The FDCPA & CFPB: What Debt Collectors Must Know Now


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

With the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) focusing on collections practice, it is important for you to remain up to date with the whirlwind of rules, regulations, case law and anticipated changes. This comprehensive webinar will provide you with the knowledge you need to ensure complete compliance with the CFPB and remain effective in your debt collection practices. Discover how you can use the CFPB’s upcoming changes to your advantage, how to put new spins on old collection techniques, and execute cutting-edge strategies for avoiding and defending against FDCPA claims.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   The FDCPA and CFPB’s Role
•   Are You Subject to the FDCPA? What the CFPB is Looking For
•   Defining Harassment, False, Deceptive and Misleading Practices Under CFPB Supervision
•   What NOT to do: Top Collection Mistakes Being Made and How to Avoid Them
•   How to Walk the CFPB Line: Preparing for and Surviving an Audit
•   Defending Against the Debt Collection Harassment Claim Under the FDCPA

Date / Time: March 19, 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 pm Pacific

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Ernest H. Kohlmyer, Esq. is a partner with Shepard, Smith, Kohlmyer & Hand, P.A. He practices in the areas of FDCPA and FCRA defense on behalf of collection agencies and credit grantors in the state of Florida. Mr. Kohlmyer also represents governmental entities in the central areas of civil rights and constitutional law. He is a regular speaker on the areas of debt collection and credit bureau reporting issues for the Florida Collectors Association and ACA International. Mr. Kohlmyer has been a member of ACA International’s Member’s Attorney Program (MAP) (former chairman), and has served as Florida’s state unit representative. He currently serves on the ACA Legislative Council, and is a board member for the ACA International Foundation. Mr. Kohlmyer is licensed in both the state and federal courts in Florida and Georgia. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Kohlmyer earned his B.S. degree from Florida State University and his J.D. degree from the University of Dayton School of Law.

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