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08 Jun Fordham Law School studies pre-bankruptcy credit counseling

On June 1, 2007, the Fordham University School of Law in New York City sponsored a roundtable discussion on the effectiveness of the pre-bankruptcy credit counseling required by the revisions to the Bankruptcy Code passed in 2005. The roundtable attendees were determined by invitation only and consisted of Bankruptcy Judges, representatives from the U.S. Trustee's Office, the IRS, the Federal Trade Commission, the National Consumer Law Center, the Center for Responsible Lending, several consumer credit counselors and three trade organizations, law professors, and Ph.D's in consumer and commercial law. The author of this article was the one and only consumer bankruptcy lawyer was invited to the discussion.

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