Bankruptcy Petition Preparers
(a) State Certification Required; Sanctions. Any bankruptcy petition preparer, as defined by Code § 110, that is not certified under the Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court who prepares a document for filing in this Court may be subject to sanctions. A certified bankruptcy petition preparer must provide their certification number, a business phone number, and an email address on any document prepared for filing.
(b) Disciplinary Authority of Court. A certified bankruptcy petition preparer who prepares documents for filing submits to the jurisdiction of the Court. If the Court or other party in interest has cause to believe that a bankruptcy petition preparer has engaged in unprofessional conduct, any party may seek and the Court may impose any of the following:
(1) Civil contempt;
(2) A reduction or refund of fees;
(3) An injunction against the bankruptcy petition preparer;
(4) A referral of the matter to the Arizona State Supreme Court Board of Licensed Document Preparers, or the State Bar of Arizona, if appropriate; and
(5) The imposition of any sanctions deemed appropriate.
Notes 2018: Includes new section concerning disciplinary authority of the Court.
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