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Public Notice

December 20, 2013
The Court has approved new and revised Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR) forms that become effective with the revised LBRs on January 2, 2014.   To comply with the elimination of the Notice of Entered Order and Service List requirement that becomes...
December 20, 2013
The Court’s Court Manual has been updated and the new revisions will become effective January 2, 2014, as follows:   Section 4 – Lodged Order Upload (LOU) Revisions reflect changes to the lodging and service of orders, especially the...
December 19, 2013
With revisions to the Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR) that become effective January 2, 2014, the Court will eliminate the requirement to include a Notice of Entered Order and Service List with lodged orders. Please see revised LBR 9021-1(b)(1), and...
December 19, 2013
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California has revised its Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs).  The revised LBRs become effective on January 2, 2014. The revised LBRs: Eliminate the Notice of Entered Order and Service...
November 19, 2013
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 6, 2013. The Intake Section at the Los Angeles Division, located at 255 East...
November 15, 2013
The Judicial Conference of the United States approved several changes to the federal court miscellaneous fee schedules that relate to bankruptcy courts and become effective December 1, 2013: New $176 fee for the filing of motions for the sale of...
November 8, 2013
The following Official Bankruptcy Forms have been revised and will take effect on December 1, 2013.  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 fee...
October 21, 2013
The Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California will be closed on the following holidays:        Thursday, November 28, 2013 Thanksgiving Friday, November 29, 2013 State of California Holiday Wednesday, December 25, 2013...
October 9, 2013
By General Order 13-02 entered on October 9, 2013, Chief Bankruptcy Judge Peter H. Carroll ordered all employees to continue to work full time during any funding lapse having determined that all judges and their personal staffs, as well as all...
September 30, 2013
In the event that Congress does not pass an appropriations bill to continue funding the federal government beyond September 30, 2013, the federal judiciary will use other funds, such as fees collected, to enable federal courts to remain open for...
September 17, 2013
On September 23, 2013, the Court will implement an automated process for issuing a completed Summons (or Alias Summons) and Notice of Status Conference (Summons) in an adversary proceeding.     Under this new automated process, plaintiffs will...
September 6, 2013
The United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, has proposed amendments to its Local Bankruptcy Rules and is circulating  the proposals to the bar and public for comment.  A redline of the proposed amendments are available on the...
August 21, 2013
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Bankruptcy and Civil 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.  The public comment...
July 1, 2013
The District Court for the Central District of California approved a bankruptcy-related General Order 13-05 that became effective on July 1, 2013.  General Order 13-05 is titled Reference of Cases and Proceedings to the Bankruptcy Judges of the...
June 18, 2013
On July 1, 2013, a new process for requesting the transcript of a Court hearing will become effective.  The Court has posted to its website information about the new process, including a new list of Court-approved transcribers, and a revised...
June 6, 2013
The Central District of California Bankruptcy Judges approved two new Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR) forms that become effective on June 1, 2013. LBR Form Number LBR Form Title F 3012-1.MOTION.VALUATION NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION...
April 3, 2013
The Court will be upgrading its CM/ECF system to the latest national version (CM/ECF 5.1), beginning 3:00 PM on Thursday, April 18, 2013 through Sunday, April 21, 2013.  During the upgrade, please note the following modifications in service. Intake...
April 1, 2013
The Judicial Conference of the United States approved a $25 fee for the transfer of a claim in a bankruptcy case that becomes effective May 1, 2013. This fee appears as item 20 on the bankruptcy court miscellaneous fee schedule and will be assessed...
March 21, 2013
The Court has drafted a new Strategic Plan to define its direction for the next 7-10 years. The Strategic Plan identifies long-term issues facing the Court, together with the goals and strategies to address each of these issues. The Court is now...
March 19, 2013
On April 1, 2013, automatic adjustments to the dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and one provision in Title 28 of the United States Code will become effective.  The amended dollar amounts will apply to cases filed on...
February 25, 2013
The Court has made a technical correction to its Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR) form orders and F 9013-1.2.DECLARATION.NO.HEARING to conform with changes in the Court’s order processing requirements that became effective January, 2, 2013 under LBR...
February 13, 2013
Effective February 28, 2013, the Bank of America will discontinue managing registry funds deposited with the Court under Local Bankruptcy Rule 7067-1.  On February 12, 2013, the Court issued General Order 13-01, Order Regarding Investment of...
February 12, 2013
Effective February 18, 2013, all checks accepted at the Court’s Northern Division will be processed as electronic funds transfers.  The new check process, as piloted by the Northern Division, will result in improved efficiency and cost savings for...
January 29, 2013
The Court’s Rules Committee and Case Management Committee request that the public and members of the Court use the following procedure to propose revisions to the Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs), or propose a new form or revision to a form or section...
January 9, 2013
THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT WILL BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING FEDERAL HOLIDAYS: Day/Date Holiday Monday, January 21, 2013 Birthday of Martin Luther King. Jr. Monday, February 18, 2013 President’s Day Monday, May 27, 2013 Memorial...
December 21, 2012
Effective January 2, 2013, with the revision of LBR 9021-1(b)(3)(A), Service of Proposed Order on Contesting Party, and Court Manual, section 4.2, the Court will implement a new procedure that affects all orders submitted to the Court.  Under this...
December 21, 2012
The Court’s Court Manual has been updated and the new revisions will become effective on January 2, 2013.  Revisions include (but are not limited to) the following: Section 2: Document preparation clarified Section 3: Bankruptcy Noticing...
December 19, 2012
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California has revised its Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs).  The revised LBRs become effective January 2, 2013. The revised LBRs have been posted on the Court’s website www.cacb.uscourts....
December 17, 2012
In a continuing effort to better serve the public, the Court has established a Call Center that can be reached at the toll free telephone number (855) 460-9641.  The Call Center handles calls from the public for the Court’s Los Angeles, Riverside,...
December 4, 2012
By December 14, 2012, the Court will post 80 revised LBR forms (Revised Forms) on its website, which include a new Proof of Service of Document as well as other non-substantive changes. The Revised Forms will become effective once posted. Prior...
November 30, 2012
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 7, 2012.  The Intake Section at the Los Angeles Division, located at 255 East...
November 16, 2012
The following Official Bankruptcy Forms have been revised and will take effect on December 1, 2012.  On November 30, 2012, forms for use by the public will be available at no cost on the Court’s website www.cacb.uscourts.gov or may be purchased for...
October 30, 2012
The Court has amended General Order 09-01 to adopt the conforming amendment to Interim Rule 1007-I of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure that will become effective on December 1, 2012.  The revised general order, which is entitled First...
October 25, 2012
The Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California will be closed on the following holidays:       Thursday, November 22, 2012 Thanksgiving Friday, November 23, 2012 State of California Holiday Tuesday, December 25, 2012...
October 16, 2012
The Court is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website at http://www.cacb.uscourts.gov on Thursday, October 25, 2012.  The Court's new website features a user-friendly look and feel that will enable the Court to deliver well-...
October 12, 2012
The Judicial Conference approved increases in the following bankruptcy court fees. The new fees become effective on November 21, 2012. All other bankruptcy court fees remain unchanged at this time. PETITION FEES CURRENT FEE NEW...
October 9, 2012
The Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) is the Judiciary's contractor for delivering most bankruptcy notices. Effective October 15, 2012, the BNC will implement a more efficient way to handle mail that the U.S Postal Service (USPS) returns to the BNC...
September 11, 2012
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 comment...
September 10, 2012
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California has drafted revisions to its Local Bankruptcy Rules and is making them available to the public for comment. A redlined draft of the proposed Local Bankruptcy Rules has been...

Announcement

December 18, 2013
Please click on the following links to access the U.S Trustee’s Public Notices regarding the move of their Los Angeles and Woodland Hills divisions. http://www.justice.gov/ust/r16/los_angeles/index.htmhttp://www.justice.gov/ust/r16/woodland_hills/...
November 1, 2013
The Court's Strategic Plan for 2014-2019 is now available for viewing.  Click here to view contents of the report.
September 9, 2013
The current term of the Honorable Barry Russell, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, is due to expire in August 2014. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is considering the reappointment of the Judge to a new...
August 8, 2013
Now available: 2012 Report on Court’s joint effort with public service partners to assist self-represented individuals in the District. To view online or download a copy of the report click here.
March 4, 2013
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, is requesting participation by Transcription Service Providers in submitting a proposal to prepare transcripts of court hearings in bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings for the  five...
February 28, 2013
For additional information, see the Redline of Technical Revisions to LBR 9021-1(b) Effective February 28, 2013.
February 27, 2013
On Saturday, March 2, 2013, the Court will be performing maintenance on the CM/ECF server.  As a result, the following electronic systems will not be available from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon: CM/ECF (Live and Training) LOU PACER VCIS We...
December 18, 2012
Beginning December 17, 2012, the U.S. Marshals Service will no longer allow public access to the Roybal Building via the courtyard entrance (located at the top of the Alameda Street stairs). Public access to the Roybal Building will only be...
November 21, 2012
The following revised Court Manual sections, and redline versions detailing the revisions, were posted on the Court's website under Rules & Procedures on November 21, 2012: Table of Contents, Section One (fees updated), and Section Six...
November 8, 2012
The United States Bankruptcy Court, Public Counsel, and the cdcbaa are co-sponsoring a three hour introduction to chapter 7 consumer bankruptcy law on Thursday, November 29, 2012. The program is approved for three hours of MCLE credit.  To register...
October 25, 2012
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...

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