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Summer 2020

Course Description
The Eleanor R. Cristol and Judge A. Jay Cristol Bankruptcy Pro Bono Assistance Clinic at Miami Law offers pro bono legal services to low-income individuals and entities that are dealing with financial problems. Established by the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida, students have the opportunity to practice on real cases in federal bankruptcy court. These can be chapter 7s, chapter 13s, contested matters, adversary proceedings which can include cases such as fighting to help the debtor discharge student loans. Also, students may counsel with respect to financial distress and solutions to problems. Professor Patricia Redmond teaches the classroom component, provides mentorship and coordinates students’ placementors with mentor bankruptcy attorneys in the community. Clients are referred to the clinic by the Dade County Bar Association, and sitting judges of the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Course Schedule

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Skills Requirement
Special Attributes:
Distance Learning
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Specialized
Family & Personal - Related
Social Justice - Related
Bar Subject(s):
Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Concentration)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None