This new fifth edition is a quick reference guide for anyone who deals with a bankruptcy case including judges, lawyers, paralegals, credit managers, collection agents, professors, law students, and others participating in bankruptcy cases or study. It has been updated to incorporate the latest and most relevant Code and Rule changes. The Checklist is organized by chapter of the Bankruptcy Code (i.e., 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, and 15), and, within each chapter, by Code section, with additional sections covering those items typically needed upon the filing of a case, rules on adversary proceedings, appeals, and notices. Due to the minimal number of Chapter 9 and 12 cases filed, deadlines under those Chapters are not included. The Checklist is meant to be a list of all of the potential deadlines in a case; it certainly is not necessary (and indeed would be unlikely) to use each deadline in a particular case.
To use the Checklist, simply look up the relevant Code section(s), which appear in numerical order and in the Index. Cross-references for applicable Rules are provided. Code sections or Rules in bold designate the primary section or Rule containing the relevant deadline. Each deadline in the Checklist has a corresponding space for the insertion of a due date, so that the user may calculate and maintain a master list of deadlines in each case if that is desired. The Checklist has been printed in an easily transportable size for ease of use at your desk, in court, at seminars, or in client meetings.