Share this program:

Self-Paced Online

Cracking the Code: What Attorneys Need to Know About Credit Scores & Credit Reports

Share this program:

Date Published

January 18, 2019


Mecklenburg County Bar


Banking & Finance, General


For immediate assistance please consult our FAQ page. If you're unable to find the answer you need, please call 737-201-2059 (M-F, 8am-6pm CT) or e-mail customer service.


What information can a credit report contain? How do credit bureaus and lenders translate the information on a credit report into a credit score? What laws govern the compilation and distribution of reports and scores? This CLE offers a brief overview of the laws governing credit scores and credit reports. It will identify the players in the consumer reporting industry and discuss credit score components and credit scoring models. Finally, it will explain what attorneys need to know about their abilities to obtain credit reports about clients and non-clients, about their responsibilities as users of credit reports, and about how reporting of judgments and collections has changed in 2017.

The views and opinions are not necessarily those of the 26th Judicial District Bar.

Expand summary
back to top


Suzanne Begnoche

Suzanne Begnoche represents plaintiffs in matters involving identity theft, security breaches, the Fair Credit Reporting Act,... Read More

back to top

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Cracking the Code: What Attorneys Need to Know About Credit Scores & Credit Reports - Video
back to top


If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

back to top

How to Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements
You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

back to top


Refund Policy
SeminarWeb and Mecklenburg County Bar programs are non-refundable.

Privacy Statement
We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. Read Statement.