Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Mark D. Belongia, discussed the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) on March 31st. The FDCPA provides that under certain conditions, attorneys fall under the definition of debt collectors subject to the act. The aim of the act is to protect consumers from unfair and intrusive debt collection practices. Mr. Belongia discussed the requirements and restrictions placed upon practitioners by the FDCPA to avoid civil liability. The presentation is available through Lorman Education Services.