Notice regarding UPDATED hours for Pro Se Law Clerk

Release Date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Pro Se Law Clerk’s Office Bankruptcy Assistance for Pro Se Parties

Are you filing or involved in a bankruptcy case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan?

Do you have an attorney?

If not, you may get free information about the bankruptcy process and filing requirements from the Pro Se Law Clerk’s Office.

Alesia Dobbins
Pro Se Law Clerk
(866) 478‐4436 or (313) 234‐0074

Monday – Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.



United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
211 W. Fort Street, 17th Floor
Detroit, Michigan 48226

You may be able to get help with questions like:

 What are the different bankruptcy chapters?
 What forms and schedules do I need to complete?
 What is the means test?
 How does the filing process work?
 How much does it cost to file, and what are the payment options?
 What is a 341 meeting?
 What is a discharge?

You may also get information regarding:

 Attorney  referrals
 Legal aid associations
 Government assistance for your mortgage
 Resources to help with domestic and family concerns


Please note, the Pro Se Law Clerk is an employee of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and may answer questions about bankruptcy forms, schedules and procedure, but cannot give legal advice and cannot prepare your petition for you.