PLAN Inc. Offers Bankruptcy Boot Camp Training

Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc will be offering a series of training programs entitled the 2023 PLAN Bankruptcy Boot Camp. This is a series of 10 trainings which will run on Fridays from January 20, 2023 to March 24, 2023. 

All sessions will run from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern.  One substantive CLE credit will be offered for each training with additional time built in for questions, comments, and strategic discussion.

You can register for the workshops on the PLAN Events page. Registration information for the first five sessions is available at the links below. You must register for each session individually in order to participate in the session.

A listing of the individual workshop sessions appears below:

January 20, 2023 - Introduction to Bankruptcy

  • overview of consumer bankruptcy
  • automatic stay, exemptions, liquidation alternative test

   Presenters:

  • Alfonso Madrid
  • Catherine Martin
 

January 27, 2023 - What does it mean if a debt is discharged?

  • What debts are discharged? 
  • Difference between discharge in Ch. 7 and Ch. 13
  • eligibility for a discharge order--local requirements in Ch. 13
  • Financial management course
  • Converting from one chapter to another

   Presenters:

  • John Byrd
  • Alfonso Madrid

February 3, 2023 - Information gathering 

  • using a questionnaire
  • search of public records; credit reports
  • wrangling client documents

   Presenters:

  • Catherine Martin
  • Monty Wilson
 

February 10, 2023 - Preparing the schedules

  • review of sample completed schedules
  • software options
  • national forms and local forms

   Presenters:

  • John Byrd
  • Alfonso Madrid

February 17, 2023 - Secured creditors and judicial lien avoidance

  • What is a secured creditor? 
  • How are they treated in bankruptcy? 
  • When and how can a judicial lien be avoided?

   Presenters:

  • John Byrd
  • Catherine Martin
     

    February 24, 2023 - Chapter 13/Plans

    • How do Ch. 13s work? 
    • A review of the plan form used in each district
    • Lien avoidance/modification of interest rates in plan

       Presenters:

    • John Byrd
    • Catherine Martin
    • Monty Wilson

    March 3, 2023 - §341 meetings and follow up

    • Ch. 7 v. Ch. 13
    • discussion of each district
    • wage attachments, ID requirements
    • checklist to track
    • deadlines and analyze steps needed in each case

       Presenters:

    • John Byrd
    • Catherine Martin
    • Monty Wilson

     

       

      March 10, 2023 - How to use Ch. 13 to help homeowners

      • options to deal with mortgages and property tax debt
      • when can you cram down debt or modify a mortgage
      • sample pleadings and variations by district.
      • partial ownership
      • post-petition mortgage payment changes

         Presenters:

      • Alfonso Madrid
      • Catherine Martin
      • Monty Wilson

      March 17, 2023 - Proofs of Claim

      • when you need to care
      • how and why to object to a claim
      • what is an adversary complaint and when would you file one?

         Presenters:

      • Alfonso Madrid
      • Catherine Martin
      • Monty Wilson
       

      March 24, 2023 - Using bankruptcy to help tenants

      • Ch. 7 v. Ch. 13
      • significance of the order
      • for possession and the language on the petition
      • public v. private housing remedies

         Presenters:

      • John Byrd
      • Eileen Yacknin

       

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