BANKRUPTCY "SELF-HELP CENTER"
DISCLAIMER: The following information is provided compliments of the Bankruptcy Section of the Arizona State
Bar. The United States Bankruptcy Court does not supervise or monitor the volunteer lawyers. The information you
receive cannot replace individual attorney representation and is only intended to assist individuals in gathering
information about the bankruptcy process.
Self-Help Center Rules and Policies:
1) Prior to meeting with an attorney you must complete the following. If you fail to do any of these required
steps you will not meet with the attorney.
a. View the first of two videos called Digicounsel.net. Plan one hour for watching the first video. (see
below for more information)
b. Complete the General Information Form.
c. Complete the Current Monthly Income form.
a. All appointments are first-come-first-served. An attorney is available each Tuesday from 10:00 to
noon. The first person to complete the hour video and the General Information Form will be able to
meet with the attorney. If you do not have time to complete the video and/or form before 11:00 am
you may need to return the next week to meet with the attorney. The video is available at the
Courthouse from 9:00 to 4:00, or available on the Internet at: www.digicounsel.net.
b. Make sure to make a list of your questions so that the volunteer lawyer can address all of your issues.
c. Your appointment is limited to 20 or 30 minutes. Be aware of the time and try to honor the needs of
the next person waiting to see the attorney.
3) There is no fee for meeting with the volunteer attorney, or for any of the documents in the Self-Help Center.
4) This program is not intended to assist those filing chapter 11 reorganization or those who have filed 3 or more
bankruptcy cases in the last 3 years.
5) For more information see the Court's web site at: http://www.azb.uscourts.gov/
Educational Video Bankruptcy Self-Help Center
You can obtain access to the Digicounsel pro