Are you new to bankruptcy practice in Oregon? Take advantage of these resources:
- Review “Chapter 7 for the Low Income Consumer” (March 3, 2011) prepared by the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Debtor/Creditor Section, Pro Bono Bankruptcy Committee, and Multnomah Bar Association in conjunction with Multnomah County Legal Aid. You can access free training materials here.
- Join the OSB Debtor/ Creditor Section and attend the periodic consumer law meetings. A list of Section resources is available here.
- Attend CLEs. The “Fundamentals of Bankruptcy” and the “Northwest Bankruptcy Institute” are offered annually by the OSB. These programs are recorded and accessible online or on CD/DVD. The Oregon Law Institute and Multnomah Bar Association are also good resources for bankruptcy-related CLEs. Check the Professional Liability Fund (PLF) Web site for additional CLEs.
- Familiarize yourself with possible malpractice traps by perusing past articles from the PLF publication, In Brief. From the PLF home page, select In Brief, then click on the link to the Index of Articles. Articles and Cases of Note relating to bankruptcy will be found under the heading “Commercial/Debtor-Creditor.”
- Spend some time reviewing the resources on the United States Bankruptcy Court Web site. Local bankruptcy forms are also available. To learn more about electronic case filing (ECF), click on the ECF navigation link on the home page:
- Consider contacting a bankruptcy resource lawyer. A list of bankruptcy resource lawyers may be found on the debtor/creditor section website.
Copyright 2012 Beverly Michaelis