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06/29/18

After a period of public comment, the amendments to the Local Bankruptcy Rules as presented in General Order 190 and 190-A are effective on Sunday, July 1, 2018. A...

05/30/18

On April 10, 2018, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of California published General Order (GO) 190, which included several amendments to the court’s Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR). The period for public comment has closed. However,...

05/24/18

Chapter 7 Trustee Guidelines — The standing panel of Chapter 7 Trustees have updated the guidelines for the administration of Chapter 7 cases as of April 20, 2018. The revised guidelines are posted on the...

04/10/18

The Court, having considered comments and suggestions provided by the Local Bankruptcy Rules Advisory Committee, implements changes to Local Bankruptcy Rules 1001-6(c); 3015-6; 4001-3; 9013-3; 9013-6(a); 9013-6(b); and 9013-7(d). All of the...

02/05/18

In November 2017, Chief Judge Laura S. Taylor wrote to Bar leaders explaining the court's current thoughts on Chapter 13 presumptive fees, along with an outline of the analysis that went into their creation. A copy of the letter is available...

12/20/17

An increase in quarterly fees paid by Chapter 11 debtors with disbursements of at least $1 million per quarter will take effect on January 1, 2018. Read more about...

12/01/17

As previously announced, the revised Chapter 13 Plan (CSD 1300) is now effective. A revised set of Guidelines for Using Mandatory Chapter 13 Plan (...

11/14/17

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of California having previously adopted a revised Mandatory Chapter 13 Plan (see General Order 173-C), the Guidelines for Using...

11/02/17

The Court has reviewed the comments received following the publication of General Order 173-B and has made the following determination:

The Court adopts a revised Chapter 13 Plan (CSD 1300) and revised Chapter 13 Rights and...

09/12/17

The Court having considered the requirements of amended Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 3015, effective December 1, 2017, proposes changes to its mandatory Chapter 13 Plan (currently CSD 1300.1 to be renumbered CSD 1300). In addition, the...

08/21/17

After a period of public comment, the amendments to the Local Bankruptcy Rules as presented in General Order 189 are now in effect. Specifically, the amendments include changes to Local...

07/14/17

The Court, having considered comments and suggestions provided by the Local Bankruptcy Rules Advisory Committee, implements changes to Local Bankruptcy Rules 1017-1(a) and (b); 2014-2(a); 3013-1; 5011-1(c); and 9013-10(c).

The Court also...

05/08/17

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit invites applications from highly qualified candidates for Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Idaho. This position will be available on or after March 18, 2018. Click here to view the opportunity...

03/27/17

The Court, having adopted a new mandatory Chapter 13 plan for use in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Southern District of California, modifies Bankruptcy General Order No. 175-E to comply with the new mandated plan. The restated procedure for...

01/12/17

Information regarding the posting and application process are located at https://www.usajobs.gov. Enter 17-1876285 in the Keyword field. The job closes January 24, 2017.

11/22/16

Many CSD forms have been modified primarily in response to the change in FRBP 9006 re: time after service. This .zip file contains all of the revised CSD forms, as well as the amended national form 410S2 Notice of Postpetition Mortgage Fees,...

11/22/16

On April 28, 2016, the Supreme Court adopted changes to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Civil, Criminal, and Bankruptcy Procedures that are scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016. Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure 1010, 1011, 2002, 3002...

11/22/16

The Judicial Conference of the United States has approved an inflationary adjustment to a small number of fees; visit the court's Filing Fees page.

11/16/16

The Court, having considered the upcoming amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure scheduled for December 1, 2016, implements changes to the Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR). LBR 2002-2(d) is modified to delete the reference to...

10/03/16

After a period of public comment, the Court, having considered comments and suggestions provided by the Local Bankruptcy Rules Advisory Committee, adopts changes to the Local Bankruptcy Rules.

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08/22/16

The Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. launches their new Bankruptcy Self-Help Center at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 325 West F Street, San Diego on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 2 to 4 pm and will continue every Wednesday thereafter during...

08/11/16

The Court having considered comments and suggestions provided by the Local Bankruptcy Rules Advisory Committee, implements changes to the Local Bankruptcy Rules. The following revisions are proposed: Local Bankruptcy Rule 4002-2 is modified to...

06/07/16

The San Diego Chapter of the Federal Bar Association invites you to attend a presentation titled The Unveiling of the New Required Form Chapter 13 Plan.

  • Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
  • Time: 12:15 to 1:30 p.m....
06/02/16

After multiple periods allowing for public comment, Local Bankruptcy Rule 3015-1 implementing the mandatory Chapter 13 Plan (CSD 1300.1) became effective on June 1, 2016. The Local Bankruptcy Rules and Administrative Procedures have been updated...

05/19/16

Having considered additional comments received, General Order 186-A is amended to adopt revised versions of the Mandatory Chapter 13 Plan (now designated as CSD 1300.1) and the...

04/18/16

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit invites applications from highly qualified candidates for Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Washington - Tacoma. This position will be available on or after January 1, 2017. Click here to view...

04/12/16

A draft Mandatory Chapter 13 Plan having been published for comment on October 28, 2015, and the comments received having been reviewed and considered by the Court. This order adopts a revised version of the Mandatory Chapter 13 Plan (...

03/21/16

Revised dollar amounts in Official Forms 106C, 107, 122A-2, 122C-2, 201, 207, 410, Director's Forms 2000 and 2830, and certain instructions, effective April 1, 2016

Automatic adjustments will be made on April 1, 2016, to dollar...

03/03/16

The Ninth Circuit Office of the Circuit Executive invites applications from highly qualified candidates for Bankruptcy Judge positions in the following districts:

  • District of Montana, Butte - available on or after...
02/24/16

Information regarding the posting and application process are located at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/viewdetails/429565700. The complete application package must be submitted...

02/17/16

ECF will be unavailable beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday 2/19 until 5 p.m. Sunday 2/21 for the NextGen conversion.

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11/24/15

December 1 Forms Changes - UPDATE

Most Official Bankruptcy Forms are scheduled to be replaced with substantially revised, reformatted and renumbered versions effective December 1, 2015. Other National forms (known as...

11/06/15

Most Official Bankruptcy Forms are scheduled to be replaced with substantially revised, reformatted, and renumbered versions effective December 1, 2015. Other National forms (known as Director’s Forms) are being renumbered; they also are...

10/28/15

The local Chapter 13 Plan Committee has completed work on a draft mandatory Chapter 13 plan for use in the Southern District of California. The draft plan is now available...

10/21/15

A sophisticated phone scam is targeting bankruptcy filers in several states, using personal information from filings and posing as attorneys to get intended victims to immediately wire money to satisfy a debt. The National Association of Consumer...

10/01/15

Most Official Bankruptcy Forms are scheduled to be replaced with substantially revised, reformatted, and renumbered versions. The forms will become effective December 1, 2015.

To view the pending Official Bankruptcy Forms, Committee Notes...

10/01/15

The Court, having considered the implications of Harris v. Viegelahn, _____U.S.____, 135 S. Ct. 1829 (2015), modifies Bankruptcy General Order No. 175-D to delete paragraphs 7 and 8 pending further analysis by the Court. Further, LBR...

08/28/15

These two job opportunities are for the San Diego United States Trustee’s Office.

Paralegal Specialist

Job Opportunity Announcement Number UT-15-1486018 opened on August 20, 2015 and closes at 12 a.m. on September...

08/06/15

Programmer Analyst and Network Administrator vacancy announcements and position descriptions have been posted on the Job Vacancy page. Applications are being accepted from August 12 - 30, 2015.

02/27/15

The February 27, 2015 edition of the Bankruptcy Confidential newsletter (in PDF) is now available. Newsletter topics include new Statement of Position (SOP) for UST and Chapter 13 Trustee,...

02/04/15

The February 2015 edition of the Bankruptcy Confidential newsletter (in PDF) is now available. Newsletter topics include items that are effective March 1, 2015: New Local Rules and Administrative Procedures,...

01/28/15

On January 28, 2015, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court adopted the final version of the Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR) originally published for comment on September 16, 2014. In addition, the Court has also redrafted and broadened the Administrative...

11/26/14

The December 2014 edition of the Bankruptcy Confidential newsletter (in PDF) is now available. Topics include: Forms and procedures effective December 1, 2014, Motion to Restrict Public Access, Direct Appeal...

11/25/14

Concurrent with its revision of the entire Local Bankruptcy Rules, the United States Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of California has proposed an amendment to LBR 3017-2 enabling the CSD 1152 “Chapter 11 Individual Combined Plan of...

10/15/14

The Fall 2014 edition of the Bankruptcy Confidential newsletter (in PDF) is now available. Topics include: Proposed Local Rule revisions, Ch 11 Individual Debtor cases, PDF file-size changes, and...

09/16/14

The United States Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of California has proposed amendments to its Local Bankruptcy Rules. The draft is the product of the court's Local Rules Committee of practitioners and the Bankruptcy Court's judges. It is...

08/28/14

Chapter 13 Trustee Thomas Billingslea's new address (401 West A Street, Suite 1680, San Diego, CA 92101) has been updated on our Trustee page. This...

05/30/14

The Judicial Conference has approved an amendment to raise the administrative fees for the filing of all new bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings as of June 1, 2014. Also, the fee increase impacts the administrative fees for the division of...

05/22/14

The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges is now accepting applications for its Honorable Cornelius Blackshear Presidential Fellowships for minority lawyers who practice bankruptcy law. Click on this link for information about Judge Blackshear...

05/02/14

The Judicial Conference has approved an amendment to raise the fees for the following filings:

  • Administrative Fees for filing Chapter 7, 12, and 13 (from $46 to $75); for filing Chapter 9, 11, and 15 cases (from $46 to $550)
  • ...
03/31/14

Chief Judge Laura S. Taylor of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California asked the Federal Judicial Center (FJC) to survey members of the Bar to assess her level of performance. The judge's decision to ask the FJC...

03/06/14

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals invites applications from highly qualified candidates for Bankruptcy Judge positions in the following districts:

  • Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division - available...
04/22/04

On April 22, 2004, the Chapter 13 Trustees released a revised Chapter 13 Plan recommended form.