PUBLIC NOTICE:
APPOINTMENT TO THE PANEL OF CHAPTER 7 TRUSTEES

The Office of the U. S. Bankruptcy Administrator for the Middle District of Alabama is seeking resumes from persons wishing to be considered for an appointment to the panel of trustees who administer cases filed under chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code. The appointment is for the cases filed in the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama. Chapter 7 trustees receive compensation and reimbursement for expenses, in each case in which they serve, pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §326 and §330.

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Welcome to the Middle District of Alabama

Section 302 (d)(3)(I) of the Bankruptcy Judges, United States Trustees, and Family Farmer Bankruptcy Act of 1986, Pub. L. 99-554, 100 Stat. 3119, 3123, provides the statutory authority for the Judicial Conference of the United States to establish the bankruptcy administrator program. Generally, bankruptcy administrators establish, maintain and supervise a panel of private trustees to serve as trustees in cases under title 11 of the United States Code and supervise the administration of cases and trustees in cases under chapters 7, 11, 12, 13 and 15 of title 11.

Bankruptcy administrators have standing to raise, and appear and be heard on, any issues in any case under title 11. The bankruptcy administrator in performing the duties and exercising the authority conferred by statute and regulations, serves as an independent, non-judicial officer of the Judiciary.

The bankruptcy administrator acts in the public interest and actively seeks to prevent, through monitoring and reporting, abuses in the bankruptcy system. Suspected criminal activity is coordinated with and referred to other government agencies, including the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The bankruptcy administrator and staff are not permitted to give legal advice or council. Please consult an attorney if you have questions. If you need assistance in selecting an attorney, contact the Alabama State Bar.

Bankruptcy case records are maintained in electronic format by the Clerk of the U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Alabama. For information regarding a bankruptcy case, contact the Clerk of Court.