In an effort to reduce transmission of COVID-19, the in-person attendance option for this seminar has been canceled. Webcast and CLE OnDemand options will still be available.
Endorsed by the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin
Get down to basics
Job loss. Divorce. Illness or injury. While personal bankruptcy filings peaked in 2005, there are still many ways that consumers can fall into insolvency in 2020.1 In part one of a two-part series on bankruptcy, leaders in Wisconsin bankruptcy practice will take you step-by-step through the process. Whether you’re seeking to add bankruptcy to your practice or you’re looking for a refresher, Bankruptcy: The Basics of Filing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 will give you the legal know-how to successfully advise your clients.
The Basics will address everything from what to cover at the initial consultation with your client to tips for wrapping up representation. You’ll learn:
- Differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13
- How to select the proper chapter for your client
- What to file and when
- The "means" test and how to use it to qualify clients for bankruptcy relief
Looking for more?
This full-day program has value for attorneys of any experience level, but if you’re seeking a more advanced bankruptcy seminar, you’ll want to attend Beyond the Basics of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Part two will go into more depth on the interplay between divorce and debt relief, and tackle common issues that arise in Chapter 13 cases, including relief from stay requests, motions to dismiss, and lien avoidance.
1Personal Bankruptcy Statistics for 2019