United States Bankruptcy Court
Central District of California
Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse
411 West Fourth Street, Suite 5165 / Courtroom 5D
Santa Ana, CA 92701-4593
Courtroom Deputy(714) 338-5372
Court Recorder Contact(714) 338-5372
Emergency Motion Contact(714) 338-5450
Instructions Regarding Calling the Chambers of Judge Catherine BauerMandatory Use of Local Form 4003-2.4 Motion for Chapter 13 Debtor Motion to Avoid Junior Lien on Principal ResidenceTrial and Evidentiary Hearing Procedures
Required Orders for Judge BauerOrder on Motion to Avoid Lien Under 11 U.S.C. § 522(f) Real Property (December 2013)Chapter 13 Supplemental Fee Order - No RARA
PROCEDURES REGARDING TELEPHONIC APPEARANCES
Effective March 1, 2010
Telephonic appearances before Judge Catherine E. Bauer in Courtroom 5D are generally allowed. No telephone appearances are allowed for the Chapter 13 calendar or any evidentiary hearings. In order to appear telephonically counsel must adhere to the following procedure:
Telephone appearances may be arranged by calling Court Call, an independent conference call company until the start of the scheduled hearing. Counsel may reach Court Call at (866) 582-6878.
Individuals choosing to appear telephonically do so at their own risk. Hearings generally will not be rescheduled due to missed connections. Furthermore, in deciding to appear telephonically, counsel is agreeing to waive any prejudice attributable to quality deficiencies or irregularities of the record that may result.
Please be advised that poor reception will cause counsel’s appearance to be disconnected. Repeated poor connections may cause counsel to be banned from future telephonic appearances.
If an individual schedules a telephonic appearance and then fails to respond to the call of a matter on calendar, the court may pass the matter or may treat the failure to respond as a failure to appear. Scheduling simultaneous telephonic appearances in multiple courts does not excuse a failure to appear when a matter is placed on calendar.
Before appearing, check Judge Bauer’s calendar and review any tentative ruling on WebPACER.
Printable version of Judge Bauer's Telephonic Appearance Procedures
TERM LAW CLERK – Position currently filled
EXTERNS Qualifications: Applicants should have an excellent academic record, demonstrate exceptional research and writing skills, and have a strong work ethic. Priority will be given to students who have a demonstrated interest in bankruptcy practice – such as registration in, or completion of, a bankruptcy, restructuring or debtor/creditor class in law school; experience as an extern for a bankruptcy practitioner; or in a practice area related to the bankruptcy field.
General Job Description: Primary responsibilities for externs include extensive legal research and writing on a broad range of issues. Externs will prepare bench memoranda on a variety of substantive bankruptcy issues and will be provided with the opportunity to observe hearings and trials. In addition to working on core bankruptcy concepts, externs will assist with matters dealing with secured transactions, real property law, family law, evidence, and federal practice and procedure. Knowledge of bankruptcy and commercial law are helpful, but there are no prerequisites. Externships will be part-time (approximately 20 hours) during the school year and full-time during the summer.
Applications: Please send a letter of interest with résumé, law school transcript, writing sample, and reference letters to: U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Attn: Ms. Ronghua Wang, Law Clerk to the Honorable Catherine E. Bauer, 411 West Fourth Street, Suite 5165, Santa Ana, CA 92701-4593, or via e-mail to: Ronghua_Wang@cacb.uscourts.gov
TERM LAW CLERKQualifications: The applicant must be a law school graduate as of August 1, 2020. Substantial research and writing experience is required. Applicants preferably are in the top 25% of their class if the school ranks. Law journal experience is a plus. Candidate’s coursework should reflect a foundation for practicing bankruptcy and corporate restructuring.
General Job Description: Law clerk duties include the following: conducting legal research, preparing bench memos, drafting orders and opinions, editing and proofreading the judge’s orders and opinions, verifying citations, consulting with the Judge and members of staff on legal matters affecting the administration of bankruptcy laws, and other duties as prescribed by the Judge.
Information for Applicants: Employees of the United States Bankruptcy Court serve on an "AT WILL" basis and are required to adhere to a Code of Conduct.
Applications: Please include a cover letter, résumé, law school transcript, writing sample, and reference letters. Candidates may apply for this position by U.S. mail or email at the following addresses:
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Attn: Ms. Ronghua Wang, Law Clerk to the Honorable Catherine E. Bauer
411 West Fourth Street, Suite 5165
Santa Ana, CA 92701-4593Ronghua_Wang@cacb.uscourts.gov
NOTE: Judge Bauer does NOT review applications submitted on OSCAR.