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1.3.1 Purpose of the Treatise

This treatise is intended to serve as a basic resource to advocates, both attorneys and paralegals working with attorneys, handling bankruptcy cases. It is meant to provide an introduction for the novice considering her first bankruptcy case and also a useful tool for the expert who has handled many such cases. It should be serviceable both as a quick reference in offices with substantial libraries as well as a fairly complete basic resource in those offices which maintain only a minimal library immediately accessible.

Naturally, offices doing many bankruptcies will wish to purchase other comprehensive texts on the subject, as well as a subscription to at least one bankruptcy reporting service. Suggestions for these are listed at the end of this Chapter. Those offices may also wish to develop forms, checklists, and other materials tailored to their own particular needs, for use in addition to or instead of those in this treatise.