Volunteers Attend Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Basics Training

Pro Bono Month at the BBA continued last night with the annual Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Training, a collaboration between the BBA Bankruptcy Law Section’s Public Service Committee and the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association. Thanks a top-notch panel, including  Susan Grossberg (Grossberg Law Offices),  Warren Agin (Swiggart & Agin, LLC), Emily Jarrell (Volunteer Lawyers Project of Boston Bar Association), and Adam Ruttenberg (Looney & Grossman LLP), attendees walked away with an understanding of the basics of representing a Chapter 7 debtors on a pro bono basis. In exchange for attending the free training, participants are asked to accept pro bono cases through VLP.

Beyond the Billable checked in with Adam Ruttenberg, who co-chairs the Bankruptcy Public Service Committee, about the training. Here’s what he had to say:

“I hope the attendees last night learned practical advice on how to represent a low income debtor so the case goes smoothly without surprises or delays.”

In honor of Pro Bono Month, we also asked him why attorneys should get involved in pro bono bankruptcy work:

“The gratitude shown by pro bono bankruptcy clients is very rewarding.  The only written thank you notes I have ever received in my career have come from pro bono clients, and they have sent several.”

If you are interested in learning more about pro bono bankruptcy law opportunities, come to the Representing Military Personnel and Veterans CLE on Bankruptcy & Consumer Law on October 17th. Click here for more information.

This post was originally published on the BBA’s public service blog, Beyond the Billable.