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State Guide CohortThe next monthly State Guide webinar, available only to subscribers, is coming up on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Tune in to hear ACA’s Compliance Team highlight recent changes to state laws and answer your questions.

12/08/2022 3:35 P.M.

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ACA International’s popular Guide to State Collection Laws and Practices has evolved. Once a stand-alone print product, today’s State Guide has evolved to become a subscribers-only community through which ACA staff, industry attorneys and agency compliance experts can share information about state statutes, regulations and state-specific judicial decisions.

With this change, State Guide subscribers get access to a whole host of additional benefits, on top of the monthly state law updates that they’ve always received. This includes new monthly webinars, open only to State Guide Cohort subscribers.

“The State Guide Cohort webinars are a very valuable resource for keeping up with the ever-changing state requirements,” said Coral Winter, compliance coordinator for Hauge Associates Inc. “The webinars provide what I need to know in addressing state changes to collections communications and practices, as well as what I need to pass on to our clients. As there is only one of me, and 50 states to watch, I find the ACA State Guide and the cohort webinars to be a real help.”

The next webinar will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1-1:30 pm CT.

“As state legislatures get back to work in January, the monthly cohort meetings may become an even more valuable resource—particularly for folks who do not have huge internal legal or compliance teams,” said Leslie Bender, senior attorney at Eversheds Sutherland.

Not yet a State Guide subscriber? You’re missing out. In addition to the monthly electronic updates, State Guide Cohort subscribers also receive:

  • Face-to-Face Sessions
    Throughout the year, ACA will host a variety of face-to-face discussions exclusively for State Guide subscribers to participate in panel discussions, tackling real-time state laws and practices.
  • Access to an Exclusive HUB Group
    Connect with your State Guide peers! The Hub is an ACA members-only online community that gives you a private place to ask questions and make valuable industry connections.
  • Locked-Down ACA Daily News Articles
    Once a month, ACA’s compliance team will publish articles in ACA Daily for State Guide subscribers that provide timely analysis of the ever-evolving landscape of state laws and regulations.
  • Monthly Webinar

Held the second Tuesday of each month, this collaborative, subscribers-only webinar connects attendees with ACA staff, industry attorneys, and agency compliance experts, who share information about state statutes, regulations and state-specific judicial decisions.

State Guide has long been one of the association’s most popular compliance tools. It contains a curated collection of ARM-industry-relevant state laws and related materials that impact debt collection and business operations. It covers topics such as:

  • Interstate Collections
  • First-Party Collections
  • Commercial Collections
  • Attorney Licensing
  • Purchaser Licensing
  • Garnishment
  • Right of Assignment
  • Adding Fees
  • Employee Monitoring
  • Automated Dialing and Announcing Devices
  • Contact/Fee Information

Already a State Guide Subscriber? To view your online State Guide and to find registration information for the monthly webinars, go to:

Ready to subscribe? Visit the State Guide page in our store to join the Cohort today.

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