Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic

Professors Steve SiltonTom Wallrich and Joel Nesset launched the Bankruptcy Clinic in the spring of 2010. The clinic provides pro bono bankruptcy services to persons financially unable to retain counsel. Clients are referred to the clinic through Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN). We do not receive self-referrals. The clinic also collaborates with the social work and psychological services programs at the University of St. Thomas Interprofessional Center.

About the Clinic

Students in the Consumer Bankruptcy clinic will represent clients in filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy proceeding.  Students will interview and counsel clients, collect financial information, draft bankruptcy court forms, attend a 341 meeting of creditors, and appear in bankruptcy court.  Students are under the supervision of bankruptcy attorneys from the firm of Cozen O’Connor.  (1 semester, 3 credits)