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May 21, 2024
The current term of the Honorable Neil W. Bason, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, is due to expire in October 2025. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is considering the reappointment of Judge Bason to a new...
Announcement
May 9, 2024
The Court’s mission statement is “to serve the most populous and diverse judicial district in the country by providing bankruptcy relief, fair and impartial justice, and a prompt and efficient resolution of disputes.” One way the Court advances this...
Announcement
May 7, 2024
All divisions of the Court will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of Memorial 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
April 26, 2024
Coming soon, ALL Chapter 7, 12, and 13 § 341 meetings in the Central District of California will transition to ZOOM video meetings.  For more information, please view the pdf.
Announcement
April 22, 2024
The Court has approved increases in the amounts attorneys for chapter 13 debtors may charge if they execute and file a Rights and Responsibilities Agreement Between Chapter 13 Debtors and Their Attorneys, LBR Form 3015-1.RARA (RARA). For chapter 13...
Public Notice
April 12, 2024
The Court is engaged in updating its five-year Strategic Plan and seeking public input.  In 2019, the Court established a new Strategic Plan to provide a roadmap for its future direction over the next five years. The plan included four (4) long-term...
Public Notice
April 9, 2024
The Court is engaged in updating its five-year Strategic Plan and seeking public input. In 2019, the Court established a new Strategic Plan to provide a roadmap for its future direction over the next five years. The plan included four (4) long-term...
Public Notice
April 1, 2024
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
March 21, 2024
Qualified applicants who are interested in serving as a Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representative are invited to submit an application to the United States District Court, Central District of California, by June 14, 2024. Submit...
Announcement
March 19, 2024
Public Counsel is hosting an educational webinar by Zoom, at the link below, about what bankruptcy can do and cannot do, as well as to share community resources. Topics include: Learning about filing for bankruptcy when an individual is behind on...
Announcement
March 1, 2024
The United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, is proposing amendments and other minor changes to its Local Bankruptcy Rules and is circulating the proposed amendments to the bar and public for comment.  A summary and redline of...
Public Notice
February 9, 2024
All divisions of the Court will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024 in observance of Presidents’ 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 7, 2024
On January 25, 2024, Chief Judge Theodor C. Albert issued General Order 24-01 highlighting the history and purpose of the court’s Loan Modification Management Program. General Order 24-01 was entered to make the Loan Modification Management program...
Public Notice
February 5, 2024
On Saturday, February 24, 2024, the Court will work with the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to conduct an essential systems migration that will impact its information systems. As a result, the following Court systems and applications will...
Public Notice
January 8, 2024
All divisions of the Court will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2024 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) will be operational and will not be...
Public Notice
January 4, 2024
The Court will be closed on the following federal holidays during 2024.  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