Main Image

About the Book

Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals (Abridged Edition), 2E

David L. Buchbinder
Robert Cooper

2011. 416 pages.  ISBN:  9780735598805.
Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, PowerPoints, BestCase Exercises.

About the Book

The Second Edition of Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals, Abridged Edition of Buchbinder’s successful bankruptcy text for paralegal students, focuses on consumer bankruptcy.  Like Buchbinder’s other text, this offering is an overview of the bankruptcy code and rules in a readable, step-by-step presentation.


  • Focuses on what paralegals need to know in a clear and readable style.  The text is designed to let students learn and digest the basics of consumer bankruptcy without having to learn an entirely new vocabulary.
  • Provides an overview of the bankruptcy code and rules, with step-by-step guidance through the paralegal's role at every stage of the bankruptcy proceeding.
  • Practical orientation covering not only the law but also how to complete documents and the timing involved.
  • Abridged edition focuses on consumer bankruptcy issues, primarily from the debtor perspective.  This has been achieved by editing the business material from the existing text.
  • Chapter on means testing, including a tutorial.
  • Forms manual on disk supplements the book .
  • Excellent pedagogy includes abundant examples, checklists of procedures, summaries of the law, and discussion questions.  All of these have been edited to correspond to the abridged content of the book.
  • Teaching package includes an instructor's manual with test bank.

New to the Second Edition:
The new edition primarily involves updating.  The authors have updated the book with new case rulings and changes in the rules.  While there are no big, “blockbuster” changes, the cumulative changes in the rules make a new edition necessary.


Now available as an eBook!