This article discusses current ethical issues which attorneys may encounter while representing consumers in bankruptcy. It posits four hypothetical scenarios. First, it analyzes an attorney’s options for unbundling legal services in Chapter 7 cases. It then looks at the issues surrounding “fee only” Chapter 13 cases. Next, the article examines the growing trend of lien stripping in Chapter 7 cases. The final scenario considers the ethics of knowingly providing a creditor's name but not its address on bankruptcy schedules.
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Bankruptcy, Chapter 7, Chapter 13
Austin, Daniel A. and Lassman, Donald R., "Ethical Ambiguities on the Front Lines of Consumer Representation" (2014). School of Law Faculty Publications. Paper 53.