Bankruptcy Petition Preparation Training (5-31-22)

This training is required for volunteers with the NYC Bankruptcy Assistance Project. Prior bankruptcy experience is not necessary. The class will train attendees to interview clients, spot issues, prepare Chapter 7 petitions and advise debtors how to represent themselves at the Meeting of Creditors. The training includes a hands-on preparation of a bankruptcy petition. In exchange for this free training, attorneys must take at least 3 cases and complete them—approximately 50 hours of work.

  • CLE Credits
    Ethics and Professionalism: 1.00
    Skills: 2.50
    Areas of Professional Practice: 2.00
    Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias: 0.50
  • Format
    On-Demand/Recorded - Audio/Video File
  • Practice Area(s)
    Consumer/Bankruptcy Law
  • Price: $0
  • Materials
    Contains 4 training item(s)

About the Faculty

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    William Kransdorf (Speaker)

    Bill Kransdorf is the Director of the NYC Bankruptcy Assistance Project (NYC BAP) at Legal Services NYC, which provides pro bono assistance to debtors in bankruptcy. He is also Adjunct Professor of Law at St. John?s School of Law in Queens, NY, where he has taught the Bankruptcy Advocacy Clinic since 2010. He earned his BA from the University of Chicago in 1989 and his JD from Harvard Law School in 1992. Bill has spent most of his law career in indigent legal services, and also practiced consumer bankruptcy law in California, before moving to New York. In 2005, Legal Services NYC and the Federal Bar Council of New York asked Bill to head up their new Bankruptcy Assistance Project. That Project employs pro bono law students, and attorneys from New York?s top law firms to assist debtors with filing bankruptcy petitions as well providing representation to litigants with contested matters in the bankruptcy courts. The Project has become a national model of pro bono and bankruptcy advocacy. Bill is married with two children.