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November 27, 2020
On November 27, 2020, Chief Judge Maureen A. Tighe issued General Order 20-11 In Re: Procedures for Phased Reopening During COVID-19 Public Emergency – Reclosure of Santa Ana Public Intake Area in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to...
Public Notice
November 12, 2020
All divisions of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California will be closed on the following holidays: Thursday, November 26, 2020 Thanksgiving Friday, November 27, 2020 Day after Thanksgiving Friday, December 25, 2020...
Public Notice
November 7, 2020
The Judicial Conference of the United States approved adjustments to the miscellaneous fee schedule for bankruptcy courts. These changes become effective December 1, 2020, as follows: Filing Type Current Fee New Fee Chapter 7 Chapter 9 Chapter...
Public Notice
October 16, 2020
In order to facilitate court operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California is providing judges the ability to conduct court proceedings remotely by videoconference, using the Zoom for...
Announcement
October 9, 2020
On October 9, 2020, Chief Judge Maureen A. Tighe issued General Order 20-09 In Re: Procedures for Phased Reopening During COVID-19 Public Emergency in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to more closely align with District Court operations...
Public Notice
September 29, 2020
In response to the respiratory illness caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19), we would like to assure the public that we are following all recommended guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities. The...
Announcement
September 28, 2020
The Bankruptcy Court is seeking Open Market pricing quotes from qualified vendors for NetApp Annual Support and Maintenance Contract Renewal for 6000 series and 70000 Series or EQUAL for the following equipment: NetApp storage S/N:  721637000241, ...
Bids & Proposals
September 25, 2020
On September 25, 2020, Chief Judge Maureen A. Tighe issued General Order 20-07 In Re: Procedures for Phased Reopening During COVID-19 Public Emergency in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to more closely align with District Court...
Public Notice
September 11, 2020
On September 11, 2020, Chief Judge Maureen A. Tighe issued Amended General Order 20-06 In Re: Procedures for Phased Reopening During COVID-19 Public Emergency in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to more closely align with District Court...
Public Notice
August 13, 2020
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The comment...
Public Notice
August 7, 2020
On August 7, 2020, Chief Judge Maureen A. Tighe issued General Order 20-06 In Re: Procedures for Phased Reopening During COVID-19 Public Emergency in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to more closely align with District Court operations...
Public Notice
August 6, 2020
On August 6, 2020, Chief Judge Maureen A. Tighe issued General Order 20-05, In Re: Procedures for Phased Reopening During COVID-19 Public Emergency in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to clarify the operations of the United States...
Public Notice
July 30, 2020
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has announced 3 Bankruptcy Judgeship Opportunities, including 1 opportunity for the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Oregon, with Portland as the official duty station, and 2 for...
Announcement
July 22, 2020
The Riverside Division of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Thursday, July 23, 2020 as a precautionary measure while the building is undergoing cleaning and maintenance. The Los Angeles, Santa Ana, San Fernando Valley and Northern...
Public Notice
July 18, 2020
Enhanced entry screening services will be conducted beginning on Monday, July 20, 2020 at the First Street Courthouse, Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Ronald Reagan Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, and the George E. Brown...
Announcement
July 15, 2020
On September 1, 2020 Judge Catherine E. Bauer will retire from the bench.  Effective July 31, 2020, Judge Bauer’s pending bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings will be reassigned to other judges as specified in the following tables:...
Public Notice
July 9, 2020
On May 28, 2020, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, issued General Order No. 20-07, which instituted an annual renewal fee of $25 for every attorney who has been a member of the Bar of the Central District of...
Announcement
June 12, 2020
The U.S. Trustee Program is extending the requirement that section 341 meetings be conducted by telephone or video appearance to all cases filed through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible U.S. Trustee or case trustee determines that an in...
Announcement
May 26, 2020
Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit have approved the reappointment of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Victoria S. Kaufman of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.  To see a copy of the news release,...
Announcement
April 2, 2020
Due to developing issues associated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and the national emergency declaration by the President of the United States, all Section 341(a) Meetings of Creditors will be conducted telephonically effective immediately...
Announcement
March 27, 2020
Effective April 2, 2020, Judge Martin R. Barash’s Northern Division chapter 13 cases and related adversary proceedings will be reassigned to Judge Deborah J. Saltzman.    Hearings on Reassigned Cases and Adversary Proceedings To schedule matters on...
Public Notice
March 13, 2020
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California continues to closely monitor the national and local response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). We will be following guidance provided by the Administrative Office of the...
Announcement
March 12, 2020
The Court’s hosted SQL Server will be undergoing security updates on Saturday, March 14, 2020. As a result, the Lodged Order Upload (LOU) system will not be available, and ECF users will not be able to upload orders Saturday, March 14, from 8:00 PM...
Public Notice
February 14, 2020
The current term of the Honorable Ernest M. Robles, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, is due to expire in June 2021. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is considering the reappointment of Judge Robles to a...
Announcement
February 11, 2020
The Court will deploy a nationally required update of its Case Management/Electronic Filing system (CM/ECF) to bring it into compliance with the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (“SBRA”).  SBRA becomes effective on February 19, 2020, for...
Public Notice
February 6, 2020
A bankruptcy litigation clinic will be held at the San Fernando Valley division on Friday, February 14, 2020, and again on Friday, March 6th, 2020.  The two-hour programs will begin at 10:00 a.m.  Designed for people who have already filed a...
Announcement
January 30, 2020
The Court will be closed on the following federal holidays during 2020.  Unless otherwise announced, electronic systems (e.g., CM/ECF, LOU, ePOC) will continue to operate during Court closures.  Additional Court closures may be announced in...
Public Notice
January 29, 2020
The Bankruptcy Self-Help Center at the Los Angeles division will be closed temporarily. The Help Center will reopen on March 9, 2020. Help desks are available at all four of the other Court locations in the Central District. Please visit the Court’s...
Announcement
January 10, 2020
All divisions of the Court will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Court’s automated systems (e.g., the Court’s website, CM/ECF, LOU, PACER, VCIS, ePOC, etc.) will be operational and will not be...
Public Notice