BANKRUPTCY CASE INDEX CARD
Although most bankruptcy courts now maintain electronic indices of bankruptcy cases
and adversary proceedings, the indices of older cases may be kept on files of B 130A,
Bankruptcy Case Index Cards. Fed. R. Bankr. P. 5003(d) provides that "[t]he clerk shall keep
indices of all cases and adversary proceedings. . . ."
The B 130A card, containing the district number, office number, year and docket number,
date petition filed, name of debtor, voluntary/involuntary designation, and designation of chapter
serves as a source of basic information about the case. The card is no longer attached to the
bankruptcy case docket set.