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Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Teaches the New Changes

Former Bankruptcy Judge March Much in Demand to Teach the New Bankruptcy Law Changes (BAPCPA 2005) to Lawyers

Bankruptcy lawyers have to learn how to practice under the extreme changes on Consumer Bankruptcy imposed by the Bankruptcy Amendments - The Bankruptcy Abuse and Prevention Act of 2005, which became law in April 2005, and which apply to all Bankruptcy cases filed on or after October 17, 2005.

Los Angeles bankruptcy attorney Kathleen P. March, who was a Bankruptcy judge in Los Angeles for a 14-year term, and who now runs her own law firm, The Bankruptcy Law Firm, PC, in Los Angeles, is in demand to teach Bankruptcy lawyers the new Bankruptcy law changes. Attorney March has taught the new Bankruptcy Law changes (Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act 2005) for three of California's leading lawyer "continuing legal education" providers: (1) The Rutter Group, (2) Los Angeles County Bar Association, and (3) Lorman Education Services.

Attorney March taught the New Bankruptcy Law (BAPCPA 2005) to Bankruptcy Lawyers in a June 2005 Program for the Rutter Group

The Rutter Group, one of California's most respected legal education providers, is helping Bankruptcy lawyers learn the new law in a hour seminar being presented in major California cities entitled "2005 Bankruptcy Overhaul Has Become Law." This three hour program teaches Bankruptcy lawyers the major changes imposed by the "Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005." For all Bankruptcy cases on or after October 17, 2005, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 will make filing Bankruptcy more expensive for consumer debtors, put more requirements on consumer debtors before they can be eligible to receive a discharge, and restrict what types of debts can be discharged. The 2005 Bankruptcy Amendments also contain increased liability provisions imposing personal liability on Consumer Bankruptcy lawyers if they fail to reasonably investigate the facts before filing a Bankruptcy case for a consumer debtor client, or if the lawyer files a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy case for a client who can afford to pay back creditors through a Chapter 13 plan.

This new Bankruptcy Law makes it essential for consumers filing Bankruptcy to have an attorney who has received intensive training on the requirements of the 2005 Bankruptcy Law Amendments and is competent to represent consumer debtors under this new Bankruptcy Law.

Attorney Kathleen March wrote the "180 Minutes of Questions and Answers" for the Rutter Group Program to teach Bankruptcy attorneys the major changes imposed by the new Bankruptcy Law, and was on the three person panel who taught the program in Los Angeles. The entire program was presented live in Los Angeles on June 28, 2005, and was video and audio taped by the Rutter Group. It is available for Bankruptcy attorneys to purchase to learn the major changes imposed by the 2005 Bankruptcy Law Amendments.

March was a Bankruptcy judge for 14 years in Los Angeles until 2002, when she completed her term and opened The Bankruptcy Law Firm, PC, where she currently practices law full time, representing individual and small business debtors, particularly in Chapters 7 and 13. The Bankruptcy Law Firm, PC, also represents creditors in all types of Bankruptcy matters.

Attorney March taught Lawyers the New Bankruptcy Law Provisions (BAPCPA 2005) relevant to Real Property in a November 2005 Program for the Los Angeles County Bar Association Real Property Section

In the November 2005 Los Angeles County Bar Association, Attorney March taught real property lawyers, particularly title lawyers and lawyers representing secured creditors and title insurers, those portions of the new bankruptcy law (BAPCPA 2005) that make changes regarding the bankruptcy automatic stay, new exceptions to the automatic stay, new changes regarding residential unlawful detainer actions and evictions, in rem relief from stay authorized under BAPCPA 2005 in cases of multiple bankruptcies and/or use of bankruptcy as part of a fraudulent scheme or involving successive transfers of property. March's law firm, The Bankruptcy Law Firm, PC, represents secured and unsecured creditors in all types of bankruptcy matters (Ch 7, Ch 11, Ch 13), in addition to representing debtors.

Attorney March taught Lawyers the New Bankruptcy Law (BAPCPA 2005) in a February 2006 Program for Lorman Education Services

In the Lorman Program, Attorney March taught lawyers for three hours on those provisions of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA 2005) affecting consumer bankruptcies, including:

  • Overview Of The Many Bad Things For Consumers Under The New Law And The One Good Change
  • New Restrictions On The Bankruptcy Automatic Stay
  • Enhanced Personal Liability Exposure Of Consumer Debtor Attorneys Under BAPCPA 2005 And How Advising Consumer Clients To Do Legal Things Is Illegal
  • New Laws MEANS TESTING FORMULA For Consumer Bankruptcy Cases
  • New Provisions Regarding Debtor Consumer Bankruptcy Lawyers Are "Debt Relief Agencies" And What They Have To Do Because Of That Designation
  • The Additional Things Consumer Debtors And Their Attorneys Have To Do To Comply With BAPCPA 2005: Mandatory Pre-Bankruptcy Credit Counseling, Mandatory During Case Debtor Financial Education, Multiple Additional Documents Required
  • Possible Techniques For Consumer Debtor Bankruptcy Lawyers To Use To Soften Effect Of BAPCPA 2005

About Attorney Kathleen March - California Bankruptcy Attorney and Former Bankruptcy Judge

Kathleen March is nationally dual certified by the American Board of Certification as a Consumer Bankruptcy Law Specialist and as a Business Bankruptcy Law Specialist. March has published several writings on Bankruptcy topics. She currently practices Bankruptcy law full time in Los Angeles for her own firm, The Bankruptcy Law Firm, PC.

For additional information and a free first consult, please contact Kathleen March, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Attorney, at (310) 559-9224.

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March IS A TRIPLE CERTIFIED BANKRUPTCY SPECIALIST ATTORNEY: In addition to being a former US Bankruptcy Judge, Attorney March is a triple certified bankruptcy specialist attorney. March is certified as a bankruptcy specialist attorney by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. In addition, March is certified by the American Board of Certification (nationwide certification) as both a consumer bankruptcy specialist attorney, and as a business bankruptcy specialist attorney. Very few attorneys are triple certified bankruptcy specialists. Many attorneys who claim to be “bankruptcy attorneys” are not certified by the California State Bar, or by the American Board of Certification, or by any specialist certifying agency at all.

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