Bankruptcy Petition Preparers are non-lawyers paid by consumers to prepare bankruptcy documents, for filing in court.
Anyone can be a BPP, provided they comply with therules governing BPP practice contained in the bankruptcy code.
Customers who use a BPP are representing themselves in the bankruptcy court. This means they are responsible for making the choices required of them in their case. They must also provide the BPP with complete and accurate information to be entered in the documents.
Because BPPs are not lawyers, their customers must obtain necessary legal information and advice from an independent source such as a self-help law book or a lawyer.
Think of it this way, A BPP's customers are their own lawyers and the BPP is thewww.bankruptcylawproject.com.