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Bankruptcy Training for Pro Bono Attorneys (2 Part Series)

Tuesday December 11 -
Thursday December 13 2012

  • By: Antitrust & Consumer Law Section, Corporation Finance and Securities Law Section
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:
    D.C. Bar Conference Center
    1101 K. Street, N.W.
    First Floor
    Washington , DC
  • Source: Dist. of Columbia

December 11 and December 13, 2012

(This is a 2-day program)

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (both days)

Cost: $25 for attorneys; $15 for paralegals
Click here to register.

PLEASE NOTE: Training participants must agree to accept two pro bono referrals from one of the sponsoring organizations. Participants must attend BOTH training sessions. Pro bono training sessions are not MCLE-accredited.

"This year, more people will end up bankrupt than will suffer a heart attack. More adults will file for bankruptcy than will be diagnosed with cancer. More people will file for bankruptcy than will graduate from college. And, in an era when traditionalists decry the demise of the institution of marriage, Americans will file more petitions for bankruptcy than for divorce." (Elizabeth Warren, The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke (2003))

For working people who live paycheck-to-paycheck, a prolonged illness or a layoff can mean financial disaster, despite the most careful budgeting. This course is designed to prepare attorneys to provide much-needed legal representation to Chapter 7 debtors. Topics will include the, client interview procedures, case screening and evaluation, the automatic stay, completion of schedules, exemptions, discharge provisions, and conflicts of interest.

This program is appropriate for attorneys and attorney/paralegal teams (paralegals must attend with an attorney). Attorneys must be admitted to practice before the highest court of any state and must be willing to file a certificate saying that the attorney is providing representation without compensation.


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  • Elevate Services
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Kate Powers is an associate in the litigation department at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. She holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School where she served as a Notes Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. She currently volunteers with Her Justice in New York. Read More

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