What you will learn:
- An overview of Chapter 7 bankruptcy including legal sources, jurisdiction, venue, eligibility and the parties
- Your duties as a bankruptcy attorney and debt relief agency, how to evaluate and interview a client, how to choose between a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, and your responsibilities of investigation (due diligence)
- How the discharge works and the effectiveness of the automatic stay
- How to protect the debtor’s property through exemptions
- An in depth overview of the means test
- How to prepare the schedules in a Chapter 7 and prepare your client for the meeting of creditors
This program was designed for the practitioner, paralegal and legal assistant who is new to bankruptcy or new to BAPCPA. It is a basic “How to File a Chapter 7” program. If you want to volunteer in pro bono clinics, develop bankruptcy as one of your practice areas or are a new attorney who wants to develop a bankruptcy practice, this program will give you the tools you need to get started.
Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients
September 10, 2014
9:00 AM Pacific
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Also presented in-person in San Francisco.
- Chair: Sally J. Elkington ~ Elkington Law
- Carl R. Gustafson ~ Lincoln Law
- Sarah Lampi Little ~ Law Offices of Sarah Lampi Little
- Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
PLI seminars qualify for credit in all states that require mandatory continuing legal education for attorneys. Please be sure to check with your state.
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