New Technology And The Fair Debt Collections Practices Act

Webinar: ID# 1022827
Recorded CD
About This Course:
Gain important knowledge and learn up-to-date information regarding the interplay between the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the use of new technology in contacting debtors.

We will cover the use of voicemails, caller ID, emails, text messages and faxes, and discuss recent case law addressing the application of this technology to the debt collection industry.

You will also learn how the statute is being interpreted and applied by the courts to the new technology available to the industry.


Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) – Overview
  • Important Elements
  • Debt Contract
  • Fair Credit Extension Uniformity Act
Telephonic Communication – Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • Application to Debt Collection
  • Express Consent
  • Damages of Statute of Limitation
  • Willfully or Knowingly
  • Communicating Via Cell Phone
  • Auto-Dialers
  • Frequency of Calls
  • Voicemail
  • Caller ID
Electronic Communication
  • Email
  • Text Messages
Social Media
  • Issues and Case Law
  • Facebook®
  • Linkedin® and Twitter®
About The Presenter

Nicholas D. Krawec, Esq.
  • Partner with Bernstein-Burkley, P.C.
  • Practices in the areas of commercial litigation, collection law and creditors’ rights
  • Written and spoken on many topics related to his areas of expertise
  • Listed as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, in the field of creditors’ rights since 2008, by Philadelphia Magazine
  • Certified by the American Board of Certification as a creditors’ rights specialist
  • J.D. degree, Duquesne University; B.A. degree, cum laude, University of Pittsburgh
Raymond Wendolowski, Esq.
  • Associate with Bernstein-Burkley, P.C.’s Creditors’ Rights group
  • Focuses primarily on commercial collection litigation
  • Responsible for the filing and defense of mechanics’ liens, foreclosure actions, replevins, bond litigation, involuntary bankruptcies and other credit-related matters
  • Involved with a number of professional organizations, including the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) where he graduated the Bar Leadership Initiative program and is a current member of the Education Committee
New Technology And The Fair Debt Collections Practices Act
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