Avoiding Judicial Wrath: The Ten Commandments for Bankruptcy Practitioners
Nancy B. Rapoport
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Vol. 5, p. 615, September/October 1996
This article describes the top ten duties for bankruptcy lawyers. 1. Know the purpose(s) of the Bankruptcy Code. 2. Know the facts and the law. 3. Spend time crafting your arguments. 4. Don't lie (about conflicts of interest or about controlling law). 5. Be respectful (of other lawyers, of the system, and of other participants in the system). 6. Don't indulge your client's sleazy instincts. 7. Don't escalate a conflict unnecessarily. 8. Honor your calendar. 9. Keep your client informed. 10. Don't whine.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 20
Keywords: bankruptcy, ethics, professional responsibility, judges
JEL Classification: K00, K29, K30, K40, K49
Date posted: October 28, 2006
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