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"Understanding the Florida Consumer Collections Practices Act" - St. Petersburg Bar Association Business Law Section Seminar, Speaker: Adams and Reese Special Counsel Guy Coburn, Thursday, February 24, 2011, Noon, St. Petersburg Yacht Club at 11 Central Ave, Quarterdeck Room. 1 Hour CLE Credit (includes .5 Ethics) Cost is $20 for St. Petersburg Bar Members and Member Staff; $30 for Non-Member Attorneys, Non-Member Staff and Other Guests. Cost includes lunch and approved 1 Hour General CLE Credit.

All businesses, including law firms, who collect debts from consumers need to be aware of the requirements and pitfalls of this statute. This law is not limited to collection agencies and collection law firms; it applies to any person or company trying to collect a debt from a consumer. A small, innocent error could cost the creditor thousands in damages and legal fees. 

For more information, contact St. Petersburg Bar at 727-823-7474 or visit