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Honorable Sheri Bluebond, Chief Judge

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United States Bankruptcy Court
Central District of California
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse
255 E. Temple Street, Suite 1482 / Courtroom 1475
Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 894-8980

Courtroom Deputy
(213) 894-3688

Court Recorder Contact
(213) 894-1486

Emergency Motion Contacts
(213) 894-8982
(213) 894-8981


Telephonic Instructions

United States Bankruptcy Court
Central District of California
Roybal Building
255 E. Temple Street, Suite 1482
Los Angeles, California 90012-3334
SHERI BLUEBOND Telephone: (213) 894-8980
United States Bankruptcy Judge FAX: (213) 894-1336

Procedures Regarding Telephonic Appearances

  1. A telephonic appearance will be allowed without prior approval from the Court unless the matter on which you would like to appear telephonically is one of the following:
  1. Sale Motion
  2. Cash Collateral Motion
  3. Chapter 11 Plan Confirmation
  4. Motion for Approval of Debtor-in-Possession Financing
  5. Evidentiary Hearing
  1. A written list of the matter(s) on which you will be making a telephonic appearance must be provided to the Court via email to not later than 7 days prior to the hearing and must contain (i) the date, time and calendar number(s) of the hearing(s) in the subject line of the email and (ii) all of the following information within the body of the email:
  1. the name of the case and the bankruptcy case number (and adversary number, if applicable);
  2. the date and time of the hearing;
  3. the calendar number assigned to the matter (or, if a calendar number has not yet been assigned, then a statement so stating);
  4. the reason that the requesting party seeks to appear by telephone;
  5. who the requesting party represents; and
  6. contact information, including email address and telephone number.

After you have received confirmation from the Court that it has noted your telephonic appearance, you must arrange for the telephonic appearance yourself by calling CourtCall at (866) 582-6878.

  1. In order to obtain approval to appear telephonically on any matter for which prior approval is required, send an email to requesting permission to appear telephonically not later than 7 days prior to the hearing and include the information contained in Paragraph II above. The Law Clerk will advise whether your request has been approved. If your request is approved, you will be responsible for making the arrangements for the telephonic appearance by calling CourtCall at (866) 582-6878.


  1. Participants must register with CourtCall in time to be included in CourtCall’s calendar, which is transmitted to the court 24 hours prior to the hearing for verification purposes.
  2. Do not attempt to participate via speakerphone, as the sound quality is unacceptable. You must use a handset or a headset to participate remotely.
  3. Do not participate from an outdoor location or from any other location with significant ambient noise.
  4. If your audio connection produces extraneous noise or static, your line will be muted, and if necessary, disconnected.  (Any fee that you paid to CourtCall for the appearance will not be refunded.)

Please remember to review CourtCall’s procedures on etiquette.


Printable version of Judge Bluebond's Telephonic Appearances Procedures

About the Judge



  • University of California at Los Angeles, 1982, B.A., (summa cum laude) (phi beta kappa)
  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, 1985, J.D., Law Review

Career Record:

  • 1995-2001, Partner, Irell & Manella LLP, Los Angeles, California
  • 1991-95, Shareholder, Murphy, Weir & Butler, Los Angeles, California
  • 1983-91, Associate, Gendel, Raskoff, Shapiro & Quittner, Los Angeles, California
  • Admitted to the California Bar, 1985

Publications and Other Media:

  • "To File or Not to File," American Bar Association Journal, July 1999
  • "Assessing the Usefulness of Chapter 11 Filing," Business Workouts Manual (Supp. 1999)
  • "Insulating Purchasers in Bankruptcy from Successor Liability," The Review of Banking & Financial Services (April 1998)

 Professional Memberships:

  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Financial Lawyers Conference
  • Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles/Camp Max Straus
Tentative Rulings
Chambers Employment

Current Opportunities

LAW CLERK – Positions filled indefinitely

Currently accepting applications for summer and fall 2016        

Primary responsibilities for externs include extensive legal research and writing on a broad range of issues. Externs will prepare bench memoranda on a variety of substantive bankruptcy issues and will be provided with the opportunity to observe hearings and trials. In addition to working on core bankruptcy concepts, externs will assist with matters dealing with secured transactions, real property law, family law, evidence, and federal practice and procedure. Knowledge of bankruptcy and commercial law are helpful, but there are no prerequisites. Externships may be part-time (approximately 20 hours) or full-time during the school year and full-time during the summer.

Applications:  Please send a letter of interest with résumé, law school transcript and writing sample to:

Chambers of Judge Sheri Bluebond
Chief Bankruptcy Judge
United States Bankruptcy Court
Roybal Federal Building
255 E. Temple Street, Ste. 1482
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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