On October 15, 2013, judges, scholars, attorneys and subject matter experts will assemble at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. for a Legal Symposium on Consumer Debt Collection presented by the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA).

Join Master of Ceremonies Dr. Wayne Babovich, Keynote Speaker Judge Joseph F. Murphy, Jr., (Maryland Court of Appeals, retired) and professor, attorney and FDCPA authority Manny Newburger as nationally-recognized panelists explore the role of collection attorneys in the “credit ecosystem.”

For complete details including the schedule and panelist biographies, visit the NARCA Legal Symposium Homepage or download the Legal Symposium Program.  The Legal Symposium will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend.  Receive updates via Twitter @Legal_Symposium.

The Legal Symposium will consist of four panels:

  • Overview of a Consumer Collection Law Firm Practice: An in-depth look at the practice of consumer collection law and why creditors utilize the services of attorneys.

  • The Court System Provides a Level Playing Field: Use of the court system as an effective and appropriate method of debt collection provided attorneys and the courts operate in a manner that protects the interests of all parties and preserves the public trust.

  • Legal Collections – The Essential Link to a Successful Credit-Based Economy: The importance and benefit of our credit-based economy, and why responsible legal debt collection is a healthy function of the credit cycle.

  • Attorney-Consumer Communications: A Roadmap to Resolution: The roles and responsibilities of consumers, as well as debt collection attorneys, and opportunities that exist to provide consumers with the best available avenues in which to participate in the process and resolve their debts.

The Legal Symposium will take place at the state-of-the-art Jack Morton Auditorium located at The George Washington University in the Media & Public Affairs Building at 805 21st Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Registrant check-in will begin at 8:15 and the Legal Symposium will conclude at approximately 4:45 pm.  Registrants will receive breakfast and lunch and attendees are invited to a reception hosted by Legal Symposium sponsor King & Spalding at 5:00 pm.

There is no cost to attend the Legal Symposium, but because of potentially limited seating registration is requested.  Please e-mail your name and organizational affiliation (if any) to legal.symposium@narca.org.

The National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA) is comprised of over 700 skilled debt collection law firms which are required to adhere to NARCA’s Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics.   Attorneys employed by NARCA member law firms are committed to the fair and ethical treatment of all participants in the debt collection process and are required to practice law in a manner consistent with their responsibilities as officers of the court.  As attorneys, members must adhere to applicable state and federal laws, rules of civil procedure, state bar licensing and certification requirements, and the rules of professional conduct.