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Collection of Debts and Money Judgments in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (Online Course)

3.0 Credit Hours:        Learn the law and procedure for collecting debts and money judgments in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia from experienced commercial and consumer collection attorneys. Our faculty will guide you through the steps, from the first client communication to the payment of the final bill. Debt collection is closely regulated by federal law and many provisions apply to collection lawyers, not merely traditional debt collection agencies. Find out what legal procedures you can and cannot follow, and the available technology to assist you and your clients. Faculty also explore the following issues and more: How to evaluate the case; How to prepare and file motions for pretrial attachments; What information is lawfully available and how to use it in negotiation/collections; The procedures and what the courts expect in the D.C. metro area; What to consider in proceeding against individuals, corporations, trusts, LLCs, LLPs, and proprietorships; Post-judgment options; How to comply with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and state protections; Internet resources to help you collect; Reducing the case to judgment and obtaining execution; Levying on the execution to satisfy the judgment; Satisfying a judgment by post-judgment attachment; and What collection activity is available after a debtor files for bankruptcy. Faculty: Edward Gross, Gross & Romanick, P.C.; Erik Goodman, Legal Counsel for the Elderly; Charles F. Gormly, Rosenthal Gormly, Chtd.; and Deanna M. Hackworth; Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC. (A pre-recorded replay of the 11/16/16 class).     * Beginning July 1, 2017, This product is eligible as a free on-demand CLE for qualified Community Members.

Standard price: $129.00

D.C. Bar member price: $99.00

Alabama

Alabama attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program's online courses to earn 6 credits of online programs per reporting period. The CLE Program's live courses may be used to fulfill all 12 yearly reporting credits, including 1 hour for ethics, for Alabama.

Alaska

Alaska attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to fulfill all 12 of their annual approved CLE credit hours, including 3 credit hours of ethics. The CLE Program’s live courses also are approved to fulfill all 12 of Alaska’s credit requirements per reporting period.

Arizona

Arizona attorneys may use the D.C. Bar’s online courses to complete all 15 of their required credits, including 3 professional responsibility/ethics credits, during each yearly reporting period. The CLE Program’s live courses also may be used to fulfill all of Arizona’s credit requirements.

Arkansas

Online and Web-based courses do not qualify to fulfill any of Arkansas’s 12 required credit hours, including 1 credit in ethics, during each yearly reporting period. The D.C. Bar CLE Program’s live courses may be used to fulfill all 12 of Arkansas’s annual credit requirements per reporting period.

California

California attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to complete all of their required 25 credits, including 4 credits in legal ethics, 1 credit in substance abuse or emotional distress, and 1 credit in elimination of bias, during each three-year reporting period. The D.C. Bar’s live courses also are approved to fulfill all 25 of California’s credit requirements per reporting period.

Colorado

Colorado attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to complete all 45 of their required credits, including 7 credits in legal ethics, during each three-year reporting period. The D.C. Bar’s live courses also are approved to fulfill all 45 of Colorado’s credit requirements per reporting period.

Connecticut

Connecticut attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program's online courses to earn all 12 credits. The CLE Program's live courses may be used to fulfill all 12 yearly reporting credits, including 2 credits for ethics/professionalism, for Connecticut.

Delaware

Delaware attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to earn 12 of their 24 credits, including 4 enhanced ethics credits, during each two-year reporting period. The CLE Program's live course may be used to fulfill all 24 of Delaware’s credit requirements per reporting period.

District of Columbia

District of Columbia attorneys do not have credit requirements.

Florida

Florida attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program's online courses to fulfill all 33 required credits, including 5 credits in legal ethics, professionalism, mental illness awareness, or substance abuse; and 3 credits in approved technical programs, during each three-year reporting period. The D.C. Bar's live courses also may be used to fulfill all of Florida's credit requirements.

Georgia

Georgia attorneys are limited to 6 online credits per reporting period. The CLE Program's live courses may be used to fulfill all 12 of Georgia's credit requirements each reporting period including one (1) hour of legal ethics and one (1) hour of professionalism.

Hawaii

Hawaii attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online and live courses to complete all of their Hawaii credit requirements. Hawaii attorneys must complete at least 3 credit hours of MCLE per year. In addition to MCLE, attorneys are encouraged, but not required, to complete 9 or more credits of VCLE (Voluntary CLE) per year.

Idaho

Idaho attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program's online courses to complete up to 15 credits of the 30 total required credits, including 3 legal ethics or professional responsibility credits, during each three-year reporting period. The CLE Program's live courses may be used to fulfill all 30 of Idaho's credit requirements each reporting period.

Illinois

Illinois attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to fulfill all 30 of their required credit hours, including at least 6 hours of professional responsibility during each reporting period. The CLE Program’s live courses also may be used to fulfill all 30 of Illinois’s required credit hours each reporting period.

Newly admitted Illinois attorneys: The D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online and live courses do not qualify for the 6-hour Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism (ILSCCP)-approved Basic Skills Course.

Indiana

Indiana attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to complete 6 of the required 36 credits (including 3 credits in ethics), during each three-year reporting period. The CLE Program’s live courses may be used to fulfill all 36 of Indiana’s credit requirements per reporting period.

Iowa

Iowa attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to earn up to 6 of their 15 credits during each calendar year, including 3 credits in legal ethics every 2 years. The CLE Program’s live courses may be used to fulfill all 15 of Iowa’s credit requirements per reporting period.

Kansas

Kansas attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to complete 5 of their 12 required credits, including 2 credits in ethics and professionalism, during each yearly compliance period. The CLE Program’s live courses may be used to fulfill all 12 of Kansas’s credit requirements per reporting period.

Kentucky

Kentucky attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program's online courses to complete 6 of their 12 credits, including 2 ethics credits, during each yearly reporting period. The CLE Program's live courses may be used to fulfill Kentucky's credit requirements, however, attorneys must apply directly to Kentucky (using information provided at each course) for accreditation.

Louisiana

Louisiana attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to earn 4 of their 12.5 credits, including 1 credit of ethics and 1 credit of professionalism, during each yearly reporting period. The CLE Program’s live courses may be used to fulfill all 12.5 of Louisiana’s credit requirements per reporting period.

Maine

Maine attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to earn 5.5 of their 11 credits, including 1 credit in ethics, during each yearly reporting period. The CLE Program’s live courses may be used to fulfill all 11 of Maine’s credit requirements per reporting period.

Maryland

Maryland attorneys do not have credit requirements.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts attorneys do not have credit requirements.

Michigan

Michigan attorneys do not have credit requirements.

Minnesota

Minnesota attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program's online courses to earn up to 15 of their required 45 credits during each three year reporting period. The CLE Program's live courses may be used to fulfill all 45 of Minnesota's credit requirements, including 3 credits of ethics and 2 credits of elimination of bias, during each reporting period.

Mississippi

Mississippi attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to earn 6 of their required 12 credits, including 1 ethics, professional responsibility, or malpractice prevention credit, during each yearly reporting period. The CLE Program’s live courses may be used to fulfill all 12 of Mississippi’s credit requirements per reporting period.

Missouri

Missouri attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to earn up to 6 of their required 15 credits during each yearly reporting period. Online courses may not be used to complete the 2 credits in ethics, professionalism, or malpractice prevention required every year for Missouri attorneys. The CLE Program’s live courses may be used to fulfill all 15 of Missouri’s credit requirements per reporting period.

Montana

Montana attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to earn up to 5 of their required 15 credits, including 2 ethics credits during each yearly reporting period. The CLE Program’s live courses may be used to fulfill all 15 of Montana’s credit requirements per reporting period.

Nebraska

The D.C. Bar CLE Program currently does NOT accredit its online courses in Nebraska. The CLE Program's LIVE courses may be used to fulfill all 10 of Nebraska's credit requirements per reporting period, however, attorneys must apply directly to Nebraska (using information provided at each course) for accreditation of the live courses.

Nevada

Nevada attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to earn all of their required 12 credit hours during each yearly reporting period, including 2 ethics or professional responsibility credits. The CLE Program’s live courses also may be used to fulfill all Nevada’s credit requirements per reporting period.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to earn up to 6 of their required 12 credits, including at least 2 credits in ethics/professionalism during each yearly reporting period. The CLE Program’s live courses may be used to fulfill all 12 of New Hampshire’s credit requirements per reporting period.

New Jersey

New Jersey attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to earn 12 of their required 24 credits every 2 years, with at least 4 credits in ethics/professionalism. Beyond that, lawyers who reside in, work in, and are licensed in a mandatory CLE jurisdiction that allows for 100% of CLE courses to be taken through alternative verifiable learning formats (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Texas) shall, through reciprocity, be able to satisfy all their New Jersey CLE credits using the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses. The CLE Program’s live courses may be used to fulfill all 24 of New Jersey’s credit requirements per reporting period.

New Mexico

New Mexico attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to earn up to 4 of their required 12 credits, including 2 ethics/professionalism credits, during each yearly reporting period. The CLE Program’s live courses also may be used to fulfill all 12 of New Mexico’s credit requirements per reporting period.

New York

Experienced New York attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to complete all 24 credits required each biennial reporting period including at least 4 credits in ethics and professionalism. Newly admitted New York attorneys may not take non-traditional course formats such as the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses or other Web programs or live Web casts for CLE credit. Newly admitted New York attorneys not practicing law in the United States, however, may earn up to 12 transitional credits using the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses. The D.C. Bar CLE Program’s live courses may be used to fulfill all New York credit requirements for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys.

North Carolina

North Carolina attorneys are limited to 6 credits of online programs per reporting period. The CLE Program's live courses may be used to fulfill all 12 required credits per reporting period for North Carolina.

North Dakota

North Dakota attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to earn up to 15 of their required 45 credits, including 3 credits in ethics, during each three-year reporting period. The D.C. Bar CLE Program’s live courses may be used to fulfill all 45 required credits per reporting period for North Dakota.

Ohio

Ohio attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period. The CLE Program's live courses may be used to fulfill all 24 required credits per reporting period for Ohio.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma attorneys are limited to 6 credits of online, on-demand programs per reporting period. The CLE Program's live courses may be used to fulfill all 12 required credits, including 1 ethics credit, per reporting period for Oklahoma.

Oregon

Oregon attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to complete all of their required 45 credits, including 9 credits in professional responsibility (1 hour must include statutory child abuse reporting obligation, 3 hours must include access to justice, and 5 hours must be legal ethics or professionalism) during each three-year reporting period.  Newly admitted attorneys in Oregon must complete 15 credit hours of accredited CLE activities in the first reporting period after admission as an active member, including 2 credit hours in ethics (including 1 in child abuse reporting), and 10 credit hours in practical skills. The D.C. Bar CLE Program’s live courses may be used to fulfill all 45 required credits per reporting period for Oregon.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period. The CLE Program's live courses may be used to fulfill all 12 required credits, including 2 ethics credits, per reporting period for Pennsylvania.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program's online courses to complete 3 of their required 10 credits, including 2 credits in ethics, during each yearly reporting period. The D.C. Bar CLE Program’s live courses may be used to fulfill all 10 required credits per reporting period for Rhode Island.

South Carolina

South Carolina attorneys are limited to 4 credits of alternatively delivered programs per reporting period. The CLE Program's live courses may be used to fulfill all 12 required credits, including 2 ethics credit hours, per reporting period for South Carolina.

South Dakota

South Dakota attorneys do not have credit requirements.

Tennessee

Tennessee attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program's online courses to complete up to 8 of their required 15 credits, including 3 credits in ethics/professionalism, during each yearly reporting period. The D.C. Bar CLE Program’s live courses may be used to fulfill all 15 required credits per reporting period for Tennessee.

Texas

Texas attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to complete all 15 required credits, including 3 credits in ethics/professional responsibility, during each yearly compliance period. The D.C. Bar CLE Program’s live courses also may be used to fulfill all required credits per reporting period for Texas.

Utah

Utah attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to complete up to 12 of their required 24 credits, including 3 credits in ethics or professional responsibility, during each two-year reporting period. The D.C. Bar CLE Program’s live courses may be used to fulfill all 24 required credits per reporting period for Utah.

Vermont

Vermont attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to complete up to 10 of their required 20 credits, including 2 credits in ethics, during each two-year reporting period. The D.C. Bar CLE Program’s live courses may be used to fulfill all 20 required credits per reporting period for Vermont.

Virginia

Virginia attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to complete up to 8 of their required twelve (12) credit hours of approved CLE courses, of which at least two (2) hours shall be in the area of legal ethics or professionalism. The D.C. Bar CLE Program’s live courses may be used to fulfill all 12 required credits per reporting period and are pre-accredited for Virginia’s "live" attendance requirement.

Washington

Washington attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to complete up to 22.5 of the required 45 credits, including 6 credits in ethics, professionalism or professional responsibility, during each three-year reporting period. The D.C. Bar CLE Program’s live courses may be used to fulfill all 45 required credits per reporting period for Washington.

West Virginia

West Virginia attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to complete up to 12 of their required 24 credits, including 3 credits in ethics, office management, substance abuse and/or elimination bias during each two-year reporting period. The D.C. Bar CLE Program’s live courses may be used to fulfill all 24 required credits per reporting period for West Virginia.

Wisconsin

Attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to complete up to 10 of their required 30 credits during each two-year reporting period. The online courses may not be used to fulfill the 3 credits in ethics that Wisconsin attorneys must complete per reporting period. Therefore, online ethics courses will yield substantive rather than ethics credit for Wisconsin. The D.C. Bar CLE Program’s live courses may be used to fulfill all 30 required credits per reporting period for Wisconsin.

Wyoming

Wyoming attorneys may use the D.C. Bar CLE Program’s online courses to complete up to 5 of their required 15 credits, including 1 credit in ethics, during each yearly reporting period. The D.C. Bar CLE Program’s live courses may be used to fulfill all 15 required credits per reporting period for Wyoming.

How do I access my on-demand course?

After purchasing the course, you will be able to view your selected course through your D.C. Bar Account. Click on "MY ACCOUNT" on the upper right-hand side of the D.C. Bar home page. Once you have logged in, you will click on "My Online Courses." On this page, you will click the first hyperlink: "Click Here to Access Your Live and On Demand Content." Scroll down to the on-demand course you would like to view and click on the title of the course. On this pop-up page, please click the Start button. The video will appear and you must press the play button on the bottom left-hand side.

What devices may I use to view the on demand course?

The on-demand courses are viewable across all platforms and devices including tablets, smartphones, and iPads. The screen size will vary depending on what device you are using. We recommend using a broadband connection for the most enjoyable experience.

Must I complete the course in one sitting?

No. You may rewind, pause, or stop the program at any time and return to complete it at a later time.

May I fast forward or skip around this course?

You will NOT be able to fast forward the presentation beyond the point that you have already completed. However, once you've listened to any part of the class, you may rewind or fast forward to any portion of the presentation that you have already completed.

What if I want to ask a speaker a question or have a substantive course question?

If you have any substantive questions about the on-demand course, you may email us at onlinecle@dcbar.org. We will share questions with course faculty members and follow up with you as quickly as possible.

Are there any course materials or handouts?

Substantive written course materials are part of every D.C. Bar CLE online course. All materials are available in PDF format. Materials may be found in the Course Materials tab.

Will I be able to print out the materials?

Yes, all materials are available in a fully, searchable, printable PDF format.

I'm stuck! What do I do?

If you are having a problem viewing this course, you may contact live tech support (Abila Freestone) at any time by telephone at (886) 702-3278 or (770) 805-6292.

Can I receive CLE credit for any state?

This course is approved for credit in all states that allow credit for on-demand programming. You may check the rules about the number of credits you may earn for your state under the State Credit Guidelines tab. Our system tracks your completion of the course. We handle credit reporting in the way each state prefers. For some states, we give you the information or form you need for self-reporting or to respond if audited.

What do I need to do to get CLE credit?

You must listen to the entire course and watch the accompanying video to find the codes that are inserted at random points. If the course does not have a video the codes will be randomly displayed on the PowerPoint presentation. These codes will also be repeated by the faculty or moderator of the course. Please write the codes down. There are never more than 2 codes per class. At the conclusion of the program, you will need to go back to your Online Courses in your D.C. Bar account. Please click under the fourth tab (My Credit Reporting Organizations) and enter the state you are seeking credit, along with any applicable bar number(s). After completing this step, please click the second tab (Manage CLE Credit) to take the code verification quiz. You must pick the correct codes in order to receive your certificate of attendance.

Where do I input my CLE state(s) and bar number(s) for credit purposes?

After completing your course, you will go back to the D.C. Bar's home page. Please log in and then click on the fourth bullet (My Online Courses). You will enter your state information under the fourth tab (My Credit Reporting Organizations).

Do I need to print out my Certificate of Attendance?

Yes. When you have completed the class, including inputting verification codes for the states that require them, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Most states require you to keep this form for your records.

Why do I need to fill out an evaluation?

The evaluations are short and we find them incredibly valuable in helping us improve our service to you! The form also allows us to quickly and easily fulfill all credit certifications so that you may receive credit under all state MCLE rules.

How do I contact a live person?

You may call the D.C. Bar CLE Office at (202) 626-3488 Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (EST) with any general questions and for help with the registration process. You may also email us at cle@dcbar.org and we will get back to you as quickly as possible. For live technical support, you may contact Abila Freestone at any time by telephone at (886) 702-3278 or (770) 805-6292.