Orientation & Seminars

The Trustee's office provides various programs for free. Please feel free to check them out!

The Orientation Program was established in Columbus, Ohio in 2003 by Mr. Frank Pees. Its purpose is to educate debtors about the Chapter 13 process and the protections afforded them under the Bankruptcy Code.

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Must bring picture ID and case number.
Email registration to debtored@ch13.org or call 614-436-6700 ext. 112 and provide name, case number, phone number, date of seminar, and attorney's last name. Dates and times are subject to change.
Seminar is free. You are required to complete this course one time only.
Light refreshments are provided at the Columbus location.

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Learn the basics of cash flow and how to track spending. Take the Money Attitude Quiz and learn about retail strategies, avoiding pitfalls, and building a spending plan.

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Guest speakers share information about avoiding scams by recognizing the five persuasion tactics used by all scammers and by learning which scams are currently happening in our community. Learn why obtaining your free credit report is an important way to protect yourself from identity theft, even during your bankruptcy. You can bring your own report.

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What Happens Now & At the End Of My Case? Guest speakers from the credit lending community will share information about lending practices, the specifics of credit scoring, and what to expect during and after your bankruptcy. Chapter 13 staff members talk about the case closing process and what steps you can take to reestablish credit.

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