Bankruptcy Law And Practice

Paperback | July 13, 2015

byGrace A. Luppino, Robert A. Smith

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Prepare paralegals for career success with a solid foundation in the practice of bankruptcy law.

To prepare bankruptcy paralegals to enter the workforce, Bankruptcy Law and Practice equips readers with solid knowledge of the aspects of substantive bankruptcy law and a firm grasp of its procedural components. Divided into two parts, Part 1 provides the paralegal student with a solid foundation in substantive bankruptcy law. To acquaint the student with the practical aspects of a busy bankruptcy practice, Part 2 addresses topics such as legal ethics, the role of the paralegal, client intake, drafting petitions and other forms, motion practice, and electronic resources. Practical exercises, vignettes, and in-depth case study familiarize the student with the procedures involved in processing a client's bankruptcy matter. The focus is on the paralegal's role throughout the life cycle of a bankruptcy from the initial client interview through the filing of the petition, schedules, and other forms and motions.

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For courses in bankruptcy law   Prepare paralegals for career success with a solid foundation in the practice of bankruptcy law. To prepare bankruptcy paralegals to enter the workforce, Bankruptcy Law and Practice equips readers with solid knowledge of the aspects of substantive bankruptcy law and a firm grasp of its procedu...

Grace A. Luppino graduated from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1990 and received an A.S. in Paralegal Studies and B.S. in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University. Prior to becoming an attorney, she worked as a paralegal and court advocate for victims of domestic violence. She practiced child protection and family ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 10.7 × 8.5 × 0.6 inPublished:July 13, 2015Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:013381727X

ISBN - 13:9780133817270

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Table of Contents

PART ONE INTRODUCTION TO PART ONE: BANKRUPTCY LAW

1.     Introduction to Bankruptcy

2.     Sources of Bankruptcy Law

3.     Introduction to the Bankruptcy System

4.     The Automatic Stay

5.     The Means Test

6.     Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Liquidation

7.     Chapter 13 Bankruptcy:  Debt Restructuring for Individuals

8.     Chapter 11 Bankruptcy:  Reorganization

9.     Bankruptcy Creditors' Rights, Restrictions, and Responsibilities

10. The Bankruptcy Discharge

11. The Dismissal, Conversion, and Closing of a Bankruptcy Case/Proceeding

12. Voidable Preferences and Fraudulent Conveyances

13. Bankruptcy Intersections

 

PART TWO INTRODUCTION TO PART TWO: BANKRUPTCY PRACTICE

14. The Ethics of Bankruptcy Law and the Role of the Paralegal

15. The Bankruptcy Client: Initial Intake and Related Matters

16. Electronic Resources for Bankruptcy Practice

17. Petition, Schedules, and Other Forms

18. Motion Practice and Adversary Proceedings in Bankruptcy

 

Appendix

Glossary

Index

Editorial Reviews

“An excellent read that is not only easy to follow, but also fun and easy to understand! This text provides understandable, current information that fully explains the bankruptcy process.” -Amanda S., Paralegal Studies Student, Connecticut   “I found this book really enjoyable. It taught me the essentials of bankruptcy law and practice in an enjoyable, easily understood way.” -Maria S., Paralegal Studies Student, Connecticut   “This textbook follows a real life approach to teaching bankruptcy law and procedure for paralegals. It covers all the basic, underlying concepts of bankruptcy law and the procedural rules governing bankruptcy cases. Each topic is fully developed to the extent necessary for effective use by a beginning paralegal, yet the discussions are of sufficient sophistication to keep the attention of an experienced one. This text also includes assignment tasks that are typically performed by experienced paralegals and can be used in practice as a continuing reference source. This is not just an academic book, it is an intriguing one. “ - Ashley J, Paralegal Studies Student, Connecticut