Bankruptcy Assistance & Practice Program
The Bankruptcy Assistance & Practice Program (“BAPP”) gives law students the opportunity to meet Atlanta area bankruptcy judges, attorneys and trustees, while the students work with clients on bankruptcy cases. In the BAPP, students help clients deal with challenges in bankruptcy.
In BAPP, students work in teams of two to handle consumer bankruptcy cases from the client interview through a Chapter 7 discharge of debts. Students are partnered with and work under the supervision of a local bankruptcy attorney. You are responsible for every aspect of your cases, including client interviews, preparation of court filings, and, if necessary, attending hearings in the case.
Students also work with the Pro Se Assistance Project to help provide information about the bankruptcy process and limited case-specific advice to individuals who are representing themselves in bankruptcy court.
- The Bankruptcy Assistance & Practice Program provides two client services.
- The first is the Pro Se Assistance Project Center (“PAP Center”), in which volunteer bankruptcy attorneys and law students provide information about the bankruptcy process and provide limited case-specific advice, but they do not represent parties in court or file pleadings.
- The second service offered by BAPP, for qualified clients, is legal representation, with law students working with a volunteer bankruptcy attorney to handle the court proceedings for clients.