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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

Abstract:     
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

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Date posted: October 28, 2006  

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Rapoport, Nancy B., Avoiding Judicial Wrath: The Ten Commandments for Bankruptcy Practitioners. Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Vol. 5, p. 615, September/October 1996. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=940769

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Nancy B. Rapoport (Contact Author)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law ( email )
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
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