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2019 Civics Contest
The U.S. District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Civics Contest (Local Contest) which was held in conjunction with the 2019 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest. Learn more.
Each year the Court recognizes those who volunteer to assist self-represented parties.
Visit the media gallery to view videos that describe some of the most common procedural matters in a bankruptcy case. Videos are available in both English and Spanish.
Central District Profile
The District Profile displays key demographic and economic data on the population that the Court serves. It also shows the District’s large volume of bankruptcy filings, as well as the many ways the Court stays connected to the community.
Self-help desks in each of our five divisions provide self-represented parties with access to pro bono legal services.
The Court's Strategic Plan for 2014-2019 is now available for viewing.
Questions? Chat Live!
The Court offers the opportunity to chat with customer service representatives, who can answer general questions about bankruptcy and direct you to rules and forms.
Events and Deadlines
Bankruptcy cases have many procedures and time limits that must be met. To learn more about the requirements in a bankruptcy case click here.
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