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June 5, 2015
The Board of Judges for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, approved the following new and revised Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR) forms that become effective June 5, 2015.  1) New Optional LBR Forms for Closing Chapter...
Public Notice
June 4, 2015
The current term of the Honorable Vincent P. Zurzolo, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, is due to expire in April 2016. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is considering the reappointment of Judge Zurzolo to...
Announcement
June 4, 2015
Effective June 15, 2015, all checks accepted at the Santa Ana Division will be processed as electronic funds transfers.  The new check process will result in improved efficiency and cost savings for the Court.     Under this new process, any...
Public Notice
April 3, 2015
Effective Tuesday, April 7, 2015, pending bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings, previously assigned to Judge Alan M. Ahart, will be reassigned to Judge Martin R. Barash.  Hearings on Judge Barash’s Matters To schedule matters on Judge...
Public Notice
March 24, 2015
Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit announced today the appointment of attorney Martin Robb Barash of Los Angeles to serve as a judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of...
Announcement
March 20, 2015
The Board of Judges approved a revision to LBR Appendix IV, increasing attorneys’ fees in chapter 13 cases when a fully executed Rights and Responsibilities Agreement Between Chapter 13 Debtors and Their Attorneys, LBR Form 3015-1.RARA (RARA) is...
Public Notice
January 14, 2015
The Court has enabled PACER access to Los Angeles Division cases closed prior to February 2001.  A link to this case information is located on the sign-in screen that can be accessed through either the PACER.gov website or directly through CM/ECF.
Announcement
January 5, 2015
  The Court will be closed on the following federal holidays during 2015.  Unless otherwise announced, electronic systems (CM/ECF, VCIS, LOU, and PACER) will continue to operate during Court closures.  Additional Court closures may be announced in...
Public Notice