Seminar Code: ECL150319
CLE Credit: 3.5 Hours (1.0 hours Ethics credit included)
About the Program:
This seminar will introduce you to common issues in consumer law and show you how to recognize, analyze and manage a client’s consumer law-related problems, as well as the various ways to incorporate profitable consumer law claims into your day-to-day practice. Sergei Lemberg will discuss the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Dan Blinn will discuss auto fraud, auto warranty and lemon law claims, and Sarah Poriss will describe the life of a home foreclosure case and provide practice tips for handling credit card and medical collection matters in Small Claims and Superior court. As a bonus, this seminar will include your choice of: 1) a brief session on marketing for a consumer law practice; 2) a guided networking exercise; or 3) a chance to ask the experts about a consumer law-related matter you may be dealing with in your practice.
Who Should Attend:
Any lawyer interested in assisting consumers with legal issues.
You will learn:
- How to identify and evaluate common consumer law issues and claims
- How to incorporate consumer law claims into a practice
- How to claim and collect fees when bringing consumer law cases
Daniel S. Blinn, Consumer Law Group LLC, Rocky Hill
Sergei Lemberg, Chair, CBA Consumer Law Section; Lemberg Law LLC, Stamford
Sarah Poriss, Sarah Poriss, Attorney at Law LLC, Hartford.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Sergei Lemberg- The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Sarah Poriss- Defending consumers in home foreclosure actions and collection actions
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Working break- participants choose between breakout sessions:
- How to market to develop a consumer law practice
- Ask The Expert your consumer law questions
- Guided networking activity to build a consumer law practice
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Dan Blinn- Auto fraud, auto warranty and lemon law claims
Law/Paralegal Student: $75
**CLE materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. Paper materials will not be prepared. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Refunds require a minimum of two business days notice.
The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institue is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. Financial hardship waiver information is available upon request.