WhenTuesday, April 14, 2020 -
Consumer Debtor Protections & Rights for Low-Income Americans During the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 14, 2020
10:00 - 11:30 am
Great challenges are presented to consumer debtors during the COVID-19 pandemic in meeting their consumer debt requirements as a result in widespread loss of wages or independent contracting opportunities by consumers. How do consumer debtors manage and prioritize their legal obligations and what consumer protections and rights can they invoke to navigate through this difficult pandemic when the economic timeline for recovery is so uncertain due to the health dangers? What is the role of the State Attorney Generals and how do they employ their powers to advance consumer protection for consumers during a pandemic or natural disaster? How do we address the myriad of debtor issues relating to credit reporting and impacting housing, autos, student loans, credit cards, and criminal justice debt?
• Whitney Barkley-Denney, Senior Policy Counsel, Center for Responsible Lending
• Evan Denerstein, Senior Staff Attorney, Mobilization for Justice
• Peter Downing, Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Attorney General's Office
• Ashley L. Taylor, Jr., Partner, Consumer Finance Practice, Troutman
• James J. Pierson, Chair, Program Director and Assistant Professor, Business Programs, Chatham University; Vice Chair, Economic Justice Committee, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice
Joint Sponsors: ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty
Co-Sponsors: ABA Criminal Justice Section, ABA Section of Litigation, ABA Section of State and Local Government Law, ABA Senior Lawyers Division
*Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state's approval and credit rounding rules. Please visit the MCLE website for general information on CLE at the ABA.