United States Bankruptcy Court
Central District of California
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse
255 E. Temple Street, Suite 1582 / Courtroom 1575
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Courtroom Deputy(213) 894-5856
Court Recorder Contact(213) 894-1480
Emergency Motion Contacts(213) 894-0992(213) 894-0994
Combined Disclosure Statement and Plan of Reorganization
Instructions for Telephoning ChambersJudge Klein's Chapter 13 ProceduresJudge Klein's Judicial Variance StatementJudge Klein Requires Individual Chapter 11 Debtors To Use Local Bankruptcy Rules FormsProcedure For Approval of Disclosure Statement and Confirmation of Chapter 11 Plan When the Debtor is Not an IndividualProcedures for Auction SalesTentative Ruling Procedures
Chapter 13 Calendar 08/13/2020
Motion Hearing Calendar 08/13/2020
PROCEDURES REGARDING TELEPHONIC APPEARANCES
BEFORE THE HONORABLE SANDRA R. KLEIN
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Judge Klein will be holding all hearings, including chapter 13 confirmation hearings, remotely until further notice. Some hearings will be held via telephone and some hearings will be held via ZoomGov. The cover page for the publicly posted hearing calendar will state whether the hearings that day will be held via telephone or via ZoomGov. The calendar can be accessed at the following web address: http://ecf-ciao.cacb.uscourts.gov/CiaoPosted/default.aspx (Click on the “Select Judge” tab on the upper left side of the screen and select Judge Klein).
Telephonic hearings: For telephonic hearings, CourtCall is offering free access for pro se parties and discounted charges for attorneys through September 30, 2020. If a hearing is being held via telephone, you must contact CourtCall at (866) 582-6878 at least thirty minutes before the hearing time to schedule a telephonic appearance. If you experience any difficulty registering with CourtCall, contact Judge Klein’s chambers at 213-894-7741.
ZoomGov hearings: For ZoomGov hearings, the first page of Judge Klein’s publicly posted hearing calendar will provide video and audio connection information for the hearings.
You may appear by video and audio via ZoomGov using a personal computer (equipped with camera, microphone and speaker), or a handheld mobile device (such as an iPhone and/or Android phone). Alternatively, you may participate by ZoomGov via audio only by using a telephone (standard telephone charges may apply). Neither a Zoom account nor a ZoomGov account are necessary to participate and no pre-registration is required. The audio portion of each hearing will be recorded electronically by the Court and constitute its official record.
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JUDGE SANDA R. KLEIN
UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
LOS ANGELES DIVISION
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN CHAMBERS
TERM LAW CLERK – Position currently filled
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 24 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 a list of references to: U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Attn: Stephanie Rettier, Law Clerk to the Honorable Sandra R, Klein, 255 E. Temple Street, Suite 1582, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
TERM LAW CLERK
Qualifications: The applicant must be a law school graduate as of August 1, 2017. Substantial research and writing experience is required. Applicants preferably are in the top 10% of their class. 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 three (3) reference letters. Candidates may apply for this position by U.S. mail or email at the following addresses:
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Attn: Stephanie Rettier, Law Clerk to the Honorable Sandra R. Klein
255 E. Temple Street, Suite 1582
Los Angeles, CA firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Judge Klein does NOT review applications submitted on OSCAR.