To: Attorneys Who Have Practiced in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
The Bankruptcy Judges and the Clerk of Court for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Tennessee have asked the Federal Judicial Center (FJC) to survey attorneys who have practiced in the district to assess the performance of each of the Bankruptcy Judges and the Clerk’s Office. The surveys are a part of the court’s ongoing commitment to provide the highest level of public service possible. The FJC is the research and education organization for the federal courts and is located in Washington, D.C.
An online survey for each judge and for the clerk’s office are available at the links below. The Bankruptcy Judges and the Clerk of Court would appreciate your completing the online surveys by August 31, 2010
Please do not include your name or any identifying information in your responses. Research staff at the FJC will compile and analyze your responses along with those from other completed questionnaires; no other person will see the actual completed questionnaires.
The results are exclusively for use by each judge and the clerk’s office in improving performance. Each judge will be provided with a summary of the responses to his or her questionnaire and a compilation of the comments that are received. Both the judges and the clerk of court will be provided with the summary and comments pertaining to the clerk’s office survey. The results will not be provided to anyone else and will not be used in the reappointment process.
If you have questions about the survey, please contact Beth Wiggins of the FJC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-308-3751 or 202-502-4076. If you would prefer to complete a paper version of the questionnaire, Ms. Wiggins can provide you with a copy and instructions for returning it to the FJC.
July 15, 2010