in my firm: (1) sue consumers on consumer debt; (2) advise businesses regarding debt collection or evictions involving consumers, or (3) represent landlords in evictions. Neither I, nor anyone in my firm, defend any clients against FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA, or other consumer claims. In the previous 5 years, I have not engaged in any of the activities described in the two preceding certifications, or I have sent a written explanation to conference@nclc.org  of any such work i n the past 5 years. I do not handle debt settlement matters, or if I do represent clients in debt settlement affairs, I do not engage in any disqualifying conduct. Non-attorneys who wish to attend should email conference@nclc.org with information about your occupation and interest in attending the conference.

If you are attending the conference for the first time, please refrain from making nonrefundable travel reservations for fifteen business days after you submit your registration to allow for verification of your certification. If you have questions about this please email conference@nclc.org or call 617-542-8010 Extension 337.

Hotel The LINQ Hotel & Casino, 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 || Book your room at a discounted rate by February 6th. Note: For guests that prefer to phone in their reservations, they may call the Reservation Center at 1-866-523-2781 to secure a reservation on your group block. BE AWARE: a processing fee of $15.00 + tax per reservation will be incurred if you choose not to use the above dedicated weblink.

Attendee Fees Standard Private Attorney (by 2/11/19) $540 (after $635)

Discount 1: NACA member or NACBA member (by 2/11/19) $475 (after $570)

Discount 2: Nonprofit/ Legal Services/ Government Attorney (by 2/11/19) $415 (after $505)

Cancellation Policy A $75 handling fee will be charged for the conference cancelled by February 14, 2019; $150 will be deducted from refunds thereafter. If you need to cancel or modify your registration please email Debbie Parziale at conference@nclc.org.

Dates to Remember Closed January 22, 2019 – Deadline for scholarship application

January 24, 2019 – Deadline to APPLY to become a NACA member

February 6, 2019 – Deadline for reduced hotel rooms ($119/night plus the customary Las Vegas resort fee: $30/night) Book your room February 11, 2019 

Deadline for reduced conference registration rate February 15, 2019 – Registration cancellation fee increases from $75 to $150 February 27, 2019 – Web App Launch March 4, 2019 Last day to register online

Dress Code Business / Casual Attire

  • Contact:
    National Consumer Law Center
  • Website: www.nclc.org