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Introduction to Bankruptcy Law, 6th Edition

  • Martin A. Frey Professor Emeritus at The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Sidney K. Swinson University of Tulsa
  • ISBN-10: 1435440803  |  ISBN-13: 9781435440807
  • 672 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2005, 1997
  • © 2013 | Published
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INTRODUCTION TO BANKRUPTCY LAW, 6t edition uses a step-by-step approach and presents a clear and understandable explanation of each type of bankruptcy filing. Signature features include a brief history of bankruptcy law, research aids, alternatives to bankruptcy, a discussion of the role of the various parties involved in the bankruptcy process, and an overview concerning eligibility and the selection of the appropriate bankruptcy chapter under which the case should be filed. The text also includes updated cases to detail bankruptcy legal procedures from initiation of the attorney/client relationship through the closing of the case. /With its discussion of electronic filing, and updated changes in the Bankruptcy Code and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, the new edition of INTRODUCTION TO BANKRUPTCY LAW, 6th edition is a complete resource for any paralegal bankruptcy law course.

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Features and Benefits

  • Illustrates each type of bankruptcy filing with its own flow chart so students can visualize the process.
  • Revised flow charts for each type of filing emphasize the two track process: administration of the estate and the debtor's discharge.
  • Examples and Problems throughout the text illustrate practical applications to help students better understand the material.
  • Detailed step-by-step explanations show readers how to complete each line of each different type of bankruptcy form.

Table of Contents

1. The Evolution of Bankruptcy Law.
2. Bankruptcy Law and Where to Find It.
3. The Cast of Characters and Their Roles in the Bankruptcy Process.
4. Information Gathering, Analysis, Counseling, and Drafting.
5. The Voluntary Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (Liquidation).
6. The Chapter 13 Bankruptcy (Adjustment of Debts of an Individual with Regular Income).
7. The Chapter 12 Bankruptcy (Adjustment of Debts of a Family Farmer or Family Fisherman with Regular Annual Income)
8. The Voluntary Chapter 11 Bankruptcy (Reorganization).
9. Selecting the Appropriate Type of Bankruptcy Filing.
10. The Involuntary Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 or Chapter 11.
Appendix A. Interview Questionnaire for the Debtor-Client.
Appendix B. Interview Questionnaire for the Creditor-Client.
Appendix C. Chapter 9 Bankruptcy (Debts of Municipalities).
Glossary.

What's New

  • Thorough update includes changes in the Bankruptcy Code and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure.
  • Details bankruptcy cases, including many new cases, from the initiation of the attorney/client relationship through the closing of the case.
  • Inclusion of electronic filing (CM/ECF) makes this edition the most up-to-date textbook available.
  • Expanded discussion of the "means-test" elaborates on this important topic.
  • NEW Paralegal CourseMate with additional learning tools and an interactive eBook.

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Introduction to Bankruptcy Law, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 1337413798 | ISBN-13: 9781337413794)

INTRODUCTION TO BANKRUPTCY LAW, 6t edition uses a step-by-step approach and presents a clear and understandable explanation of each type of bankruptcy filing. Signature features include a brief history of bankruptcy law, research aids, alternatives to bankruptcy, a discussion of the role of the various parties involved in the bankruptcy process, and an overview concerning eligibility and the selection of the appropriate bankruptcy chapter under which the case should be filed. The text also includes updated cases to detail bankruptcy legal procedures from initiation of the attorney/client relationship through the closing of the case. /With its discussion of electronic filing, and updated changes in the Bankruptcy Code and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, the new edition of INTRODUCTION TO BANKRUPTCY LAW, 6th edition is a complete resource for any paralegal bankruptcy law course.

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Introduction to Bankruptcy Law, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 1337413798 | ISBN-13: 9781337413794)

INTRODUCTION TO BANKRUPTCY LAW, 6th edition uses a step-by-step approach and presents you with a clear and understandable explanation of each type of bankruptcy filing. Signature features include a brief history of bankruptcy law, research aids, alternatives to bankruptcy, a discussion of the role of the various parties involved in the bankruptcy process, and an overview concerning eligibility and the selection of the appropriate bankruptcy chapter under which the case should be filed. The text also includes updated cases to detail bankruptcy legal procedures from initiation of the attorney/client relationship through the closing of the case. With its discussion of electronic filing, and updated changes in the Bankruptcy Code and the Federal rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, INTRODUCTION TO BANKRUPTCY LAW, 6th edition is a complete resource for any paralegal bankruptcy law course.

List Price = $141.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $106.50

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Legal Studies Capstone: Assessing Your Undergraduate Education  (ISBN-10: 1111035075 | ISBN-13: 9781111035075)

LEGAL STUDIES CAPSTONE: ASSESSING YOUR UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION provides the opportunity for you to review, enhance and demonstrate your knowledge and practical application of the law as you complete your education. Achievement of learning objectives is shown through development of a portfolio of your work and a successful score on a comprehensive exam. Measurable learning objectives are detailed for each unit, with discussion questions, portfolio assignments and exam questions designed to measure the attainment of each outcome. Job search, continuing education, ethical obligations and technology skills are addressed, and you organize related documentation to prepare for post-graduation endeavors. These units are followed by summaries of core substantive and procedural areas of law, providing you with a review of prior studies as well as a gap-filler for keys areas essential to success in the workplace, continuing education, or certification and employment exams. You can evaluate your knowledge of the law through review of questions and answers provided in the comprehensive exam in Appendix A. Portfolio assignments display your ability to draft pleadings, prepare contracts, complete forms and report research results for review by a prospective employer or as reference for future assignments. The Glossary and Other Resources listed in Appendix B assist in fostering successful outcomes in both portfolio development and the assessment exam.

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Job Placement Strategies for Paralegals  (ISBN-10: 1418040088 | ISBN-13: 9781418040086)

Job Placement Strategies for Paralegals is a job search guidebook for paralegal students and professionals. This practical workbook outlines placement skills and strategies for helping job seekers find a position in the fast growing paralegal profession. The book offers effective tools and strategies to help paralegals prepare a professional resume and cover letter, find job opportunities in the private and public sector, win over prospective employers in the job interview, and evaluate job offers, including salary, bonus structure, and benefits packages. The guide includes a detailed resume worksheet that will direct job seekers in preparing and customizing a resume for a successful job search. Sample paralegal resumes and cover letters contain critical commentary to help applicants prepare outstanding materials. This unique guidebook also prepares job hunters for the job interview by offering practical advice including how to prepare, what to bring, and what to wear. Specific interview questions, including the dreaded "zinger" questions are set forth with winning answers provided. This essential resource will help paralegals in all stages of their careers. The sample resumes, cover letters, and job strategies will be invaluable to both students entering the profession as well as paralegals currently working in the legal field.

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Oran's Dictionary of the Law  (ISBN-10: 1418080918 | ISBN-13: 9781418080914)

Oran's Dictionary of the Law, Fourth Edition, is the easiest to use introduction to legal terminology and concepts on the market. It contains clear definitions of the words that most paralegals, paralegal students, and persons in related fields need to know. The book gives the reader the core of each legal idea and helps them understand the American legal system as well as how to approach research tasks. The book precisely explains contracts, laws, court decisions, and lawyers. This new fourth edition includes a CD-ROM that contains all terms and definitions in the book and over a thousand new and revised definitions. It also includes an updated section on computerized legal research and overhauled sections on bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation support, national security and other rapidly changing subject areas. Oran's Dictionary of the Law will leave the reader equipped with a precise, technical, legal vocabulary.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Martin A. Frey

Martin A. Frey, BSME, JD, LLM,is a Professor Emeritus at The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Senior Adjunct Settlement Judge for the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern Districts of Oklahoma, and was the Reporter for the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. He was a professor at Drake and Texas Tech Universities and a visiting professor at the University of Maine, Washington University (St. Louis), the University of Alabama, Wake Forest University, Stetson University, and Florida International University. When teaching, Professor Frey served on a number of site visitation teams for the Section on Accreditation and Admission to the Bar of the American Bar Association. Professor Frey currently volunteers with the Financial Crimes Unit of the Tulsa Police Department. He is the author or co-author of "The Little Black Book, A Do-It Yourself Guide for Law School Competitions" (Carolina Academic Press, 2002); "Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution" (Delmar Learning Thomson, 2003); "Introduction to the Law of Contracts, 4th Edition (Delmar Cengage Learning, 2008); "Introduction to Bankruptcy Law, 6th Edition (Delmar Cengage Learning, 2013); and "Essentials of Contract Law," 2nd Edition (Cengage Learning, 2015).

Sidney K. Swinson

Sidney K. Swinson, BBA, JD, is a Shareholder, Officer and Director of GableGotwals, Tulsa, Oklahoma, an Adjunct Professor at The University of Tulsa College of Law, a Chapter 7 trustee for the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma, a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, a Director of the Bankruptcy and Reorganization Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association, an Adjunct Settlement Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court and United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, the recipient of the Oklahoma Bar Association Courageous Lawyer Award and the John E. Shipp Ethics Award, and a bankruptcy practitioner.