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News & Announcements: 2018

12/26/18

Though portions of the government are shutdown due to a lapse in funding, all scheduled section 341 meetings will proceed as noticed.

12/22/18

Despite a partial shutdown of the federal government, the Judiciary remains open and can continue operations for approximately three weeks, through Jan. 11, 2019, by using court fee balances and other funds not dependent on a new appropriation....

12/21/18

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit invites applications from highly qualified candidates for the position of Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Nevada. The official duty station for this position is in Las Vegas, NV. ...

12/04/18

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California has gone dark and rescheduled hearings previously set for Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in observance of the National Day of Mourning to honor...

09/11/18

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit invites applications from highly qualified candidates for 2 Bankruptcy Judgeships.  One for the Eastern District of California (Fresno - available August 8, 2019) and one for...

07/20/18

Subsequent to the release of the new or revised CSD forms that became effective on July 1, 2018, we were made aware of one technical issue and one edit that needed to be made to small number of the revised forms.CSD  A zip file containing all of...

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...