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Public Notice

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 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 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...
March 20, 2019
The United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California approved revisions to Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR) forms, Chapter 13 Plan and Order Confirming Chapter 13 Plan, that become effective April 15, 2019.  The forms have been posted but...
March 20, 2019
On April 1, 2019, the Court will modify the CM/ECF docket event for filing a Chapter 13 Plan to comply with national statistical requirements.   The modified Chapter 13 Plan docket event will have five new input screens related to Sections II and IV...
March 11, 2019
On April 1, 2019, automatic adjustments to some dollar amounts in the following Official Forms and instructions will become effective: Official Form 106C Schedule C: The Property You Claim as Exempt Official Form 107 Statement of Financial Affairs...
March 5, 2019
In 2014, the Court adopted a new Strategic Plan to define its direction for the next five years.  The Court’s Strategic Plan identifies long-term issues facing the Court, together with the goals and strategies to address each of these issues.  ...
January 23, 2019
During the current ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California will be open and continue full operations through January 31, 2019.    Should the lapse in...
January 16, 2019
Effective February 11, 2019, Judge Martin R. Barash’s pending San Fernando Valley Division Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings will be reassigned to Chief Judge Maureen A. Tighe.   Also effective February 11, 2019, Judge...
January 7, 2019
By General Order 19-01 entered on January 7, 2019, Chief Bankruptcy Judge Maureen A. Tighe ordered all employees to continue to work full time during any funding lapse.  The Chief Judge has determined that all judges and their personal staffs, as...
January 4, 2019
The Court will be closed on the following federal holidays during 2019.  Unless otherwise announced, electronic systems (e.g., CM/ECF, LOU, ePOC, etc.) will continue to operate during Court closures.  Additional Court closures may be announced in...

Announcement

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
April 18, 2019
Beginning in May 2019, Santa Ana's Free Legal Clinic for Chapter 7 Debtors is changing its Friday hours.  New Friday hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Free help is offered on a first come, first served basis and individuals are not...
March 21, 2019
The current term of the Honorable Victoria S. Kaufman, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, is due to expire in May 2020. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is considering the reappointment of Judge Kaufman to a...
February 6, 2019
The Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California is seeking qualified candidates to fill several vacancies.  Positions available are: Network Specialist, Audio/Visual Specialist, and Audio/Visual Manager.  Salaries range from $55,401 to $...
January 23, 2019
On January 23, 2019, Chief Judge Tighe entered an order granting the "United States' Omnibus Motion for Enlargement of Deadlines and a Stay of Proceedings in which the United States Government is a Party in Light of Lapse of Appropriations."  The...

Bids & Proposals

April 23, 2019
Dear Vendor: The United States Bankruptcy Court in the Central District of California would like to solicit a quote for three (3) Cisco Catalyst 9400 Supervisor Engine-1XL modules from an authorized Cisco Reseller.  These modules will be installed...