Bankruptcy Law Committee
A message from the Chair
About the Committee
The Committee members comprise counsel for corporations, in
house and outside, and individuals, as well as judges. We
seek to further our individual practices while benefiting the
professional community. The Committee reviews and distributes
summaries and practice pointers regarding recent and trend setting case
law from federal bankruptcy courts located in New York as well as new
legislation of interest to Committee members. In addition, full
committee meetings are held four times a year, in-person or
telephonically, to bring the members together from all over the State in
an atmosphere that is conducive to helping each other and working with
each other. Also, committee meetings provide a platform for
educational programs presented by relevant specialists, either members
or non-lawyer professionals.
Activity in Review
Pre-Petition Compliance Checklist
Download PDF of Checklist
NOTE: This is an informal assist, to be used only by an
experienced attorney who may want to add, subtract or modify one or more
check-list items. Any suggested changes are welcomed and should be
directed to the bankruptcy committee for consideration.
October 2005 Bankruptcy Reform Act CLE Program Materials
October, 2005 Bankruptcy Committee Statewide CLE course
program on New Bankruptcy Reform Act, effective October 17,
Course book and black lined code book coming soon from NYSBA.
Bullet Points of 2005 Bankruptcy Reform
Full text of Bankruptcy Committee CLE course materials and black lined
code book coming soon from NYSBA.
February 17, 2005 Summary (PDF)
Web Sites for Attorneys
This site has a good overview of bankruptcy. In addition, it has
links to primary and secondary bankruptcy sources that the general
practitioner, student lawyer, and bankruptcy lawyer need. Although the
Nolo Legal Encyclopedia is one of those links, it is
listed separately below to assist the consumer in easily accessing
general information on bankruptcy.
This site is recommened for the bankruptcy lawyer, the general
practitioner, and the student lawyer. It contains primary materials that
include international bankruptcy laws, secondary materials, and news
articles. An alphabetized list of these materials may be accessed either
by clicking on the site map or by clicking on the link to the site map
listed in paragraph 3.
This link is listed separately to aid the inexperienced researcher in
easily accessing the information that he/she needs. Note, however, that
there is no link to international bankruptcy laws from the site map;
they must be accessed from ABI’s homepage. That link is listed
in paragraph 2.
The lawyer or law student may access local rules and other
information from the bankruptcy courts of New York from the first four
of these links and may access any federal court from the fifth link.
Equally important, the lawyer or law student may track the status of
federal legislation and obtain legislative history at this site.
The lawyer or law student may search here for publications by the
American Bar Association pertaining to bankruptcy.
Web Sites for Consumers
Here, consumers may access general information on bankruptcy
including, but not limited to, chapters 7 and 13 of the bankruptcy code
from Nolo’s Legal Encyclopedia.
Pre-Petition Compliance Checklist (Adobe PDF File)
New Bankruptcy Reform Act CLE Program (PDF File) (Adobe PDF File)
Bankruptcy Reform Act CLE Program (PDF File) (Adobe PDF File)
Bankruptcy Law Case Summaries, 2004-2005 edition (Adobe PDF File)