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October 17, 2017
The Court will be deploying a critical upgrade to its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing system (CM/ECF) to meet security requirements and prepare for new rules that will become effective on December 1, 2017.  As a result, the following...
Public Notice
October 6, 2017
Effective December 1, 2017, local and national rule and form amendments will bring significant changes to local chapter 13 practice, particularly due to the adoption of a new local chapter 13 plan.  The chapter 13 trustees and the court will...
Announcement
September 6, 2017
The Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California will activate the Electronic Proof of Claim (ePOC) online system on September 7, 2017.   ePOC enables creditors to easily create, file, amend, withdraw or supplement a proof of claim...
Public Notice
August 22, 2017
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for...
Public Notice
June 15, 2017
The United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, revised and added the following Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR) forms that become effective June 15, 2017. Revised LBR Form F 4001-1.RFS.RP.MOTION – Notice of Motion and...
Public Notice
June 7, 2017
Request For Comments On Proposed Local Bankruptcy Rules Amendments The United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, is proposing amendments to its Local Bankruptcy Rules, to become effective December 1, 2017, and is...
Public Notice
May 23, 2017
The Court is pleased to offer a new free email subscription service to the public through GovDelivery.  This national service allows subscribers to receive email notifications from the Court on a variety of topics such as news and announcements,...
Public Notice
May 16, 2017
  The Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California is seeking input from the public as it begins the process of amending the Rights and Responsibility Agreement Between Chapter 13 Debtors and Their Attorneys (RARA).   To submit a...
Public Notice
April 18, 2017
A revised form of chapter 13 plan, revised Local Bankruptcy Rule (LBR) 3015-1, and revised notices of § 341(a) meeting and confirmation hearing (§ 341(a) notices) have been tentatively approved by the Bankruptcy Judges for the Central District of...
Public Notice
March 28, 2017
  The Court’s Northern Division at 1415 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA will be closed on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, for emergency maintenance.    For emergency filings, please contact the Operations Manager at (805) 252-3741.     The...
Public Notice
March 2, 2017
Effective March 13, 2017, Judge Thomas B. Donovan’s pending bankruptcy cases and related pending adversary proceedings will be reassigned to Los Angeles Division judges, as specified in the following tables, with the exception of cases that were...
Public Notice
February 10, 2017
The current term of the Honorable Maureen A. Tighe, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, is due to expire in November 2017. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is considering the reappointment of Judge Tighe to...
Announcement
January 19, 2017
The United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, Los Angeles Division Presents a Brown Bag Lunch Event   The Loan Modification Management Program   February 6, 2017 12:00 p.m.   Edward R. Roybal Federal...
Announcement
January 3, 2017
The Court will be closed on the following federal holidays during 2017.  Unless otherwise announced, electronic systems (CM/ECF, eSR, VCIS, LOU, and PACER) will continue to operate during Court closures.  Additional Court closures may be announced...
Public Notice