Tuesday, August 4, 2009

San Diego Public Law Library Offers Low Cost MCLE

Protecting Homeowners from Debt Collectors and Association Foreclosures

Date: Saturday, August 8, 2009

Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Check-in and coffee/light breakfast from 10-10:30; Workshop from 10:30-12:30

Presented by: Center for California Homeowner Association Law

Earn 2 hours of MCLE credit at this workshop on HOA assessments, debt collection laws, association foreclosures, and homeowner legal rights.

Learn about:

Types of assessments; how much can they go up a year?
State and federal laws that govern assessment collection.
Homeowner rights when the HOA board turns your count over to a debt collector; role of the property manager in collections.
Does the association have the power to foreclose - just like a bank?
Resources available to the homeowner, either to challenge the assessment itself or the debt collection process.
Obtaining the contract between the debt collector and the HOA.
Using small claims court to pay assessments under protest.
Court cases relating to assessment collection.

This foreclosure defense workshop has been made possible through the support of California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown and the van Loben Sels/Rembe Rock Foundation.
About the Speaker.

Consumer attorney Dan Mulligan is a nationally-known expert on debt collection and foreclosure. In November 2008, Mr. Mulligan’s law firm filed a class action lawsuit against Los Angeles-based assessment debt collector Association Lien Services (ALS). Lead plaintiff is a senior homeowner, who owns an Oakland condo.

Prerequisites: none
MCLE Credit: 2 hours general participatory credit
Registration Fee: Free - SDCPLL Members, $5 - Non-members

Registration: Call (619) 531-3900, or sign up at the Main Library Circulation desk.

Event Location: Main Library

For Additional Information: Marjorie Murray
Center for California Homeowner Association Law, a 501c3 nonprofitinfo@calhomelaw.org 510.272.9826


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