AVLF’s main office was alive with the spirit of service on Friday, December 7th. Members from four law firms joined AVLF staff in celebrating five of our best supporters at the first ever Saturday Lawyer Sponsor Luncheon.
If you rob Peter to pay Paul, do you have enough to pay Phil, Perry, and Pierce too? The perils of bankruptcy go beyond simple finances.
Automatic stay, default judgement, tort, pro se, adverse party, TPO’s, ex parte, standing order, judgment proof, and whatever this symbol is: §. My years of watching The Practice, Scandal, and The Good Wife did not prepare me for this. In my first few weeks at AVLF I was bombarded by these phrases and more. On top of learning new legal terms, I tried to memorize names of countless law firms while trying to remember which lawyer worked at which firm. For a person who had no prior legal experience, this was quite a task. In my five years of property management, I was accustomed to talking about closing costs, repair escrows, and FHA loans. The legal field was unfamiliar territory, but I was excited and eager to take in all that AVLF had to offer.