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Announcement

December 16, 2015
Bankruptcy Self-Help Desks, assisting individuals who have decided to file bankruptcy without an attorney, will have the following modified schedules during the holiday season: Los Angeles will be closed from December 15, 2015 through January 10...
November 9, 2015
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California has established procedures by which members of the Bar and the general public may informally and confidentially communicate concerns about the mental or physical disability of...
November 2, 2015
Freedom Communications Inc., owner of the Orange County Register, has filed for bankruptcy protection in the Central District of California.  The case (8:15-bk-15311-MW) was filed in the Santa Ana division and has been assigned to Honorable Mark S....
October 30, 2015
Phone scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers in several states, using personal information from filings and posing as attorneys to get intended victims to immediately wire money to satisfy a debt. The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy...
October 29, 2015
In honor of National Pro Bono Celebration week, the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, recognizes the extraordinary efforts of the attorneys serving self-represented filers. The Central District of California has the...
August 4, 2015
The current term of the Honorable Peter H. Carroll, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, is due to expire in July 2016. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is considering the reappointment of Judge Carroll to a...
July 9, 2015
On May 4, 2015, Corinthian Colleges, Inc. and twenty four of its subsidiaries filed a chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Important case information and deadlines may be accessed here. This...
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...
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...
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.
December 20, 2014
Bankruptcy Self-Help Desks, assisting individuals who have decided to file bankruptcy without an attorney, will have the following modified schedules during the holiday season: Riverside and San Fernando Valley Self-Help Desks will be open as...
December 19, 2014
The Board of Judges for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, approved new and revised Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR) forms that will be posted and become effective December 30, 2014.  Please see the following pdf...
December 17, 2014
Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit announced the reappointment of Bankruptcy Judge Sheri A. Bluebond to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.  To see a copy of the...
October 24, 2014
The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit invites applications from highly qualified candidates for two (2) Bankruptcy Judgeships; one each in the Western District of Washington (Seattle) and the Eastern District of California (Fresno).   Details...
September 3, 2014
On August 11, 2014, PACER discontinued access to Los Angeles Division only cases closed prior to February 1, 2001.  However, none of the data was destroyed, and the public can obtain the same information through the court’s toll-free Call Center at...
August 25, 2014
Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit announced today the reappointment of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Barry Russell of Los Angeles. (more)
July 28, 2014
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit invites comments on the proposed amendments to Ninth Circuit Rules 31-2.2(a), 22-1(d) and 32-5.  Comments must be submitted on or before September 3, 2014.  Click here to view the proposed...
July 1, 2014
The Honorable Scott H. Yun's webpage is now online and contains his procedures and available self-calendaring dates through December 2014.
June 20, 2014
Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit announced today the appointment of Scott H. Yun to serve as a judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. (more)

Public Notice

December 9, 2015
The Board of Judges for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, revised the Court’s Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR).   The following revised LBRs become effective January 4, 2016:PN-15-01 LBR 2016-2: chapter 7 trustee...
December 2, 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 December 3, 2015. LBR Form Title LBR Form Number...
November 23, 2015
The Clerk’s Office in the Santa Ana, San Fernando Valley, and Northern Divisions of the Central District of California Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Friday, December 11, 2015, to enable staff to attend a district-wide training program. Los...
November 12, 2015
As previously announced, most Official Bankruptcy Forms are scheduled to be replaced with substantially revised, reformatted and renumbered versions.  The new forms become effective and mandatory on December 1, 2015.   The Court has posted a web...
October 15, 2015
Effective Friday, October 23, 2015, all checks accepted at the Los Angeles 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...
October 14, 2015
The Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California will be closed on the following holidays: Thursday, November 26, 2015 Thanksgiving Friday, November 27, 2015 State of California Holiday Friday, December 25, 2015 Christmas...
October 2, 2015
As a first step in the Court’s conversion to the national NextGen case management system, the Court will be migrating to a centralized server during the three-day Columbus Day weekend.   As a result of this migration, the following automated...
September 15, 2015
The United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, is proposing amendments to its Local Bankruptcy Rules, to become effective January 4, 2016, and is circulating  the proposed amendments to the bar and public for comment.  A...
September 2, 2015
Effective September 21, 2015, all checks accepted at the Riverside 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,...
August 28, 2015
Most Official Bankruptcy Forms are scheduled to be replaced with substantially revised, reformatted and renumbered versions.  Pending approval by the Judicial Conference at its September 2015 meeting, the forms will become effective December 1, 2015...
August 18, 2015
The Central District of California Bankruptcy Court divisions will be closed on the following dates and times:    Division Date Time Santa Ana Wednesday, September 2, 2015 11:45 am - 1:30 pm San Fernando Valley...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
December 30, 2014
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 December 30, 2014. Form Title LBR Form Number...
December 15, 2014
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California revised its Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs) to add new procedures, match current protocols, and clarify service requirements under LBR 9013-1(p) and (q), as follows.  The...
December 11, 2014
Upon the retirement of Judge Ahart on January 2, 2015, bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings will continue to be assigned to Judge Ahart until the newly selected bankruptcy judge takes the bench at the San Fernando Valley Division in...
December 10, 2014
Following President Barack Obama’s issuance of an executive order declaring Friday, December 26, 2014, as an administrative holiday, the Court has also declared that day to be an administrative holiday.  The Clerk’s Office Intake areas at all five...
December 1, 2014
The Clerk’s Office in the Santa Ana, San Fernando Valley, and Northern Divisions of the Central District of California Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Friday, December 12, 2014, to enable staff to attend a district-wide training program. Los...
November 20, 2014
The following Official Bankruptcy Forms have been revised and will become effective on December 1, 2014.  Also on that date, the forms will be available on the Court’s website www.cacb.uscourts.gov for free.  Printed copies can be purchased for a...
November 20, 2014
The Judicial Conference of the United States approved several changes to the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule that become effective December 1, 2014:   Filing Type New Fee Amount Motion to make redactions to previously...
October 7, 2014
The Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California will be closed on the following holidays:        Thursday, November 27, 2014 Thanksgiving Friday, November 28, 2014 State of California Holiday Thursday, December 25, 2014...
September 8, 2014
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. ...
September 8, 2014
The United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, has proposed amendments to its Local Bankruptcy Rules, to become effective January 5, 2015, and is circulating  the proposals to the bar and public for comment.  A redline of the...
August 22, 2014
The Central District of California Bankruptcy Court divisions will be closed on the following dates and times:    Division Date Time Riverside Thursday, September 4, 2014 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Los...
July 29, 2014
Effective August 4, 2014, all checks accepted at the Court’s San Fernando Valley 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...
July 7, 2014
Reassignment of Judge Saltzman’s Cases to Judge Yun Effective July 21, 2014, all pending bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings in the Riverside Division assigned to Judge Deborah J. Saltzman are reassigned to Judge Scott H. Yun, with...
June 30, 2014
Effective July 1, 2014, the Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California revised its forms requirements for filing a bankruptcy case in this district.  The changes involve the replacement of two forms that are required if the debtor paid...
June 27, 2014
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 30, 2014.     Also on June 30, 2014, the...

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