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Honorable Vincent P. Zurzolo

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Address/Contact

United States Bankruptcy Court
Central District of California
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse
255 E. Temple Street, Suite 1360 / Courtroom 1368
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Chambers:
(213) 894-3755

Courtroom Deputy:
(213) 894-5855

Court Recorder Contact:
(213) 894-4857

Emergency Motion Contacts:
(213) 894-3635
(213) 894-3755

 

Self-Calendaring
Forms

Adversary Proceeding Status Report [LBR 7016-1]   [MS Word Version]  
Stipulation Re: Court Appointed Expert Witness on Valuation of Collateral [11 U.S.C. 506(a); F.R.E. 706] [MS Word Version]
Pre-Trial Procedures: Model Pre-Trial Stipulation [MS Word Version]  
Pre-Trial Procedures: Model Order on Pre-Trial Stipulation [MS Word Version]
Chapter 11 Disclosure Statement and Plan of Reorganization   [MS Word Version]

Fee Applications in Chapter 13 Cases - NEW January 2017
Application for RARA Fees in a Dismissed or Converted Case: LBR 3015-1(q)(6)  [MS Word Version]
Supplement Fee Application: LBR 3015-1(v)(2)  [MS Word Version]
Order on Application for RARA Fees in a Dismissed or Converted Case  [MS Word Version]

Chapter 11 Forms for use ONLY by Debtors Who are individuals 
Disclosure Statement and Plan (Combined Document) [MS Word Version]
Notice of Hearing on Adequacy of Disclosure Statement [MS Word Version]
Motion to Approve Adequacy of Disclosure Statement [MS Word Version]
Notice of Dates and Deadlines Related to Confirmation of Plan [MS Word Version]
Motion to Confirm Plan of Reorganization [MS Word Version]
Order Granting Motion to Approve Adequacy of Disclosure Statement [MS Word Version] - NEW April 2017
Order Granting Motion to Confirm Plan of Reorganization [MS Word Version]  - NEW April 2017

Chapter 11 Forms for use ONLY by Debtors Who are NOT individuals - NEW August 2017
Disclosure Statement and Plan (Combined Document) [MS Word Version]
Notice of Hearing on Adequacy of Disclosure Statement [MS Word Version]
Motion to Approve Adequacy of Disclosure Statement [MS Word Version]
Notice of Dates and Deadlines Related to Confirmation of Plan [MS Word Version]
Motion to Confirm Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization [MS Word Version]

Confirmation That Junior Lien on Residence is Avoided  (After Chapter 13 Plan Completion) - NEW January 2017
Declaration that Plan is Completed and Judgment was Obtained:   [MS Word Version]
Order Confirming a Judgment was Obtained, Plan is Completed, and a Lien is Avoided:   [MS Word Version]

Instructions/Procedures
Chapter 13

Chapter 13 Calendar 11/13/2017   

Consent Calendar  11/28/2017

Telephonic Instructions

PROCEDURE FOR REQUESTING AND MAKING TELEPHONIC APPEARANCE

Honorable Vincent P. Zurzolo
United States Bankruptcy Judge

Judge Zurzolo approves some requests for telephonic appearances at hearings and status conferences. He does not approve telephonic appearances for: (1) pre-trial conferences; (2) chapter 13 plan confirmation hearings; (3) chapter 13 miscellaneous hearings; or (4) attorneys who have not filed papers in connection with the hearing/status conference. Please follow the guidelines below:

I.      Check Tentative Rulings

It is possible that a matter has been posted “no appearance required.” Please check the “Tentative Rulings” link on the main page of the court’s website at www.cacb.uscourts.gov.

Monday Chapter 13 Confirmation & Miscellaneous matters - no tentative rulings.
Tuesday hearings - tentative rulings are posted the prior Thursday or Friday.
Thursday hearings/status conferences - tentative rulings are posted the prior Tuesday.

II.      Advance Request

At least 2 full court days prior to a hearing or status conference, contact Judge Zurzolo’s law clerk (213-894-3721 or 213-894-3755). Please provide the following information:  

  • Confirm that you have read all of these procedures
  • Identify type of paper filed for this matter (e.g. motion, opposition, joint status report, etc.)
  • Date and time of hearing/status conference
  • Name & BK case number of Debtor, and Adversary Proceeding number (if applicable)
  • Name & phone # of attorney requesting appearance.
  • Confirmation that the attorney is either admitted to practice in the Central District of California or has received court approval to appear pro hac vice.
  • Name of client
  • Specific reason(s) for request (location, unavoidable scheduling, emergency, etc.)

A clerk will promptly call back to provide notice of Judge Zurzolo’s decision.

III.      Conditions for Approval

If only one attorney is approved for a specific time, that attorney has the choice to call the chambers line directly or via Court Call on the day of the hearing/status conference.

If more than one attorney is approved for a specific time, all approved attorneys must call together on one line, as there is only one phone line available in the courtroom. The first attorney approved has the choice of calling chambers directly via conference call, or having all approved attorneys use a pay service. All attorneys approved must cooperate to place the call.

IV.      Making the Telephonic Appearance on the Day of the Hearing/Status Conference

TIME -- Call 10 minutes prior to the hearing/status conference (213-894-3755).
METHOD – Call on a regular land-line. Absolutely no cell phones or speaker phones.

Updated 7/9/2009

Printable version of Judge Zurzolo's Telephonic Appearance Procedures

 

About the Judge

Appointment(s):

 Education:

  • University of California, San Diego, 1978, B.A.
  • University of California, Davis, School of Law, 1982, J.D.

 Honors:

  • 2011 Calvin Ashland Award for Judge of the Year - awarded by the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association
  • 2011 Leadership Award - awarded by the Public Counsel Law Center, Los Angeles
Tentative Rulings
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