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Public Notice

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...
May 29, 2014
The Court approved revisions to 10 Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR) forms regarding Relief From Stay (RFS) that become effective on June 30, 2014. As the revisions to the RFS forms are substantial, a preview set of the forms is available for reference...
May 2, 2014
Beginning May 1, 2014, debtors can request to receive orders and court-generated notices by email rather than by U.S. mail.  This new free program is called Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (DeBN).  Service requirements for other parties in a...
April 25, 2014
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 June 1, 2014: Filing Type Fee Amount Effective June 1, 2014 Chapter 7...
April 8, 2014
Several caseload changes involving the transfer and reassignment of cases, and reassignment of zip codes used to determine filing jurisdictions for debtors in some cities, will become effective on May 10, 2014, as follows: Los Angeles Division...
March 4, 2014
The Guidelines for Allowance of Attorneys’ Fees in Chapter 13 Cases (Guidelines) was revised and is now included in the Court Manual Section 2.  Revisions to the Guidelines and Court Manual become effective March 4, 2014. The Guidelines govern the...
January 7, 2014
The Court will be closed on the following federal holidays during 2014.  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 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 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 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...
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...
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...

Announcement

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)
May 13, 2014
LOS ANGELES - On May 20, 2014, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California will host a Law Day celebration for local high school students. The celebration will be held at the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building, 255 East...
March 5, 2014
The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit invites applications from highly qualified candidates for the position of Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California. This position will be available on January 2, 2015. The selection process...
February 28, 2014
The Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit has reappointed United States Bankruptcy Judge Meredith A. Jury of Riverside, California, to the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, or BAP, which resolves appeals arising out of bankruptcy court...
February 19, 2014
The current term of the Honorable Sheri Bluebond, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, is due to expire in January 2015. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is considering the reappointment of the Judge to a new...
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...

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