Bankruptcy Research Nathan Rosen Bridge the Gap March 26, 2010
WARNING <ul><li>All the opinions and statements within this presentation are those of the speaker alone and do NOT in any ...
Why are you here? What do you want to learn how to do?
Goals of today’s session <ul><li>Discuss sources for conducting traditional legal research in bankruptcy </li></ul><ul><li...
Roadmap for bankruptcy research <ul><li>Statutes </li></ul><ul><li>Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Treatis...
 
USC, Title 28, Part 58
 
 
 
 
 
 
Know what is in the content of the forms
 
 
 
 
 
Collier vs Norton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LexisNexis
LexisNexis vs Westlaw comparison <ul><li>Is there a difference? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Bankruptcy cases </li></ul><...
LexisNexis vs Westlaw  – March 16, 2010 2,792 Legal newspapers (Westlaw exclusive) & title(bankruptcy) & date aft 2005 385...
Individual case tracking <ul><li>Claims agent websites </li></ul><ul><li>Free court dockets </li></ul><ul><li>PACER </li><...
Identify claims agent & look them up
Example of Claim Agent website
Free court dockets
 
www.freecourtdockets.com
 
 
 
Bernstein's Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terminology www.bernsteinlaw.com/publications/bankrupt.html
 
Courthouse News Service
 
 
 
 
Today’s session we  <ul><li>Discussed sources for conducting traditional legal research in bankruptcy </li></ul><ul><li>Le...
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  • Original - Bankruptcy Act of 1898 Basic revision - Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978 Many subsequent changes.
  • Bankruptcy Research LLAGNY Bridge the Gap 2010

    1. 1. Bankruptcy Research Nathan Rosen Bridge the Gap March 26, 2010
    2. 2. WARNING <ul><li>All the opinions and statements within this presentation are those of the speaker alone and do NOT in any way, shape, or form, reflect the opinion or position of any of his past or current employers. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why are you here? What do you want to learn how to do?
    4. 4. Goals of today’s session <ul><li>Discuss sources for conducting traditional legal research in bankruptcy </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to identify, locate, and retrieve bankruptcy filings </li></ul><ul><li>Identify sources for keeping up with new decisions, new filings, and news in bankruptcy </li></ul>
    5. 5. Roadmap for bankruptcy research <ul><li>Statutes </li></ul><ul><li>Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Treatises </li></ul><ul><li>Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Cases </li></ul><ul><li>Individual case tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Web services </li></ul>
    6. 7. USC, Title 28, Part 58
    7. 14. Know what is in the content of the forms
    8. 20. Collier vs Norton
    9. 28. LexisNexis
    10. 29. LexisNexis vs Westlaw comparison <ul><li>Is there a difference? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Bankruptcy cases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State Bankruptcy cases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Law Reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unique sources on each </li></ul>
    11. 30. LexisNexis vs Westlaw – March 16, 2010 2,792 Legal newspapers (Westlaw exclusive) & title(bankruptcy) & date aft 2005 385 324 2000 395 347 2001 418 413 2002 435 436 2003 446 427 2004 560 527 2005 591 574 2006 695 653 2007 578 527 2008 699 580 2009 115 88 2010 5,317 4,896 Federal 2 nd circuit federal bankruptcy cases & date aft 1999 & bankruptcy 4,512 4,026 Federal 2 nd circuit federal bankruptcy cases & date aft 1989 & date bef 2000 & bankruptcy 1,186 1,096 NY State cases & date aft 1999 & bankruptcy 1,878 3,523 US Law Reviews & Journals & date aft 1999 & title(bankruptcy) 1,406 2,881 US Law Reviews & Journals & date aft 1989 & date bef 2000 & title(bankruptcy) LexisNexis Westlaw Search
    12. 31. Individual case tracking <ul><li>Claims agent websites </li></ul><ul><li>Free court dockets </li></ul><ul><li>PACER </li></ul><ul><li>LexisNexis (Courtlink) or Westlaw (CourtExpress) </li></ul>
    13. 32. Identify claims agent & look them up
    14. 33. Example of Claim Agent website
    15. 34. Free court dockets
    16. 36. www.freecourtdockets.com
    17. 40. Bernstein's Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terminology www.bernsteinlaw.com/publications/bankrupt.html
    18. 42. Courthouse News Service
    19. 47. Today’s session we <ul><li>Discussed sources for conducting traditional legal research in bankruptcy </li></ul><ul><li>Learned how to identify, locate, and retrieve bankruptcy filings </li></ul><ul><li>Identified sources for keeping up with new decisions, new filings, and news in bankruptcy </li></ul>
    20. 48. Bankruptcy Research Nathan Rosen Bridge the Gap March 26, 2010

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