where can i find a free downloadable bankruptcy law library?
Question by eyerock2003: where can i find a free downloadable bankruptcy law library?
I need to find all the information I can about federal bankruptcy laws. Especially any thing I can download or print from a law library.
Answer by Andy
It’s not free. You’d have to subscribe to Lexis/Nexis at $ 200 or so a month.
But doing that wouldn’t help you: you’d need to have had training as a lawyer or paralegal to know how to search.
If you want a consumer education, get tho Nolo Press book on bankrupcy from your library: http://www.nolo.com
If you want a professional understanding, buy the NCLC book “Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice” http://www.consumerlaw.org/
Or visit your county law library and look for one of the treatises lawyers use. The main one — a dozen or more volumes — is Collier on Bankruptcy, edited by Morgan King, who also gives courses and writes other treatises for lawyers. See below.
You can download judgments and matrials on specific cases — but you can search only by the name of the debtor — using PACER http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/ You have to register. It’s not free to use: it costs 8 cents a page to view; judgments are supposed to be free (but sometimes you are charged anyway).
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