Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics and COVID-19 Consumer Protections 2021 (Webcast)

  • Consumer
  • Training
  • Access to Justice
  • COVID-19


The Practising Law Institute is offering a live webcast entitled Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics and COVID-19 Consumer Protections 2021 on August 13, 2021 from 12:00 PM-8:15 PM.

Registration: $199

Full scholarships and discounts to attend PLI programs are widely available to attorneys working in nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys; government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); law librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit/legal services organizations; unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships.

All eligible attendees are urged to complete and submit a PLI Scholarship Application.

Volunteer lawyers are needed to help the many low-income clients facing a wide assortment of consumer law matters who are unrepresented. Attend this program to learn the basics of consumer law so that you can competently represent a client in need and learn new advocacy skills.

Federal and state governments and businesses have protections in place to alleviate the financial stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The protections include suspensions of some foreclosures and evictions, shut-off protections for utility and telecommunication services, forbearance and elimination of additional interest accrual on some student loans and limitations on debt collection and repossessions. The Program will provide training to assist consumers impacted by the pandemic.

What You Will Learn
  • Introduction to Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Overview of State and Federal Restraints on Debt Collection
  • A Primer on Automobile Fraud
  • Representing the Unsecured Debtor
  • Mortgage Servicer Litigation
  • Assisting Student Loan Borrowers
  • Developing a Working Relationship with Legal Services Organizations
Who Should Attend

Attorneys who want to volunteer to help low-income clients with consumer related issues and legal services advocates who want to enhance their skills in consumer litigation matters would benefit from attending this program.

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    PA CLE Credit: 6.5 Substantive Credits

    Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board. Effective January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 the CLE Board has adopted a temporary policy to recognize live online programming by accredited distance learning providers as live (non-capped) credit towards lawyers' CLE requirement.

    More information on distance learning CLE credit.
  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute
    800.260.4PLI (4754)