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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 18, 2020
"For the health and safety of visitors and staff, the San Fernando Valley Self-Help Desk will be closed until further notice. Neighborhood Legal Services will continue to assist debtors and creditors who are not represented by an attorney. Anyone...
Announcement
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
March 12, 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
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