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Honorable Vincent P. Zurzolo

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Address/Contact

United States Bankruptcy Court
Central District of California
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse
255 E. Temple Street, Suite 1360 / Courtroom 1368
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Chambers:
(213) 894-3755

Courtroom Deputy:
(213) 894-5855

Court Recorder Contact:
(213) 894-4857

Emergency Motion Contacts:
(213) 894-3635
(213) 894-3755

 

Self-Calendaring
Forms

Adversary Proceedings and Evidentiary Matters 
Adversary Proceeding Status Report [LBR 7016-1]   [MS Word Version]  
Stipulation Re: Court Appointed Expert Witness on Valuation of Collateral [11 U.S.C. 506(a); F.R.E. 706] [MS Word Version]
Pre-Trial Procedures: Model Pre-Trial Stipulation [MS Word Version]  Revised December 2018
Pre-Trial Procedures: Model Order on Pre-Trial Stipulation [MS Word Version]

Advancing the Hearing on Confirmation of Chapter 13 Plan - NEW April 2018
Explanation of Procedure to Advance Hearing
Debtor's Motion to Advance Hearing on Confirmation of Chapter 13 Plan [MS Word Version]
Order on Debtor's Motion to Advance Hearing on Confirmation of Chapter 13 Plan [MS Word Version]

Fee Applications in Chapter 13 Cases 
Application for RARA Fees in a Dismissed or Converted Case: LBR 3015-1(q)(6)  [MS Word Version]
Supplement Fee Application: LBR 3015-1(v)(2)  [MS Word Version]
Order on Application for RARA Fees in a Dismissed or Converted Case  [MS Word Version]

Debtor’s Reply to Comments of Chapter 13 Trustee to Debtor’s Motion Filed Under LBR 9013-1(o) - NEW August 2019
Explanation of Procedure to file Debtor’s Reply
Debtor's Reply to Trustee’s Comments [MS Word Version]

Chapter 11 Forms for use ONLY by Debtors Who are individuals 
Disclosure Statement and Plan (Combined Document) [MS Word Version]
Notice of Hearing on Adequacy of Disclosure Statement [MS Word Version]
Motion to Approve Adequacy of Disclosure Statement [MS Word Version]
Notice of Dates and Deadlines Related to Confirmation of Plan [MS Word Version]
Motion to Confirm Plan of Reorganization [MS Word Version]
Order Granting Motion to Approve Adequacy of Disclosure Statement [MS Word Version]
Order Granting Motion to Confirm Plan of Reorganization [MS Word Version]  

Chapter 11 Forms for use by Nonindividual Debtors and by Individuals with Substantial Nonconsumer Debt - Revised February 2019
Disclosure Statement and Plan (Combined Document) [MS Word Version]
Notice of Hearing on Adequacy of Disclosure Statement [MS Word Version]
Motion to Approve Adequacy of Disclosure Statement [MS Word Version]
Notice of Dates and Deadlines Related to Confirmation of Plan [MS Word Version]
Motion to Confirm Plan of Reorganization [MS Word Version] - Revised August 2020
Order Granting Motion to Approve Adequacy of Disclosure Statement [MS Word Version] 
Order Granting Motion to Confirm Plan of Reorganization [MS Word Version

Chapter 11 Forms for use ONLY by Subchapter V Debtors NEW August 2020
Subchapter V Plan of Reorganization [MS Word version]
Exhibits and Declarations in Support of Subchapter V Plan [MS Word version]
Notice of Dates and Deadlines Related to Confirmation of Subchapter V Plan [MS Word version]

Confirmation That Junior Lien on Residence is Avoided  [After Chapter 13 Plan Completion] 
Declaration that Plan is Completed and Judgment was Obtained:   [MS Word Version]
Order Confirming a Judgment was Obtained, Plan is Completed, and a Lien is Avoided:   [MS Word Version]

Instructions/Procedures
Chapter 13
Telephonic Instructions

COVID-19 and PROCEDURE FOR APPEARING AT COURT HEARINGS

Updated August 13, 2020

Judge Zurzolo’s courtroom is CLOSED to the public until further notice

Please refer to the home page of the court’s website for other information on public access
to the Roybal Building, including General Order 20-06 and Public Notice 20-009

PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK THIS WEBPAGE FOR UPDATES

STEP # 1  Please view hearing calendars to determine if your hearing is going forward.   Calendars are accessible on the court’s website

** Home page, Left side
** Link is “Tentative Rulings / Posted Judicial Calendars” 

STEP #2  All phone appearances are made on a new, toll-free line.
Please refer to the following three tables to determine how to appear.

AUGUST 13, 2020 – until further notice

All trustees, attorneys and self-represented parties must appear by phone using a new, toll-free conference call line dedicated to Judge Zurzolo’s hearings.  Do not arrange your appearance with Court Call or any other paid conference call service.

STEP #1:  If your hearing is going forward, you must register for a phone appearance no later than 12:00 noon the day prior to the hearing, using the following procedure:

  1. Send an email to Chambers_VZurzolo@cacb.uscourts.gov
  2. In the subject line, insert “Registration -- Telephonic Appearance”
  3. Include in the email all the following information:
    1. Your full name, State Bar number, office phone number, and client’s full name
    2. Hearing date and time, and matter number on the calendar
    3. Debtor’s name and case number and, if applicable, adversary procedure number

STEP #2:   Join Judge Zurzolo’s conference call line 15 minutes before the hearing.  
New toll-free conference line: (877) 411-9748     Passcode: 5919677  

STEP #3:   Keep your phone on mute until your hearing matter is called. 

SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 CHAPTER 13 HEARINGS: 
PLAN CONFIRMATION AND MISCELLANEOUS HEARINGS  

To register for a telephonic appearance, follow the procedure indicated above, except:

  1. you must register by 12:00 noon on the Wednesday September 9th; and 
  2. if you will participate in more than one hearing, register by sending one email only and in that email provide requested information for each separate hearing.

Updated August 13, 2020

Printable version of Judge Zurzolo's Telephonic Appearance Procedures

 

About the Judge

Appointment(s):

 Education:

  • University of California, San Diego, 1978, B.A.
  • University of California, Davis, School of Law, 1982, J.D.

 Honors:

  • 2011 Calvin Ashland Award for Judge of the Year - awarded by the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association
  • 2011 Leadership Award - awarded by the Public Counsel Law Center, Los Angeles
Tentative Rulings
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