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. Download PDF
Lawyer representatives serve as a liaison between the federal bench and bar. The selected Lawyer Representatives will be representative of the entire district and reflect the diversity of lawyers practicing before the Court. Qualified applicants are invited to apply on or before June 2, 2023. Click here for more details.
2023 Civics Contest
Entries accepted beginning January 4, 2023. Deadline for entries is March 13, 2023.
Click here for additional details.
Each year the Court recognizes those who volunteer to assist self-represented parties.
2021 Annual Report
Partnering with educational institutions, youth organizations, and government agencies to provide an understanding of the federal judiciary and help others learn more about the justice system.
Self-Represented Litigants and the Court
The latest report on Self-Represented Litigants and the Court is now available on our Court publications page.
The Court's Strategic Plan for 2020-2024 is now available for viewing.
The Court provides online interactive access to case filing and closing statistics by chapter and location. Data is available from 2010 to present.
Self-help desks in each of our five divisions provide self-represented parties with access to pro bono legal services.
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.
Programs & Services
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. To learn more, click here.
- COVID-19 Archive
- Informacíon en Español
- Office of the U.S. Trustee
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, California Central
- U.S. Courts
- Federal Court Locator
- Sale of Estate Property
- Credit Report and Court Records
- Unclaimed Funds Search
- Report Bankruptcy Fraud