The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin will be closed on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, 2014, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
In anticipation of Chief Judge Pepper's move to the District Court, the Clerk of Courts will be reassigning her cases to other bankruptcy judges.  The Clerk expects to complete that process by December 5, 2014.  If you have a case that has not been transferred to another Judge by that date, please contact the Clerk's Office at 414-290-2701.
Pro Se Help Desk

The Bankruptcy Help Desk will be closed on Thursday, November 27, 2014 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Milwaukee-Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., U.S. Courthouse, Room 153.

We need volunteer attorneys for the Pro Se Help Desk and attorneys who may be willing to accept referrals of Chapter 13 debtors. If you are an attorney, and you wish to volunteer or add your name to the referral list, please contact the Clerk's Office at (414) 297-3291.

The bankruptcy section of the Milwaukee Bar Association, with the assistance and support of the State Bar of Wisconsin, provides a Pro Se Bankruptcy Help Desk at the United States Bankruptcy Court in Milwaukee.  The Pro Se Help Desk is funded by the State Bar of Wisconsin, the American College of Bankruptcy and the American  College of Bankruptcy Foundation.  The service is provided on a first come, first served basis.  Due to increased volume, it is possible that if you do not come early you may not be seen. There will be a sign-in form and each person will be called in turn.

The service is available to chapter 7 debtors (or people considering filing chapter 7 bankruptcy) who wish to proceed pro se (i.e., do not have a lawyer to represent them in a bankruptcy case).

The service provides assistance with completing the required bankruptcy paperwork.