2015 NorthLegal Collections Conference: Conference Details

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About the Collections Conference

The NorthLegal Collections Conference is a new program for 2015, developed in response to requests for in-depth training regarding the laws that govern how lending institutions collect consumer debts.

The complete conference agenda has not yet been finalized, but will include, at a minimum, the following topics:

(See below for more detail!)


Monday (8/10) 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch included
Tuesday (8/11) 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
Wednesday (8/12) 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
Thursday (8/13) 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  

Registration Fee

Until May 29, 2015, the early registration fee is $675.00. From May 30 until July 17, 2015, the registration fee will be $750.00. Registrations received after July 17 will be accepted at the rate of $825.00.

To register, click here.


There are no experience-level prerequisites for this program. The NorthLegal Collections Conference is open to everyone from new collectors to those with many years' experience and is designed to provide useful training for all.

Participants must be employees of consumer lending institutions such as banks, credit unions or automobile finance lenders, or financial institution agents such as attorneys or collection agencies.

Topics Covered

A strict scheduled "agenda" is not available in advance of the program, because the speaker believes participants benefit from the ability to cover some topics as they arise. However, the following topics, among others, will be covered in detail during the three-and-a-half day conference:

» The Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
» The Federal Trade Commission Act and State "Unfair and Deceptive Practices" Laws
» The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act
» The Uniform Commercial Code and Motor Vehicle Repossessions
» The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
» Collecting Decedents' Accounts
» 1099-C Reporting
» The Telephone Consumer Protection Act
» Working with Collection Agents, Repo Agents, Lawyers and Other Business Partners
» Regulation by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


Course Materials

At the conference, each participant will receive extensive handout materials that outline, discuss, and analyze collection law as it pertains to consumer lending. Although these course materials are not intended to serve as a "stand alone book" (in fact, they are not sold to those who do not attend the conference), many conference participants have told us they use the course materials as a reference guide to assist them in handling cases throughout the year.


The primary speaker for the conference is Eric North. Eric is a practicing attorney who has devoted his legal practice to representing the interests of consumer lending institutions for more than thirty years.

Prior to beginning the practice of law, Eric worked within various financial institutions in lending, collections, and operations departments, and managed several of those institutions. This experience allows Eric to bring practical, as well as "legal" information to those who attend his programs.

In addition to practicing law, Eric dedicates a significant portion of his time each year to the training of hundreds of consumer credit professionals throughout the United States through local programs presented on behalf of dozens of state and national trade associations, through monthly NorthLegal Webinars, and through the annual NorthLegal Bankruptcy Conference.

It is anticipated there may be one or more guest speakers at the conference, although that is not for certain. Further information will be posted here as it becomes available.

What Participants Say

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