Linda W. Simpson
Western District of North Carolina
All matters relating to estate administration and the supervision of trustees and other court appointed fiduciaries are the official responsibilities of the office of the Bankruptcy Administrator - an independent, non-judicial officer of the Federal Judiciary. The Bankruptcy Administrator is not an employee of the Bankruptcy Court itself, but, rather, is appointed by and under supervision of the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Implementation of the U.S. Trustee program has been deferred in the judicial districts of Alabama and North Carolina. The Bankruptcy Administrator performs essentially the same functions that the U.S. Trustee does in other states.
Bankruptcy Administrators also approve and maintain a list of approved credit counseling agencies and debtor education providers in their districts.