Consumer Law Basics - Medical Debt and Coerced Debt

Event Start:
03/19/2024 2:00 PM
Event End:
03/19/2024 4:00 PM

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 19, 2024 from 2 pm – 4 pm ET
Webinar Fee: This “online only” series is free of charge for all.


This free, four-part consumer debt program provides the knowledge attorneys need to assist low-to-moderate-income clients.

This program is cosponsored by the National Consumer Law Center and the Social Law Library; and is funded by the Social Law Library’s Endowment to Promote Understanding of Consumer Issues.


Berneta Haynes, Esq., National Consumer Law Center
Kathryn Koch, Esq., Health Law Advocates
Carla Sanchez Adams, Esq., National Consumer Law Center.

Medical debt collection tactics can be aggressive and may include wage garnishment, bank account seizure, liens on property, and even civil arrest warrants. The first hour of this webinar will cover state and federal level protections and discuss ways to pursue strategies for helping clients address overwhelming medical debt collections.

3 pm – 4 pm ET (coerced)

Kristen Bor-Zale, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services

The second hour will focus on how to identify and begin to help clients facing Coerced Debt: debt that an abusive partner has taken out in the name of a survivor without their knowledge, or because the abusive partner used threats or force to make them take out the debt.

Online registration is encouraged. For assistance, questions on group discounts, accommodations requests, special billing, program content, out-of-state CLE credits, and general contact CLE Coordinator, Michael Saporito by email at Registrations accepted in order of receipt. Registration fees are non-refundable. Most Social Law Library CLE events are recorded and recordings are sent to all who are registered. The recording is available by digital download, generally within a week after the program date. CLE credit, when applicable, is only granted when 80 % of the live webinar is attended. 

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