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Volunteer Lawyer Training: Representing a Pro Bono Debtor in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Thursday, November 20, 2014 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


On Thursday, November 20, 2014, the BBA Bankruptcy Law Section Public Service Committee and the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the BBA will sponsor a training on representing a pro bono debtor in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.  The faculty for the annual program will include Jesse Redlener of Dalton & Finegold, LLP and Kate Nicholson of Parker & Associates , who have extensive experience representing Chapter 7 debtors; Warren Agin of Swiggart & Agin, LLC, who frequently serves as a Chapter 7 trustee; and Joanna Allison, a staff attorney at the Volunteer Lawyers Project. 

The training will cover the basics of representing a Chapter 7 debtor on a pro bono basis, including pre-filing considerations and counseling, preparation of the petition, maximizing exemptions, the role of the Chapter 7 trustee, and the 341 meeting of creditors.  The training will be held at the BBA at 16 Beacon Street in Boston from 3:30PM to 6:00PM, and will be followed by a reception from 6:00PM to 7:00PM.  Lawyers of all experience levels are encouraged to attend the training and reception to facilitate networking with newer members of the bankruptcy bar. 

There is no fee for the training, but attendees are strongly encouraged to put their learning to use by taking on a pro bono case through the Volunteer Lawyers Project. Law students are welcome to attend and may be able to volunteer in limited circumstances.

Sponsoring Section/Committee(s):


  • Jesse I. Redlener
    • Ascendant Law Group LLC
  • Warren E. Agin
    • Agin Legal Services, LLC
  • Kate Elizabeth Nicholson
  • Hsindy Chen



Katherine D'Angelo Manter


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