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The purpose of these pro se web pages is to provide the pro se filer, (someone who represents himself or herself without a lawyer), with access to some information about the bankruptcy process and information about local procedures that you must know. Individuals appearing as debtors (including husbands and wives filing jointly), creditors or other interested parties before this court do not have to be represented by an attorney.

An individual may represent him or herself in bankruptcy court without an attorney. But a corporate entity or partnership may not appear in bankruptcy court without an attorney, and if a corporate entity or partnership attempts to file a bankruptcy case without an attorney, the case may be dismissed. A proof of claim may be filed by an individual, corporate entity, or partnership with or without an attorney.

There are many complicated issues that may come up in a bankruptcy case, individuals may wish to hire an attorney who is allowed to practice in this bankruptcy court.

The judges, judges’ staff, clerk, or clerk’s staff are not permitted to provide legal advice.

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The content on this site is for informational purposes only and should not be cited or relied upon as legal authority and legal advice. Legal advice depends on the specific facts and circumstances of each individual's situation. The Clerk’s Office and the chamber staff are prohibited from giving legal advice. If you have specific questions related to information available on this site, you are encouraged to consult an attorney.