Archives: 2012

Public Notice

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 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 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...
August 21, 2012
The Clerk’s Office of the following Bankruptcy Court Divisions in the Central District of California will be closed on the dates and times indicated below. Division Date Time Riverside Thursday, September 6,...
August 3, 2012
The Court has established a webpage to provide information about this case and post select documents of interest. This webpage can be accessed by clicking on Case of Interest: City of San Bernardino on the home page of the Court’s website at www....
July 11, 2012
Judge Scott C. Clarkson recently began receiving a portion of the new chapter 7 and chapter 11 bankruptcy cases filed at the Santa Ana Division. Judge Clarkson will also continue to receive new cases filed at the Riverside Division. Hearings To...
June 6, 2012
The Court will implement the new CM/ECF Filing Agent on Monday, July 16, 2012. Filing Agent is an optional feature that enables registered CM/ECF users to assign unique logins and passwords to support staff filing electronic documents on their...
May 15, 2012
The Central District of California Bankruptcy Judges approved new/modified Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR) forms that become effective on June 1, 2012. LBR Form Number LBR Form Title F 2081-1.5.MOTION. EMPLOYMENT (New...
April 17, 2012
In 2011, the Central District of California Bankruptcy Court received approximately 31% of all self-represented (pro se) bankruptcy filings nationally. The Court has recently completed an extensive study of self-represented litigants in its service...
March 19, 2012
The Court will be upgrading its CM/ECF system to the latest national version on Saturday, March 24, 2012, between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM.  As a result, the Court’s electronic systems, as listed below, will NOT be available during that time: CM/ECF...
March 12, 2012
Effective April 2, 2012, Chief Judge Peter H. Carroll will move from courtroom 1539/chambers 1534 on the fifteenth floor, to courtroom 1468/chambers 1460 on the fourteenth floor of the Roybal Building & Courthouse at the Los Angeles Division....
March 7, 2012
Applications are now being accepted for appointment to the panel of mediators for the Bankruptcy Mediation Program of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.  Qualified professionals willing to serve on a pro bono basis,...
February 10, 2012
During February 2012, pending bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings assigned to Judge Ellen Carroll, Judge Robert N. Kwan and Judge Catherine E. Bauer will be reassigned as outlined in the following table. On February 16, 2012, Judge...
February 3, 2012
The Court has approved revisions to chapter 13 fee guidelines that become effective immediately: LBR Appendix IV Guidelines for Allowance of Attorney’s Fees in Chapter 13 Cases; and LBR form F 3015-1.7.RARA Rights and Responsibilities Agreement...
January 6, 2012
The Central District of California bankruptcy judges recently completed a Judicial Practices Survey to provide the public with detailed information about each of the judges' specific judicial practices such as calendaring hearings, tentative rulings...
January 5, 2012
The United States Bankruptcy Court will be closed on the following 2012 Federal Holidays: Day/Date Holiday Monday, January 16, 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, February 20, 2012 Presidents’ Day...

Announcement

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...