Skip Tracing in Minnesota

Margie Bodas spoke on August 29, 2000 at a full day seminar on Skip Tracing in Minnesota, presented by the National Business Institute.  Co-presenters were Scott Gray, Metro Legal Services, and Attorney Jon Hawks.

 

Agenda:

  • Skip Tracing Basics
    • What is skip tracing?
    • Using skip tracing to help collect money for you or your clients
    • Statutes applicable to skip tracing that you must know
    • Skip tracing: individuals vs. corporations
    • Challenges with jurisdiction
    • Where to begin
  • Skip Tracing Tools
    • How to select the best resources for the task at hand
    • Databases
    • Public records
    • Government records
    • Corporation traces
  • Working with a professional collection agency
    • Making the decision to hire a professional agency
    • Where and how to find a reputable skip tracer
    • Key information you can provide to expedite the search
  • Using the internet for locating debtors and collateral
    • Best search engines and other search tools
    • Top web sites
    • Narrowing your search
  • Ethical Considerations
    • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
    • Confidentiality in skip tracing
    • Ethical scenarios in the search process
  • What to do once you find the missing person
    • Strategies for successful collection of the debt
    • Successful recovery of collateral
    • Litigation procedures