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Ethics in Collection Practice

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Produced on February 06, 2017

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Course Information

Time 92 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Are there really ethics in collections? This rhetorical question sometimes leads to a chuckle from lawyers and non-lawyers alike. However, as with any field of law, collections law is fraught with a myriad of ethical issues and entanglements that could ensnare even the most seasoned practitioner. What Rules of Professional Conduct (RPCs) apply to collection law and collection law practitioners? When does the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) apply? When is a “debt” really a debt? When is a “debt collector” really a debt collector? The definitions in the FDCPA may surprise you.

This course, presented by Jonathan Goodgold, Esq., of The Beinhaker Law Firm, LLC, who handles the firm’s collection practice, reviews the professional code of conduct, the FDCPA, and recent developments in the field, and provides practical guidance in navigating the ethical minefields in collection law.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify and explore relevant RPCs
  2. Understand the definitions of the FDCPA and assess how the law applies to everyday practice
  3. Explore recent developments and their impact on the field and your practice
  4. Provide practical guidance to how social media and other new technologies impact or will impact collection law

Credit Information

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Jonathan Goodgold

The Beinhaker Law Firm, LLC

Jonathan S. Goodgold, Esq. is a Partner at The Beinhaker Law Firm, LLC. Jonathan had his own law firm for over seven years focusing on employment and collection law matters, as well as all aspects of civil litigation. Prior to having his own practice, Jonathan practiced at a leading labor and employment law firm in New Jersey and a civil litigation firm in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Jonathan leads the firm’s collection work in all areas and industries. He has counseled clients and negotiated and litigated on their behalf in order for their accounts receivables to become accounts payable. He regularly counsels clients with respect to collection and employment law matters.

Jonathan is an active networker and involved in several networking groups. He previously has written for the New Jersey Law Journal on employment law matters and has been a repeat speaker for the National Business Institute and Lawline on topics concerning collection law.

Jonathan graduated Binghamton University, State University of New York, magna cum laude and with the distinctions of graduating Phi Beta Kappa with Honors in History. Jonathan earned his law degree (JD) from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and then clerked for the Honorable W. Hunt Dumont in the Superior Court of New Jersey.

He resides in West Caldwell with his wife and three children.


Kevin R.

Well formulated presentation and slides (Reg/Statute - My Take) for the subject area.

Kristin C.


Jamey B.

Good presentation. Provided information and meaningful background.

Francis W.

Surprisingly interesting! Well done!

Rebekah D.

Thank you

David D.

Outstanding CLE. Speaker was exactly what I was looking for on the subject.

Catherine E.

Very current presentation on a tricky area of the law.

Jennifer F.

one of your better speakers - good presentation and materials and he definitely knows his stuff

Ruth G.

Loved the presenter’s passion for the subject!

Neil M.

Don't change a thing.

Vasiliki N.

Thought this would be a dry and unfeeling area of law, but the speaker made it interesting and humane.

Kristin P.

Excellent presentation. Very helpful.

Joseph L.

Presenter REALLY knows the subject matter. Excellent.

Evan S.

very well done; very informative

Karen P.

straightforward, good presenter.

Joseph V.

Very good

R. Christopher R.

Enjoyed the portion about collection of attorneys' fees

Linda R.

Attorney Goodgold knows what he's talking about! Explains debt collection very well.

Valerie S.

Surprisingly interesting program for a topic I think of as rather dry.

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