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December 2, 2022
As a reminder, all divisions of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California will be closed on Monday, December 26, 2022 in observance of Christmas Day and Monday, January 2, 2023 in observance of New Year’s Day....
Announcement
December 1, 2022
On December 1, 2022, Chief Judge Theodor C. Albert issued General Order 22-03 which rescinds the Coronavirus Public Emergency – Vaccination and Testing Policy for COVID-19 as described in General Order 21-06 and the amended version of the Policy as...
Public Notice
November 30, 2022
The Clerk’s Office in the Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Ana, San Fernando Valley, and Northern Divisions of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California will be closed on Friday, December 9, 2022, to enable staff to attend a...
Public Notice
November 13, 2022
The current term of the Honorable Deborah J. Saltzman, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, is due to expire in March 2024. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is considering the reappointment of Judge Saltzman...
Announcement
November 7, 2022
On November 1, 2022, Chief Judge Theodor C. Albert issued General Order 22-02, Vacating General Orders That Are Obsolete or Superseded. Please refer to General Order 22-02 for a complete listing of General Orders that have been vacated. General...
Public Notice
October 31, 2022
All divisions of the Court will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2022 in observance of Veterans Day. The Court’s automated systems (e.g., the Court’s website, CM/ECF, LOU, PACER, VCIS, ePOC) will be operational and will not be affected by the...
Public Notice
October 4, 2022
Our court’s Loan Modification Program began as a pilot program in 2017.  Recently the Board of Judges voted to make it permanent.  Loan Modification Management Pilot Program | Central District of California | United States Bankruptcy Court (uscourts...
Announcement
October 3, 2022
All divisions of the Court will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2022 in observance of Columbus Day. The Court’s automated systems (e.g., the Court’s website, CM/ECF, LOU, PACER, VCIS, ePOC) will be operational and will not be affected by the...
Public Notice
October 3, 2022
Additional dates are now available for LIVE informational sessions via Zoom on the new features of The Central Guide, how to navigate the new tool, and more. No registration needed. Did you miss a detail from a previous session that you would like...
Announcement
September 13, 2022
The California Association of Realtors® has published median home sale prices by county, relevant for assisting in the determination of home valuation in certain bankruptcy matters. The median values are published annually and can be found at the...
Announcement
September 8, 2022
On September 8, 2022, Chief Judge Theodor C. Albert issued General Order 22-01 In Re: Prohibition on Broadcasting, Televising, Recording, and Photographing Bankruptcy Court Proceedings, including Hearings Conducted by Remote Transmission. General...
Public Notice
September 7, 2022
On Friday, September 9, 2022, the Court will conduct essential systems maintenance that will impact its information systems. As a result, the following automated Court systems and applications will not be available from 9:00 PM on Friday, September...
Public Notice
August 29, 2022
All divisions of the Court will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022 in observance of Labor Day. The Court’s automated systems (e.g., the Court’s website, CM/ECF, LOU, PACER, VCIS, ePOC) will be operational and will not be affected by the closure...
Public Notice
August 24, 2022
All divisions of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California will be closed on the following holidays: Thursday, November 24, 2022 Thanksgiving Friday, November 25, 2022 Day after Thanksgiving Monday, December 26, 2022...
Public Notice
August 17, 2022
The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (Standing Committee) have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.  The...
Public Notice
August 16, 2022
On October 29, 2022, Judge Erithe A. Smith will retire from the bench. Effective September 1, 2022, Judge Smith’s pending Santa Ana Division bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings will be reassigned to other judges as follows: Chapter 7...
Public Notice
August 16, 2022
Effective September 1, 2022, Judge Mark D. Houle’s pending Riverside Division chapter 13 bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings will be reassigned to Judge Magdalena Reyes Bordeaux, with the exception of the following cases and related...
Public Notice
August 9, 2022
On Saturday, August 13, 2022, the Court will conduct essential systems maintenance that will impact its information systems. As a result, the following automated Court systems and applications will not be available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM on...
Public Notice
July 27, 2022
Effective August 5, 2022, Judge Maureen A. Tighe’s pending San Fernando Valley Division chapter 13 bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings will be reassigned to Judge Martin R. Barash with the exception of the following bankruptcy cases...
Public Notice
July 22, 2022
Pursuant to United States District Court General Order 21-08, all individuals seeking entry to, or occupying, all divisions of the Bankruptcy Court must abide by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent guidance regarding face...
Public Notice
June 23, 2022
From Friday, July 1, 2022 to Tuesday, July 5, 2022, the Court will conduct an essential systems and security upgrade that will impact its information systems. As a result, the following Court systems and applications will not be available from 5:00...
Public Notice
June 13, 2022
All divisions of the Court will be closed on Monday, June 20, 2022 in observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day. The Court’s automated systems (e.g., the Court’s website, CM/ECF, LOU, PACER, VCIS, ePOC) will be operational and will not be...
Public Notice
June 2, 2022
LOS ANGELES – The U.S. District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California hosted a civics contest for high school students in grades nine through twelve (Local Contest), which was held in conjunction with a civics...
Announcement
May 20, 2022
All divisions of the Court will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022 in observance of Memorial 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 affected by the...
Public Notice
May 19, 2022
The United States Bankruptcy Court Central District of CA is requesting Open Market quotes for millwork repair in courtrooms located in Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Riverside, Woodland Hills and Santa Barbara, with the addition of swing door repair in...
Bids & Proposals
March 10, 2022
On Sunday, March 13, 2022, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts will conduct essential systems maintenance that will impact the Court’s information systems. As a result, the following automated Court systems and applications will not be...
Public Notice
March 4, 2022
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Announcement
March 1, 2022
On Saturday, March 5, 2022, the Court will conduct essential systems maintenance that will impact its information systems. As a result, the following automated Court systems and applications will not be available from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday...
Public Notice
February 17, 2022
Effective February 14, 2022, a portion of newly filed Santa Ana Division chapter 13 bankruptcy cases will be assigned to Judge Mark D. Houle of the Riverside Division. Hearings on Santa Ana chapter 13 cases assigned to Judge Houle will be held...
Public Notice
February 17, 2022
On Saturday, February 26, 2022, the Court will conduct essential systems maintenance that will impact its information systems. As a result, the following automated Court systems and applications will not be available from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM on...
Public Notice
February 15, 2022
Effective February 18, 2022, Judge Deborah J. Saltzman’s pending Northern Division bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings will be reassigned to Judge Ronald A. Clifford III as follows: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Cases and Related Adversary...
Public Notice
February 11, 2022
All divisions of the Court will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2022 in observance of President’s Day. The Court’s automated systems (e.g., the Court’s website, CM/ECF, LOU, PACER, VCIS, ePOC) will be operational and will not be affected by the...
Public Notice
February 10, 2022
On March 1, 2022, Judge Mark S. Wallace will retire from the bench. Effective February 24, 2022, Judge Wallace’s pending Riverside bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings will be reassigned to other judges as follows:   Chapter 7...
Public Notice
February 10, 2022
Effective February 15, 2022, Judge Scott C. Clarkson’s pending Santa Ana chapter 13 bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings will be reassigned to Judge Mark D. Houle. Hearings on Reassign Cases and Adversary Proceedings To schedule...
Public Notice
February 10, 2022
On March 1, 2022, Judge Mark S. Wallace will retire from the bench. Effective February 24, 2022, Judge Wallace’s pending Santa Ana bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings will be reassigned to other judges as follows: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy...
Public Notice
February 3, 2022
To align with District Court operations as announced in District Court’s Notice from the Clerk: Notice of Amended Policy Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Bankruptcy Court...
Public Notice
February 2, 2022
Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit have appointed Ronald Alonzo Clifford, III, as the next bankruptcy judge on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.  English | Spanish
Announcement
January 31, 2022
The Board of Judges for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, approved the following amendments to the Court’s Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs) that become effective January 31, 2022: Summary of Local Bankruptcy Rules...
Public Notice
January 21, 2022
The Northern Division, which was closed to the public on January 13, 2022, as described in Public Notice 22-003, was reopened to the public on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Documents may now be filed at the Intake Section of the Northern Division...
Public Notice
January 20, 2022
Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit have appointed Magdalena Reyes Bordeaux as the next bankruptcy judge on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. (more)
Announcement
January 13, 2022
Per General Order 21-05, by discretion of Chief Bankruptcy Judge Theodor C. Albert, the Northern Division of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California is closed until further notice due to confirmed exposure to COVID-19. ...
Public Notice
January 10, 2022
All divisions of the Court will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022 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
January 6, 2022
The Court will be closed on the following federal holidays during 2022.  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 4, 2022
On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, the Court will begin offering an electronic payment method for the submission of pro hac vice fees to the U.S. District Court. The new online payment method provides easier access to non-resident attorneys who request to...
Announcement