In a conversation with the chief clerk of bankruptcy court for the District of Minnesota last week the filings of new cases are up tremendously and they are exceptionally busy as a result. Many new lawyers with little experience are getting into the field of bankruptcy to the detriment of their clients. Experienced legal representation matters in bankrutpcy as in all legal matters. People considering bankruptcy should check the credentials of their prospective attorney and make sure that he or she has had many years representing consumers in all manner of bankruptcy cases.