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Welcome to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas! This web page was assembled to provide you with the forms and other resources to get you started as a law clerk in our court. It also contains information that introduces you to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas and provides an overview of the operations of the court. The information presented on this web page supplements the oral instructions you receive from your judge and other court personnel. I recommend that you bookmark this page to use as a ready reference.

Education of personnel is an important and continuing effort of our court. Comments as to the content of this web page and suggestions for its enhancements are always welcome. I hope that you will contribute to the information assembled here so that those who succeed you will benefit from your insights, ideas, and experience. If there is any information which I can provide to make your efforts more efficient, please contact me and I will be happy to assist you.

W4 - Federal Tax Withholding - Complete, Sign and return [Effective 1/1/2014]
A0078 -Application for Judicial Branch Federal Employment [Effective 1/1/2013]
I-9 - Employment Eligibility Verification [Effective 1/1/2013]
Internet Usage Policy [Effective 3/10/2012]
SF2809 - Employee Health Benefits Registration Form - Complete, Sign and return. [Effective 3/1/2012]
SF2817 - Life Insurance Election: Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program - Elect, Declination, or Waiver - Basic policy is automatic unless waived. [Effective 1/12/2012]
Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Fast Facts [Effective 1/12/2012]
SF1199A - Direct Deposit Sign-Up Form - Complete Section 1, Sign and Return with a voided check, not a deposit slip. Use Social Security Number for Section 1C (CLAIM OR PAYROLL ID NUMBER) [Effective 1/12/2012]
Model Confidentiality Statment - Complete and return. [Effective 1/12/2012]
SF1152 - Designation of Beneficiary -- Unpaid Compensation of Deceased Civilian Employee Complete Sign and Return. Form will not be accepted if they have any erasures, strikeouts, or other marks, and they must be signed in the presence of witnesses who [Effective 1/12/2012]
SF2823 - DESIGNATION OF BENEFICIARY, FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' GROUP LIFE INSURANCE (FEGLI)-Complete Sign and Return. Form will not be accepted if they have any erasures, strikeouts, or other marks, and they must be signed in the presence of witnesses. [Effective 1/11/2012]
Employee Emergency Information Form - Complete and Return [Effective 1/2/2012]
Law Clerk Handbook [Effective 1/2/2012]
Ethics for Federal Judicial Law Clerks [Effective 1/2/2012]


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