RAPID RESPONSE

Consumer Debtor Protections & Rights for Low-Income Americans During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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?

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With heightened concerns nationwide about data confidentiality and diminished trust in the federal government, lawyers in all practice areas may find themselves being asked about the Census 2020, which begins nationwide in March, by their clients.
With heightened concerns nationwide about data confidentiality and diminished trust in the federal government, lawyers in all practice areas may find themselves being asked about the Census 2020, which begins nationwide in March, by their clients.

Panelists

Moderator

  • James J. Pierson, Chair, Program Director and Assistant Professor, Business Programs, Chatham University; Vice Chair, Economic Justice Committee, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

Joint Sponsors: ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty

Co-Sponsors: ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities, ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the ProfessionABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender IdentityABA Criminal Justice Section, ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers DivisionABA Section of LitigationABA Section of State and Local Government Law, ABA Senior Lawyers Division

*Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state's approval and credit rounding rules. Please visit the MCLE website for general information on CLE at the ABA.