Everyone who files a bankruptcy case in Rhode Island will have to attend a creditors meeting also known as the "341 Meeting". It's a meeting between the case trustee, the debtor, the debtor's attorney if they have one and any creditors that decide to attend. The debtor is asked a series of questions during this meeting about their income, expenses, debt, property, financial transactions and other things. The bankruptcy judge is not permitted to be at the creditors meeting. The meeting is held between 20 and 40 days after the case is filed. Creditors that the receive the notice. That is why it is so important to list all of your creditors and their correct addresses in your bankruptcy court forms.