Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
Format: CLE Webinar*; the ABA will seek 1.5 hours of CLE credit in 60 minute states and 1.8 hours of CLE credit in 50 minute states
Great challenges are presented to consumer debtors during the COVID-19 pandemic in meeting their consumer debt requirements as a result in widespread loss of wages or independent contracting opportunities by consumers. How do consumer debtors manage and prioritize their legal obligations and what consumer protections and rights can they invoke to navigate through this difficult pandemic when the economic timeline for recovery is so uncertain due to the health dangers? What is the role of the State Attorney Generals and how do they employ their powers to advance consumer protection for consumers during a pandemic or natural disaster? How do we address the myriad of debtor issues relating to credit reporting and impacting housing, autos, student loans, credit cards, and criminal justice debt?