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Fundamentals of Collection Law

OnDemand Webinar (71 minutes)

Understand the fundamentals of collection law and learn practices that are effective before and after a judgment is obtained.When your firm obtains a judgment, do you know what comes next? Learn the fundamentals of collection law in this basic to intermediate level course. The material will review the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, what you should be doing before you obtain a judgment, and what remedies are available to enforce a judgment, including debtor's exams, wage and bank garnishments, and writs of execution. You will even get some skip tracing tips on where you can find valuable information.


Tina M. Ziegler, ACP, Hammerman & Hultgren, P.C.


FDCPA Compliance Guidance

• Purpose of the FDCPA

• History

• Who Is Excluded/Covered?

• Appropriate Communications

• Unfair Practices

• Civil Liability for Noncompliance

• FDCPA Actions Brought in Bad Faith

• How to Avoid Liability

Initial Investigation

• Information to Obtain up Front


• Intentional vs. Unintentional

• Sources

Commencing the Action

• Summons and Complaint

• Naming Proper Parties

• Naming Fictitious Parties

• Community Property Issues

• Answer/Counterclaim

• Stipulations for Judgment

Collecting Post-Judgment: Methods That Work

• Installment and Lump Sum Payments

• Wage/Earnings Garnishments

• Bank Garnishments

• Informal Interviews

• Supplemental Proceedings/Debtor's Exam

• Writs of Execution

• Post-Judgment Discovery/Subpoenas

• Preference Payment Basics

• Judgment Liens

Post-Collection Actions and Closing the File

• Post-Judgment Placements

• Foreign Judgments/Domestication

• Judgment Renewals

• Satisfaction of Judgment/Notice of Dismissal

• Collectability - When to Close a File