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Official Bankruptcy Court Website for Eastern District of New York Has Been Updated

Posted on Wednesday (November 10, 2010) at 7:30 pm to Bankruptcy Practice
Central Islip Bankruptcy Court & Judges
Info on Bankruptcy and the Court

Bankruptcy Court -- Eastern District of New YorkWritten by Craig D. Robins, Esq.
The website for the Bankruptcy Court for the E.D.N.Y. has been updated again.  This website covers the bankruptcy courts in Central Islip and Brooklyn.
According to a release from the Court, the goal of redesign was to provide Court information to visitors in a more accessible format.  Maybe I was more used to it, but I liked the general look and feel of the old website.
Once I become more acustomed to the new site, however, it should be more efficient to use.  The new Bankruptcy Court website now has separate sections for the various types of individuals who will be visiting the site.  There is an attorney section, a pro se section, a trustee section and a creditor section.
The Court has indicated a desire to further customize the attorney section to make it more user friendly for bankruptcy counsel.
To Access Bankruptcy Court Website for Central Islip and Brooklyn, Click This Link:
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Beware of Faulty Bankruptcy Information on the Internet

Posted on Monday (August 24, 2009) at 2:30 am to Info on Bankruptcy and the Court

Beware of the quality of bankruptcy information on the internetWritten by Craig D. Robins, Esq.
As someone who spends a great deal of time writing bankruptcy articles, it is quite upsetting to see so much incorrect and erroneous information about New York bankruptcy law on the Internet.  Consumers need to be aware of this.
I frequently do Internet searches on various bankruptcy topics and I am constantly amazed and disappointed at the extremely poor quality of the information on some websites. 
There are three main reasons why some online bankruptcy information is bad
1.    Various websites are designed for the sole purpose of persuading those who land on their site to “click through” to another sight that advertises on their site.  These “click through” sites often manipulate search engines to appear at the top part of a search.  In addition, they are run by out-of-state companies who basically make similar websites for each state.
2.    Some websites appear to contain data about New York bankruptcy law, but these sites are really owned by out-of-state companies and are designed to steer consumers into providing information about themselves that will be used for “sales leads.”  These companies then sell this information to others and promise that a local bankruptcy attorney will contact them.  Notice how these sites never give any information about the local bankruptcy attorney.
3.    Many websites actually belonging to local New York bankruptcy attorneys have content on them that the attorneys, themselves, do not write.  The bankruptcy articles and material is actually written by someone else in a distant part of the country.  The New York bankruptcy attorneys who engage in this conduct merely purchase content written by others, and place it on there site, as if they wrote it themselves.
I observed some bad bankruptcy information online today
In the above situations, there are sometimes egregious errors and misstatements.  They are not written by a New York bankruptcy lawyer, and the authors do not necessarily have your best interests in mind.
For example, earlier today I observed a site that indicated that consumers filing bankruptcy in New York can use both the federal exemptions and the state exemptions.  This is absolutely not true (you can only use New York State exemptions).  I then found another site that provided downright incorrect exemptions for New York bankruptcy cases.
I am proud to say that all of the posts, articles and information on my blog is written by me (or in some cases, by other attorneys in my office or student interns).  All information is well-researched and contains a by-line by the author. 
After practicing 25 years, most of which I devoted to bankruptcy law, you can rest assured that the information contained in my blog is current, accurate, and hopefully helpful.
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My Favorite Bankruptcy Book

Posted on Wednesday (August 12, 2009) at 11:45 am to Bankruptcy Practice
Lawyer to Lawyer

book-consumer-bankruptcy-law-and-practiceWritten by Craig D. Robins, Esq.
Ever since I started practicing bankruptcy law over twenty years ago, I’ve relied on one law book more than any other:  Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice.
Published by the National Consumer Law Center, it is now in its Eighth Edition.  It is my favorite bankruptcy handbook and I often refer to it as the bankruptcy bible.
This is the definitive consumer manual and the must-have book for any attorney who practices bankruptcy.  It is now takes up two volumes for a total of well over thirteen hundred pages.  There are excellent summaries of almost every possible bankruptcy issue, together with case citations, sample pleadings, a full copy of the Bankruptcy Code and Rules and more.  It’s cost of $180 is well-worth it.  Also included is a CD-Rom.
The only downside for Long Island bankruptcy attorneys is that it does not focus on any New York issues or exemptions.
The publisher, the National Consumer law Center, is a not-for-profit operation that emphasizes education and advocacy to help and protect consumer rights.  You cannot go wrong with this book.
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