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Guidebooks from www.uscourts.gov
"Bankruptcy Basics is a publication of the Bankruptcy Judges Division of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. It provides basic information to debtors, creditors, court personnel, the media, and the general public on different aspects of federal bankruptcy laws. It also provides individuals who may be considering bankruptcy with a basic explanation of the different chapters under which a bankruptcy case may be filed and answers some of the most commonly asked questions about the bankruptcy process."
Bankruptcy Cases - uscourts.gov
"In most bankruptcy courts, an appeal of a ruling by a bankruptcy judge may be taken to the district court. Several courts of appeals, however, have established a bankruptcy appellate panel consisting of three bankruptcy judges to hear appeals directly from the bankruptcy courts. In either situation, the party that loses in the initial bankruptcy appeal may then appeal to the court of appeals."
Articles within Hein Online Database
Guide to work up cases coming before the court
JURIS Handbook for Federal Judicial Law Clerks
See Chapter 13 on "Bankruptcy Cases in District Court" written by Cheryl Kaplan, law clerk to the Hon. A. Jay Cristol, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, SDFL. The chapter discusses how to "work-up" the 4 different forms of bankruptcy cases which come before the district court and includes a flowchart for appeals.
Continuing Bankruptcy Education
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ)
Outreach to District Court Judges and Law Clerks
•An Introduction to Bankruptcy for District Court Law Clerks (PowerPoint slides)
•Impact of Automatic Stay (4 pg. article)
•Overview of Bankruptcy with the Emphasis Being on Issues for Non-Bankruptcy Practitioners (10 pg. article)
•One Approach to Developing Good Relations With the District Court (5 pg. article)