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News & Announcements: 2020

09/22/20

The Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California has implemented the Electronic Self-Representation on-line tool which is now available to pro...

09/11/20

After 19 years with the California Southern Bankruptcy Court and a total of 34 distinguished years of service in the United States Courts, Dave Grube, Chief Deputy...

08/28/20

The U.S. Trustee Program has extended the requirement that section 341 meetings be conducted by...

08/21/20

The court is saddened at the passing of Todd Warshof. Parties in his cases may continue to require legal assistance and should consider whether to retain another...

08/14/20

August 14, 2020 - Please note that Administrative Orders 20-1-A, 20-1,...

08/12/20

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California, having considered comments and suggestions provided by the Bankruptcy Advisory Board to the Court, proposes changes to Local Bankruptcy Rules 2002-2(e); 9010-1; 9010-5;...

08/05/20

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit invites applications from highly qualified candidates for two (2) Bankruptcy Judgeships for the Central District of California. These positions are available immediately, however, the selection process...

08/05/20

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit invites applications from highly qualified candidates for the position of Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Oregon. This position will be available on or after October 2, 2021, however, the selection...

06/12/20

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...

05/01/20

The court has implemented the following events for the filing of notices of mortgage forbearance under the CARES Act:...

05/01/20

On January 28, 2020, the Court adopted the Interim Amendments to the...

04/07/20

Legal Aid’s free Self-Help Center has reopened remotely allowing access to assistance by telephone. Information about the process is contained in this...

04/06/20

Pursuant to Administrative Order 20-3, Subsection 6, the court has developed three new doc-type events for the expedited notice of intended action procedure to...

04/06/20

On March 25, 2020, the court posted Administrative Order 20-2 to temporarily suspend certain signature requirements (due to...

03/25/20

The guidelines previously issued have been amended to reflect changing conditions as the court gains experience with mandatory telephonic hearings. The...

03/25/20

In response to the Region 15 United States Trustee’s ("UST's") Notice RE: Section 341 Meeting of Creditors continuing all § 341 meetings, and the UST's request...

03/25/20

On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared a national emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the “social distancing”...

03/18/20

The Bankruptcy Court has adopted General Order 194-B to amend Local...

03/18/20

In order to protect public safety, and prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Court has implemented the following procedures for telephonic hearings. Unless otherwise directed by the specific Judge, all hearings will be held...

03/13/20

In order to protect the public safety, and prevent the spread of the coronavirus ( COVID-19), the Court adopts the following visitor restrictions for all courthouses and probation and pretrial services offices in the...

03/10/20

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California continues to closely monitor the national and local...