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I was very excited when I found the following public notice on the Central Bankruptcy Court website. I make it a point to read the various bankruptcy sites around the country to see what they may offer. Some have videos, others free services such as this, and some tips that can help people considering or already involved in the process. You can always check your personal court website.
UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
RE: REVISED INFORMATION REGARDING THE LOS ANGELES
The Los Angeles County Bar Association, in conjunction with Public Counsel, has implemented a Bankruptcy Pro Bono Program in the Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley divisions. Currently, this program is available only for defendants in § 523 nondischargeability adversary proceedings who cannot afford an attorney. If the defendant cannot afford an attorney, he or she may apply for free legal representation with Public Counsel. All applicants will first be screened for eligibility. If found eligible, an attorney may be found who will represent the applicant in the § 523 non-dischargeability adversaryproceeding free of charge. To apply for legal representation under this program or for additional information, pleasecontact Public Counsel. For contact information, please see the “Notice to Defendants of Availability of Los Angeles County Bar Association/Public Council Bankruptcy Pro BonoProgram.” The most current version of this notice can be obtained from our web site at www.cacb.uscourts.gov. To access the notice, double click on the “Pro Bono Program”button on the left-hand side of our web site. Then select the file named DAP.PDF. Do not contact the Clerk’s Office for information regarding your eligibility for this program.Plaintiffs in § 523 non-dischargeability adversary proceedings filed in the Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley divisions will be required to serve a notice of the availability of theabove program on the defendants along with the Summons and Notice of Status Conference and to provide proof of such service with the Court. A sample of the notice of the availability of the program is attached to this Public Notice.
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