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Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2014 (Free)

Released on: Sep. 24, 2014
Running Time: 06:13:45

Running Time Segment Title Faculty Format
[01:03:03] Overview - Chapter 7 Sarah Lampi Little ~ Law Offices of Sarah Lampi Little
Carl R. Gustafson ~ Lincoln Law
Sally J. Elkington ~ Elkington Law
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[00:58:00] Duties of the Attorney Sarah Lampi Little ~ Law Offices of Sarah Lampi Little
Carl R. Gustafson ~ Lincoln Law
Sally J. Elkington ~ Elkington Law
On-Demand MP3 MP4
[01:00:15] Discharge of Debts and the Automatic Stay Sarah Lampi Little ~ Law Offices of Sarah Lampi Little
Carl R. Gustafson ~ Lincoln Law
Sally J. Elkington ~ Elkington Law
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[01:03:00] Bankruptcy Estate and Exemptions Sarah Lampi Little ~ Law Offices of Sarah Lampi Little
Carl R. Gustafson ~ Lincoln Law
Sally J. Elkington ~ Elkington Law
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[00:58:05] Section 707(b) - Means Test Overview Sarah Lampi Little ~ Law Offices of Sarah Lampi Little
Carl R. Gustafson ~ Lincoln Law
Sally J. Elkington ~ Elkington Law
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[01:00:50] Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case Sarah Lampi Little ~ Law Offices of Sarah Lampi Little
Carl R. Gustafson ~ Lincoln Law
Sally J. Elkington ~ Elkington Law
On-Demand MP3 MP4

Although the recession is beginning to even out and foreclosures in many parts of the country are in the decline, the recession continues to affect financially marginalized people in disproportionate numbers. Many debtors are unrepresented and bankruptcy clinics are still in great demand. There is a critical need for pro bono attorneys to assist low-income clients at all levels. The practice of bankruptcy law changed dramatically with the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA). The implications of BAPCPA continue to develop in the Courts, all the way up to the Supreme Court. In the meantime the practice is ever changing and can be quite complicated with even the simplest form of bankruptcy, Chapter 7. This program was developed for brand new practitioners and those who are either not familiar with the practice or have not practiced bankruptcy law since the passage of BAPCPA. The program will focus on Chapter 7 bankruptcy, from the day a new client walks into your office to the day you receive notice that they have successfully received a discharge and their case is closed.

Lecture Topics 
[Total time 06:13:45]

Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.

  • Program Overview and Introductions* [00:10:32]
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Overview - Chapter 7 [01:03:03]
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Duties of the Attorney [00:58:00]
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Discharge of Debts and the Automatic Stay [01:00:15]
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Bankruptcy Estate and Exemptions [01:03:00]
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Section 707(b) - Means Test Overview [00:58:05]
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case [01:00:50]
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:

  • Part I: Overview of Bankruptcy Law: Jurisdiction, Venue, Eligibility & Parties
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Forms
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Application to Have the Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waived (Official Form B 3B)
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Part I: Overview of Bankruptcy Law: Jurisdiction, Venue, Eligibility & Parties (PowerPoint slides)
    Carl R. Gustafson, Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Part II: Attorney Duties
    Carl R. Gustafson
  • 11 U.S.C. §101—Definition of Debt Relief Agency
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Brief for the United States, Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A., et al. v. United States of America, Supreme Court of the United States (2009)
    Sally J. Elkington
  • 11 U.S.C. §526—Restrictions on Debt Relief Agencies
    Sally J. Elkington
  • 11 U.S.C. §527—Disclosures
    Sally J. Elkington
  • 11 U.S.C. §528—Requirements for Debt Relief Agencies
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Client Intake Sheets
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Short Interview Guide
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Initial Consultation Agreement and Required Notices
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Attorney Client Agreement—Chapter 7
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Generic Bankruptcy Client Questionnaire
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Part II: Attorney Duties (PowerPoint slides)
    Carl R. Gustafson, Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Part III: Discharge of Debts and the Automatic Stay
    Sarah Lampi Little
  • 11 U.S.C. §523—Exceptions to Discharge
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Beezley v. California Land Title Company, 994 F.2d 1433, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1993)
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Part III: Discharge of Debts and the Automatic Stay (PowerPoint slides)
    Carl R. Gustafson, Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Part IV: Bankruptcy Estate & Exemptions
    Carl R. Gustafson
  • Part IV: Bankruptcy Estate & Exemptions (PowerPoint slides)
    Carl R. Gustafson, Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Part V: Means Test
    Sarah Lampi Little
  • Debtortinis Sample Official Form B 6I, Official Form B 6J, and Chapter 7 Statement of Current Monthly Income and Means-Test Calculation
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Trouble Sample Official Form B 6I, Official Form B 6J, and Chapter 7 Statement of Current Monthly Income and Means-Test Calculation
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Part V: Means Test (PowerPoint slides)
    Carl R. Gustafson, Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Part VI: Filing the Case
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Basics
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Guidelines for New Chapter 7 Cases
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Main Duties of a Chapter 7 Trustee
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Part VI: Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case (PowerPoint slides)
    Carl R. Gustafson, Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little

Presentation Material

  • Overview – Chapter 7: Part I: Overview of Bankruptcy Law: Jurisdiction, Venue, Eligibility & Parties PowerPoint Slides
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Duties of the Attorney: Part II: Attorney Duties PowerPoint Slides
    Carl R. Gustafson
  • Discharge of Debts and the Automatic Stay: Part III: Discharge of Debts and the Automatic Stay PowerPoint Slides
    Sarah Lampi Little
  • Bankruptcy Estate and Exemptions: Part IV: Bankruptcy Estate & Exemptions PowerPoint Slides
    Carl R. Gustafson
  • Section 707(b) – Means Test Overview: Part V: Means Test PowerPoint Slides
    Sarah Lampi Little
  • Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case: Part VI: Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case PowerPoint Slides
    Sally J. Elkington
Chairperson(s)
Sally J. Elkington ~ Elkington Law
Speaker(s)
Carl R. Gustafson ~ Lincoln Law
Sarah Lampi Little ~ Law Offices of Sarah Lampi Little

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