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Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals: Abridged, Sixth 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 Sixth Abridged 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. Like its parent text, the Abridged Edition is written and formatted for paralegal students who need a practical introduction to the code and rules of bankruptcy law. It focuses on the nuts and bolts of a Chapter 7 consumer bankruptcy case to provide paralegals with a general understanding of the bankruptcy process.  

New to the Sixth 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 
  • 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 
  • Content focused on consumer bankruptcy, primarily from the debtor’s perspective 
  • Means testing concepts covered in a dedicated chapter 
  • A useful tutorial on means testing procedure 
  • 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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