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December 13, 2017
Judge Deborah J. Saltzman has been added as a participating judge in the Court’s Loan Modification Management Pilot Program (LMM).  The LMM is designed to function as a forum for debtors and creditors to reach a consensual resolution when a debtor’s...
December 13, 2017
On January 1, 2018, Judge Martin R. Barash will be assigned a portion of the chapter 7 cases filed at the Northern Division (with a corresponding reduction of chapter 7 case assignments at the San Fernando Valley Division).     Effective...
December 6, 2017
Effective January 3, 2018, Judge Deborah J. Saltzman’s pending Los Angeles Division chapter 7 bankruptcy cases and related pending adversary proceedings will be reassigned to Los Angeles Division judges, as specified in the following table, with the...
November 30, 2017
The Board of Judges for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, approved the following amendments to the Court’s Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR) that become effective December 1, 2017: LBR 1002-1(f)): deleted and...
November 30, 2017
The United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California approved the following new and revised Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR) forms, and retirement of 3 LBR forms, effective December 1, 2017:   NEW  LBR Form Title LBR Form Number...
November 30, 2017
For Riverside Division cases filed on or after December 1, 2017, the Court’s Riverside Division will no longer schedule the 11 U.S.C. § 341(a) meeting of creditors and the Chapter 13 Plan confirmation hearing on the same day, and instead will follow...
November 20, 2017
The Clerk’s Office in the Riverside, Santa Ana, San Fernando Valley, and Northern Divisions of the Central District of California Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Friday, December 8, 2017, to enable staff to attend a district-wide training...
November 17, 2017
Although the Court’s revised Chapter 13 Plan (F 3015-1.01.CHAPTER13.PLAN) does not become effective until December 1, 2017, the Court posted an advance PDF fillable version of it on the Local Bankruptcy Rules Forms webpage.     The December 1...
November 15, 2017
New Signature Requirements Effective December 1, 2017 (Lbr 9011-1/Court Manual Section 3.4) On December 1, 2017, the Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California will implement a significant change in its signature requirements for...
November 15, 2017
The Court will be deploying a critical upgrade to its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing system (CM/ECF) to meet security requirements and prepare for new rules that will become effective on December 1, 2017.  As a result, the following...
November 3, 2017
All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California will be closed on the following holidays: Thursday, November 23, 2017 Thanksgiving Friday, November 24, 2017 Day after Thanksgiving Monday,...
October 17, 2017
The Court will be deploying a critical upgrade to its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing system (CM/ECF) to meet security requirements and prepare for new rules that will become effective on December 1, 2017.  As a result, the following...
August 22, 2017
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...
June 15, 2017
The United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, revised and added the following Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR) forms that become effective June 15, 2017. Revised LBR Form F 4001-1.RFS.RP.MOTION – Notice of Motion and...
June 7, 2017
Request For Comments On Proposed Local Bankruptcy Rules Amendments The United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, is proposing amendments to its Local Bankruptcy Rules, to become effective December 1, 2017, and is...
May 23, 2017
The Court is pleased to offer a new free email subscription service to the public through GovDelivery.  This national service allows subscribers to receive email notifications from the Court on a variety of topics such as news and announcements,...
May 16, 2017
  The Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California is seeking input from the public as it begins the process of amending the Rights and Responsibility Agreement Between Chapter 13 Debtors and Their Attorneys (RARA).   To submit a...
April 18, 2017
A revised form of chapter 13 plan, revised Local Bankruptcy Rule (LBR) 3015-1, and revised notices of § 341(a) meeting and confirmation hearing (§ 341(a) notices) have been tentatively approved by the Bankruptcy Judges for the Central District of...
March 28, 2017
  The Court’s Northern Division at 1415 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA will be closed on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, for emergency maintenance.    For emergency filings, please contact the Operations Manager at (805) 252-3741.     The...
March 2, 2017
Effective March 13, 2017, Judge Thomas B. Donovan’s pending bankruptcy cases and related pending adversary proceedings will be reassigned to Los Angeles Division judges, as specified in the following tables, with the exception of cases that were...
January 3, 2017
The Court will be closed on the following federal holidays during 2017.  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 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
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...
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...
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 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 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 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, 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...
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...
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 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...
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...

Announcement

November 16, 2017
Effective December 1, 2017, local and national rule and form amendments will bring significant changes to local chapter 13 practice, particularly due to the adoption of a new local chapter 13 plan.  The chapter 13 trustees and the court will...
February 10, 2017
The current term of the Honorable Maureen A. Tighe, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, is due to expire in November 2017. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is considering the reappointment of Judge Tighe to...
January 19, 2017
The United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, Los Angeles Division Presents a Brown Bag Lunch Event   The Loan Modification Management Program   February 6, 2017 12:00 p.m.   Edward R. Roybal Federal...
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...