A Day in the Life of a Chapter 13 Trustee

By Margaret A. Burks, Esq., Chapter 13 Trustee (Cincinnati, OH)

I was recently asked to expound on a “Day in the Life of a Chapter 13 Trustee.” Then Regina (Logsdon, Executive Director of ConsiderChapter13.org) asked me to write an article for the Academy. I believe in fate so here goes.

Please see ‘Effective Communication Guide.’ It came out about four or five years ago. Joyce Babin, Jan Sensenich and I served on this sub-committee. It’s a very useful document . . .

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