Presented with the National Bar Association/Women Lawyers Division (NBA/WLD) and the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project (CBAP)
Many consumers feel as if they are drowning in debt. Bankruptcy is a means for debtors to obtain a financial fresh start. There are several types of bankruptcy, each provided in a separate chapter of the Bankruptcy Code, a federal statute. Proceedings under Chapter 7 involve surrendering most of the borrower's nonexempt assets. This CLE program provides a nuts and bolts explanation of the Chapter 7 process.
Attendees will learn about:
- Fundamentals of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Law practice
- Interviewing the client
- Dealing with utility and student loan debt
- Exempt property
- Requirements that must be completed to obtain a Discharge of Debts
Join your colleagues for this practical nuts and bolts look at Chapter 7 Bankruptcy practice! Network at the wine and cheese reception immediately follow the program and hear about volunteer opportunities to represent CBAP clients.
A limited number of participants will have the opportunity to represent CBAP clients. In order to volunteer for CBAP you must be admitted to the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ($250.00 fee). You also must complete an on-line Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) course with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to e-file bankruptcy petitions and use the CM/ECF system.