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破产的诊所

The 破产的诊所 is currently accepting new intakes. For more information, please contact (电子邮件保护).


关于诊所

Volunteer attorneys represent individuals filing personal bankruptcy by providing advice, preparing the petition and related schedules, attending the meeting of creditors, and otherwise handling all aspects of the Chapter 7 bankruptcy process. D.C. 酒吧 公益性服务 Center prescreens all clients before they are referred to volunteer attorneys to ensure that potential bankruptcy petitioners are eligible for pro bono services and good candidates for bankruptcy protection.


The Increased Need for a 破产的诊所

Economists are predicting a huge increase in bankruptcy filings due to millions of people facing unemployment, 意外的医疗费用, 苦苦挣扎的企业, and other financial consequences of COVID-19. 事实上,U.S. bankruptcy filings increased seven percent across all chapters for the second consecutive month in September 2022, according to data released from Epiq的破产分析 平台.


志愿服务

破产的诊所 volunteers who are not experienced bankruptcy attorneys must attend one of the clinic’s twice-yearly training sessions. The 培训 feature a discussion on the basic skills used to interview a prospective client, prepare bankruptcy schedules, and represent a debtor through a Chapter 7 proceeding. Additional topics include a summary of the Fair Debt Collection Act summary; case screening and evaluation; automatic stays; completion of schedules; exemptions; discharge provisions; and ethics and conflicts of interest issues. For more information or to register, view the list of upcoming 培训. All volunteers must be members in good standing of the D.C. 酒吧 or the bar of another U.S. 管辖范围内.


支持

Volunteer attorneys have access to mentors, training manuals and other materials available on probono.net/DC/bankruptcy, support of 公益性服务 Center staff, use of bankruptcy preparation software, and client meeting space. The 公益性服务 Center provides malpractice insurance for cases handled through the 破产的诊所.

For more information, please contact (电子邮件保护).

 

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