U.S. Bankruptcy Court of California Updates

Central District

The Central Guide

If you have not already done so–check out The Central Guide. A hyperlinked and thorough guide to this court’s procedures.

Click here to learn more.

A recorded informational session can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2FytHcsDus

Eastern District

Open Letter to the Bar

An open letter to the bar from Chief Bankruptcy Judge Fredrick E. Clement regarding Chapter 13 practice and the flat fee paid to Chapter 13 practitioners.

Click here to read an Open Letter to the Bar from Chief Judge Fredrick E. Clement re: Chapter 13 Flat Fees and LBR 2016-1 (revised).

Click here to read Proposed Local Rule 2016-1.

Southern District

New Chapter 13 Trustees

David Skelton, Chapter 13 trustee, retired effective April 30, 2023.  We thank Mr. Skelton for his valued service over many years. His caseload has been assumed by Michael Koch (pronounced Cook) who was appointed as Chapter 13 trustee for the Southern District of California on May 1, 2023. 

Also, Nima Ghazvini was appointed as an alternate Chapter 13 trustee for the court and assigned 22 cases in April which were conflicts for Mr. Koch.  

Click here to see the official announcement.

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