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Academic Program Curriculum!

The Academic Program 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 iTunes, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble entitled Bankruptcy: Why Your Neighbor Had to File by Robert V. Schaller

Moreover, the classroom exposure to cutting-edge bankruptcy related software will give bankruptcy candidates a competitive edge in today’s job market, providing them with practical knowledge of the bankruptcy case preparation and prosecution process.

Article I: Profitability of Practicing Bankruptcy

  • Section 1: $4,000 per case
  • Section 2: $1,500 per case
  • Section 3: $8,500 monthly
  • Section 4: $100,000 yearly

Article II: Career

  • Section 1: Job
  • Section 2: Pride
  • Section 3: Respect
  • Section 4: Dignity
  • Section 5: Mentoring

Article III: 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 IV: Technology

  • Section 1: Best Case software
  • Section 2: ECF website hosted by US Bankruptcy Court
  • Section 3: Client management software
  • Section 4: Attorney website
  • Section 5: CRM software

Article V: Client In-take

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

ArticleVI: Bankruptcy Chapters

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

Article VII: 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 VIII: Statements

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

Article IX: Chapter 13 Plan Drafting

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

Article X: 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 XI: 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 XII: Chapter 13 Plan Drafting

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

Article XIII: 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 XIV: 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 XV: 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 a 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 XVI: 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)

Article XVII: Debtor’s Objections to Proofs of Claim Filed by Creditors

  • Section 1: Entity filed a claim but debtor does not owe money to the entity
  • Section 2: Debtor disputes claim amount owed by creditor
  • Section 3: Creditor fails to provide support for claim
  • Section 4: IRS dispute
  • Section 5: 20-day notice

Article XVIII: Pre-Filing Requirements

  • Section 1: Credit Counseling
  • Section 2: Taxes
  • Section 3: Pay Advices/Pay Stubs

Article XIX: Post-Filing Requirements

  • Section 1: Debtor Education Certificate
  • Section 2: Certification regarding Child Support

Article XX: Role Playing

  • Section 1: Client in-take
  • Section 2: Section 341 meeting of creditors
  • Section 3: Contested motions
  • Section 4: Confirmation hearings

Article XXI: Adversary Proceedings

  • Section 1: Summons & Complaint
  • Section 2: Discovery
  • Section 3: Pre-Trial Conference & Settlement
  • Section 4: Settlement
  • Section 5: Trial

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