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This presentation will focus on post judgment collection matters including wage garnishments, bank levies and other collection tools. There will be additional discussion of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, interaction with governmental agencies in getting the debt paid including writs of execution, writs of possession and procedures after the judgment has been collected.

Stephen M. Beckwith

Stephen M. Beckwith

Mr. Beckwith is a graduate of UCLA (Class of ‘74) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and received his law degree from Empire College School of Law. Mr. Beckwith held a license as a real estate appraiser from 1989 through 1995.

Mr. Beckwith has been a resident of Sonoma County since 1983. He owned the Courthouse Café, a restaurant in downtown Santa Rosa, until 1988. During that time Mr. Beckwith was a member of the Downtown Development Association (DDA), which promoted use of downtown Santa Rosa. Mr. Beckwith has real world experience in running businesses and dealing with various governmental agencies including The State of California Alcohol Beverage Control, building departments and obtaining use permits.

Mr. Beckwith’s practice includes representation of creditors such as contractors, financial institutions, auto dealerships and material suppliers to the construction industry. Further, he has incorporated many Sonoma County businesses and is general counsel to several of these businesses focusing on administrative and contract matters. Mr. Beckwith has an extensive practice in business and personal collections of various clients.

Mr. Beckwith is a member of the California and Sonoma County Bar Associations. In addition, Mr. Beckwith was a teacher at Sonoma State University in the Paralegal Program, teaching enforcement of judgment techniques at the school. He also currently sits on the Sonoma County Assessment Appeals Board hearing disputes between taxpayers and the Sonoma County Assessor’s Office.

Date:Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Time: 11:45 am check in; 12:00 – 1:00 pm Presentation

Presenter: Stephen M. Beckwith

Place: SCBA, 37 Old Courthouse Sq., Ste. 100, Santa Rosa, CA

Cost: $45–SCBA Members; $55–Public; Student Fee $20 (The student discount is now available online for SCBA Student Members. Students who are not members of SCBA may utilize the student discount by downloading the registration form and submitting it with proof of current enrollment to the SCBA Offices. For more information on becoming a member of SCBA, please contact Susan Demers at (707) 542-1190 ext. 18.)

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