On August 17, 2007, Mr. Golden was featured in an article in the Tampa Tribune about the increased number of law suits being filed for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act against debt collectors who harass consumers. Read article >> (13kb.)
During the weekend of June 8-10, 2007, Don Golden attended an intensive training “boot camp” on the Fair Credit Reporting Act led by Consumer Rights Attorney Lisa Wright in Atlanta, Georgia. The training consisted of everything an attorney needs to know to represent consumers who have disputes with credit reporting agencies and furnishers (those who provide information to the credit reporting agencies) including filing suits which seek to recover damages.
During the weekend of April 20-22, 2007, Don Golden attended the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys 15th Annual Convention held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over 1000 attorneys attended this conference. The focus of the conference was on current litigation strategies for consumer bankruptcy attorneys who represent debtors under the new bankruptcy law.
During the weekend of November 10-13, 2006, Don Golden attended the 15th Annual Consumer Rights Litigation Conference sponsored by the National Consumer Law Center and National Association of Consumer Advocates in Miami, Florida. Topics included the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Successfully maintaining a consumer law practice and many others.
During the weekend of June 16-18, 2006, Don Golden attended an intensive training "boot camp" on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act led by Consumer Rights Attorney Pete Barry. The training consisted of everything an attorney needs to know to represent consumers who have been harassed by debt collectors including spotting violations of the statute, filing a law suit seeking to recover damages, and settling the case. Pete Barry is a national recognized consumer rights attorney who often speaks to audiences about the FDCPA. You can learn more about Pete Barry, and many consumer law issues, at his web site www.lawpoint.com.
During the weekend of May 5-7, 2006, Don Golden attended a Fair Credit Reporting Act training conference in Las Vegas, Nevada sponsored by the National Association Consumer Advocates. The conference focused on helping consumers resolve issues regarding correcting inaccurate information on their credit reports with an emphasis on litigating cases against the big 3 credit reporting agencies and furnishers.
During the weekend of February 25-26, 2006, Don Golden attended a Fair Debt Collection Practices training conference in Austin, Texas sponsored by the National Consumer Law Center and the National Association of Consumer Advocates.