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Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals

Summary of Contents

Introduction: Paralegals and the Bankruptcy System

Part I.  History and Introduction
Ch. 1.  A Short History of Bankruptcy
Ch. 2.  Introduction to the Bankruptcy Code
Ch. 3.  Filing a Petition
Ch. 4.  Chapter 1: General Provisions
Ch. 5.  “Needs Based Bankruptcy” or Means Testing
Ch. 6.  Useful Definitions—Section 101

Part II.  Debtor Relief
Ch. 7.  Overview of Chapter 7
Ch. 8.  Conversion and Dismissal
Ch. 9.  Exemption
Ch. 10. Trustees, Examiners, and Creditors Committees
Ch. 11. Preparing a Proceeding for a Trustee

Part III.  Bankruptcy Litigation
Ch. 12. The Automatic Stay—11 U.S.C. §362
Ch. 13. Objections to Discharge and Dischargeability of Debts
Ch. 14. Property of the Estate and Turnover Complaints
Ch. 15.  Avoiding Powers—Introduction
Ch. 16.  Avoidable Preferences—11 U.S.C. §547
Ch. 17.  Fraudulent and Postpetition Transfers

Part IV.  Liquidation and Claims
Ch. 18.  Use, Sale, or Lease of Property
Ch. 19.  Executory Contracts and Leases
Ch. 20.  Miscellaneous Provisions Regarding Property of the Estate
Ch. 21.  Claims
Ch. 22.  Administration

Part V.  Reorganization Proceedings
Ch. 23.  Chapter 13: Reorganization Proceedings
Ch. 24.  Chapter 11: Introduction and Administration
Ch. 25.  Chapter 11: Elements of a Plan
Ch. 26.  Chapter 11: Plan Confirmation
Ch. 27.  Chapter 12: Reorganization Proceedings

Part VI.  Review
Ch. 28.  Introduction to Courts and Jurisdiction
Ch. 29.  Statements and Schedules Tutorial
Ch. 30.  Means Testing Tutorial
Ch. 31.  Researching Bankruptcy Issues

Appendix 1.  Noticed Motions and Ex Parte Applications
Appendix 2.  Documents and Deadlines