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Local Bankruptcy Rules Amendments Effective January 2, 2019

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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 2, 2019:

LBR LBR Title Type of Amendment
LBR 2091-1 Attorneys – Withdrawal, Substitution, and Change of Address To clarify the process for withdrawal or substitution of attorney and to require a motion when an individual represented by an attorney desires to represent himself/herself.
LBR 7026-1(b)(1) Discovery Conference and Disclosures To remedy existing ambiguities about when Rule-26 disclosures must be made.
LBR 9011-2(b) Persons Appearing Without Counsel To clarify the current rule about what it means for an individual to appear personally.
LBR 9013-1(j) Motion Practice and Contested Matters Technical revision for consistency --“unrepresented” changed to “self-represented.”
LBR 9021-1(b)(3) Orders and Judgments To address an inconsistency between LBR 9021-1 and judges’ practices related to the holding period for lodged orders.

The revised LBRs, and a redline summary of the revisions, are available on the Local Bankruptcy Rules web page of the Court’s website



December 27, 2018