How to Handle & Respond to Subpoenas, Summonses, Garnishments, & Levies

Imagine being served with a subpoena or summons and handling it with poise and confidence. If that scenario is more dream than reality, this is the webinar for you! Legal processes, garnishments, and levies don’t have to be intimidating. Learn the ins and outs of how to compliantly address each issue.

After This Webinar You’ll Be Able To:

  • Comply with financial privacy restrictions when responding to subpoenas and summonses
  • Explain your institution’s legal responsibilities in processing garnishments and levies
  • Understand the special procedures for accounts containing federal benefit payments
  • Accurately calculate the amount that must be protected in accounts with federal benefit payments
  • Determine whether to attach a joint account or an account held by a trust, sole proprietorship, corporation, or other entity
  • Notify accountholders in a timely fashion when required

Webinar Details

Has your institution implemented proper procedures for handling subpoenas, summonses, garnishments, and levies? Although these complicated legal documents are part of the daily fabric, many staff members are not properly trained to handle them — thus exposing the institution to significant liability. This webinar will explain these legal processes and the situations in which they can be served on your institution. It will describe proper handling, such as determining what information can and can’t be disclosed, identifying accounts, placing account holds, answering interrogatories, notifying the accountholder, and remitting funds. The special requirements and procedures for accounts that receive federal benefit payments will also be included.

Who Should Attend?
This informative session will benefit deposit operations personnel, service representatives, tellers, collectors, compliance staff, privacy officers, auditors, attorneys, and managers.

Take-Away Toolkit

  • Official Guidelines for Garnishment of Accounts Containing Federal Benefit Payments issued by the Department of the Treasury
  • Sample notice form to be sent to accountholders
  • Employee training log
  • Interactive quiz
  • PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions
  • Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits

NOTE: All materials are subject to copyright. Transmission, retransmission, or republishing of any webinar to other institutions or those not employed by your agency is prohibited. Print materials may be copied for eligible participants only.


Elizabeth Fast, JD, CPA – Spencer Fane LLP
Elizabeth Fast is a partner with Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP where she specializes in the representation of financial institutions. Fast is the head of the firm’s training division. She received her law degree from the University of Kansas and her undergraduate degree from Pittsburg State University. In addition, she has a Master of Business Administration degree and she is a Certified Public Accountant. Before joining Spencer Fane, she was General Counsel, Senior Vice President, and Corporate Secretary of a $9 billion bank with more than 130 branches, where she managed all legal, regulatory, and compliance functions.

Registration Options

  • $245 – Live Webinar Access
  • $245 – OnDemand Access + Digital Download
  • $350 – Both Live & On-Demand Access + Digital Download
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Dec 14 2022


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm



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