Credits: 3 Credits (126 Clock Hours)
Paralegals are in high demand in the field of debtor-creditor law. This course acquaints the student with the three most common forms of bankruptcy: Chapters 7, 11, and 13. The student learns the law of bankruptcy and develops practical experience becoming familiar with documents commonly used in bankruptcy practice. Students learn about the valuable role of paralegal professionals in a successful bankruptcy practice.
This course includes a thorough review of the new bankruptcy laws, which came into effect in 2005. Changes include a requirement that the debtor have counseling before they can file a bankruptcy case, and a "means test" now requires all debtors to meet a more rigorous income and asset standard before being qualified to file. The new law also imposes new requirements on lawyers, and by extension, the paralegals who do most of the bankruptcy work. These changes, and others, are reviewed in this course.
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Upon completion of this individual course, students will be awarded a certificate from the The Washington Technical Institute.
Certification from the accredited Washington Technical Institute will signify the student's achievement in both knowledge and competence.
This certificate is valid in all 50 States.
Course Format: Instructor Led Online Course
Students are required to complete weekly reading assignments both from the textbook and other supplemental materials. Students must also participate in discussions with the course instructor and fellow students. Discussion forums are provided in the WTI online classroom.
Online tests are conducted at the end of each course.
Students are not required to attend any scheduled class meetings. Log in at your convenience to attend school.
Washington Technical Institute is fully accredited by the Middle States Association (MSA) CESS, and recognized by the US Department of Education and CHEA.
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