Orientation & Seminars

Please be advised that all financial management and voluntary classes have been cancelled until further notice due to the coronavirus threat. This includes classes in Columbus, Zanesville and St. Clairsville.

The Orientation Program was established in Columbus, Ohio in 2003 by the prior Trustee, Mr. 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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Identity theft claims more than 10 million victims each year. This program provides everyday habits to safeguard identity, tips on how to detect if you are a victim, and what to do if your identity is stolen or your personal information is compromised.

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The idea of writing a budget creates anxiety for some but can help reduce stress and anxiety about money in the long run. This program will offer tips from a myriad of information about budgeting.

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Ohio's consumer laws can protect you… if only you knew what they were! More than 25,000 consumer complaints are filed in Ohio each year. Find out the top 10 complaint categories and how to protect yourself from fraud.

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This program will address laws designed to protect military service members, veterans, and their families as well as scams targeting the military.

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Speakers from the mortgage and vehicle lending communities will share information about lending practices during your case and after discharge, the bankruptcy closing process and what steps you can take to reestablish credit.

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This program will inform seniors and family members about issues of interest to seniors and tools to deal with fraud and scams directed at this demographic. Learn how to connect to the resources of BBB and other agencies to become better informed in today's marketplace.

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Federal law requires all three national bureaus to provide free reports once a year. This program will discuss the only official website, why it's important to obtain all three reports, and the specifics of credit reporting.

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This program will address the Chapter 13 process of paying your creditors and the documents you may receive during your Plan, and routine events that may occur.

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