Onward and upward; before you develop a bankruptcy practice, you've gotta get a job. Landing a job in bankruptcy law is no different than getting any legal job. The routes to getting the "right" bankruptcy law position are the same as those for any other legal position, give or take a few bankruptcy-specific tricks.
A good representative entry-level paralegal job could be in the office of a sole practitioner who deals with bankruptcy law and domestic law. Fifty to ninety percent of such a practice could be in bankruptcy. Many advertise in the Yellow Pages and take in mostly Chapter 7's (debtor). In this position, a paralegal in such an office will do virtually everything that a support person can do. In larger firms that do a greater volume of business, the job will be more narrowly described, but in both cases, there will be some constants.
On Monday, in a rare show of resistance over a rarer meeting over scrutiny of fees, bankruptcy lawyers told officials of the Justice Department that they do not want to keep a budget, do not want to justify expenses under $500 and do not want to disclose details of their billing practices. Go figure. The bankruptcy lawyers were infuriated with the DOJ thinking of scrutinizing their fees which usually reach hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money.