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July 19, 2021
A free electronic fee payment method is now available to the public for a limited selection of court services. The new online payment method provides easier access for self-represented litigants to make payments remotely for the selection of...
Announcement
July 12, 2021
The L.A. Bankruptcy Self-Help Desk is temporarily closed, reopening on August 30, 2021. During this time, the DAP online intake form and message line will also be unavailable. Individuals seeking referrals to a private attorney may contact Smartlaw...
Announcement
June 22, 2021
On June 22, 2021, Chief Judge Maureen A. Tighe issued General Order 21-05 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
June 21, 2021
All divisions of the Court will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of 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 affected by the...
Public Notice
June 17, 2021
All divisions of the Court will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021 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
May 13, 2021
Office of the United States Trustee – Region 16 will be hosting a virtual learning event for practitioners via Microsoft® Teams. This is a free event. However registration is required. All sessions will be identical.   
Announcement
May 10, 2021
All divisions of the Court will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2021 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 16, 2021
The L.A. Bankruptcy Self-Help Desk is temporarily closed, reopening on May 3, 2021. During this time, the DAP online intake form and message line will also be unavailable. Individuals seeking referrals to a private attorney may contact Smartlaw at...
Announcement
April 9, 2021
Zoom Training Videos 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,...
Announcement
April 8, 2021
On April 8, 2021, Chief Judge Maureen A. Tighe issued General Order 21-04 In Re: Procedures for Phased Reopening During COVID-19 Public Emergency Permitting In-Person Court Hearings in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to more closely...
Public Notice
April 1, 2021
The Court will be migrating its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing system (CM/ECF) to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen). NextGen is the culmination of a multi-year phased project by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to provide...
Public Notice
March 31, 2021
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
March 19, 2021
On March 19, 2021, Chief Judge Maureen A. Tighe issued General Order 21-03 In Re: COVID-19 Public Emergency – Reopening of All Intake Areas in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to more closely align with District Court operations in...
Public Notice
March 4, 2021
The Board of Judges for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, approved the following new rules and amendments to the Court’s Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs) that become effective February 1, 2021: Summary of New Local...
Public Notice
February 3, 2021
All divisions of the Court will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021 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
January 29, 2021
On January 29, 2021, Chief Judge Maureen A. Tighe issued General Order 21-02 In Re: COVID-19 Public Emergency – Closure of All Courthouses Until Further Notice in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to more closely align with District...
Public Notice
January 12, 2021
All divisions of the Court will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021 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 12, 2021
The U.S. Bankruptcy for the Central District of California is addressing the cybersecurity breach involving SolarWinds Orion software supply chain, and is cooperating in a coordinated response at the circuit and national levels to protect access to...
Announcement
January 7, 2021
On January 7, 2021, Chief Judge Maureen A. Tighe issued General Order 21-01 In Re: COVID-19 Public Emergency – Closure of All Courthouses Through January 29, 2021 in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to more closely align with District...
Public Notice
January 5, 2021
The Court will be closed on the following federal holidays during 2021.  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