Thursday, February 21, 2008

Eastern District Bankruptcy Court seeks pro bono volunteers

If you're a member of the bankruptcy bar, Eastern District Bankruptcy Court Chief Judge Steven Rhodes is looking for your help.

Specifically, 150 or more of you.

Judge Rhodes is seeking volunteers to help with the court's pro bono program.

"The Court's pro bono program provides free legal services to indigent debtors involved in adversary proceedings related to the discharge and non-dischargeability of certain debts. The program also provides service to an indigent former-spouse of a debtor regarding the dischargeability of obligations in the judgment of divorce. The program does not provide legal services related to bankruptcy cases."
Judge Rhodes says if a couple hundred attorneys get on board, each could expect to get an appointment under the program every three or four years.

Click here for more information and an application.

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