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Announcement

December 22, 2020
MEDIA RELEASE   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 22, 2020 Chief Bankruptcy Judge Maureen A. Tighe announced the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California has issued its Small Business Reorganization Task Force Final Report...
December 11, 2020
The Los Angeles Bankruptcy Self-Help Desk will be closed December 14, 2020 through January 6, 2021. The Santa Ana Bankruptcy Self-Help Desk will be closed from Tuesday, December 21, 2020 through January 13, 2021. Callers will be able to leave a...
July 30, 2020
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has announced 3 Bankruptcy Judgeship Opportunities, including 1 opportunity for the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Oregon, with Portland as the official duty station, and 2 for...
July 18, 2020
Enhanced entry screening services will be conducted beginning on Monday, July 20, 2020 at the First Street Courthouse, Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Ronald Reagan Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, and the George E. Brown...
July 9, 2020
On May 28, 2020, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, issued General Order No. 20-07, which instituted an annual renewal fee of $25 for every attorney who has been a member of the Bar of the Central District of...
June 12, 2020
The U.S. Trustee Program is extending the requirement that section 341 meetings be conducted by telephone or video appearance to all cases filed through October 10, 2020. However, if the responsible U.S. Trustee or case trustee determines that an in...
May 26, 2020
Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit have approved the reappointment of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Victoria S. Kaufman of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.  To see a copy of the news release,...
April 2, 2020
Due to developing issues associated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and the national emergency declaration by the President of the United States, all Section 341(a) Meetings of Creditors will be conducted telephonically effective immediately...
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...
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...
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...
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...
December 10, 2019
The Self-Help Desks have announced their holiday schedules, and will be closed accordingly: Los Angeles - Closed beginning December 16, 2019, and reopening on January 13, 2020 Northern - Closed on December 13, 2019, resuming their normal schedule on...
December 10, 2019
The following Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and an Official Form were amended and became effective December 1, 2019:   Rule 4001 Relief from Automatic Stay; Prohibiting or Conditioning the Use, Sale, or Lease of Property; Use of Cash...
October 29, 2019
The current term of the Honorable Robert N. Kwan, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, is due to expire in February 2021. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is considering the reappointment of Judge Kwan to a...
October 29, 2019
The United States Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee, seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for inclusion in a pool of trustees who may be appointed on a case-by-case basis to administer cases filed under the...
September 20, 2019
Don’t miss out on this special opportunity to meet and converse with federal judges about: Roadways to the federal bench: who, me? a Bankruptcy Judge? THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT *  *  *  * Live Broadcast from Washington, D.C. Local Roundtable...

Public Notice

December 18, 2020
The United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, is proposing amendments to its Local Bankruptcy Rules and is circulating the proposed amendments to the bar and public for comment. A summary and redline of the proposed amendments...
December 8, 2020
On December 8, 2020, Chief Judge Maureen A. Tighe issued General Order 20-12 In Re: COVID-19 Public Emergency – Closure of All Courthouses Through January 8, 2021 in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to more closely align with District...
November 27, 2020
On November 27, 2020, Chief Judge Maureen A. Tighe issued General Order 20-11 In Re: Procedures for Phased Reopening During COVID-19 Public Emergency – Reclosure of Santa Ana Public Intake Area in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to...
November 12, 2020
All divisions of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California will be closed on the following holidays: Thursday, November 26, 2020 Thanksgiving Friday, November 27, 2020 Day after Thanksgiving Friday, December 25, 2020...
November 7, 2020
The Judicial Conference of the United States approved adjustments to the miscellaneous fee schedule for bankruptcy courts. These changes become effective December 1, 2020, as follows: Filing Type Current Fee New Fee Chapter 7 Chapter 9 Chapter...
October 9, 2020
On October 9, 2020, Chief Judge Maureen A. Tighe issued General Order 20-09 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...
September 25, 2020
On September 25, 2020, Chief Judge Maureen A. Tighe issued General Order 20-07 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...
September 11, 2020
On September 11, 2020, Chief Judge Maureen A. Tighe issued Amended General Order 20-06 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...
August 13, 2020
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The comment...
August 7, 2020
On August 7, 2020, Chief Judge Maureen A. Tighe issued General Order 20-06 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...
August 6, 2020
On August 6, 2020, Chief Judge Maureen A. Tighe issued General Order 20-05, In Re: Procedures for Phased Reopening During COVID-19 Public Emergency in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to clarify the operations of the United States...
July 22, 2020
The Riverside Division of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Thursday, July 23, 2020 as a precautionary measure while the building is undergoing cleaning and maintenance. The Los Angeles, Santa Ana, San Fernando Valley and Northern...
July 15, 2020
On September 1, 2020 Judge Catherine E. Bauer will retire from the bench.  Effective July 31, 2020, Judge Bauer’s pending bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings will be reassigned to other judges as specified in the following tables:...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
December 31, 2019
The Board of Judges for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, approved the following technical amendments to the Court’s Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs) that become effective January 2, 2020: LBR 3011-1  Procedure for...
December 31, 2019
On January 2, 2020, the Court’s requirements and form for requesting the release of unclaimed funds will be revised as follows: LBR 3011-1 will be amended, effective January 2, 2020, to change the form to be used for requesting the release of...
December 31, 2019
The United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California made the following changes to its Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR) forms that become effective December 31, 2019: Amended LBR Form Chapter 7 Trustee’s Notice of Motion and Motion Under...
December 20, 2019
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California amended General Order 96-05, Attorney Discipline Procedures in Bankruptcy Court. This Sixth Amended General Order 96-05 became effective December 18, 2019. General Order 96-05...
November 22, 2019
The Clerk’s Office in the 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 13, 2019, to enable staff to attend a district-wide...
October 22, 2019
All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California will be closed on the following holidays:     Thursday, November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Friday, November 29, 2019 Day after Thanksgiving Wednesday, December 25, 2019...
October 14, 2019
Following the fire-related closure of the San Fernando Valley Division on Friday, October 11, 2019, the Division will reopen and resume full operations on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.   We apologize for any inconvenience this closure may have caused....
October 11, 2019
Due to recent fire activity, the San Fernando Valley Division will be closed on Friday, October 11, 2019. During this closure, you may file documents at either of the following divisions of the Court: Los Angeles Division: 255 E. Temple Street, Los...
October 2, 2019
The Court will be deploying a nationally required update of its Case Management/Electronic Filing system (CM/ECF) that will upgrade system security and prepare the Court’s CM/ECF system for its conversion to NextGen CM/ECF – currently scheduled for...
August 19, 2019
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.  The...
July 31, 2019
The Central District of California Bankruptcy Court divisions will be closed during the following dates and times: Division Date/Time of Closure Riverside Monday, August 12, 2019  from 9:00 am to 10:30 am Santa Ana Monday, August 12, 2019 ...
June 10, 2019
The Court closure at the Court’s Northern Division in Santa Barbara, previously scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, 2019, has been cancelled. The Northern Division at 1415 State Street, Santa Barbara, California will be open for business on Tuesday,...
June 6, 2019
The Court’s Northern Division at 1415 State Street, Santa Barbara, California will be closed on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, due to a scheduled Southern California Edison maintenance outage.  For emergency filings that cannot be electronically filed...
May 6, 2019
Effective May 6, 2019, Judge Deborah J. Saltzman will begin receiving a portion of chapter 11 cases filed in the San Fernando Valley Division.   Judge Saltzman will hear her San Fernando Valley Division chapter 11 cases in her Los Angeles courtroom...

Bids & Proposals

September 28, 2020
The Bankruptcy Court is seeking Open Market pricing quotes from qualified vendors for NetApp Annual Support and Maintenance Contract Renewal for 6000 series and 70000 Series or EQUAL for the following equipment: NetApp storage S/N:  721637000241, ...

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