CONSUMER PROTECTION PROJECT TRAINING
The Consumer Protection Project is a partnership of Allegany Law Foundation, Community Legal Services of Prince Georges County, Mid-Shore Pro Bono, Montgomery County Bar Foundation, and Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland.
These FREE training programs are available to attorneys willing to volunteer to provide pro bono legal service to consumers in debt buyer cases through brief advice clinics and/or direct representation. Participating attorneys must be in good standing and licensed to practice law in Maryland. Attorneys registering for either of these trainings will need to confirm in writing that they do not have any conflicts of interest and that they do not represent debt buyers.
LIVE TRAINING: BASIC TRAINING CLASS
Affidavit Judgment Defense in District Court
Thursday, November 20, 2014 (click flyer to register)
This discounted ($25) training is open to volunteer attorneys willing to provide pro bono legal services to consumer defendants in “brief advice” clinics hosted by the Consumer Protection Project at the Baltimore City District Court.
Malpractice insurance, access to mentors, email listserv membership and more will be available to attorneys participating.
Co-Sponsored by University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, and Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland.
WEBCAST: BASIC TRAINING CLASS
Defending Debt Buyer Lawsuits: Emerging Trial Tactics
Offered on June 24, 2014
Training Will Cover:
– Affidavit judgment lawsuits
– District Court trial procedure
– Common claims, defenses, and arguments in debt collection and debt buyer litigation
– Negotiation strategies
– Affirmative claims under state and federal consumer laws
– Mock trial exercise
Participating attorneys must agree to one of the following pro bono options to be completed within one year of the training:
1) represent 2 consumer clients pro bono in debt buyer litigation; OR
2) represent 1 consumer client pro bono in debt buyer litigation and give brief legal advice at 2 clinics hosted by the Consumer Protection Project.
Malpractice insurance, access to mentors, email listserv membership and more will be available to attorneys taking pro bono cases.
Participating law students must agree to participate in 2 brief advice clinics hosted by the Consumer Protection Project.
For more information about the Consumer Protection Project, contact Nicole K. McConlogue, Esq., Consumer Protection Project Manager, at 410-837-9379 ext. 3054, 1-800-396-1274 ext. 3054, or
5. District Court Motion to Seal Record (i.e. illegally disclosed social security number)
- MOTION TO SEAL OR OTHERWISE LIMIT INSPECTION OF A CASE RECORD
- REQUEST TO SHIELD INFORMATION IN A CASE RECORD