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Sally J. Elkington

Sally J. Elkington

Elkington Shepherd LLP
Bankruptcy Practitioner, Partner
Oakland, CA, USA


Sally J. Elkington is a partner in the firm of Elkington Shepherd LLP. Ms. Elkington has been practicing law for almost 30 years, and specifically consumer bankruptcy law for over twenty years. Elkington Shepherd LLP represents debtors and creditors in Chapters 7, 13 and 11and files in all divisions of the Northern District of California, as well as the Eastern District of California.

Ms. Elkington served a three-year term as a Commissioner for the California State Bar Judicial Nomination and Evaluation Commission (JNE) and is a Past President of the board of the Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA) and served on the board for five years. She has served as both chair and board liaison to the Bankruptcy and Consumer Law Section Executive Committees, and chair of the Lawyer Referral Governing Committee. She currently supervises the monthly Low Income Bankruptcy Clinic for Volunteer Legal Services of the ACBA.

She was selected by the Northern District Bankruptcy Judges to be a member of the Northern District of California Bankruptcy Bench Bar Committee and completed her term.

In 2013 Ms. Elkington was chosen as Attorney of the Year for the California State Bar Solo and Small Firm section and received the Myer J. Sankary Award. In 2015 she received the Pro Bono Leadership Award from the ACBA Volunteer Legal Services Corporation.

Ms. Elkington is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees (NACTT) and has served on the Northern District Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) Program development committee.

She has been a speaker on numerous panels and symposiums in the area of Bankruptcy Law for various organizations including Bankruptcy and Commercial Law section of the Alameda County Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, Sacramento Bankruptcy Forum, Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum, National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees, Northern District of Chapter 7 Trustees, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Practising Law Institute, and the Law Review Continuing Legal Education (CLE).

Ms. Elkington received her law degree from New College of Law of California, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Communication Studies, from San Francisco State University.

Ms. Elkington has been Chairing the Bankruptcy Basics for Low Income Clients webinar since 2012.
Sally J. Elkington is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017
Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Exemptions by State - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Exemptions—How to Figure Which to Use - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part V: Bankruptcy Estate & Exemptions (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Bankruptcy Client Questionnaire—Elkington Shepherd - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part VI: The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
11 U.S.C. §523—Exceptions to Discharge - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Attorney Client Agreement—Chapter 7 - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Initial Consultation Information—Elkington Shepherd - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Section 341(a) Meeting of Creditors—Required Statements/Questions - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part II: Attorney Duties (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Milavetz v. United States of America, No. 08-1119, Brief for the United States, Supreme Court of the United States (2009) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Chapter 7 Means Test Calculation (Official Form 122A-2) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Initial Consultation—Example of Too Much Information Requested—Elkington Shepherd - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part VI: The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Dewsnup v. Timm, 502 U.S. 410, 112 S.Ct. 773, Supreme Court of the United States (1992) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
11 U.S.C. §101—Definition of Debt Relief Agency - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income (Official Form 122A-1) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Client Intake Sheet—Elkington Shepherd - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Hypothetical: Bankruptcy Client Questionnaire (“Penny and Rich”) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Reaffirmation Agreement Forms - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Main Duties of a Chapter 7 Trustee - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part III & IV: Means Test and Filing a Chapter 7 Case - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
11 U.S.C. §527—Disclosures - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
11 U.S.C. §707—Dismissal of a case or conversion to a case under chapter 11 or 13 - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part I: Overview of Bankruptcy Law: Sources, Jurisdiction, Parties, & Debt Relief Agency, New Forms (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part V: Bankruptcy Estate & Exemptions - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part VIII: After 341 Meeting (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Beezley v. California Land Title Company, 994 F.2d 1433, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1993) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Guidelines for New Chapter 7 Cases—Elkington Shepherd - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part VII: The §341 Hearing aka Meeting of Creditors - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Bank of America, N. A. v. Caulkett, No. 13-1421, Supreme Court of the United States (Slip Opinion) (2015) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
11 U.S.C. §526—Restrictions on Debt Relief Agencies - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Statement of Exemption from Presumption of Abuse Under § 707(b)(2) (Official Form 122A–1Supp) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part VIII: After the Filing of the Bankruptcy - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Initial Consultation Agreement and Required Notices—Elkington Shepherd - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Wellness International Network, Ltd. v. Sharif, No. 13-935, Supreme Court of the United States (Slip Opinion) (2015) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Hypothetical: The Debtors, Penelope and Richard Denton (“Penny and Rich”) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Application to Have the Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waived (Official Form 103B) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Hypothetical—Bankruptcy Forms (“Penny and Rich”) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part IV: Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part VII: 341 Hearing (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Stern v. Marshall, No. 10-179, Supreme Court of the United States (Slip Opinion) (2011) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Notice Required by 11 U.S.C. § 342(b) for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Form 2010) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
11 U.S.C. §528—Requirements for Debt Relief Agencies - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Sample Official Form 101—Voluntary Petition for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Main Duties of a Chapter 7 Trustee - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part III: Means Test (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Guidelines for Legal Services to Be Provided by Debtors’ Attorneys in Chapter 7 Cases, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Chapter 7, Liquidation Under the Bankruptcy Code - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Statement of the U.S. Trustee Program’s Position on Legal Issues Arising Under the Chapter 7 Means Test - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part II: Duties of the Attorney in a Bankruptcy Case - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part I: Overview of Bankruptcy Law: Sources, Jurisdiction, Parties & Debt Relief Agency - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Hypothetical—Completed Bankruptcy Forms (Penny and Rich) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Hypothetical—Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income (Official Form 122A-1) (Penny and Rich) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Hypothetical—Statement About Your Social Security Numbers (Official Form 121) (Penny and Rich) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Part IV: Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income (Official Form 122A-1) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Part I: Overview of Bankruptcy Law: Sources, Jurisdiction, Parties, & Debt Relief Agency (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Bankruptcy Official Form 101—Voluntary Petition for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Statement of Exemption from Presumption of Abuse Under § 707(b)(2) (Official Form 122A-1Supp) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Part II: Attorney Duties - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Application to Have the Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waived (Official Form 103B) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Chapter 7 Means Test Calculation (Official Form 122A-2) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Part VIII: After 341 Meeting (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Guidelines for Legal Services to be Provided by Debtors’ Attorneys in Chapter 7 Cases, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Application for Individuals to Pay the Filing Fee in Installments (Official Form 103A) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
11 U.S.C. §707—Dismissal of a Case or Conversion to a Case Under Chapter 11 or 13 - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Main Duties of a Chapter 7 Trustee - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Part VI: The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Client Intake Sheet—Elkington Shepherd - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Reaffirmation Agreement Forms - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Part V: Bankruptcy Estate & Exemptions - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
11 U.S.C. §527—Disclosures - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Statement of the U.S. Trustee Program’s Position on Legal Issues Arising Under the Chapter 7 Means Test - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Part III—Means Test - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Part VIII: After the Filing of the Bankruptcy - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Part VII: The §341 Hearing aka Meeting of Creditors - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Redemption Property Agreement - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
11 U.S.C. §526—Restrictions on Debt Relief Agencies - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Exemptions—How to Figure Which to Use - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Part I: Overview of Bankruptcy Law - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Hypothetical: The Debtors, Penelope and Richard Denton (Penny and Rich) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Part III: Means Test (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Part VII: 341 Hearing (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Section 341(a) Meeting of Creditors—Required Statements/Questions - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
11 U.S.C. §523—Exceptions to Discharge - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Bankruptcy Client Questionnaire—Elkington Shepherd - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Attorney Client Agreement—Chapter 7 - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Part IV: Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Milavetz v. United States of America, No. 08-1119, Brief for the United States, Supreme Court of the United States (2009) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Part II: Attorney Duties (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Part VI: The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
11 U.S.C. §101—Definition of Debt Relief Agency - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Initial Consultation Agreement and Required Notices—Elkington Shepherd - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Part V: Bankruptcy Estate & Exemptions (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Wellness International Network, Ltd. v. Sharif, No. 13-935, Supreme Court of the United States (Slip Opinion) (2015) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
11 U.S.C. §528—Requirements for Debt Relief Agencies - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Stern v. Marshall, No. 10-179, Supreme Court of the United States (Slip Opinion) (2011) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Main Duties of a Chapter 7 Trustee - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Chapter 7, Liquidation Under the Bankruptcy Code - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Overview – Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Thursday, September 13, 2018
The 341(a) Hearing aka Meeting of Creditors and After the Filing of the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Thursday, September 13, 2018
The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts in Bankruptcy Cases - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Thursday, September 13, 2018
Bankruptcy Estate and Exemptions - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Thursday, September 13, 2018
Section 707(b) – Means Test Overview and Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Thursday, September 13, 2018
Duties of the Attorney in a Bankruptcy Case - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Thursday, September 13, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Section 707(b) – Means Test Overview and Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case - Section 707(b) – Means Test Overview and Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case, Thursday, September 13, 2018
Bankruptcy Estate and Exemptions - Bankruptcy Estate and Exemptions, Thursday, September 13, 2018
The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts in Bankruptcy Cases - The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts in Bankruptcy Cases, Thursday, September 13, 2018
The 341(a) Hearing aka Meeting of Creditors and After the Filing of the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - The 341(a) Hearing aka Meeting of Creditors and After the Filing of the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Thursday, September 13, 2018
Duties of the Attorney in a Bankruptcy Case - Duties of the Attorney in a Bankruptcy Case, Thursday, September 13, 2018
Overview – Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - Overview – Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Thursday, September 13, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Duties of the Attorney in a Bankruptcy Case - Duties of the Attorney in a Bankruptcy Case, Thursday, September 13, 2018
The 341(a) Hearing aka Meeting of Creditors and After the Filing of the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - The 341(a) Hearing aka Meeting of Creditors and After the Filing of the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Thursday, September 13, 2018
Overview – Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - Overview – Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Thursday, September 13, 2018
Section 707(b) – Means Test Overview and Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case - Section 707(b) – Means Test Overview and Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case, Thursday, September 13, 2018
The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts in Bankruptcy Cases - The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts in Bankruptcy Cases, Thursday, September 13, 2018
Bankruptcy Estate and Exemptions - Bankruptcy Estate and Exemptions, Thursday, September 13, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts in Bankruptcy Cases - The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts in Bankruptcy Cases, Thursday, September 13, 2018
Overview – Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - Overview – Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Thursday, September 13, 2018
The 341(a) Hearing aka Meeting of Creditors and After the Filing of the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - The 341(a) Hearing aka Meeting of Creditors and After the Filing of the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Thursday, September 13, 2018
Duties of the Attorney in a Bankruptcy Case - Duties of the Attorney in a Bankruptcy Case, Thursday, September 13, 2018
Section 707(b) – Means Test Overview and Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case - Section 707(b) – Means Test Overview and Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case, Thursday, September 13, 2018
Bankruptcy Estate and Exemptions - Bankruptcy Estate and Exemptions, Thursday, September 13, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018, Wednesday, September 19, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2019, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Pro Bono  Pro Bono Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2019, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, San Francisco, CA
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