Over the last two decades debt collection cases have skyrocketed in state courts, rising from 1 in 9 civil cases in the 1990s to 1 in 4 today. As the pandemic-related unemployment and financial hardship continues, the proportion of debt collection cases in state court may continue to expand. The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Aspen Institute invite you to participate in an interactive webinar about what state policymakers can do to address the growing number of debt cases in state courts.
During the webinar state leaders from different branches and different regions of the country will share their experiences with adopting policy changes and provide practical tips and strategies for other state leaders exploring this issue.
- Deborah Hagan, Secretary of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
- Nathan Hecht, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas
- Faith Winter, Colorado State Senator
Following the panel will be a discussion of The Pew Charitable Trusts’ recent report that documents promising actions that all three branches of state governments have taken to address the rise of debt collection lawsuits and the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program will share a preview of their upcoming report about debt collections litigation as a barrier to financial security for vulnerable Americans, highlighting state policy solutions that are under way across the country.
Join us on September 22nd to learn what you can do in your state to address the increasing number of debt collection cases.
Following the speakers’ remarks, there will be a panel discussion and question and answer session.