Course Handbook  Course Handbook

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016

Publication Date: September 2016 Number of Volumes: 1
ISBN Number: na Page Count: 958 pages

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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Part I: Overview of Bankruptcy Law: Sources, Jurisdiction, Parties & Debt Relief Agency Sarah Lampi Little ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner and Chapter 7 Trustee, Attorney, Shareholder, Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner, P.C
Carl R Gustafson ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner, Lincoln Law
Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 2: 11 U.S.C. §101—Definition of Debt Relief Agency Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 3: 11 U.S.C. §526—Restrictions on Debt Relief Agencies Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 4: 11 U.S.C. §527—Disclosures Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 5: 11 U.S.C. §528—Requirements for Debt Relief Agencies Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 6: Part I: Overview of Bankruptcy Law: Sources, Jurisdiction, Parties, Debt Relief Agency, New Forms (PowerPoint slides) Sarah Lampi Little ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner and Chapter 7 Trustee, Attorney, Shareholder, Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner, P.C
Carl R Gustafson ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner, Lincoln Law
Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 7: Part II: Attorney Duties Sarah Lampi Little ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner and Chapter 7 Trustee, Attorney, Shareholder, Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner, P.C
Carl R Gustafson ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner, Lincoln Law
Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 8: Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients Case Study Sarah Lampi Little ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner and Chapter 7 Trustee, Attorney, Shareholder, Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner, P.C
Carl R Gustafson ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner, Lincoln Law
Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 9: 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 ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 10: Chapter 7, Liquidation Under the Bankruptcy Code Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 11: Generic Client Questionnaire Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 12: Bankruptcy Client Questionnaire—Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner Sarah Lampi Little ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner and Chapter 7 Trustee, Attorney, Shareholder, Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner, P.C
Chapter 13: Bankruptcy Client Questionnaire—Lincoln Law Carl R Gustafson ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner, Lincoln Law
Chapter 14: Client Forms, Consultation Agreement and Acknowledgment of Receipt of Disclosures and Instructions—Lincoln Law Carl R Gustafson ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner, Lincoln Law
Chapter 15: Bankruptcy Client Questionnaire Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 16: Initial Consultation Information Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 17: Client Intake Sheet Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 18: Initial Consultation Agreement and Required Notices Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 19: Initial Consultation—Example of Too Much Information Requested Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 20: Guidelines for New Chapter 7 Cases Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 21: Attorney Client Agreement—Chapter 7 Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 22: Part II: Attorney Duties (PowerPoint slides) Sarah Lampi Little ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner and Chapter 7 Trustee, Attorney, Shareholder, Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner, P.C
Carl R Gustafson ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner, Lincoln Law
Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 23: Part III: Discharge of Debts and the Automatic Stay Sarah Lampi Little ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner and Chapter 7 Trustee, Attorney, Shareholder, Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner, P.C
Carl R Gustafson ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner, Lincoln Law
Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 24: Sample Complaint Seeking Damages in Core Adversary Proceeding Carl R Gustafson ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner, Lincoln Law
Chapter 25: Parts III & IV: Discharge of Debts and the Automatic Stay (PowerPoint slides) Sarah Lampi Little ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner and Chapter 7 Trustee, Attorney, Shareholder, Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner, P.C
Carl R Gustafson ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner, Lincoln Law
Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 26: Part V: Bankruptcy Estate & Exemptions Sarah Lampi Little ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner and Chapter 7 Trustee, Attorney, Shareholder, Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner, P.C
Carl R Gustafson ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner, Lincoln Law
Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 27: 11 U.S.C. §523—Exceptions to Discharge Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 28: Part V: Bankruptcy Estate & Exemptions (PowerPoint slides) Sarah Lampi Little ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner and Chapter 7 Trustee, Attorney, Shareholder, Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner, P.C
Carl R Gustafson ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner, Lincoln Law
Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 29: Part VI: Means Test Sarah Lampi Little ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner and Chapter 7 Trustee, Attorney, Shareholder, Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner, P.C
Carl R Gustafson ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner, Lincoln Law
Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 30: Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income (Official Form 122A–1) Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 31: Statement of Exemption from Presumption of Abuse Under §707(b)(2) (Official Form 122A–1Supp) Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 32: Chapter 7 Means Test Calculation (Official Form 122A–2) Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 33: Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income and Means Test Calculation Instruction Sheet Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 34: Census Bureau Median Family Income By Family Size (Cases Filed On or After May 1, 2016) Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 35: 11 U.S.C. §707—Dismissal of a case or conversion to a case under chapter 11 or 13 Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 36: Statement of the U.S. Trustee Program’s Position on Legal Issues Arising Under the Chapter 7 Means Test Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 37: Part VI: Means Test (PowerPoint slides) Sarah Lampi Little ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner and Chapter 7 Trustee, Attorney, Shareholder, Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner, P.C
Carl R Gustafson ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner, Lincoln Law
Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 38: Part VII: Filing the Case Sarah Lampi Little ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner and Chapter 7 Trustee, Attorney, Shareholder, Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner, P.C
Carl R Gustafson ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner, Lincoln Law
Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 39: Sample Voluntary Petition for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Official Form 101) Sarah Lampi Little ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner and Chapter 7 Trustee, Attorney, Shareholder, Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner, P.C
Carl R Gustafson ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner, Lincoln Law
Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 40: Reaffirmation Agreement Forms
Chapter 41: Part VII: Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case (PowerPoint slides) Sarah Lampi Little ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner and Chapter 7 Trustee, Attorney, Shareholder, Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner, P.C
Carl R Gustafson ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner, Lincoln Law
Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 42: Part VIII: After the Filing of the Chapter 7 Case—Preparing for the 341(a) Hearing Sarah Lampi Little ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner and Chapter 7 Trustee, Attorney, Shareholder, Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner, P.C
Carl R Gustafson ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner, Lincoln Law
Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 43: Main Duties of a Chapter 7 Trustee Sarah Lampi Little ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner and Chapter 7 Trustee, Attorney, Shareholder, Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner, P.C
Carl R Gustafson ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner, Lincoln Law
Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 44: Section 341(a) Meeting of Creditors—Required Statements/Questions Sarah Lampi Little ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner and Chapter 7 Trustee, Attorney, Shareholder, Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner, P.C
Carl R Gustafson ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner, Lincoln Law
Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 45: Handbook for Chapter 7 Trustees Excerpt (Pages 3–4 to 3–10) Sarah Lampi Little ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner and Chapter 7 Trustee, Attorney, Shareholder, Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner, P.C
Carl R Gustafson ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner, Lincoln Law
Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 46: 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 ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner and Chapter 7 Trustee, Attorney, Shareholder, Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner, P.C
Chapter 47: Bank of America, N. A. v. Caulkett, Supreme Court of the United States (Slip Opinion) (2015) Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 48: Beezley v. California Land Title Company, 994 F.2d 1433, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1993) Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 49: Dewsnup v. Timm, 502 U.S. 410, 112 S.Ct. 773, Supreme Court of the United States (1992) Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 50: Milavetz v. United States of America, No. 08-1119, Brief for the United States, Supreme Court of the United States (2009) Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 51: Nobelman v. American Savings Bank, 508 U.S. 324, 113 S.Ct. 2106, Supreme Court of the United States (1993) Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 52: Wellness International Network, Ltd. v. Sharif, No. 13–935, Supreme Court of the United States (Slip Opinion) (2015) Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 53: Stern v. Marshall, No. 10–179, Supreme Court of the United States (Slip Opinion) (2011) Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
Chapter 54: Part VIII: After the Case is Filed (PowerPoint slides) Sarah Lampi Little ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner and Chapter 7 Trustee, Attorney, Shareholder, Kornfield, Nyberg, Bendes & Kuhner, P.C
Carl R Gustafson ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner, Lincoln Law
Sally J Elkington ~ Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner, Elkington Shepherd LLP
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