Please Note: This event has already taken place.
Pro Bono Training: Representing Debtors in Small Claims Court
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA
The panelists will discuss the launch of the Lawyer for
the Day Fair Debt Collection Clinic in Small Claims Court at the Boston
Municipal Court Central Division and how attorneys can volunteer at the
clinic. The clinic provides pro bono representation to low income
defendants in small claims court on credit card collection matters.
Substantive training will be provided on the debt collection industry, common
defenses to consumer debt collection suits, and litigating Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act claims in these cases. Practical training will be provided
on how to represent a low-income debtor in negotiations and small claims trials.
This training is for practitioners of
all experience levels as well as law students.
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