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1.3.4 Pleadings, Primary Sources, and Practice Tools

The online version of this treatise also includes pleadings and discovery, practice tools, and primary sources, that can easily be downloaded, emailed, and cut and pasted into documents, even using a tablet or smartphone. They are listed at the bottom of the table of contents found in the left pane and are fully searchable. Search filters allow users to search only for pleadings, only for primary sources, or only for practice tools. Searching for pleadings is recommended using the Advanced Pleadings Search tool, found above the Search box.

The online site includes approximately 200 pleadings and documents to use at every stage of a chapter 7, 12, or 13 bankruptcy. Most pleadings are available in Microsoft Word format. Over 2000 additional pleadings are available online at NCLC’s Consumer Law Pleadings.

Primary sources include legislative history of bankruptcy statutes, prior versions of the Bankruptcy Code, and descriptions of bankruptcy rules changes since 2000. Practice tools include a date calculator to compute key look-back dates, client questionnaires and handouts, and means test and other US Trustee resources.