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Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals 10e

Front Cover - Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals 10e

David L. Buchbinder
Member, California, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey Bars

2017. 656 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-7340-2.

About the Book

The Tenth Edition of Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals presents clear and concise descriptions of the bankruptcy system, with an emphasis on the paralegal’s role at every stage of a bankruptcy proceeding. With thorough coverage of the practical aspects of representing debtors or creditors, this popular text prepares students to succeed as paralegals in all areas of bankruptcy. 

What paralegals need to know about bankruptcy practice, featuring:

  • Straightforward writing that explains basic consumer bankruptcy in plain English
  • Thorough coverage of bankruptcy
  • consumer representation
  • creditor representation
  • assisting with the handling of a Chapter 11 case
  • A helpful overview of the bankruptcy code and rules
  • Step-by-step guidance through the paralegal’s role at every stage of the bankruptcy proceeding
  • Simple instructions for completing and submitting documentation in a timely manner
  • Detailed treatment of means testing, including a tutorial
  • A downloadable forms manual on a companion website
A wealth of helpful teaching aids, including

  • examples
  • procedural checklists
  • summaries of the law
  • discussion questions
New in the Tenth Edition:

  • A new chapter, “Understanding the Client,” introduces client interview skills and the client interview process
  • A new Fact Pattern, integrated throughout the book
  • Updated Official Bankruptcy Forms from the Forms Modernization Project
  • Cites to recent and noteworthy case opinions
  • The statutory adjustment of dollar exemption amounts (and other provisions) in the Bankruptcy Code