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Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018 (Free)

Released on: Sep. 19, 2018
Running Time: 06:11:20

Although the economy is improving and foreclosures in many parts of the country are in decline due to rising home values, financially marginalized people still file bankruptcy 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 is ever changing (all of the forms changed effective April 1, 2016) and can be quite complicated with even the simplest form of bankruptcy, Chapter 7.  This basic 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 hopes to develop practitioners who will volunteer their time and skills to those who cannot afford representation.  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 06:11:20]

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

  • Opening Remarks* [00:09:13]
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Overview – Chapter 7 Bankruptcy [01:00:25]
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Duties of the Attorney in a Bankruptcy Case [00:59:17]
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Section 707(b) – Means Test Overview and Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case [00:59:40]
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Bankruptcy Estate and Exemptions [01:00:30]
    Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little, Sally J. Elkington
  • The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts in Bankruptcy Cases [01:00:10]
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • The 341(a) Hearing aka Meeting of Creditors and After the Filing of the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy [01:02:05]
    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:

  • COMPLETE COURSE HANDBOOK
  • Part I: Overview of Bankruptcy Law
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Chapter 7, Liquidation Under the Bankruptcy Code
    Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little, Carl R. Gustafson
  • Main Duties of a Chapter 7 Trustee
    Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little, Carl R. Gustafson
  • Stern v. Marshall, No. 10-179, Supreme Court of the United States (Slip Opinion) (2011)
    Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little, Carl R. Gustafson
  • Wellness International Network, Ltd. v. Sharif, No. 13-935, Supreme Court of the United States (Slip Opinion) (2015)
    Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little, Carl R. Gustafson
  • 11 U.S.C. §101—Definition of Debt Relief Agency
    Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little, Carl R. Gustafson
  • 11 U.S.C. §526—Restrictions on Debt Relief Agencies
    Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little, Carl R. Gustafson
  • 11 U.S.C. §528—Requirements for Debt Relief Agencies
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Initial Consultation Agreement and Required Notices—Elkington Shepherd
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Milavetz v. United States of America, No. 08-1119, Brief for the United States, Supreme Court of the United States (2009)
    Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little, Carl R. Gustafson
  • 11 U.S.C. §527—Disclosures
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Hypothetical: The Debtors, Penelope and Richard Denton (Penny and Rich)
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Hypothetical—Completed Bankruptcy Forms (Penny and Rich)
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Hypothetical—Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income (Official Form 122A-1) (Penny and Rich)
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Hypothetical—Statement About Your Social Security Numbers (Official Form 121) (Penny and Rich)
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Part I: Overview of Bankruptcy Law: Sources, Jurisdiction, Parties, & Debt Relief Agency (PowerPoint slides)
    Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little, Carl R. Gustafson
  • Part II: Attorney Duties
    Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little, Carl R. Gustafson
  • Guidelines for Legal Services to be Provided by Debtors’ Attorneys in Chapter 7 Cases, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Client Intake Sheet—Elkington Shepherd
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Bankruptcy Client Questionnaire—Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes, Kuhner & Little, P.C.
    Sarah Lampi Little
  • Bankruptcy Client Questionnaire—Elkington Shepherd
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Bankruptcy Client Questionnaire—Lincoln Law
    Carl R. Gustafson
  • Client Forms, Consultation Agreement and Acknowledgment of Receipt of Disclosures and Instructions—Lincoln Law
    Carl R. Gustafson
  • Attorney Client Agreement—Chapter 7
    Sally J. Elkington
  • Initial Consultation Agreement and Required Notices—Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes, Kuhner & Little, P.C.
    Sarah Lampi Little
  • Important Information Regarding Your Bank Accounts—Bank’s Right to Setoff—Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes, Kuhner & Little, P.C.
    Sarah Lampi Little
  • Pre Filing Credit Counseling and Post Filing Debtor Education Requirements—Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes, Kuhner & Little, P.C.
    Sarah Lampi Little
  • Credit Counseling Services Approved for the Northern District by the United States Trustee’s Office
    Sarah Lampi Little
  • How Do I Get a Copy of My Credit Report and What Do I Do with It?
    Sarah Lampi Little
  • Part II: Attorney Duties (PowerPoint slides)
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Part III—Means Test
    Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little, Carl R. Gustafson
  • The Means Test Flow Chart
    Carl R. Gustafson
  • Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income (Official Form 122A-1)
    Carl R. Gustafson, Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Statement of Exemption from Presumption of Abuse Under § 707(b)(2) (Official Form 122A-1Supp)
    Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little, Sally J. Elkington
  • Chapter 7 Means Test Calculation (Official Form 122A-2)
    Carl R. Gustafson, Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little
  • 11 U.S.C. §707—Dismissal of a Case or Conversion to a Case Under Chapter 11 or 13
    Carl R. Gustafson, Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Statement of the U.S. Trustee Program’s Position on Legal Issues Arising Under the Chapter 7 Means Test
    Carl R. Gustafson, Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Part III: Means Test (PowerPoint slides)
    Carl R. Gustafson, Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Part IV: Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case
    Carl R. Gustafson, Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Bankruptcy Official Form 101—Voluntary Petition for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy
    Carl R. Gustafson, Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Application to Have the Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waived (Official Form 103B)
    Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little, Carl R. Gustafson
  • Application for Individuals to Pay the Filing Fee in Installments (Official Form 103A)
    Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little, Carl R. Gustafson
  • Reaffirmation Agreement Forms
    Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little, Carl R. Gustafson
  • Redemption Property Agreement
    Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little, Carl R. Gustafson
  • Part IV: Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case (PowerPoint slides)
    Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little, Carl R. Gustafson
  • Part V: Bankruptcy Estate & Exemptions
    Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little, Carl R. Gustafson
  • Exemptions—How to Figure Which to Use
    Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little, Sally J. Elkington
  • Sample Motion to Avoid Judicial Lien Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §522(f), United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, Oakland Division
    Sarah Lampi Little
  • Part V: Bankruptcy Estate & Exemptions (PowerPoint slides)
    Carl R. Gustafson, Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Part VI: The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts
    Carl R. Gustafson, Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Sample Complaint Seeking Damages in Core Adversary Proceeding—Violation of Automatic Stay
    Carl R. Gustafson
  • 11 U.S.C. §523—Exceptions to Discharge
    Carl R. Gustafson, Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Part VI: The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts (PowerPoint slides)
    Carl R. Gustafson, Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Part VII: The §341 Hearing aka Meeting of Creditors
    Carl R. Gustafson, Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Section 341(a) Meeting of Creditors—Required Statements/Questions
    Carl R. Gustafson, Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Main Duties of a Chapter 7 Trustee
    Carl R. Gustafson, Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Part VIII: After the Filing of the Bankruptcy
    Sally J. Elkington, Sarah Lampi Little, Carl R. Gustafson
  • Part VII: 341 Hearing (PowerPoint slides)
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Part VIII: After 341 Meeting (PowerPoint slides)
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little

Presentation Material

  • Part I: Overview of Bankruptcy Law: Sources, Jurisdiction, Parties, & Debt Relief Agency (PowerPoint slides)
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Part II: Attorney Duties (PowerPoint slides)
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Part III: Means Test & Part IV: Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case (PowerPoint slides)
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Part V: Bankruptcy Estate & Exemptions (PowerPoint slides)
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Part VI: The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts (PowerPoint slides)
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
  • Part VII: 341 Hearing & Part VIII: After 341 Meeting (PowerPoint slides)
    Sally J. Elkington, Carl R. Gustafson, Sarah Lampi Little
Chairperson(s)
Sally J. Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Speaker(s)
Carl R. Gustafson ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner, Lincoln Law
Sarah Lampi Little ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner and Chapter 7 Trustee, Attorney, Shareholder, Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes, Kuhner & Little, P.C.
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