Clerk of a Bankruptcy District Court
What does Clerk of a Bankruptcy District Court mean?
The Clerk of a Bankruptcy District Court is an executive level management position that oversees the statutory duties of the office for bankruptcy proceedings within the court district. These duties normally include managing and supervising the accounting activities of the court, the keeping of court records within a filing system, processing the required paperwork generated by the court, making timely reports required during the process, and enlisting the various clerks necessary to complete the tasks assigned the office.
Clerks assigned to help the Clerk of a Bankruptcy District Court can provide general information regarding the process, take a petition to be filed with the court, take court fees, and provide necessary bankruptcy forms. Clerks are not allowed to give legal advice or tell a filing debtor whether or not they have filled out their petitions correctly.