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Bankruptcy -- Pro Bono

ABA pro bono bankruptcy list serve

ABA Section of Businesss Law (Committee on Pro Bono)

American College of Bankruptcy is Seeking Pro Bono Grant Applications

The American College of Bankruptcy is seeking applications for grants from existing bankruptcy or consumer debtor programs, programs in development, as well as for research projects that could lead to improvements in the delivery of Pro Bono bankruptcy services. There is no deadline for submissions. Contact information is in this document ; and for further information visit http://www.amercol.org/probono.html

How to Begin a Pro Bono Program in Your Bankruptcy Court: A Starter Kit for Lawyers and Judges, is a free on-line publication developed by the ABA Business Law and Litigation Sections. The Starter Kit assists lawyers, judges, bar associations and pro bono advocates create new bankruptcy pro bono projects in their jurisdiction. The Starter Kit emphasizes the importance of mobilizing the local bankruptcy bar and bankruptcy judges. This publication provides information about the critical components of a bankruptcy pro bono program, description of successful projects, helpful tips on a host of operational issues, and plenty of success stories.

National Consumer Law Center Bankruptcy list serve: Join the discussion group (select "Bankruptcy")

Penn State's catalog of Pro Bono Bankruptcy Programs and Resources

Documents relating to the effect on Pro Bono of the recent changes in the Bankruptcy Law, courtesy of the Pro Bono Subcommittee of the Bankruptcy Committee of the Business Law Section

The Impact of the Bankruptcy Reform Act on Pro Bono -- Will Anyone Ever Agree to Represent Debtors Pro Bono? (247 Kb) National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, American Bar Association, Business Bankruptcy Committee, November 2, 2005.

Task Force on Attorney Discipline: Report on Attorney Liability under 707(b)(4) of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (1.6 Mb). Catherine E. Vance and Jimmy F. Dahu, Co-Reporters; contributing authors: Nancy B. Rapaport, Co-Reporter, Jan Ostrovsky and Marc S. Stern, Task Force Members. American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Ad Hoc Committee on Bankruptcy Court Structure and Insolvency Processes. October 6, 2005.

Make a Difference, Volunteer for Chapter 7 Pro Bono Cases (206 Kb), by George B. Cauthen.

Exploring Whether the Bankruptcy Code Amendments That Become Effective October 17, 2005 Include Changes That Should Affect a Corporate Law Department or a Commercial Law Firm's Service as Counsel for Pro Bono Consumer Bankruptcy Debtors (1 Mb) , by Patrick L. Hughes, September 1, 2005.

Excerpts from: "Trying to Make Sense Out of Nonsense: Representing Consumers under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005" (2.6 Mb), by Henry J. Sommer.

Order of October 17, 2005 In re: Attorneys at Law and Debt Relief Agencies (2.4 Mb), from Lamar W. Davis, Jr. Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

Updated: 8/29/12

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