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Magdalena Bordeaux

Public Counsel Law Center
Supervising Senior Staff Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Magdalena Reyes Bordeaux (“Maggie”) is a Senior Supervising Attorney with Public Counsel and manages Public Counsel’s Debtor Assistance Project (“DAP”), the largest bankruptcy pro se program in the country. DAP provides bankruptcy and bankruptcy-related bankruptcy legal assistance and representation to thousands of individuals and families every year.

Maggie has been practicing consumer bankruptcy law for over 20years and has worked extensively with the Bankruptcy Courts for the Central District of California, Office of the United States Trustee, and private bankruptcy attorneys in developing and implementing ways to make the courts more accessible to pro se litigants. Maggie is an appointed 9th Circuit Lawyer Representative and is an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School. She is an Executive Board Member of the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Bar Attorney’s Association (“cdcbaa”) and is an active member of the L.A. Country Bar Association Commercial Law & Bankruptcy DAP Committee.

Maggie has written numerous articles on consumer bankruptcy issues and is a frequent speaker at bankruptcy educational panels. She was on the cover of L.A. Lawyer Magazine for her article on expunging a fraudulent bankruptcy from the public record and was featured on KPCC for her work in this area. Recently, she co-authored an article on the need to re-examine the undue hardship test in student loan discharge bankruptcy proceedings. She has also received several awards recognizing her work and scholarship in the area of consumer bankruptcy law including being the recipient of the President Emeritus Henry J. Sommer Scholarship Award and the Thomas B. Donovan Public Excellence Award Recipient. Maggie is a graduate of UCLA School of Law and received her B.A. from U.C. Irvine.