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Learn Bankruptcy Law

A number of online resources exist for attorneys who want to learn more about practicing bankruptcy law. Webinars, ebooks, and association resources will help you brush up on bankruptcy cases. If you're an attorney looking to learn bankruptcy law, we have compiled a collection of resources in one place.

Learning the Basics

Learning The Basics
A great place to start is with bankruptcy law research. The U.S. Bankruptcy Code outlines the entire legal process and covers how the different bankruptcy chapters work. Familiarize yourself with the forms and resources provided directly by the U.S. court system on their Bankruptcy Basics page.

Join Associations

Bankruptcy organizations can be the perfect way to expand your knowledge base and network. Become a member of local and national bankruptcy organizations such as the following:

The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI).
Connect with other bankruptcy professionals by joining the ABI and take some of their online courses to expand your bankruptcy knowledge. The ABI also helps you get more referrals, make informed decisions, and manage your CLE or CPE requirements.
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA).
NACBA provides membership options so you can take advantage of their tools and resources, including the latest bankruptcy publications and networking opportunities. NACBA also offers a podcast that explores trending top bankruptcy practitioners.

Attend Webinars

Webinars are another way to learn bankruptcy law. Legal organizations across the country offer webinars that cover various bankruptcy law topics, including the American Bar Association (ABA) and NACBA.

Take Online Courses

Learn bankruptcy law virtually with online courses. Many organizations offer live and prerecorded classes and training for bankruptcy law, many of which count towards your CLE credits. Organizations offering courses include:

Complete Bankruptcy
Complete Bankruptcy
Brought to you by experienced bankruptcy attorney Ron Drescher, this all-encompassing bankruptcy course includes all of the information, tools, and systems that you need to successfully start practicing bankruptcy law.
Lawline
Lawline
Lawline offers bankruptcy and restructuring CLE courses, including intro classes to individual and business bankruptcies, Chapter 11 courses, state-specific courses, and many more. This online resource offers unlimited CLE opportunities for both individuals and firms.
Lexvid
Lexvid
Lexvid offers a range of bankruptcy law and CLE classes and programs, ranging from bankruptcy basics to specific bankruptcy code chapters to bankruptcy and divorce. The courses work on mobile devices and you can pause and resume the videos at your leisure.
Lorman
Lorman
Bankruptcy law training courses from Lorman include basics courses, legal terminology classes, exemption training, cash-flow analysis courses, and more. Lorman is a hub of online classes within the realms of HR, law, accounting, business, and other areas.
My Bankruptcy School
My Bankruptcy School
This online school was the first created solely to train legal professionals in petition preparation. The training videos offer everything paralegals and attorneys need to know about bankruptcies, including finding the right software.
The ABI
The ABI
The ABI offers many education opportunities, including CLE sessions and courses like Bankruptcy 101. Many of these learning and networking events are free to attend, and more resources are available for attorneys who become ABI members.
The Morgan King Company
The Morgan King Company
The King Bankruptcy Academy within the Morgan King Company offers attorneys both live and recorded bankruptcy and tax courses for legal professionals. Become a member of the academy to benefit from all of the company's helpful resources.

Read Books and Conduct Research

There are a host of U.S. legal organizations that put out bankruptcy books and publications to help you learn bankruptcy law.

The Morgan King Company
The Morgan King Company publishes bankruptcy law books within its extensive online bookstore. Topics range from the fundamentals of bankruptcy law to IRS and tax issues to abusive debt collection practices to discharging student loan debt. This is a great resource to dig deep into topics related to your new practice.
Fastcase
Fastcase offers legal research regarding treatises, bankruptcy codes, and case law. They have a comprehensive national law library that provides invaluable resources to attorneys in all areas. Reference law journals and books in both digital and print formats. Access a collection of books in the Fastcase platform, including James Publishing, ABI Books, and titles like Bankruptcy in Practice and Consumer Bankruptcy: Fundamentals of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Argyle Publishing
Argyle Publishing provides a host of tools, services, and research platforms to assist those working in the legal industry. They sell many bankruptcy educational books and guides, and many helpful research tools to help you learn more about this and other law areas.
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Learn Bankruptcy in One Week

The Bankruptcy Week Summit is a virtual conference created to help attorneys and their staff seamlessly add bankruptcy law to their practice. Since bankruptcy filings are expected to rise due to the current global economic crisis, NextChapter and Fastcase hosted this 5-day summit to get firms up to speed on the most pressing topics in the industry.

Featured in the Bankruptcy Summit are 17 sessions led by bankruptcy experts and legal technologists. During these presentations, attorneys of any practice area will learn the following:

Bankruptcy basics
Bankruptcy basics
Deep dives into specific case types
Deep dives into specific case types
Law firm marketing
Law firm marketing
Practice management
Practice management
Resources and tools for new bankruptcy practitioners
Resources and tools for new bankruptcy practitioners

Work with an Experienced

Bankruptcy Virtual Paralegal

NextChapter’s Paralegal as a Service provides your practice with virtual paralegal help on demand. When you need an extra hand preparing and managing case files, these experienced legal professionals will handle your bankruptcy cases from start to finish.

Hire a bankruptcy paralegal to take much of the casework off your plate so you can focus on growing your practice and learning the code. These tech-savvy professionals tackle everything from conducting client intake, performing legal research, preparing the bankruptcy petition, and more.

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