Bankruptcy courts have their own rules of ethics. From failing to make a reasonable inquiry into the facts of the case to engaging in vexatious litigation, there is a range of conduct that can lead to malpractice and ethics violations – and end in sanctions against you and even your firm.

Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9011

Rule 9011 provides that all documents within its scope require the lawyer’s certification of proper purpose, warranted by law or a non-frivolous argument for extension or reversal of the law, and evidentiary factual support.

Carlos Cuevas and Frank Corigliano analyze special bankruptcy rules of ethics, key case law and hypotheticals to show you how misconduct in bankruptcy court & practice can lead to sanctions. This CLE course will mainly cover Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9011, frivolous claims, filing & continuing cases for an improper purpose, vexatious litigation and BAPCPA. To access the course please click here: Ethical Pitfalls and Sanctions in Bankruptcy Cases.

Carlos and Frank will also highlight the following issues:

* The mistake of “dabbling” in bankruptcy cases

* Due diligence at client intake

* Conducting a reasonable inquiry into the facts

* Emergency filings

* Violating the automatic stay

* The criteria & amount of sanctions

* Judicial Code Section 1927

* Bankruptcy Code Section 707(b)(4)(C) & (D)

For more than 25 years, Carlos J. Cuevas, has been providing frank bankruptcy advice for individuals and business owners in New York. Practicing debt relief, bankruptcy, real estate, commercial litigation, family law & criminal defense, Frank J. Corigliano has over 20 years of legal experience.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

* Alaska (AK)

* Arizona (AZ)

* California (CA)

* Connecticut (CT)

* District of Columbia (DC)

* Illinois (IL)

* Maryland (MD)

* Massachusetts (MA)

* Michigan (MI)

* New Hampshire (NH)

* New Jersey (NJ)

* New York (NY)

* North Dakota (ND)

* Pennsylvania (PA)

* South Dakota (SD)

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in New York and around the country. For more information about CLE in New York please click the following link: NY CLE.