With the National Association of Consumer Advocates


March 7 - 9, 2013 (Thursday,  Friday & Saturday)
Baltimore, MD

Photo courtesy of Visit Baltimore

Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel

Thursday & FridayFDCPA Introductory Training
This is an introductory course to get up to speed on your first debt collection abuse cases.  Learn about the laws protecting consumers from abusive debt collection practices and proceed to more in-depth sessions on developing fair debt collection cases and a fair debt collection law practice. Faculty includes the top consumer lawyers from across the country.  CLE credit available in most states.
Who:  This 2 day training is only for NACA members, long-time NACBA members with practices limited to consumer debtors, assistant attorneys general, and legal aid lawyers who may litigate against debt collectors suits.  

An optional Saturday morning session on representing consumer defendants in state debt collection suits will be available.  Pre-registration is preferred.  A small additional fee is required.  Many attendees who go to the introductory training will attend the Saturday session.  Some may choose to go only to the Introductory training conference, and others only to the Saturday session.  

Registration Fees:

Standard Early (by 2/11/13) $499
Standard Regular (after 2/11/13) $550

NACA Member Early (by 2/11/13) $415*
NACA Member Regular (after 2/11/13) $450*
(NACA membership must be obtained before February 1, 2013 to qualify for the special rates.*
You must contact NACA at www.naca.net or call 202-452-1989). 

Nonprofit / Government & Legal Aid Lawyers Early Rate (by 2/11/13) $415
Nonprofit / Government & Legal Aid Lawyers Regular Rate (after 2/11/13) $450

Saturday Session:  Representing Consumer Defendants in State Court
(8:30 am to 12:30 pm)  
University of Maryland Law School,
Room 302, 500 West Baltimore Street,
 Baltimore, MD,
about a 16 minute walk from the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel.

This morning session will examine the defenses and strategies available to lawyers representing consumers sued in state court for credit card and similar debts by creditors and debt buyers, with a focus on debt buyers’ practices. It will examine flaws in pleadings, affidavits and business records used by collection law firms in these types of cases. It will survey consumer defenses that may be available in these suits.  Much of the presentation will be organized as a mock state trial court proceeding involving a suit against a consumer by a debt buyer.   
Saturday Session Fees: 

Early (by 2/11/13) $35
Regular (after 2/11/13) $55

Click here to register if you ONLY want to attend the SATURDAY SESSION.

Deadline for Early Registration Discount
Registrations completed online or postmarked by February 11, 2013 are eligible for the discounted early fee. 

To register for the INTRODUCTORY TRAINING by itself or along with the Saturday session select your attendee type below: