The faculty will provide you with an overview of current collection law and will explore special issues commonly encountered in debt collection in Florida. This concentrated program is designed to give the attendees essential knowledge on how to get results in collecting debts and how to deal with special situations.
- Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
- Pre-collection planning
- Collection strategies before litigation
- Collecting the judgment
- Creditors' rights in bankruptcy cases
- The attendee will be able to discuss invoices, personal guaranties and contracts.
- The attendee will be able to identify how to avoid the 10 most common violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
- The attendee will be able to review rights and remedies of secured and unsecured creditors.
8:30 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.
I. Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
A. The 10 Most Common Violations And How To Avoid Them
B. Form Letters You Can Use
C. Recent Case Law Developments
D. Ethical Issues
10:05 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
II. Pre-Collection Planning
A. Credit Applications
B. Invoices, Personal Guaranties And Contracts
D. Secured versus Unsecured Debt
III. Collection Strategies Before Litigation
A. Decision-Making: Whether To Pursue Collection
B. Utilizing Third Parties (Attorneys, Collection Agencies And Debt Purchasers)
C. Settlement And Litigation Concerns
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
IV. Question And Answer Period
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.
V. Collecting The Judgment
A. Discovery In Aid Of Execution
C. Foreclosure Of Judgment Liens
D. Proceeding Supplementary
2:35 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
VI. Creditors' Rights In Bankruptcy Cases
A. Basics Of Chapter 7, 13 And 11 From The Debtor's Perspective
B. The Bankruptcy Process
C. Duties Of The Chapter 7 And Chapter 13 Debtor
D. Rights And Remedies Of Unsecured Creditors
E. Rights And Remedies Of Secured Creditors
F. Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention And Consumer Protection Act Of 2005
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VII. Question And Answer Period