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Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2013 (Free)

Released on: Aug. 9, 2013
Running Time: 03:08:08

Running Time Segment Title Faculty Format
[00:59:23] Overview of State and Federal Restraints on Debt Collection Brian L. Bromberg ~ Bromberg Law Office, P.C.
On-Demand MP3 MP4
[00:59:30] Introduction to Fair Credit Reporting Act Amy L Wells ~ Wells Law Office, Inc.
On-Demand MP3 MP4
[01:00:00] A Primer on Automobile Fraud Robert W. Murphy ~ Law Office of Robert W. Murphy
On-Demand MP3 MP4
Volunteer lawyers are needed to help the many low income clients facing a wide assortment of consumer law matters who are unrepresented. In this program you will learn the basics of consumer law so that you can competently represent a client in need and learn new advocacy skills.

Lecture Topics 
[Total time 03:08:08]

Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.

  • Program Overview and Introductions* [00:09:15]
    Robert W. Murphy
  • Overview of State and Federal Restraints on Debt Collection [00:59:23]
    Brian L. Bromberg
  • Introduction to Fair Credit Reporting Act [00:59:30]
    Amy L Wells
  • A Primer on Automobile Fraud [01:00:00]
    Robert W. Murphy

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:

  • Summary of Federal Restraints on Debt Collection
    Brian L. Bromberg
  • Overview of State and Federal Restraints on Debt Collection (PowerPoint slides)
    Brian L. Bromberg
  • Consumer Request for Reinvestigation
    Amy L Wells
  • Steps Following Credit Denials
    Amy L Wells
  • How Long May Information Remain on Credit Reports?
    Amy L Wells
  • Identity Theft Victim’s Complaint and Affidavit
    Amy L Wells
  • The Price of Identity Theft for Ohio Consumers, Ohio Trial, Spring 2008
    Amy L Wells
  • The Fair Credit Reporting Act
    Amy L Wells
  • Representing Consumers After Self-Help Repossession: Understanding the Contents of the Consumer Law Toolbox
    Robert W. Murphy

Presentation Material

  • Overview of State and Federal Restraints on Debt Collection PowerPoint Slides
    Brian L. Bromberg
  • Introduction to the Fair Credit Reporting Act PowerPoint Slides
    Amy L Wells
  • Helping Clients Avoid Getting Run Over - A Primer on Auto Law PowerPoint Slides
    Robert W. Murphy
Chairperson(s)
Robert W. Murphy ~ Law Office of Robert W. Murphy
Speaker(s)
Brian L. Bromberg ~ Bromberg Law Office, P.C.
Amy L Wells ~ Wells Law Office, Inc.

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Alabama1, Alaska, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho*, Illinois , Iowa2*, Kansas, Kentucky*, Louisiana, Maine*, Mississippi, Missouri3, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire4, New Jersey, New Mexico5, New York6,  North Carolina7, North Dakota, Ohio8, Oklahoma9, Oregon*, Pennsylvania10, Rhode Island11, South Carolina, Tennessee12, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia13, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin14 and Wyoming*.

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Minnesota 
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Please Note: The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. PLI programs may qualify for credit based on the requirements outlined in the MCLE Regulations and Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. Rule 45.

*PLI will apply for credit upon request. Louisiana and New Hampshire: PLI will apply for credit upon request for audio-only on-demand web programs.


1Alabama: Approval of all web based programs is limited to a maximum of 6.0 credits.

 

2Iowa:  The approval is for one year from recorded date. Does not approve of Audio-only On-Demand Webcasts.

3Missouri:  On-demand web programs are restricted to six hours of self-study credit per year.  Self-study may not be used to satisfy the ethics requirements.  Self-study can not be used for carryover credit.

 

4New Hamphsire:  The approval is for three years from recorded date.

5New Mexico:  On-Demand web programs are restricted to 4.0 self-study credits per year. 


6New York:  Newly admitted attorneys may not take non-traditional course formats such as on-demand Web Programs or live Webcasts for CLE credit. Newly admitted attorneys not practicing law in the United States, however, may earn 12 transitional credits in non-traditional formats. 

7North Carolina:  A maximum of 4 credits per reporting period may be earned by participating in on-demand web programs. 


8Ohio:  To confirm that the web program has been approved, please refer to the list of Ohio’s Approved Self Study Activities at http://www.sconet.state.oh.us.  Online programs are considered self-study.  Ohio attorneys have a 6 credit self-study limit per compliance period.  The Ohio CLE Board states that attorneys must have a 100% success rate in clicking on timestamps to receive ANY CLE credit for an online program.

9Oklahoma:  Up to 6 credits may be earned each year through computer-based or technology-based legal education programs.


10Pennsylvania:  PA attorneys may only receive a maximum of four (4) hours of distance learning credit per compliance period. All distance learning programs must be a minimum of 1 full hour.
 

11Rhode Island:  Audio Only On-Demand Web Programs are not approved for credit.  On-Demand Web Programs must have an audio and video component.

12Tennessee:  The approval is for the calendar year in which the live program was presented.

13Virginia: All distance learning courses are to be done in an educational setting, free from distractions.

14Wisconsin: Ethics credit is not allowed.  The ethics portion of the program will be approved for general credit.  There is a 10 credit limit for on-demand web programs during every 2-year reporting period.  Does not approve of Audio-only On-Demand Webcasts.


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Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics Robert W. Murphy, Law Office of Robert W. Murphy
 
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