Collection for the Non-Collection Attorney [2019 Edition]


CLE Credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

Attorneys who do not specialize in the areas of collection and creditors’ rights can expect to learn what laws apply to collection attorneys, state and federal, and how to make sure you are complying with the collection laws. In addition, attorneys will discover skip tracing tools and techniques which are not typically known or used by non-collection attorneys. Further, attorneys will discover what post judgment tools are available for enforcing judgments and how to properly submit the necessary paperwork to the Courts and the Sheriff. Finally, attorneys will learn what techniques are available for settling cases with enforceable agreements prior to trial.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Properly complying with Federal and State Collection laws, such as the FDCPA
•   Effectively using post judgment tools for enforcing judgment, including wage garnishments and bank levies
•   Settling cases with an effective agreement
•   Analyzing whether the debt is collectible

Date / Time: June 3, 2019

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 am Pacific

Choose a format:

•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

All Access Pass: Before you buy, access this class and all other myLawCLE programs, over 120 new live classes every year, for only $69 dollars per month. Purchase the All Access Pass first. Click here for more information.

Select your state to see if this class is approved for CLE credit.

Choose the format you want.


SKU: N/A Categories: ,
Original Broadcast Date: February 28, 2019

Michael H. Raichelson, Esq. has over 24 years of experience helping individuals and businesses throughout California and the United States related to complex litigation, collections and bankruptcy. His experience includes running a large collection litigation firm for several years as its General Counsel, with offices in over four states. The Law Offices of Michael H. Raichelson offers comprehensive attorney services offered by large firms with personalized small firm attention to detail.

Born, raised and educated in California, Michael H. Raichelson grew up in the Los Angeles are before attending the University of California at Santa Barbara and graduating with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science. He would later attain his Juris Doctor and graduate cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law. Since then, he has taught numerous legal and paralegal classes concerning collections and bankruptcy, while serving as a lecturer in elementary through high school regarding legal rights and responsibilities.

Prior to founding the Law Offices of Michael H. Raichelson eleven years ago, Mr. Raichelson acquired substantial experience in complex litigation in state and federal courts, including the federal multi-district court.

He is one of only a handful of attorneys who can say that they are a Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialist, with the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. He also worked for a multi-state law firm specializing in complex litigation and has represented a vast range of clients, including real estate developers and brokers, mortgage and escrow companies, banks, insurers, manufacturers, CEOs, COOs and other law firms.

Finally, Mr. Raichelson has been selected as a California Super Lawyers for Southern California from 2011 through 2019, and he is also AV rated with

Accreditation Policy
myLawCLE seeks accreditation for all programs in all states. (Accreditation for paralegals sought thru NALA and NFPA paralegal associations.) Each attending attorney/paralegal will receive a certificate of completion following the close of the CLE program as proof of attendance. In required states, myLawCLE records attorney/paralegals attendance, in all other states attorney/paralegal is provided with the approved CLE certificate to submit to their state bar or governing association.

    Automatic MCLE Approvals

All myLawCLE CLE programs are accredited automatically either directly or via reciprocity in the following states: AK, AR, CA, CT, FL, HI, ME, MO, MT, ND, NH, NM, NJ, NY, WV, and VT. (AZ does not approve CLE programs, but accepts our certificates for CLE credit.)

    Live Video Broadcasts

Live video broadcasts are new live CLE programs being streamed and recorded for the first time. All of these programs qualify for “Live” CLE credit in all states except NV, OH, MS, IN, UT, PA, GA, SC, and LA —these states require in-person attendance to qualify for “Live” CLE credit.

    “Live” Re-Broadcasts

“Live” Re-broadcasts are replays of previous recorded CLE programs, set on a specific date and time and where the original presenting speakers calls in live at the end of the event to answer questions. This “live” element allows for “live” Re-broadcast CLEs to qualify for “Live” CLE credits in most states. [The following states DO NOT allow for “live” CLE credits on re-broadcast CLEs: NV, OH, MS, IN, UT, PA, GA, SC, and LA]

Many states allow for credit to be granted on a 1:1 reciprocal basis for courses approved in another mandatory CLE jurisdiction state. This is known as a reciprocity provision and includes the following states: AK, AR, HI, CT, FL, ME, MO, MT, ND, NH, NM, VT, NJ, NY, and WV. myLawCLE does not seek direct accreditation of live webinars or teleconferences in these states.

Section I. Is the debt collectible?

Section II. I am ready to file suit, now what?
a) What causes of action should I include in my complaint?
b) Can I recover interest on the debt and from when?
c) Can I recover attorney’s fees?

Section III. Bench v. Jury Trial

Section IV. Can I get a default judgment and what kind?

Section V. What post judgment enforcement mechanisms are available to collect on the judgment?

Section VI. The debtor has filed bankruptcy, is it now over?