CLE | Debt Defense 201

WHEN:  Noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2022 | HOW: via ZOOM | MCLE: 2.0 Skills | COST: $25 or FREE to those who agree to volunteer with the Volunteer Lawyers Project of CNY, Inc. Debt Clinic

This course is a follow-up to the October 27, 2021 Debt Defense 101 CLE.

You don’t have to have attended that CLE to attend this one!

This program provides an overview of complex debt defense issues related to credit cards, auto loans, education, and medical debt collection actions.

  • The discussion will include challenging service issues at Traverse hearings, negotiating discontinuances, and the ins-and-outs of vacating default judgments.
  • Advocates will leave the program with a better understanding of the life of a debt collection lawsuit, so as to more effectively represent clients dealing with unscrupulous collection attorneys.
  • Finally, the presentation will cover issues related to the expansion of alternative dispute resolution in consumer collection actions, such as settlement conferences and arbitration of smaller claims.

Presenter: Anna Anderson, Esq.

Anna Anderson is a Supervising Attorney at Legal Assistance of Western New York (LawNY), where she oversees the Consumer Protection Unit, serving 14 counties in Western New York. Prior to the formation of the Consumer Protection Unit, Anna served as an Equal Justice Works Fellow at LawNY and helped lay the groundwork for LawNY’s consumer practice. In her current role, Anna continues to manage the program she established during her Fellowship, which has served more than 1,000 people to date and helped eliminate more than $1,000,000 in debt for low-income New Yorkers. She is admitted to the New York State Bar, Fourth Department (2016), and the United States District Court, Western District of New York (2019). She currently is the co-chair of the Monroe County Bar Association Elder Law Section, and is the co-founder and chair of the National Coalition of Nursing Home Debt Advocates.

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