Applying the Principles of “Lady Justice”

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Chapter 13 Trustee for the Eastern District of Kentucky

Beverly M. Burden, Lexington, Kentucky, has served as the Chapter 13 Trustee for the Eastern District of Kentucky since 1999. Before her appointment as trustee, she clerked for the late Bankruptcy Judge Joe Lee. She has presented at numerous national, regional, and local bankruptcy seminars, and strives to share practical information that consumer bankruptcy attorneys can use. She writes a blog for practitioners in the Eastern District of Kentucky at www.ch13edky.wordpress.com and is the Chair of the Biennial University of Kentucky Consumer Bankruptcy Law Conference. Ms. Burden is a member of the National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees (NACTT) and serves on the Board of Directors of the NACTT Academy for Consumer Bankruptcy Education. She served on the Chapter 13 Advisory Committee to the ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy. Ms. Burden received her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1983 and holds a B.B.A. degree in Accounting. She is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy (2017).

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