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Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals, Twelfth Edition

  • David L. Buchbinder
  • Robert J. Cooper
Series / Aspen Paralegal Series
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Thoroughly up to Date, Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals Provides Students with the Necessary Theory and Practice Needed to Represent Debtors or Creditors 

The Twelfth Edition of Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals builds on previous editions and offers a concise integration of theory and practice as a basis for improved learning. It presents readable and succinct 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. It focuses on the nuts and bolts of commercial bankruptcies, including the Chapter 11 process.

New to the Twelfth Edition: 

  • Updated Official Bankruptcy Forms 
  • Cites to recent and noteworthy case opinions 
  • The most recent statutory adjustment of dollar exemption amounts (and other provisions) in the Bankruptcy Code 

Professors and students will benefit from: 

  • Straightforward writing that explains basic consumer bankruptcy in ordinary 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 
  • A comprehensive introduction to client interview skills and the client interview process 
  • An integrated narrative fact pattern allowing students to learn the topic of each chapter interactively 
  • 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 the publisher’s website 
  • A wealth of helpful teaching aids within the book, including: 
    • examples 
    • procedural checklists 
    • summaries of the law 
    • discussion questions 
    • learning objectives 
    • glossary of common bankruptcy terms
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