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Law Firms Should Provide Support for Law Student-Staffed Consumer Bankruptcy Clinics According to ABIs Latest Quick Poll

Alexandria, Va.— Law firms should provide support for law student-staffed bankruptcy clinics for consumer debtors, according to a recent ABI Quick Poll. Fifty-five percent of respondents (35 percent “strongly” and 20 percent “somewhat”) thought that law firms should provide support for law student-staffed consumer bankruptcy clinics, while 38 percent did not (24 percent “strongly” and 14 percent “somewhat”). Six percent did not know/had no opinion on the poll. Bankruptcy law students have the opportunity at several law schools to participate in legal clinics providing pro bono services to help consumers contemplating filing for bankruptcy or assist with a consumer bankruptcy case. The Quick Poll question looks at the idea of law firms providing support to provide expertise on consumer bankruptcy matters and to help defray some of the student's financial burden so that they can participate in such clinics. ABI’s Quick Poll is posted on ABI’s home page, www.abiworld.org. ABI members and the public are invited to respond to a question on a timely bankruptcy or insolvency issue. Visit http://news.abi.org/quick-polls/archive to access the results of previous ABI Quick Polls. ### ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes over 13,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.