Last year, over 850 petitions were filed by consumers in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia. A significant portion of those were pro se petitions filed by low-income and working-poor individuals... the very ones who could most benefit from counsel.

The Bankruptcy Practice Area of guides and supports volunteer attorneys to represent low-income and working-poor individuals from their initial interviews through to their final discharges; including preparation of their Chapter 7 petitions, defense or preparation of any adversarial matters, preparation and attendance at the 341 Meeting of Creditors, and post-discharge counseling.


Join us!

Just click "Join this Area" on the left tool bar and complete the registration form. You should be admitted within 24 hours.

What's in the Library?

  • Training Manuals
  • Model Pleadings
  • Forms for Voluntary Petition
  • U.S. Code - Title 11
  • Local Rules
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Important Links