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1-Day Fundamental

OF COUNSEL BANKRUPTCY FUNDAMENTALS:

The National Bankruptcy Academy Of Counsel training consists of one intensive training day. This is NOT like law school. No Socratic method here. Be ready to take notes and learn, learn, learn.

The 1-Day Of Counsel sesson at National Bankruptcy Academy covers the core fundamentals of consumer bankruptcy practice. 

Attorneys will benefit from an engaging learning experience taught by an instructor with more than 29 years of real-world legal experience having filed more than 2,500 bankruptcy cases— and who practices bankruptcy law on a daily basis. The instructor has even published a bankruptcy book available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble entitled Bankruptcy: Why Your Neighbor Had to File by Robert V. Schaller

By attending the 1-Day Of Counsel session, you could receive instruction on the following topics:

Article I: Starting Your Own Practice

  • Section 1: Location
  • Section 2: Lease
  • Section 3: Secretary/paralegal
  • Section 4: Phones
  • Section 5: Internet
  • Section 6: Marketing
  • Section 7: "Senior Counsel"

Article II: Client Intake

  • Section 1: Scheduling appointment
  • Section 2: CRM email
  • Section 3: In-office Data Sheet

Article III: Bankruptcy Chapters

  • Section 1: Chapter 7
  • Section 2: Chapter 13
  • Section 3: Chapter 11
  • Section 4: Chapters 9, 12, 15

Article IV: Drafting Bankruptcy Schedule

  • Section 1: Schedule A
  • Section 2: Schedule B
  • Section 3: Schedule C
  • Section 4: Schedule D
  • Section 5: Schedule E
  • Section 6: Schedule F
  • Section 7: Schedule G
  • Section 8: Schedule H
  • Section 9: Schedule I
  • Section 10: Schedule J

Article V: Statements

  • Section 1: Statement of Financial Affairs
  • Section 2: Statement of Intention

Article VI: Chapter 13 Plan Drafting

  • Section 1: Statutory requirements
  • Section 2: Model Plan terms

Article VII: Section 341 Meeting of Creditors

  • Section 1: Pre-341 preparation
  • Section 2: Pre-341 conference with client
  • Section 3: 341 meeting
  • Section 4: Note taking at 341
  • Section 5: Post 341 amendments

Article VIII: Confirmation Hearings

  • Section 1: Pre-confirmation preparation
  • Section 2: Pre-341 conference with client
  • Section 3: 341 meeting
  • Section 4: Note taking at 341
  • Section 5: Post 341 amendments

Article IX: Motion Practice–filed by Debtor’s Counsel

  • Section 1: Motion to Approve Fees/Fee Application
  • Section 2: Motion to extend the automatic stay
  • Section 3: Motion to confirm plan
  • Section 4: Motion to continue/reschedule 341 meeting of creditors
  • Section 5: Motion to vacate denial of confirmation
  • Section 6: Motion to vacate order lifting automatic stay
  • Section 7: Motion to vacate denial of fee application
  • Section 8: Motion to withdraw as counsel
  • Section 9: Motion to voluntarily dismiss case
  • Section 10: Motion to incur debt to purchase a vehicle
  • Section 11: Motion to approve a mortgage loan modification
  • Section 12: Motion to refinance a mortgage

Article X: Motion Practice—Filed by Trustee

  • Section 1: Motion to Dismiss because confirmation was denied
  • Section 2: Motion to Dismiss for plan payment default
  • Section 3: Motion to Dismiss for unreasonable delay
  • Section 4: Motion to Dismiss for failure to provide tax returns and/or pay advices
  • Section 5: Motion to Dismiss for failure to file tax returns
  • Section 6: Motion to Dismiss for failure to file amended plan and/or schedules
  • Section 7: Motion to Dismiss for failure to attend Section 341 meeting of creditors
  • Section 8: Motion to Dismiss post confirmation because the plan is no longer feasible

Article XI: Motion Practice—Filed by Creditor’s Counsel

  • Section 1: Motion to Lift Automatic Stay—Mortgage lender
  1. Failure to pay post-petition mortgage payments
  2. Failure to pay real estate taxes
  3. Failure to pay property insurance
  4. Debtor is NOT an obligor/mortgagor
  • Section 2: Motion to Lift Automatic Stay—secured lender (vehicle, furniture, etc.)
  1. Secured amount listed in plan is inaccurate
  2. Interest rate provided in plan is insufficient
  3. Fixed monthly plan payment is insufficient
  4. Pre-confirmation adequate protection payment is insufficient
  • Section 3: Motion to Dismiss
  • Section 4: Motion to Determine Expiration of Automatic Stay

Article XII: Creditor Objections to Plan Confirmation

  • Section 1: Mortgage lender: incorrect arrearage
  • Section 2: Mortgage lender: incorrect post-petition mortgage payment amount
  • Section 3: Mortgage lender: real estate taxes sold or arrearage
  • Section 4: Creditor not listed in Schedules or Plan
  • Section 5: Non-mortgagee secured creditor (vehicles, furniture, etc): incorrect amount and/or incorrect interest rate
  • Section 6: Unsecured creditor: incorrect claim amount
  • Section 7: Incorrect claim classification (secured, priority, unsecured)

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