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Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients

 
Author(s): Sally J. Elkington
Practice Area: Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Pro Bono
Published: Sep 2013
PLI Item #: 43435
CHB Spine #: 13

Sally J. Elkington is a partner in the firm of Elkington Shepherd LLP.  Ms. Elkington has been practicing law since for over 30 years, and specifically consumer bankruptcy law for over twenty years.  Elkington Shepherd LLP represent debtors and creditors in Chapters 7, 13 and 11.   Elkington Shepherd LLP currently files in all of the divisions of the Northern District of California, as well as the Eastern District of California.

Ms. Elkington served a three-year term as a Commissioner for the California State Bar Judicial Nomination and Evaluation Commission (JNE) and is a Past President of the board of the Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA).  She has served as both chair and board liaison to the Bankruptcy and Consumer Law Section Executive Committees, and chair of the Lawyer Referral Governing Committee.  She currently supervises the monthly Low Income Bankruptcy Clinic for Volunteer Legal Services of the ACBA.

She was selected by the Northern District Bankruptcy Judges to be a member of the Northern District of California Bankruptcy Bench Bar Committee and completed her term.

In 2013 Ms. Elkington was chosen as Attorney of the Year for the California State Bar Solo and Small Firm section and received the Myer J. Sankary Award.  In 2015 she received the Pro Bono Leadership Award from the ACBA Volunteer Legal Services Corporation.

Ms. Elkington is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) and has served on the Northern District Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) Program development committee.

She has been a speaker on numerous panels and symposiums in the area of Bankruptcy Law for various organizations including Bankruptcy and Commercial Law section of the Alameda County Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, Sacramento Bankruptcy Forum, Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum, National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees, Northern District of Chapter 7 Trustees, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Practising Law Institute, and the Law Review Continuing Legal Education (CLE).

Ms. Elkington received her law degree from New College of Law of California, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Communication Studies, from San Francisco State University.