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.
Jonathan S. Goodgold, Esq. is a Managing Partner at Maitlin Maitlin Goodgold Brass & Bennett. 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 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.
The presenter was very helpful in the use of cases, citations and resources. It is one thing to have an general understanding of a rule, but far more impactful to cite it directly.
90 minute seminar on first try - good job!
Well formulated presentation and slides (Reg/Statute - My Take) for the subject area.
Good presentation. Provided information and meaningful background.
Surprisingly interesting! Well done!
Outstanding CLE. Speaker was exactly what I was looking for on the subject.
Very current presentation on a tricky area of the law.
one of your better speakers - good presentation and materials and he definitely knows his stuff
Loved the presenter’s passion for the subject!
Don't change a thing.
Thought this would be a dry and unfeeling area of law, but the speaker made it interesting and humane.
Excellent presentation. Very helpful.
Presenter REALLY knows the subject matter. Excellent.
very well done; very informative
straightforward, good presenter.
Enjoyed the portion about collection of attorneys' fees
Attorney Goodgold knows what he's talking about! Explains debt collection very well.
Surprisingly interesting program for a topic I think of as rather dry.