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BLT (Bankruptcy Lawyer Topics): Home Affordable Mortgage Program (HAMP) – by Matt Leichter, Esq.

Friday, April 16th, 2010

BLT (Bankruptcy Lawyer Topics) is a periodic review and comparison of consumer bankruptcy topics being covered on bankruptcy lawyer blogs.

Holding a J.D. and an International Affairs M.A. from Marquette University, Matt Leichter (matt [dot] leichter [at] gmail [dot] com) is an attorney licensed in Wisconsin and New York.  He speaks Japanese and focuses on comparative and international law, as well as international business.

  • Click on BK Lawyer Blogs for a state-by-state list of bankruptcy lawyers with their own blogs.
  • Have a blog or know a good blog post you think should be included? Or a suggestion for a future BLT theme?  Send an e-mail to BLT [at] bankruptcybill [dot] us with the link.
  • Suggestion to bankruptcy lawyers with blogs: Make sure to include a “Search” function somewhere on your blog.  It makes it easier to find topical posts on your blog and increases the likelihood that a post from your blog will be included in BLT.



American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Bankruptcy Blog Exchange

Beat The Press (Dean Baker, Center for Economic Policy Research)

Consumer Law & Policy Blog


Elizabeth Warren on The Daily Show 01.27.10

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Elizabeth Warren on The Daily Show discusses the need for Wall Street reform.  See her previous appearance on the show.

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BAPCPA Man #4 – The Battle of BAPCPA

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

BM_4(Click image to see earlier sketch version on Gideon Kendall’s blog.)

BAPCPA Background

For more background on the 2005 Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (aka BAPCPA), read Professor Elizabeth Warren’s testimony to Congress (Feb. 10, 2005) and testimony by Professor Todd Zywicki (Feb. 10, 2005).  Also a range of helpful coverage and commentary on the debate, impact and effects of BAPCPA on along with some of the continued debate between the perspectives of Professor Warren and Professor Zywicki here, here and here.

Bankruptcy Lawyer Blogs on BAPCPA

From the bankruptcy lawyer blog circuit, helpful posts on court interpretations of BAPCPA so far by Jordan E. Bublick, Esq. at South Florida Bankruptcy Law Blog, including a summary of the two schools of thought on BAPCPA by bankruptcy courts.   A post by Craig Robins, Esq. on LongIslandBankruptcyBlog about the evolving criticisms of the new bankruptcy law as of 2006.  Additional commentary on bankruptcy as a social safety net by Bruce Weiner, Esq. of Rosenberg, Musso & Weiner (Brooklyn, NY) on NYBankruptcyNet.  And a reflective look back at the passage of BAPCPA by Dave Krieger, Esq. of Haines & Krieger (Las Vegas, NV).

*Click here for  Bankruptcy Bill’s state-by-state list of bankruptcy lawyers with blogs.

*Click here for previous BAPCPA Man cartoons, or here for all cartoons on the site relating to consumer bankruptcy.

*To see more of Gideon Kendall’s work go to and  Or order yourself a copy of Dino Pets, the wonderfully illustrated children’s book written by Lynn Plourde and illustrated by BAPCPA Man’s favorite illustrator, Gideon Kendall.


Professor Elizabeth Warren on The Daily Show

Friday, April 17th, 2009

This past Wednesday, Harvard bankruptcy professor Elizabeth Warren, who is serving as chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP, appeared on The Daily Show.  Have a look if you haven’t already seen it.

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