Bankruptcy Clerk Law and Legal Definition

A bankruptcy clerk refers to a person who is responsible for the management and safe keeping of the documents filed under a bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding. S/he is responsible for keeping a docket for each case, a claims register, correct copies of court documents filed in a case, as well as an index of all cases and adversary proceedings filed.

The following is an example of a federal law on bankruptcy clerk:

In a judicial district the bankruptcy clerk shall be the official custodian of the records and dockets of the bankruptcy court. For purposes of financial accountability in a district where a bankruptcy clerk has been certified, such clerk shall be accountable for and pay into the Treasury all fees, costs, and other monies collected by such clerk except uncollected fees not required by an Act of Congress to be prepaid. [28 USCS § 156].