Thursday, October 15, 2009

One bankruptcy judge's fight against incompetent lawyers

You've got to love a judge who puts his expectations in clear, declarative sentences, and you can almost hear his teeth gritting as he writes this letter, which is now an official notice to lawyers practicing in his court  (here).  Methinks he's had enough.

(Posted by Nancy Rapoport)

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And two of the money quotes:

"A Chapter 11 is not just a big Chapter 13."

"If you are going 'bare,' don’t even think about taking a Chapter 11 case."

Posted by: Alan Childress | Oct 15, 2009 8:03:26 PM

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Posted by: Bankruptcy Lawyer | Nov 16, 2009 2:42:29 AM

Hello my name is Waraqah Baylor.i was involed in a accident while riding septa on my way to work,i obtained head and back injuries. At 24 years of age this is my firts case ever.I feel as though my legal ignorance has been tookin advantage of by not 1 but 2 lawyers.As for my first lawyer it is still a blurr as to how he got my name a number,our first meeting was at my place of employment.I soon began to feel as though he was trying to settle my case without me.I started to ask questions about my case and was treated as if i was being annoying.i quickly tried to get another lawyer.As of yesterday (December 3rd 2009)my second lawyer has dropped me because i would not settle for 5,000 dollars.

Posted by: Waraqah Baylor | Dec 4, 2009 10:52:50 AM

It's unfortunate that shady or incompetent lawyers make so much trouble and bad names for those bankruptcy lawyers that are really trying to help.

Posted by: Benjamin Skinner | Jan 24, 2012 9:19:07 AM

A truly excellent letter. I cannot believe bankruptcy attorneys undertake representation in Chapter 11 when they do not understand such fundamental principles and rules of law.

Posted by: Adam Garcia | Aug 9, 2013 7:36:47 PM

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