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United States Bankruptcy Court
District of Minnesota
Honorable Michael E. Ridgway, Chief Judge • Lori A. Vosejpka, Clerk of Court
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Current Chapter 11 Cases
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Raeder Larson Public Service Award
Judge Nancy C. Dreher Pro Bono Distinguished Service Award
Designated Addresses for Notice of 505(b) Requests
Frequently Asked Questions
Chief Judge Michael E. Ridgway
Judge Kathleen H. Sanberg
Judge Katherine A. Constantine
Judge William J. Fisher
Judge Robert J. Kressel
Electronic Case Filing
CM/ECF Training Database
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Electronic Proof of Claim (ePOC)
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Administrative Procedures for Attorney Leaving Law Firm
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Filing Complaints and Answers
Filing an Involuntary Petition
Filing Without An Attorney
Chapter 7 Process for Debtors without an Attorney
Chapter 13 Process for Debtors without an Attorney
Bankruptcy Advice Clinics
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Frequently Asked Questions
General Bankruptcy Questions
How do I file for bankruptcy and where can I obtain the forms to file a bankruptcy case?
What are the differences among the bankruptcy “chapters”?
Do I need an attorney to file bankruptcy?
Is there a charge for filing bankruptcy?
How long before I file my case can I take the credit counseling course?
What is the Bankruptcy Code?
Where can I find the Local Rules?
What is the definition of a debtor?
What is the automatic stay?
What is a section 341(a) meeting of creditors? What do I need to bring to the meeting of creditors?
How do I find out who the trustee is in a case?
How do I obtain a hearing date?
What is a bankruptcy discharge?
What does it mean when a case is dismissed?
How do I obtain case information?
How do I get copies or certified copies of documents?
How do I obtain a copy of a transcript?
How can I stay up to date with the latest news from the court?
What if someone in bankruptcy owes me money?
How do I file a claim?
What forms are required for a reaffirmation?
What do I do if I am changing law firms?
How do I report a possible fraudulent filing?
How do I retrieve my case file?