Thursday, October 6, 2011

NALA Launches New APC Course: Commercial Bankruptcy

A new Advanced Paralegal Certification (APC) course in Commercial Bankruptcy under Chapters 7 and 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code is now available to paralegals seeking advanced certification in this specialty practice area.
The new course focuses on bankruptcies of business debtors. Chapter 7 provides for debt relief and liquidation of an enterprise’s assets. Chapter 11 gives a business protection from creditors and a chance to prepare a plan of reorganization to pay debts and stay in business.

There are nine modules of study in the new course: 1) The Bankruptcy Estate; 2) Avoiding Powers; 3) Initial Relief; 4) Chapter 7 Cases; 5) Chapter 11, Reorganization; 6) Chapter 11, Plan Development; 7) Chapter 11, Plan Confirmation; 8) Involuntary Bankruptcy; and 9) Adversary Proceedings

Paralegals are helpful to attorneys throughout the process of guiding clients from the
time of filing a bankruptcy petition through discharge and closing the case. The new
course helps prepare paralegals for specific tasks from initial client interviews to drafting various petitions, judgment searches and UCC information.

The massive load of requisite motions, agreement letters, and other correspondence with debtors, creditors, lawyers, clerks, trustees, and clients is presented in logical order in easily digested modules to help make sense of the complex world of Commercial Bankruptcy.

This new offering brings the total APC program to 19 courses:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Organizations: Incorporated Entities
  • Contracts Management/Contracts Administration
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Discovery
  • Land Use
  • Social Security Disability
  • Trial Practice
  • Trademarks
  • Personal Injury and/or
  • Individual certifications in the following PI practice areas:
    Automobile Accidents * Entity Medical Liability * Individual Medical Liability Intentional Torts * Premises Liability * Product Liability
    Workers' Compensation * Wrongful Death

For further information, visit the NALA web site ( Certification/Advanced Paralegal Certification. (or

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