20 Pages Posted: 28 Oct 2006
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.
Keywords: bankruptcy, ethics, professional responsibility, judges
JEL Classification: K00, K29, K30, K40, K49
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=940769