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, motions practice, format of papers presented to the Court, chapter 11 and 13 procedures, etc. A summary of the judges' responses is now available.
Last revised prior to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, the Judicial Practices Survey was previously referred to as the Judicial Variance Survey. With the assistance of the local bar, the Judicial Practices Survey was updated to incorporate recent changes in law and expanded to include additional types of practices.
A summary of the judges' Judicial Practices Survey responses has been posted on the Court's website, www.cacb.uscourts.gov, under the Judges Corner tab. The survey summary is also available for a fee at the Intake Section of each of the Court's five divisions.