Pro Bono Training: Representing Debtors in Small Claims Court (5/2/2018)

Available: In Stock
Product No: 30350
Duration: 3.00 Hours
Publish Date : 5/2/2018

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The panelists will discuss the Fair Debt Collection Clinics in Small Claims Court at the Boston Municipal Court Central Division, Cambridge District Court, and Quincy District Court, and how attorneys can volunteer at the clinics. In partnership with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and other partners, the Fair Debt Collection clinics allow volunteers to provide pro bono limited assistance 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 3:03 certified law students.

After attending this training, you will be able to volunteer at the Volunteer Lawyer Project's weekly fair debt collection clinics at BMC Central, Cambridge District Court, and Quincy District Court. You can find more information regarding the clinic and its schedule here.

Questions about volunteering can be directed to Lorraine Wong at


Thomas Beauvais,
The Law Office of Thomas Beauvais

Benjamin Kyle Golden, Suffolk University Law School

Tallulah Knopp, Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association

April Kuehnhoff, National Consumer Law Center

Elisia Lau

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