All posts in Court Clerk Information

From the Court: Samples and Instructions for New Forms required on Dec. 1, 2015

Samples of many of the forms that will be required as of December 1, 2015 are now available on the Court’s website, along with drafts of lists of required forms by chapter and instructions for new forms. You can access these forms by clicking the Forms Changes Effective December 1, 2015 link at the bottom of the homepage at, or by clicking here. If you have any questions regarding the forms, contact the e-Filing Help Desk by e-mail at, or by phone at 855-542-0992. Read more…

ABI’s Proposed Changes for Small and Mid-Size Businesses

Below is a great article discussing the American Bankruptcy Institute’s proposal to help small business debtors.  The article first apppeared in the WSJ’s DealB%k by Prof. Michelle M. Harner.

When small and middle-market companies fail, families and founders often lose a business to which they have devoted not only most of their time but also most of their life savings, and most of the time the reason why these business fail is because they don’t know what is lead generation, which at the end is a fact that could have prevented the situation. Others lose as well: employees, suppliers, communities and lenders. Consequently, a federal bankruptcy system that effectively and efficiently rehabilitates distressed small and middle-market companies is essential.

Read more…

Bankruptcy Fees to Increase Dec. 1st

Appealing a bankruptcy order directly to Court of Appeals (bypassing District Court) will go from $157 to $207. 

Motion to Redact information from previously filed records – new charge $25 per case.

See more here:

You’re Invited! Reception in Honor of Paula Roe at Roybal




Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney Association


Saturday June 21, 2014

Presented by:
Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney Association


Jeff Cozad
Law Clerk to Judge Vincent Zurzolo

Hilda Montes de Oca
Law Clerk to Judge Maureen Tighe

Lindsay Milchiker
Law Clerk to Judge Victoria Kaufman

Gerrick Warrington
Law Clerk to Judge Scott Clarkson

David Riley
Law Clerk to Judge Neil Bason

Laila Masud
Extern to Judge Vincent Zurzolo

Moderated by
Matthew D. Resnik
Simon Resnik Hayes LLP

Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Boulevard
Westmoreland Building – 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Parking is $9.00

Registration: 10:00am – 11:00am
cdcbaa Membership Meeting: 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Program: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided – Limited Space

Cost: Free to current cdcbaa Members
Non-Members: $250 (which includes cdcbaa membership through December 2014, access to the list serve, admission to the three remaining 2014 MCLE programs, and admission to the annual Calvin Ashland Awards Dinner on November 6, 2014).

Sign up the day of the seminar with a check payable to cdcbaa (credit cards cannot be accepted the day of the seminar) or visit our website at to remit payment online.

Pre-Hearing Disposition Archive Page

From the Court Clerk’s Office:

Due to popular request, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court would like to announce our new Pre-Hearing Dispositions Archive page. The purpose of this page is to allow users the ability to search for past pre-hearing dispositions.

To access this new page, click the Pre-Hearing Dispositions link from the court’s homepage. Once there, click the Pre-Hearing Disposition Archive tab and enter the year and Judge for the pre-hearing disposition you are interested in. You will be able to search as far back as July 2013.

Questions concerning this feature can be directed to the eFiling Help Desk at 855-542-0992. Scheduled Maintenance for Saturday, 05/10/2014, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

ATTENTION ECF USERS:, the CM/ECF on-line credit card processing module is scheduled for site maintenance on Saturday, 05/10/2014 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Pacific Time).  During this maintenance period ECF users may experience interruptions of service.

Access to CM/ECF is NOT affected by this outage.

Should you have any questions, please call the ECF Help Desk at 213-894-2365 during normal business hours Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, excluding Federal  holidays.


ECF Help Desk

CM/ECF Server Maintenance


On Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, the Court will be performing CM/ECF server maintenance related to a national upgrade. During this scheduled maintenance period, the following electronic systems will not be available:

Lodge Order Upload (LOU)

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


ECF Help Desk

Zip Codes for Some Cases Assigned to San Fernando Valley are Changing to Santa Barbara

Effective May 10, 2014

Some San Fernando Valley Division Zip Codes Will Move to the Northern Division
Zip codes for the cities of Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Newbury Park, and Malibu, previously used to determine case filings assignments for the San Fernando Valley Division, are reassigned to the Northern Division, regardless of whether cities or zip codes are in Los Angeles County or Ventura County. The zip codes include: 90263, 90264, 90265, 91319, 91320, 91358, 91359, 91360, 91361, 91362, 93062, 93063, 93064, 93065, 93094, and 93099.

The entire notice including the cases reassigned by the movement of Judge Saltzman from Riverside to downtown and Judge Carroll from downtown to Santa Barbara can be accessed here.  

Bankruptcy Case Filing Fees Increase Effective 6/1/2014

The Judicial Conference has approved a fee increase effective June 1, 2014.

The fees for filing a chapter 7 case will increase from $306.00 to $335.00.

The fees for filing a chapter 13 case will increase from $281.00 to $310.00

This is a $29.00 increase in the filing fees.

The fees for filing an adversary proceeding will increase to $350.00 (Debtors are not charged filing fees for adversary proceedings).

Chapter 11 filing fees will increase to $1,717.00.