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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,...
December 17, 2021
The L.A. Bankruptcy Self-Help Desk is temporarily closed for the holidays, reopening on January 5, 2022. During this time, the DAP online intake form and message line will also be unavailable.  Individuals seeking referrals to a private attorney may...
November 19, 2021
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September 1, 2021
As of September 1, Self-Represented Litigants (SRLs) will have the option of completing a chapter 13 bankruptcy petition through electronic Self-Representation (eSR). eSR is an online tool to help SRLs complete bankruptcy petition documents....
August 12, 2021
The United States District Court for the Central District of California, pursuant to General Order No. 21-05, instituted an annual renewal fee of $25 that is due on September 1 of each year for all attorneys admitted to the Court’s Bar before...
August 9, 2021
In this video, Chief Judge Maureen A. Tighe and a panel of Central District of California Bankruptcy judges and staff discuss preparing for remote evidentiary hearings and trials. Topics include submitting and presenting exhibits, witness...
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...
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.   
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...
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...
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...

Public Notice

December 9, 2021
The Court is pleased to announce the release of The Central Guide, a brand new digital tool to replace the Court Manual. The Central Guide is a one-stop digital database with hundreds of links to content that no longer needs to be in the Court...
December 2, 2021
The Clerk’s Office in the Los Angeles, 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 10, 2021, to enable staff to attend a...
November 8, 2021
All divisions of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California will be closed on the following holidays: Thursday, November 25, 2021  Thanksgiving Friday, November 26, 2021 Day after Thanksgiving Friday, December 24, 2021...
November 2, 2021
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California has drafted revisions to the Court’s Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs) and is now seeking public comment. Drafts of the LBR revisions listed below are available on the Local...
October 22, 2021
All divisions of the Court will be closed on Thursday, November 11, 2021 in observance of Veterans 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 affected by...
October 8, 2021
On October 16, 2021, the Court will conduct a disaster recovery test that impacts its information systems. The following Court systems and applications will not be available from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2021: LOU (Lodged...
October 1, 2021
On October 1, 2021, Chief Judge Maureen A. Tighe issued General Order 21-06 In Re: Coronavirus Public Emergency – Vaccination and Testing Policy for COVID-19. General Order 21-06 was ordered upon consideration of the continued spread of COVID-19 in...
September 20, 2021
All divisions of the Court will be closed on Monday, October 11, 2021, in observance of Columbus 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...
August 16, 2021
All divisions of the Court will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021, in observance of Labor 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...
August 6, 2021
The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (Standing Committee) approved publication of proposed amendments, for public comment, regarding the following: Appellate Rules 2 and 4; Bankruptcy Restyled Rules Parts III-VI;...
July 30, 2021
The United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California approved two new Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR) forms, effective July 30, 2021: LBR Form Number LBR Form Title F 4001-1.SEIZED.PROPERTY.MOTION Notice of Motion and Motion for Order...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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