You & the Law – Navigating Bankruptcy & Evictions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on November 5, 2021

You and the Law:  Navigating Bankruptcy & Evictions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

On November 4, 2021 the Roanoke Law Foundation  presented a program that included the following:

  • A Bankruptcy session which provided an overview of how bankruptcy courts operate and key rules and procedures that govern how bankruptcy cases are conducted.  Attendees gained a better understanding of the fundamental differences between Chapters 7, 11 and 13, and the role of attorneys and trustees in bankruptcy proceedings.   
  • Landlord – Tenant presentation focused on basic landlord-tenant law related to residential evictions in Virginia, including recent changes of state and federal law affecting evictions. The second part of this session included an overview of Virginia’s Rent Relief Program.

Participants included a judge, a bankruptcy trustee, a land lord tenant attorney and representatives from the Legal Aid Society of Roanoke Valley.