The good news out of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon is that overall bankruptcy filings for the district were down in 2011 compared to 2010. There were 17,151 cases filed in 2011, compared with 19,741 in 2010. If you compare the 2011 numbers with the total case filings from 2005 (32,168 total case filings), the 2011 statistics appear promising. However, we still receive many questions about filing for bankruptcy. So, we’ve created a new legal research guide on bankruptcy, available on the Washington County Law Library’s website. As usual, if you can’t find a document on our website, check out our handy, alphabetical document index.