The Atlanta Business Chronicle has an article discussing the need for two additional Bankruptcy Judges in the Northern District of Georgia –

For the second year in a row, bankruptcies jumped more than 20 percent in 2008. Filings climbed to 39,214, up 25 percent over 2007. In 2007 there were 31,435 filings, 22 percent more than in 2006... The Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System of the Judicial Conference, which oversees federal courts’ administration, was scheduled to meet Jan. 14 and 15 for one of its two annual meetings during which it would examine the request. If approved, the request would then go to the full judicial conference on March 17 and then on to Congress for final approval.