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Fundamentals of Collection Law

Understand the fundamentals of collection law and learn practices that are effective before and after a judgment is obtained.

When your firm obtains a judgment, do you know what comes next? Learn the fundamentals of collection law in this basic to intermediate level course. The material will review the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, what you should be doing before you obtain a judgment, and what remedies are available to enforce a judgment, including debtor's exams, wage and bank garnishments, and writs of execution. You will even get some skip tracing tips on where you can find valuable information.

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Agenda

FDCPA Compliance Guidance

  • Purpose of the FDCPA
  • History
  • Who Is Excluded/Covered?
  • Appropriate Communications
  • Unfair Practices
  • Civil Liability for Noncompliance
  • FDCPA Actions Brought in Bad Faith
  • How to Avoid Liability

Initial Investigation

  • Information to Obtain up Front

Skip-Tracing

  • Intentional vs. Unintentional
  • Sources

Commencing the Action

  • Summons and Complaint
  • Naming Proper Parties
  • Naming Fictitious Parties
  • Community Property Issues
  • Answer/Counterclaim
  • Stipulations for Judgment

Collecting Post-Judgment: Methods That Work

  • Installment and Lump Sum Payments
  • Wage/Earnings Garnishments
  • Bank Garnishments
  • Informal Interviews
  • Supplemental Proceedings/Debtor's Exam
  • Writs of Execution
  • Post-Judgment Discovery/Subpoenas
  • Preference Payment Basics
  • Judgment Liens

Post-Collection Actions and Closing the File

  • Post-Judgment Placements
  • Foreign Judgments/Domestication
  • Judgment Renewals
  • Satisfaction of Judgment/Notice of Dismissal
  • Collectability - When to Close a File
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This course was last revised on July 13, 2022.

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  • NALA 1.18
     
  • This program is applicable for continuing legal assistant education credit. Please check with your accrediting board to see if this course will qualify towards your recertification requirements. Program Length: 1.18 hour(s).
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Tina M. Ziegler, ACP

Tina M. Ziegler, ACP

Hammerman & Hultgren, P.C.

  • Advanced Certified Paralegal at Hammerman & Hultgren, P.C.
  • Has worked in the area of collection law for 28 years
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on judgment enforcement
  • Member and Past President, Paralegal Division of the Maricopa County Bar Association
  • First non-attorney recipient of the Robert R. Mills Member of the Year Award from the Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Bachelor of applied science degree, summa cum laude, Arizona State University; Associates degree in legal assisting, with high distinction, Phoenix College
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 602-445-3277
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Product ID: 410012
Published 2022
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