Access to Justice Revisited: Getting Chapter 7 Debtor Counsel Paid

Hosted by the Consumer Bankruptcy and Legislation Committees

A fresh start is now becoming less attainable for many debtors because the traditional "all-up-front" attorney fee approach discourages filing for chapter 7. Some attorneys are solving this problem by splitting pre-petition and post-petition services into separate agreements to allow post-petition payments for post-petition work. The panel will discuss the practical need for this type of fee arrangement, the nuts and bolts of this payment arrangement, the pros and cons of such a system, where it is and where it is not allowed under existing law, a discussion of the current case law concerning such a system, and various policy considerations under review by ABI's Consumer Bankruptcy Commission.

Price: $50.00
SKU: 194230
60 mins
John R. Bollinger Boleman Law Firm, P.C.; Hampton, Va. Prof. Laura Napoli Coordes Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University; Phoenix Adam Herring Executive Office for U.S. Trustees; Washington, D.C. Richard D. Nelson Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC; Cincinnati