Shortly after a bankruptcy petition is filed, the court will appoint a trustee to the case. Trustees are selected from a list maintained by the court and are usually experienced bankruptcy attorneys. The debtor will meet the trustee when s/he attends the meeting of creditors. It is the trustee’s job to question the debtor under oath at that time about his/her income, expenses, assets and liabilities. The trustee will also confirm the identity of the debtor and ensure that the debtor has some general understanding of bankruptcy filing options.