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Chapter 7 Trustee Appointment

The U.S. Bankruptcy Administrator for the Northern District of Alabama is seeking resumes from persons wishing to be considered for appointment to the panel of trustees who administer cases filed under chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code. The appointment is for the chapter 7 cases filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama and is typically heard in Decatur, Florence and Huntsville, 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.

To be eligible for appointment, an applicant must possess strong administrative, financial and interpersonal skills. Fiduciary experience and familiarity with the bankruptcy code and rules is preferred. A successful applicant will be required to undergo a background check, a fingerprint check, a report on credit history, and must qualify to be bonded. Only individuals may apply. Firms, partnerships, and corporations are not eligible to serve as a Chapter 7 Trustee.

Completed applications should be sent to and should be received before noon on August 14, 2024.

A list of qualifications, an application, and application requirements may be found below:

Chapter 7 Trustee Application Instructions

Chapter 7 Trustee Application