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Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals 9E

Ninth Edition

David L. Buchbinder
Member, California, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey Bars

2013. 532 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-3133-4.
Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank, PowerPoints. 

Includes Best Case® Bankruptcy exercises.

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A timely revision reflecting recent case decisions and important changes in the rules, the Ninth Edition of Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals, examines the paralegal’s role at every stage of a bankruptcy proceeding.  A practical introduction to the code and rules, this popular text covers everything you need to become a competent bankruptcy paralegal in all areas of bankruptcy. 

What paralegals need to know about bankruptcy practice, featuring:
  • Straightforward writing that explains basic consumer bankruptcy in plain English
  • Thorough coverage of bankruptcy
    o consumer representation
    o creditor representation
    o assisting with the handling of a Chapter 11 case
  • A helpful overview of the bankruptcy code and rules 
  • 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
  • Detailed treatment of means testing, including a tutorial 
  • A complimentary forms manual on disk
  • A wealth of helpful teaching aids, including
    o examples
    o procedural checklists
    o summaries of the law
    o discussion questions
  • Companion website:
Updated throughout, the Ninth Edition includes:
  • Changes to Bankruptcy Code Section 104, mandating that dollar amounts conform to triennial increases
  • Amendments to creditor claim rules and procedures, in which the collateral is the debtor’s home
  • New Learning Objectives enhance student comprehension
  • Cites to recent and noteworthy case opinions