VLP - Debt Collection at the Boston Municipal Court
Monday September 17 , 2012
- By: Volunteer Lawyers Project
- Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
VLP99 Chauncy Street, Suite 400Boston , MAMap: maps.google.com
If you have questions, contact Emily JarrellSign up online at the website below.617-423-0648 x148
- Website: vlp.volunteerhub.com
About the Training
This training will prepare volunteer attorneys to assist low-income, unrepresented litigants in civil collection cases through VLP's Fair Debt Collection Lawyer of the Day project at the Boston Municipal Court. The training will cover civil procedure and practice at the BMC, Limited Assistance Representation, as well as substantive areas of consumer and fair debt collection law that you will need as a volunteer.
About the Fair Debt Collection Lawyer for the Day Project
At the Fair Debt Collection Lawyer for the Day project, volunteer attorneys assist low-income debtors and creditors on Wednesdays at the Boston Municipal Court in the Brooke Courthouse on a Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) basis. LAR means that the attorney only represents the client in the proceeding (case management conference, motion, etc.) before the court that day. The representation begins and ends on the same day. The project is a joint effort of the Volunteer Lawyers Project, Senior Partners for Justice, and the Litigation Section of the Boston Bar Association.
This project offers attorney a unique opportunity to get courtroom experience in a supportive and collegial environment. Because representation is limited to one day, it is also a good project for busy attorneys who want to help but have limited time. For all, this project is a great way to meet and network with other attorneys.
VLP trainings are offered free of charge to active volunteers. Please see the VLP Training Policy.