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Bankruptcy: Current Awareness

This guide provides assistance with resources and strategies for bankruptcy law research. The guide was adapted from a bankruptcy guide prepared by Jordan Haygood, a law student reference assistant at Oklahoma City University School of Law.

Blogs & Twitter Feeds

Below is a sample list of blogs about bankruptcy law:

ABI Blog Exchange

Bankruptcy Law News

Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog


Florida Bankruptcy Law Blog

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Blog

 Below is a sample twitter feed about bankruptcy law:

Bankruptcy Law Network

ABI Exchange

U.S. Courts RSS Feed

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Mean Net Scheduled Debt Per Consumer Bankruptcy Filing, 2010

All Chapters Mean Net Scheduled Debt Per Consumer Bankruptcy Filing 2010

U.S. Courts provide annual statistics on individual debtors with primarily consumer debts seeking relief under chapters 7, 11, and 13 of title 11 of the bankruptcy code, as mandated by the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA). Photo from U.S. Courts.

Bankruptcy Court Video

Watch these videos, produced by the Office of the US Trustee, for more information about what you must do to file for bankruptcy and the different types of bankruptcy.

Web Sites

Along with primary and secondary sources, researchers can glean information and keep track of changes in bankruptcy law with current awareness sources such as Web sites. Try starting with the following Web sites:

Securities and Exchange Commission on corporate bankruptcy.

Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts on Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) statistics.

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys on advocating for consumer debtors and legal education.

JD Supra on bankruptcy law updates, alerts, news, and legal analysis from leading lawyers and law firms