The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California ("Court") has established procedures by which members of the Bar and the general public may informally and confidentially communicate concerns about the mental or physical disability of a bankruptcy judge of the Court to either the Chief Bankruptcy Judge or to an Ombudsperson designated by the Chief Bankruptcy Judge. The current Ombudspersons are Retired Judge John E. Ryan, Retired Judge Mitchel R. Goldberg, and Retired Judge Kathleen H. Thompson.
These procedures are intended to precede and enhance, rather than replace, the more formal procedures set forth in the Judicial Conduct and Disability Act of 1980 and the Rules for Judicial Conduct and Judicial Disability Proceedings of the Judicial Conference of the United States.
Parties remain free to commence a formal disciplinary proceeding in accordance with Judicial Conference policy at any time.
Hon. Sheri Bluebond, Chief Judge
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse
255 E. Temple Street, Suite 1534
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hon. John E. Ryan, Ret.
Hon. Mitchel R. Goldberg, Ret.
Hon. Kathleen H. Thompson, Ret.