MELS Bankruptcy Webinar Now Online 


About 75 DC 37 members joined the Municipal Employees Legal Services (MELS) webinar “Bankruptcy: An Opportunity for a Fresh Start” on April 28. 

At the Zoom webinar, the MELS team of consumer lawyers shared their expertise on the difference between Chapter 7 and 13, garnishments and judgments, how to protect one’s privacy, rebuilding one’s credit and more. 

A recording and slideshow are now available online. 

MELS Bankruptcy webinar video replay:  

MELS Bankruptcy webinar slides:

“Members can sometimes become overwhelmed by expenses or experience a major and unexpected debt or hardship that can cause them to fall behind on their bills. As time goes on they can’t seem to catch up,” said Bill Whalen, chief counsel and director of DC 37 Municipal Employees Legal Services. “We can help them to understand the legal options available for debt relief.”

Whalen added, “If a DC 37 member wants to know more about bankruptcy, they should call MELS for advice.”

For more information on the free legal services the union provides, call the MELS Screening Unit at 212 815-1111 or email:

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