To Participate or Not, That Is the Question – Dealing With Pro-Per Bankruptcy Filers: When Should The Chapter 13 Trustee Participate In An Appeal Even If The Outcome Is A Foregone Conclusion

By Leo G. Spanos, Staff Attorney to Martha G. Bronitsky, Chapter 13 Trustee (Oakland Division, CA)

The caffeine from the afternoon coffee hadn’t kicked in yet and my eyes were getting heavy; the emails were coming non-stop, the list of objections piling up, and the voicemails never ending. Then came the ECF notification from the pro per case on appeal in the Northern District of California. The appeal that the Trustee was not supposed to participate in because anyone who had ever gone to law school could see that the debtor was insane; the . . .

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