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December 16, 2016
  Effective January 3, 2017, Judge Deborah J. Saltzman’s Northern Division chapter 7 cases and related adversary proceedings will be reassigned to Judge Peter H. Carroll.   Also effective January 3, 2017, Judge Peter H. Carroll’s Northern...
December 13, 2016
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 3, 2017: ·        LBR 1001-1(f) and LBR 9011...
December 9, 2016
DMM, the program manager for the Court’s Loan Modification Management Pilot Program (“LMM”), is offering online training seminars on the use of the DMM web portal:   Thursday, December 15, 2016, at 1:00 PM (Pacific Time), and Tuesday, December...
December 5, 2016
Effective December 5, 2016, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California has established a Loan Modification Management Pilot Program (“LMM”).  The LMM is designed to function as a forum for debtors and creditors to...
December 5, 2016
RE:  New and Revised Local Bankruptcy Rules Forms  Effective December 5, 2016   The United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California approved the following new and revised Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR) forms that become effective...
December 5, 2016
The Court approved General Order 16-01, Order Vacating General Orders that are Obsolete, Superseded, or Incorporated into the Local Bankruptcy Rules.     General Order 16-01 vacated the following General Orders (GO):   GO Number GO Title...
November 30, 2016
Changes to procedures and fees for registry funds invested with the Court become effective immediately. The Court amended General Order 13-01 (AGO 13-01), Amended Procedures for Registry Funds, to accommodate a few changes in the administration...
November 18, 2016
  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 2, 2016, to enable staff to attend a district-wide training program. Los...
November 18, 2016
  The Judicial Conference of the United States approved adjustments to the miscellaneous fee schedule for bankruptcy courts. These changes become effective December 1, 2016, as follows: Filing Type Current Fee New Fee For filing the...
November 2, 2016
Effective November 3, 2016, Judge Deborah J. Saltzman will move from courtroom 1339 and chambers 1334 on the thirteenth floor to courtroom 1639 and chambers 1634 on the sixteenth floor of the Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse at the Los Angeles...
October 11, 2016
  All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California will be closed on the following holidays:   Thursday, November 24, 2016 Thanksgiving Friday, November 25, 2016 State of California Holiday Monday,...
August 30, 2016
Effective September 8, 2016, Judge Richard M. Neiter’s pending bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings will be reassigned to Los Angeles Division judges, with the exception of cases listed in Exhibit A and any previously reassigned cases...
August 15, 2016
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...
August 8, 2016
Effective August 22, 2016, Chief Judge Sheri Bluebond will move from courtroom 1475 and chambers 1482 on the fourteenth floor to courtroom 1539 and chambers 1534 on the fifteenth floor of the Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse at the Los...
August 5, 2016
The Central District of California Bankruptcy Court divisions will be closed from 11:45 am to 1:30 pm on the following dates:   Division Date Santa Ana Monday, August 29, 2016 Riverside Thursday, September 1, 2016...
June 10, 2016
The United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, is proposing amendments to its Local Bankruptcy Rules, to become effective January 3, 2017, and is circulating  the proposed amendments to the bar and public for comment.  A redline...
June 10, 2016
The United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, revised and retired the following Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR) forms, and a new form was approved.  These changes become effective June 10, 2016.  Very minor technical changes were...
March 15, 2016
On April 1, 2016, automatic adjustments to some dollar amounts in the following Official Forms, Directors Forms, and instructions, will become effective: Official Form 106C Schedule C: The Property You Claim as Exempt Official Form...
January 11, 2016
The Court will be upgrading its servers on Saturday, January 16, 2016, as part of its readiness preparation for eventual conversion to the national case management system, NextGen/ECF.  As a result, the following automated systems will not be...
January 11, 2016
The Court will be closed on the following federal holidays during 2016.  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...
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...

Announcement

July 27, 2016
Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit announced the appointment of Bankruptcy Judge Julia W. Brand to a seven-year term on the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, or BAP, which resolves...
June 27, 2016
Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit announced the reappointment of Bankruptcy Judge Peter H. Carroll to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.  To see a copy of the news...
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.