Representing Consumers in District Court: Identifying Defenses & Affirmative Claims 

View the training via WEBCAST (taped October 16, 2017) on your device at a place and time convenient to you. You will be emailed access instructions within 1 business day. 

Join some of Maryland's top consumer law practitioners as they prepare you to defend, settle, and negotiate common types of debt collection cases in Maryland district court, including actions involving debt buyers, residential leases, and auto loans, as well as practical ways potential affirmative claims may be used to resolve your client's case. Participants must agree to volunteer at three (3) PBRC Consumer Protection Project (CPP) Brief Advice Clinics in Baltimore City or Prince George's County within one (1) year of registering.

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