COURT MANUAL
EFFECTIVE JUNE 2018

United States Bankruptcy Court
Central District of California
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building
255 East Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(855) 460-9641
www.cacb.uscourts.gov
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INTRODUCTION
This manual is an adjunct to the LOCAL BANKRUPTCY RULES (LBRs) and is
incorporated in the LBRs. It includes specific information, instructions, and requirements
regarding the court for the use of lawyers, legal assistants, and the public. This
information includes: filing procedures, clerical and mechanical rules, and requirements
for preparation of pleadings; order preparation and lodging procedures; and instructions
and guides for public access to court dockets, records, and court technology. In the event
of any inconsistencies between this manual and the LBRs or the national rules, the rules
control. For each judge’s specific requirements please visit the court’s website at
http://www.cacb.uscourts.gov/.
This manual also replaces the Desk Reference Manual previously issued which should
no longer be used because it is obsolete.
COMMENTS
If you have any comments regarding this Manual, please write to the court at:
Robin Beacham, Project Manager
United States Bankruptcy Court
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building
255 East Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Or via e-mail at comments@cacb.uscourts.gov
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Table of Contents
1 General Court Information …………………………………………………………………… 1-1
Quick Guide to the Court ……………………………………………………………………. 1-3
Fee Acceptance Policy ………………………………………………………………………. 1-4
Federal Holidays and Legal Publications ………………………………………………. 1-6
Local Bankruptcy Rules and Cross Reference Table ………………………………. 1-7
Case and Adversary Numbers …………………………………………………………….. 1-9
Information about Assigned Trustee & U.S. Trustee ……………………………… 1-10
Case Files ………………………………………………………………………………………. 1-10
Archived Files …………………………………………………………………………………. 1-10
Dockets and Claims Registers …………………………………………………………… 1-12
Hearing Information …………………………………………………………………………. 1-13
Language and Sign Language Interpreters ………………………………………….. 1-14
Obtaining Copies of Court Records ……………………………………………………. 1-14
Obtaining Central District Bankruptcy Forms ……………………………………….. 1-15
Audio Recordings of Court Proceedings Ordering Information ……………….. 1-16
Transcript Ordering Instructions …………………………………………………………. 1-17
Mediation Program …………………………………………………………………………… 1-19
2 Filing Requirements and Procedures …………………………………………………… 2-1
Case Commencement (Bankruptcy Petition) Documents ………………………… 2-3
(a) General Requirements [LBR 1002-1]. ………………………………………………… 2-3
(b) Chapter 7 Individual (Bankruptcy Petition) Documents …………………………. 2-5
(c) Chapter 7 Non-Individual (Bankruptcy Petition) Documents. …………………. 2-9
(d) Chapter 11 Individual (Bankruptcy Petition) Documents. …………………….. 2-11
(e) Chapter 11 Non-Individual (Bankruptcy Petition) Documents. ……………… 2-15
(f) Chapter 12 Individual (Bankruptcy Petition) Documents. …………………….. 2-18
(g) Chapter 12 Non-Individual (Bankruptcy Petition) Documents. ……………… 2-21
(h) Chapter 13 (Bankruptcy Petition) Documents. …………………………………… 2-24
(i) Involuntary Bankruptcy Case [11 U.S.C. §303]. …………………………………. 2-27
Incomplete Case Commencement Filings …………………………………………… 2-27
(a) Deficient Filings ……………………………………………………………………………. 2-27
(b) Emergency Filings. ……………………………………………………………………….. 2-27
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Requirements for Master Mailing List of Creditors [LBR 1007-1] …………….. 2-29
Filing Fees ……………………………………………………………………………………… 2-31
(a) Fee Schedule ……………………………………………………………………………….. 2-31
(b) Fee Acceptance Policy ………………………………………………………………….. 2-31
Documents Filed After Case Commencement [LBR 5005-2; LBR 9004-1] .. 2-31
(a) Copies Required …………………………………………………………………………… 2-31
(b) Form and Format of Documents ……………………………………………………… 2-32
(c) Caption and Format of Title Page. …………………………………………………… 2-36
(1) Adversary Proceedings ………………………………………………………… 2-36
(2) Small Business Cases …………………………………………………………. 2-36
(d) Commencing an Adversary Proceeding. …………………………………………… 2-38
(e) Summons for Involuntary Petitions, Cross-Claims, Counter-Claims and Thirdparty
Claims. ………………………………………………………………………………… 2-38
Proof of Claim …………………………………………………………………………………. 2-38
Multiple Objections to Claims Calendar ………………………………………………. 2-40
Miscellaneous …………………………………………………………………………………. 2-44
(a) Privacy Policy [LBR 1002-1(e)]. ………………………………………………………. 2-44
(b) Filing Documents Under Seal [LBR 5003-2(c)]. …………………………………. 2-45
(c) Reopening a Bankruptcy Case [LBR 5010-1] ……………………………………. 2-45
(d) Mega Case Procedures Checklist [LBR 5075-1]. ……………………………….. 2-46
(e) Bill of Costs [LBR 7054-1] ………………………………………………………………. 2-47
(f) Items Taxable as Costs …………………………………………………………………. 2-47
Guidelines for Allowance of Attorneys’ Fees in Chapter 13 Cases ………….. 2-50
3 CM/ECF Procedures (Case Management/Electronic Case Filing) …………… 3-1
CM/ECF Overview [LBR 5005-4] …………………………………………………………. 3-3
Terms, Eligibility, Registration, Training, Passwords ………………………………. 3-6
Effective Dates of Filing ……………………………………………………………………… 3-9
Signatures ………………………………………………………………………………………… 3-9
Electronic Filing Protocols …………………………………………………………………. 3-10
(a) General ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 3-10
(b) Enhancing Text in CM/ECF.. ………………………………………………………….. 3-10
(c) Tilde and other Accent Marks …………………………………………………………. 3-11
(d) Judge’s Copy [LBR 5005-2] ……………………………………………………………. 3-11
(e) Document Size …………………………………………………………………………….. 3-11
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(f) Image Size …………………………………………………………………………………… 3-11
(g) Hyperlinks ……………………………………………………………………………………. 3-11
(h) Emergency Motions ………………………………………………………………………. 3-12
(i) Title of Docket Entries ……………………………………………………………………. 3-12
(j) Correcting Documents Filed in Error. ……………………………………………….. 3-12
(k) Flattening and Shrinking the Document Image ………………………………….. 3-12
(l) Verification of Documents Image …………………………………………………….. 3-13
(m) Anti-Virus Software ……………………………………………………………………….. 3-13
Privacy [LBR 1002-1] ……………………………………………………………………….. 3-13
(a) Redaction of Personal Identifiers …………………………………………………….. 3-13
(b) Statement About Your Social Security Number(s) – Official Form 121. ….. 3-14
Payment of Filing Fees …………………………………………………………………….. 3-14
(a) When Fees are Due ………………………………………………………………………. 3-14
(b) Consequences of Not Paying Fees Timely ……………………………………….. 3-15
(c) Debtor’s Personal Credit Card ………………………………………………………… 3-15
Service of Documents by Electronic Means [LBR 9036-1] ……………………… 3-15
(a) Consent to Electronic Service …………………………………………………………. 3-15
(b) Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF). …………………………………………………….. 3-15
(c) Courtesy Notification of Electronic Filing (NEF). ………………………………… 3-16
(d) Removal from Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) or Courtesy NEF. ……….. 3-16
(e) Notice of Claim Filed by Debtor or Trustee ……………………………………….. 3-16
(f) Electronic Notice & Service on United States Trustee [LBR 2002-2] …….. 3-16
Proposed Orders [LBR 9021-1] …………………………………………………………. 3-17
Entry of Judgments and Orders …………………………………………………………. 3-17
(a) Electronic Transmission …………………………………………………………………. 3-17
(b) Notice and Service by Mail on the Debtor or Debtor’s Attorney ……………. 3-17
(c) Notice and Service on other Parties ………………………………………………… 3-18
Exceptions to Mandatory Electronic Filing …………………………………………… 3-18
(a) Document Exception ……………………………………………………………………… 3-18
(b) Pro Se Exception ………………………………………………………………………….. 3-18
(c) Limited Exception for Attorneys ………………………………………………………. 3-18
Technical Failures ……………………………………………………………………………. 3-19
(a) CM/ECF Outage Procedures ………………………………………………………….. 3-19
Public Access to the CM/ECF System ………………………………………………… 3-22
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(a) Internet Access …………………………………………………………………………….. 3-22
(b) Public Access at the Court ……………………………………………………………… 3-22
(c) Conventional Copies and Certified Copies ……………………………………….. 3-22
4 LOU (Lodged Order Upload) ………………………………………………………………… 4-1
LOU (Lodged order Upload) Overview ………………………………………………….. 4-3
Order Preparation [LBR 9021-1 and LBR 9004-1] ………………………………….. 4-4
(a) Prior electronic Submission ……………………………………………………………… 4-4
(b) Service of Proposed Order. ……………………………………………………………… 4-4
(c) Format and Content of Order. …………………………………………………………… 4-5
(d) Orders Approving Stipulations ………………………………………………………….. 4-6
(e) Orders on Section 362 Motions re: Relief from Stay, Imposing or Continuing
Stay. ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 4-7
(f) Orders Granting Motions for Approval of Settlement Agreement, Sale
Agreement, or Other Agreement or Plan ……………………………………………. 4-7
(g) Exhibits and/or Attachments to Order ………………………………………………… 4-8
(h) Miscellaneous ………………………………………………………………………………… 4-8
Order Upload ……………………………………………………………………………………. 4-9
(a) Access to the Lodged Order Screen ………………………………………………….. 4-9
(b) Order Upload Screen ………………………………………………………………………. 4-9
(c) Linking the Proposed Order to Application CM/ECF Docket Entry. ………… 4-9
(d) Rejected Order Upload. …………………………………………………………………… 4-9
Quick Reference Guide for LOU ………………………………………………………….. 4-9
(a) Uploading a Proposed Order. …………………………………………………………… 4-9
(b) Identifying Service Lists. ………………………………………………………………… 4-10
(c) Processing of Entered Orders …………………………………………………………. 4-11
Noticing Terminology Glossary ………………………………………………………….. 4-13
Orders Served through the Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) ………………. 4-15
5 Other Court Technology ……………………………………………………………………… 5-1
Web Site ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5-3
Electronic Self Representation (eSR) …………………………………………………… 5-3
PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) ……………………………… 5-3
Teleconferencing ………………………………………………………………………………. 5-5
Videoconferencing …………………………………………………………………………….. 5-5
VCIS (Voice Case Information System) ………………………………………………… 5-7
Automated Telephone System …………………………………………………………….. 5-8
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6 Forms (Official Bankruptcy Forms, Local Bankruptcy Rules Forms, Other
Forms) ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1
Obtaining Copies of Forms ……………………………………………………………………. 3
Forms for Filing a Bankruptcy Case ………………………………………………………… 3
Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR) Forms ……………………………………………………… 3
Mediation Forms ………………………………………………………………………………….. 3
Official Bankruptcy Forms ……………………………………………………………………… 3
Other Forms ………………………………………………………………………………………… 4
Proof of Claim Forms ……………………………………………………………………………. 4
7 Appendices
Appendix A: Telephone Directory & Court Locations ……………………….. A-1
Appendix B: Areas Served by the Central District of California …………. B-1
Appendix C: Information about assigned Trustee & U.S. Trustee ……… C-1
Appendix D: Register of Federal & State Government Unit Addresses D-1
Appendix E: Law Library Locations ………………………………………………. E-1
Appendix F: Serving Judge’s Copy of Documents ………………………….. F-1
Appendix G: Helpful Hints …………………………………………………………… G-1
Appendix H: Judges’ Emergency Motion Contacts [LBR 9075-1(a)(2)] H-1
Appendix I: Issues Regarding Notice and Service ………………………….. I-1
Appendix J: Delegation of Authority to the Clerk to Sign Specific Form
Orders Involving Ministerial Matters [LBR 9021-1(c )(7)(A)]. J-1

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Quick Guide to the Court
Website
www.cacb.uscourts.gov
CM/ECF Help Desk
(213) 894-2365
ECF_support@cacb.uscourts.gov
Mon. through Fri., 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
AUTOMATED TELEPHONE SYSTEM FOR CASE INFORMATION
For free automated bankruptcy case information for any division of the Central District
of California Bankruptcy Court, please call the Voice Case Information System (VCIS)
at the toll free number (866) 222-8029. VCIS enables direct access to the court’s case
management system from a touch-tone telephone, and is available 24 hours a day, 7
days a week.
LOCATIONS AND TELEPHONE DIRECTORY
All Divisions
For general information: (855) 460-9641
Office of the Clerk
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building
and United States Courthouse
255 East Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Los Angeles Division
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building
and United States Courthouse
255 East Temple Street, Suite 940
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Emergency Filings (213) 894-8401
Santa Ana Division
Ronald Reagan Federal Building
and United States Courthouse
411 West Fourth Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Emergency Filings (714) 338-5330
Riverside Division
3420 Twelfth Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Emergency Filings (951) 774-1102
San Fernando Valley Division
21041 Burbank Boulevard
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Emergency Filings (818) 587-2864
Northern Division
1415 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Emergency Filings (805) 884-4878

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Fee Acceptance Policy

FEE ACCEPTANCE POLICY
The Bankruptcy Court will accept cash, U.S. Postal Service money orders, cashier’s
checks from an acceptable financial institution, attorney or law firm checks (payable to the
U. S. Bankruptcy Court) and American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA for
payment of fees. Credit card transactions must be made in person by the cardholder;
however, this does not apply to electronically filed documents. The court does not accept
personal checks or credit cards from debtors to pay fees. All attorney/law firm checks must
include a current pre-printed name, street address, telephone number and California
attorney bar number. Do not send cash through the mail.
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ABBREVIATED FEE SCHEDULE1
EFFECTIVE 12/1/16
New Petition Chapter 7 $ 335.00
Chapter 9 $ 1,717.00
Chapter 11 $ 1,717.00
Chapter 12 (Family Farmer) $ 275.00
Chapter 13 $ 310.00
Chapter 15 $ 1,717.00
Case Reopening:2 Chapter 7 $ 260.00
Chapter 9 $ 1,167.00
Chapter 11 $ 1,167.00
Chapter 12 $ 200.00
Chapter 13 $ 235.00
Chapter 15 $ 1,167.00
Case
Conversions:
Chapter 7 to Chapter 13 None
Chapter 7 to Chapter 11 $ 922.00
Chapter 11 to Chapter 7 $ 15.00
Chapter 12 to Chapter 7 $ 60.00
Chapter 13 to Chapter 11 $ 932.00
Chapter 13 to Chapter 7 $ 25.00
Amendments: Schedules D, E/F $ 31.00
Master Mailing List (exceptions listed in “Miscellaneous Fee Schedule”) $ 31.00
Motions: Motion to Compel Abandonment of Property $ 181.00
Motion to Terminate, Annul, Modify, or Condition the Automatic Stay $ 181.00
Motion to Withdraw Reference of a case of proceeding $ 181.00
Motion to Sell Property of the Estate Free & Clear of Liens under 11 U.S.C. §363(f) $ 181.00
Motion to make redactions to previously filed documents in a bankruptcy case $ 25.00
Other: Abstract of Judgment $ 9.00
Appeal* $ 298.00
Certification $ 11.00
Claims Transfer $ 25.00
Complaint (Adversary Proceeding) $ 350.00
Cross-Appeal* $ 298.00
Exemplification $ 22.00
Filing any document that is not related to a pending case or proceeding $ 47.00
Issuance of Out of District Subpoena $ 46.00
Photocopies Made by Court Personnel (per page) $ 0.50
Printed Copies from the Courthouse Public Terminal (per page) $ 0.10
Registration of Judgment from Another District $ 46.00
Reproduction of Audio Recording (regardless of the medium) $ 31.00
Retrieval of Records from NARA (first box) $ 64.00
Retrievals of Records from NARA (each additional box) $ 39.00
Retrievals involving Multiple Boxes of NARA via SmartScan $ 19.95
plus .65 per page
Returned Fee Charge (e.g., insufficient funds, disputed charges) $ 53.00
Search of Court Records (each name/item searched) $ 31.00
1. Issued in accordance with 28 U.S.C. §1930(b) and FRBP 1006.
2. The Court collects the fee unless a party files a complaint to obtain a determination under Rule 4007(b); or
when a debtor files a motion to reopen a case based on alleged violation of the terms of the discharge under 11 U.S.C.
§524; or whether the reopening is to correct an administrative error.
* If the Court of Appeals authorizes a direct appeal, or direct cross appeal, an additional fee of $207.00 will be collected by the
bankruptcy clerk.
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Federal Holidays and Legal Publications
(a) Federal Holidays. The United States Bankruptcy Court is closed on the
following holidays:
(1) New Year’s Day
(2) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
(3) President’s Day
(4) Memorial Day
(5) Independence Day
(6) Labor Day
(7) Columbus Day
(8) Veteran’s Day
(9) Thanksgiving Day
(10) Christmas Day
(b) Legal Publications. The following list of publications may be helpful for
reference (most are available at law libraries or on the Internet. See
Appendix E for law library locations):
(1) Bankruptcy Code
(2) Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (FRBP)
(3) Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (F.R.Civ.P.)
(4) Local Bankruptcy Rules
(5) Federal Rules of Evidence
(6) California Commercial Code

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Local Bankruptcy Rules and Cross Reference Table
(a) The Court’s Local Bankruptcy Rules. The Local Bankruptcy Rules are
promulgated under the authority of F.R.Civ.P. 83 and FRBP 9029.
Suggestions for improving the Local Bankruptcy Rules may be directed to
the Clerk of Court.
(b) Obtaining the Local Bankruptcy Rules. The Local Bankruptcy Rules,
which include the Local Bankruptcy Rules forms, may be downloaded free
of charge from the court’s website at <www.cacb.uscourts.gov>, or
purchased from the Clerk’s Office in the Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Ana,
San Fernando Valley and Northern divisions.
Cross-Reference Index:
Local Bankruptcy Rule References to the Court Manual
Rule
Number Title Subsection Title
Court
Manual
Section
LBR 1002-1 Petition – General (c) Number of Copies
(d)(1) Incomplete Petitions
(e) Redaction of Personal Identifiers
2.1(a);
2.2(a)
2.8; 3.6
LBR 1007-1 Lists,
Schedules,
and
Statements
(a) Master Mailing List 2.3
LBR 1071-1 Divisions – Place of
Filing
(a)(2) Filing of Petition 2.1(a)(4)
LBR 2002-2 Notice to and Service
Upon
the United States
or Federal Agencies
(a)(3) United States Trustee;
Exceptions to Electronic Notice and
Service
(a)(5) Place of Service for Nonelectronic
Notice or Service
(c) Internal Revenue Service;
General Notice Matters and
Adversary Proceedings and
Contested Matters
3.8(f);
4.2(b);
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LBR 3007-1 Objections to Claims (a)(5) More than 20 Objections 2.7
LBR 3015-1 Procedures Regarding
Chapter 13 Cases
(b)(1) Filing and Service of Petitions,
and Other Case Commencement
Documents
2.1(h)
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Rule
Number Title Subsection Title
Court
Manual
Section
LBR 4001-1 Automatic Stay
(b)(2)(B) Form; Orders for Relief From
the Automatic Stay as Settled by
Stipulation
4.2
LBR 5005-2 Filing Papers –
Number of Copies (a) Number of Copies
(d) Judge’s Copy
2.1(a);
2.5(a);
3-5(c);
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LBR 5005-4 Electronic Filing
(a) Mandatory Electronic Filing
(c) Exceptions to Mandatory
Electronic Filing Requirement
3.1(b);
3.11
LBR 5010-1 Reopening a
Bankruptcy Case (a) Motion
(d) Fee 2.8(c)
LBR 5075-1
Motions for
Administrative
Orders Pursuant to
28 U.S.C. § 156(c)
(b) Procedure 2.8(d)
LBR 7054-1
Taxation of Costs
and Award of
Attorneys’ Fees (d) Items Taxable as Costs 2.8(f)
LBR 9004-1 Form of Papers Filed
or Lodged with Court (a)(1) General 2.5
LBR 9013-1
Motion Practice and
Contested Matters
(o)(3)(B) Motions and Matters Not
Requiring a Hearing; No Response
and Request for Hearing; Lodged
Proposed Order
4.2
LBR 9021-1 Orders and
Judgments
(a) General
(b)(1) Preparation, Lodging and
Signing of Orders
4.1;
4.2
LBR 9036-1
Notice and Service By
Electronic
Transmission
(a)(1) Service by Electronic Means 3.8
LBR 9075-1
Emergency
Motions and
Applications For
Orders
Shortening Time
(a)(2) Obtaining Hearing Date and
Time 3.5(g)
Appendix H
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Case and Adversary Numbers
(a) Format. A bankruptcy case number consists of a one-digit divisional office
code, a two-digit year of filing, a two-character case type, five additional
digits, and a two-character judge designation. For example, 2:05-bk-12345-
AA is a case filed in the Los Angeles Division in 2005, followed by the twocharacter
case type, the five-digit case number; and it is assigned to Judge
Alan Ahart. (Example of an Adversary Case: 2:05-ap-02345-AA.)
Division One-Digit Code
Los Angeles 2
Riverside 6
Santa Ana 8
Northern 9
San Fernando Valley 1
Judge Code Judge Code
Alan M. Ahart AA Sandra R. Klein SK
Theodor C. Albert TA Robert N. Kwan RK
Martin R. Barash MB Geraldine Mund GM
Neil W. Bason NB Robin L. Riblet RR
Catherine E. Bauer CB Ernest M. Robles ER
Sheri Bluebond BB Barry Russell BR
Julia W. Brand WB Deborah J. Saltzman DS
Peter H. Carroll PC Erithe A. Smith ES
Scott C. Clarkson SC Maureen A. Tighe MT
Mark D. Houle MH Mark S. Wallace MW
Thomas B. Donovan TD Scott H. Yun SY
Wayne Johnson WJ Vincent P. Zurzolo VZ
Victoria S. Kaufman VK
(b) Finding a Case Number. There are several ways to find the bankruptcy
case number.
(1) VCIS. See section 5.6 for access to this 24-hour free automated
system.
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(2) Public Computers. Located in each division, computers in the public
areas are available at no charge to review court records for a case
number and other related information.
(3) General Information. Call the General Information number listed in
the Quick Guide to the Court, section 1.1, for the division where the
case was filed.
(4) PACER. For a fee, registered PACER users can check court records
for a case number and other related information. (See PACER,
section 5.3.)
(5) Mail. Send a letter to the division’s Intake Section. (See Quick Guide
to the Court, section 1.1 for the address of each division.) Include a
$30.00 search fee for each name or item requested and the name of
the parties in the case.
Information about Assigned Trustee & U.S. Trustee
If a case trustee has been assigned to a bankruptcy case, the trustee’s name and
contact information will be identified on page one of the case docket. For more
information about case trustees and the United States trustee, please refer to
Appendix C of this Manual or visit the U.S. Trustee website at
<http://www.usdoj.gov/ust/r16/>.
Case Files
Case files are available for public viewing at each division. PACER and computers
in public areas can also be used to view and print electronic images of most case
file documents. (See Obtaining Copies of Court Records, section 1.12.)
Archived Files
(a) National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The Court
transfers paper case files and docket sheets for cases filed before 2003,
and closed for over one year, to the National Archives and Records
Administration in Perris, California. Case files, documents and docket
sheets stored at NARA cannot be viewed at NARA.
(b) Obtaining a Copy of a Case File, Document, or Docket Sheet from
NARA. There are a number of ways to get copies of case files, documents
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and docket sheets from the NARA. Each method, as listed below, will
require that the requestor identify the case number, transfer number, and
box number for the requested case file, document or docket sheet. To get
these numbers and other information, contact the Court’s Call Center at
855-460-9641, or use the online chat feature at www.cacb.uscourts.gov.
(1) Online. Order directly from NARA using their online service at:
https://eservices.archives.gov/orderonline/. Registration is required
to submit a Reference Request or Order Reproductions online.
(2) By Mail, Fax, CD/DVD, Electronic Transfer. Use the National
Archives and Records Administration Bankruptcy Cases Order Form
at: http://www.archives.gov/research/court-records/form-90.pdf.
The mailing address for NARA is:
NARA Riverside Federal Records Center
Trust Fund Unit
23123 Cajalco Road
Perris, CA 92570-7298
(3) PDF by Email (SmartScan). To receive a PDF of a case file
document stored at the NARA by email through the NARA’s
SmartScan program, make a request at the Intake Section of one of
the Court’s divisions. Payment must be made at the Intake Section,
both when the request is made, and again when the final cost has
been determined.
(4) Retrieve a Case File from NARA for Viewing at a Court Division. To
retrieve a case file from NARA for viewing at the Intake Section of
one of the Court’s divisions, complete the National Archives and
Records Order Form that is available on the Court’s website under
Other Forms or http://www.cacb.uscourts.gov/forms/other_forms.
Follow the directions on the form to complete the request.
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Dockets and Claims Registers
(a) The Docket. A docket contains a chronological summary of all court
proceedings and filed documents in each bankruptcy case and adversary
proceeding. A claims register (sometimes called a claims docket) is a
summary of claims filed in a bankruptcy case.
(b) To View a Case Docket or Claims Register.
(1) Public Area Computers. You can view dockets and claims registers
at computers located in the public areas of each division. There is
no fee for this service.
(2) PACER. See PACER, section 5.3, to register for this Internet access
to dockets, claims registers, case information, and images of many
case file documents. There is a fee for this service.
(3) Intake Area Public Counter. If the docket or claims register is not
accessible from the public area computer or PACER, check with the
Intake staff at the public counter for assistance.
(4) Obtaining Copies. See Obtaining Copies of Court Records, section
1.12, for information about obtaining a copy of a docket or claims
register by mail or fax.
(5) Cases Filed in 1991 or Later. Dockets and claims registers for cases
filed on or after the following dates are available electronically
through PACER or public area computers in each division.
Division PACER Docket and Claims Register
Availability for Cases Filed
Los Angeles 1995 or later
Riverside On or after June 3, 1991
Santa Ana On or after June 3, 1991
Northern On or after June 1, 1992
San Fernando Valley July 1996 or later
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Hearing Information
(a) Obtaining a Hearing Date. To set a hearing date, first determine if the
judge uses self-calendaring for the type of matter that is being scheduled.
If self-calendaring does not apply, contact the courtroom deputy for the
judge who is to hear the matter to obtain a hearing date, time, and location.
(See Appendix A.)
(b) Self-Calendaring. The self-calendaring system is designed to enable
counsel and parties to schedule hearing dates for matters heard on regular
notice without having to contact the courtroom deputy to obtain a hearing
date. All bankruptcy judges in all divisions of the court use self-calendaring
to some degree. Self-calendaring instructions, types of matters that may
be self-calendared, and hearing dates for each judge are posted on the
court’s website at <www.cacb.uscourts.gov> -> Judges.
NOTE: Self-calendaring must be used for electronically filed Motions for
Relief from Stay.
(c) Self-calendaring Information. Self-calendaring information can also be
accessed for all divisions by contacting the court’s Call Center, at (855) 460-
9641, and selecting Option #4.
(d) Viewing the Court Calendar.
(1) The court calendar and tentative rulings (if issued by the judge) are
available to the public on PACER and at computers in the public
areas of each courthouse. (See PACER, section 5.3.)
(2) Kiosks are available at the Los Angeles, Riverside, and San
Fernando Valley divisions that display each judge’s calendar and
tentative rulings (when applicable).
(3) Printed calendars for the current hearing date are posted outside of
the judge’s courtroom.
(e) Making Special Hearing Arrangements.
(1) Telephonic and video conferencing may be available for parties who
are not able to appear in the courtroom. Advance approval by the
judge hearing the matter is required. (See Teleconferencing, section
5.4, and Videoconferencing, section 5.5.)
(2) For persons with partial hearing loss, courtrooms are equipped with
special headphones that are connected to the courtroom sound
system. Prior to the hearing, contact the courtroom deputy to
determine the availability of the equipment. (See Appendix A.)
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(3) Language or sign language interpreters may be provided by the court
to assist parties in the courtroom. (See Language and Sign
Language Interpreters, section 1.11.)
(f) Obtaining a Transcript or Audio Recording of a Hearing. Upon
conclusion of a hearing, the public may request a transcript or audio
recording of the hearing for a fee. (See Audio Recordings of Court
Proceedings Ordering Information, section 1.14, and Transcript Ordering
Instructions, section 1.15.) (Information regarding order forms may be
found in this manual under section 6, Forms.)
Language and Sign Language Interpreters
(a) Language Interpreters. The United States government will pay for
language interpreters in a court hearing only if the United States
government initiates the hearing.
(b) Sign Language Interpreters.
(1) The United States will pay for sign language interpreters in a judicial
proceeding whether or not the proceeding is initiated by the United
States.
(2) To request approval for a sign language interpreter, at least three
weeks prior to the hearing, contact the court’s ADA Officer, Jennifer
Kohout at (213) 894-8894 or by email at
Jennifer_Kohout@cacb.uscourts.gov to submit the following form:
Application to Provide Services to the Hearing Impaired.
(c) Interpreters for § 341(a) Meeting of Creditors. The United States Trustee
provides a new telephone interpreter program available at § 341(a)
meetings for virtually every language. Because the § 341(a) Meeting of
Creditors is not a judicial proceeding, requests for a sign language
interpreter at these meetings must be made directly to the trustee assigned
to the case. All requests should be made at least two weeks prior to the
scheduled meeting. (See Appendix C.)
Obtaining Copies of Court Records
(a) Public Intake Counter. The Intake Section at each division will provide
copies of case file documents for a fee. Only the Intake Section can provide
certified copies of case file documents. To request a copy, complete a
Document Request Form and present it at the public counter.
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(b) PACER. See PACER, section 5.3, to register for Internet access to
dockets, claims registers, case information, and images of many case file
documents. There is a fee for this service.
(c) By Mail. To request copies or certified documents by mail from the Clerk’s
Office, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the
Intake/Correspondence Section at the appropriate divisional office. Include
the following information with the request:
(1) Case number;
(2) Document title;
(3) Document number (if available);
(4) Your name, address, and telephone number; and
(5) Applicable fees.
Obtaining Central District Bankruptcy Forms
(a) Court’s Website. Many court forms, including complete petition packages
with instructions, are available at no charge from the court’s website at
<www.cacb.uscourts.gov> -> Forms. Most forms are in fillable format and
can be printed from any computer with Internet access and Adobe Portable
Document Format (PDF) Reader software. (A link to the Adobe website is
also available on the court’s website.)
(b) Intake Section. A number of forms are available at no charge in the Public
Information and/or Intake Section at each division. (See Forms, section 6,
for a list of these forms.)
(c) Electronic Self Representation (eSR). eSR is a free electronic document
preparation system that allows debtors to submit a chapter 7 bankruptcy
petition via the Internet, when they have decided to file bankruptcy without
an attorney. There is no cost to use eSR. Once the petition is completed
using eSR, debtors may file the bankruptcy case by paying only the chapter
7 bankruptcy filing fee, submitting the eSR petition electronically, and
providing signatures for the supplemental documents required. eSR
provides a question and answer process for completing bankruptcy forms.
It is accessible 24 hours a day at www.cacb.uscourts.gov/esr. Individuals
who wish to file a chapter 7 bankruptcy petition and who live in the Central
District of California may access eSR using a unique login and password.
eSR is not available for chapter 13 filings at this time.
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Audio Recordings of Court Proceedings Ordering Information
(a) Digital Technology. The Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of
California has converted the method used to record court hearings from an
analog tape system to digital technology. The court has selected the FTR
Gold™ digital recording product, as it offers superior sound reproduction
capability compared to the former tape process. (Forms are available at
<www.cacb.uscourts.gov> -> Forms -> Other Forms.)
(b) Audio Recordings. Audio recordings of court proceedings requested for
hearings held after an office converted to the new digital system will be
provided on a compact disc (CD). Audio recordings of hearings held before
implementation of the new system will continue to be provided in a cassette
tape format. The cost of either one compact disc (CD) or one cassette tape
is $31.00 each.
(c) Audio Requests. Audio requests provided on compact discs (CDs) may
be purchased from the court in lieu of a transcript for personal use only
and are not the official record. The official record of court proceedings
can only be obtained in the form of a transcript through a courtapproved
Transcription Service Provider from materials provided to
that transcriber by the court (see Transcript Ordering Instructions, section
1.15.(b)). Audio CDs may be ordered in one of three formats, FTR Gold,
Windows Audio, or MP3.
(1) FTR Gold. This format must be played using FTR Player Plus™
which is available at no charge on the FTR Gold™ website at
<www.ForTheRecord.com>. (Note the minimum system
requirements as listed on the FTR Gold™ website and the availability
of separate downloads for various Windows products.) If audio is
played using this software the user will be able to navigate through
the recording by using the time references from the actual hearing.
One day’s hearings may be provided on one CD using this format.
(1) Windows Audio. This format will play using the standard Windows
Media Player software installed on most personal computers. One
day’s hearings may be provided on one compact disc (CD) using this
format.
(3) MP3. This format is the most versatile. It will play on many CD-R
and CD-RW compatible players. Select this option if the audio will
be played in a vehicle or on a personal CD player (most newer
portable players are MP3 compatible). This format also plays on
standard PC media players installed on most computers. One day’s
hearings will fit onto one CD in this format. In addition, this is the
only format compatible with Apple/Macintosh (“Mac”)
computers.
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(d) Offices in the Central District converted to digital recording in 2004.
Should you have questions regarding digital recording, please contact the
court’s Call Center, at (855) 460-9641, and select Option #0, then Option
#9.
Transcript Ordering Instructions
(a) Transcript Requests. A separate form must be completed for each
hearing date requested. The court does not accept transcript requests by
fax, email or telephone. Transcript ordering instructions and PDF fillable
order forms are available at <www.cacb.uscourts.gov> -> Information ->
Transcripts. The court’s approved Transcript Order Form is the only form
the court will accept. Four types of transcript orders are:
(1) Ordinary. A transcript to be delivered within thirty (30) calendar days
after receipt of the deposit.
(2) 14 Days. A transcript to be delivered within fourteen (14) calendar
days after receipt of the deposit.
(3) Expedited. A transcript to be delivered within seven (7) calendar
days after receipt of the deposit.
(4) Daily. A transcript to be delivered within 24 hours after receipt of the
deposit.
NOTE: The 341(a) Meeting of Creditors is recorded by the Trustee.
The court does not keep or provide a copy of the recording. For
341(a) Recording Request Procedures, visit the U.S. Trustee
website (<www.justice.gov/ust/r16>).
(b) Transcript Processing. The court does not transcribe court proceedings.
The official record of court proceedings is transcribed by a courtapproved
transcriber from materials provided to that transcriber by
the court. When a Transcript Order Form is received, the court will forward
the hearing information and materials for transcription to the Transcription
Service Provider that the ordering party designates on the Transcript Order
Form. The Transcription Service Provider will contact the ordering party
regarding receipt of the transcript. Thereafter, questions regarding a
transcript order should be directed to the Transcription Service Provider.
Transcripts cannot be picked up at the court. More information is available
at www.cacb.uscourts.gov/track-transcript-status.
(c) Transcript Costs/Forms of Payment. The Transcription Service Provider
will contact the ordering party directly regarding transcript costs and forms
of payment. Rates may vary but may not exceed maximum charges set by
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the Judicial Conference of the United States (maximum rates are listed at
www.cacb.uscourts.gov/transcripts).
(d) Submission. Parties with an ECF account shall file the Transcript Order
Form in CM/ECF on the related case docket using docket event, “Transcript
Order Form (Public Request).” Self-represented litigants and parties
without an ECF account may hand-deliver or mail the Court’s Transcript
Order Form to the division in which the matter was heard*:
*DIVISION ADDRESS
Los Angeles (LA)
(855) 460-9641
United States Bankruptcy Court
255 E. Temple Street, Suite 940
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Attn: Transcript Orders (name of Judge who held the hearing)
Northern (ND)
(855) 460-9641
United States Bankruptcy Court
1415 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Attn: Transcript Orders (name of Judge who held the hearing)
Riverside (RS)
(855) 460-9641
United States Bankruptcy Court
3420 Twelfth Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Attn: Transcript Orders (name of Judge who held the hearing)
San Fernando Valley (SV)
(855) 460-9641
United States Bankruptcy Court
21041 Burbank Boulevard
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Attn: Transcript Orders (name of Judge who held the hearing)
Santa Ana (SA)
(855) 460-9641
United States Bankruptcy Court
411 West Fourth Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Attn: Transcript Orders (name of Judge who held the hearing)

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(e) Copies of Transcripts.
(1) Copies Obtained from Transcriber. Once the Transcript Order Form
requesting a transcript of a hearing is entered on the related case
docket, a Transcription Service Provider is designated and materials
for transcription are sent by the court to the designated Transcription
Service Provider. If more than one party files a Transcript Order Form
for the same hearing, the first Transcript Order Form on the docket
takes precedence. All other parties that wish to obtain a transcript of
the same hearing are to contact the Transcription Service Provider
designated on the case docket.
(2) Transcripts with 90-Day Restriction. Finished transcripts are
provided to the court by the designated Transcription Service
Provider. The transcript is filed on the case docket and restricted for
90 days from the filed date as set forth in the Guide to Judiciary Policy
Vol. 6, §510.25.10. During the 90-day restriction period, the
transcript may be viewed at the Clerk’s Office on a public computer
terminal or a copy purchased from the designated Transcription
Service Provider that created the original transcript. After the 90-day
restriction has ended, the filed transcript will be available for
inspection and copying in the Clerk’s Office (See Abbreviated Fee
Schedule, section 1.2, for photocopy fees) and for download from the
court’s CM/ECF system through the judiciary’s PACER system
(PACER fees may apply).
Mediation Program
(a) Coordination. The court, in cooperation with local bar associations,
coordinates a mediation program to enable parties in a case to settle their
dispute without going to court. Through mediation, cases may be resolved
more quickly, at a lower cost, and to the parties’ mutual satisfaction, often
without the stress and pressure of litigation. The program is governed by
Second Amended General Order 95-01.
(b) Cases Eligible for Mediation Program. Almost all controversies arising
in an adversary proceeding, contested matter, or other dispute in a
bankruptcy case are eligible for referral to the Mediation Program.
(c) How Cases are Assigned to the Mediation Program. A judge assigns a
case to mediation in one of three ways:
(1) At the request of the parties, by filling out a Request for Assignment
to Mediation Program form and a related Proposed Order Assigning
Matter to Mediation and Appointing Mediator and Alternate Mediator.
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(2) By order of the judge during the course of a court hearing.
(3) By order of the judge outside the course of a court hearing.
(d) Who May be Appointed as a Mediator.
(1) Both attorneys and non-attorneys may serve on the Panel of
Mediators. Individuals who want to serve on the Panel apply to the
Administrator of the Mediation Program in response to a courtestablished
deadline. After receiving court approval, mediators are
appointed to the panel for a three-year term. Mediators must meet
certain qualifications before they are appointed and must complete
30 hours of mediation training (unless excused by the court due to a
sufficient amount of previous mediation training and experience).
(2) Except in certain limited circumstances, mediators serve without pay
(pro bono). If payment is requested, the mediator’s compensation
shall be on such terms as are satisfactory to the mediator and the
parties and is subject to the prior approval of the judge if the estate
is to be charged with the expense.
(e) How Cases Proceed in the Mediation Program.
(1) When the judge assigns a matter to the Mediation Program, a
mediator and an alternate mediator are appointed. The parties are
normally given the opportunity to select a mediator and an alternate
mediator from a list (Panel of Mediators) provided by the court. If the
parties cannot agree on a mediator, the judge will assign one.
However, the judge may select and appoint a mediator and an
alternate mediator without the parties’ consent.
(2) After selection, the mediator will contact the parties and arrange a
time and a place to meet for a mediation conference. The parties
must prepare a Mediation Statement 7 days prior to the meeting.
This statement is confidential and is not filed with the court. No
statements made in the Mediation Statement may be used for any
purpose outside of the mediation conference. Mediation
conferences are informal; the rules of procedure that apply in court
are not used.
(2) At the conclusion of the mediation conference, the mediator files
Mediator’s Certificate Regarding Conclusion of Mediation
Conference (Form 706) with the court advising the judge whether the
matter settled. If the parties reach a settlement, a document,
providing details of the settlement, is prepared and filed with the
court. The court must approve all agreements. If the parties cannot
reach an agreement, the judge will hear the case in court.
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(f) How to Learn More about the Mediation Program. Mediation Program
materials are available at no charge from the court’s website,
<www.cacb.uscourts.gov> -> Forms. They may also be purchased from
the Intake Section at each division. (See Obtaining Central District
Bankruptcy Forms, section 1.13, and section 6, Forms.) Materials available
include:
Mediation Form
Number Description of Mediation Form
Form 701 Request for Assignment to Mediation Program; Order Thereon
Form 702 Order Assigning Matter to Mediation Program and Appointing Mediator and
Alternate Mediator [No Hearing Required]
Form 703 Notice of Mediator’s or Alternate Mediator’s Unavailability to Serve in
Mediation Matter
Form 704 Notice of Request and Request for Appointment of Successor Mediator
and/or Alternate Successor Mediator to Mediation Program
Form 705 Notice of Non-Compliance with Second Amended General Order No. 95-01
Governing Mediation Program
Form 706 Mediator’s Certificate Regarding Conclusion of Mediation Conference
Mediation Materials Available from the Court’s Website
Bankruptcy Mediation Program Application
Bankruptcy Mediation Program Materials Addendum
Bankruptcy Mediation Program – Panel of Mediators – Biographical Information
Bankruptcy Mediation Program – Panel of Mediators – Contact Information
Bankruptcy Mediation Program – Panel of Mediators – Counties in Which Mediators are
Authorized to Serve
Bankruptcy Mediation Program – Panel of Mediators – Foreign Languages Spoken
Bankruptcy Mediation Program – Panel of Mediators – Non-Attorney Professions
Bankruptcy Mediation Program – Procedures Manual
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Mediation Form
Number Description of Mediation Form
Form 708 Initial Mediation Confidentiality Agreement [Confidential – Not to be Filed
with the Court]
Form 709 Mediator’s Report of Mediation Conference [Confidential – Not to be Filed
with the Court]
n/a
Notice of Entry of Order Assigning Matter to Mediation Program and
Appointing Mediator and Alternate Mediator and Certificate of Mailing
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Court Manual 2-3 December 2017
Case Commencement (Bankruptcy Petition) Documents
(a) General Requirements [LBR 1002-1]. The following requirements must
be met in order to file a voluntary petition and other case commencement
documents with the court, either electronically or non-electronically, with
the exception of chapter 9 and 15. Minimum requirements for filing a
chapter 7, 11, 12 or 13 bankruptcy case, and a complete list of documents
required to complete the filing and their corresponding deadlines, are
detailed in sections 2.1(b) through 2.1(h).
(1) Deadline to File Required Documents. Unless extended by court
order, the balance of the documents required by the FRBP must be
filed within 14 days of the petition date, except the Statement of
Intention in a chapter 7 case, which must be filed not later than 30
days after the filing of the petition.
(2) Debtor’s Address. If a petition is filed under 11 U.S.C. §§ 301, 302,
303, or 1504, the debtor’s actual street address must be disclosed
in addition to any post office box address.
(3) Attorney Information.
(A) General. A voluntary petition filed pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§
301 and 302 by an attorney on behalf of any party must
contain the attorney’s state bar identification number,
telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address in the
attorney name block.
(B) Signature of Counsel. The name of the attorney signing a
petition must be printed clearly below the signature line.
(4) Divisions – Place of Filing [LBR 1071-1].
(A) Filing of Petition. Unless otherwise ordered by the court, a
petition commencing a case under the Bankruptcy Code
must be filed in the “applicable division.” The “applicable
division” is determined by the location of the debtor’s
residence, principal offices, officers, and books and records,
or where the majority of the debtor’s assets are located
based on a book value determination as set forth on the
debtor’s most current balance sheet. (Refer to Appendix B
for the applicable division.)
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(B) Filing of Documents Other Than Petition Case
Commencement Documents. Documents other than a
petition must be filed only in the divisional office of the clerk
to which the relevant cases or proceeding has been
assigned. However, the clerk may, by special waiver or upon
order of the court, accept documents in any office of the clerk
irrespective of the division.
(5) Petition Forms. Complete petition packages with instructions are
available at no charge from the court’s website,
<www.cacb.uscourts.gov> ->Forms -> Petition Forms.
(A) Case Commencement Documents Filed Electronically. A
paper copy of any case commencement document filed
electronically is not required to be served on the judge or
provided to the court.
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(b) Chapter 7 Individual (Bankruptcy Petition) Documents.
(1) At a minimum, documents (A, B, and C), MUST BE FILED, when
applicable, or the bankruptcy filing will not be accepted.
(A) Statement About Your Social Security Numbers — If filing
electronically, this document must be filed separately
from the other documents in this package. See Court
Manual, section 3.6(b).
(B) Voluntary Petition for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy
(Official Form 101) — this completed form must be signed by
the debtor(s) after the debtor(s) has read the Notice Required
by 11 U.S.C. § 342(b) for Individuals Filing Bankruptcy (Form
2010) that is available on the court’s website.
(C) Master Mailing List of Creditors — this is not a form; it is a list
of creditors’ names and addresses. Please see the
Requirements for Master Mailing List of Creditors on page 2-
29.
(D) Initial Statement About an Eviction Judgment Against You
(Official Form 101A) – this form must be filed with your
voluntary petition IF you marked “Yes” to both questions
in #11 on the Voluntary Petition for Individuals Filing for
Bankruptcy (Official Form 101). As required by LBR 4001-
1, the filer must attach to this Official Form 101A: 1) a check
in the form of a certified cashier’s check or money order
payable to the lessor or landlord in the amount of any rent
that would become due during the 30-day period after filing
of the bankruptcy petition; and 2) a copy of the judgment for
possession (LBR 4001-1).
The Following Documents Must be Filed with the Voluntary
Petition or within 14 Days After Filing the Voluntary Petition
The following documents, if applicable, MUST also be filed at
the bankruptcy court with the Voluntary Petition, or within 14
days after the filing of the Voluntary Petition. If the following
documents are not filed within 14 days after the filing of the
Voluntary Petition, the bankruptcy case may be dismissed. If
that happens, the debtor will lose whatever filing fees were
paid, and the debtor’s creditors will be able to resume
collection activities.
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(E) Debt Repayment Plan – if the credit counseling agency
provided the debtor with a debt repayment plan, the debt
repayment plan must be filed.
(F) Statement of Related Cases (LBR Form F1015-
2.1.STMT.RELATED.CASES).
(G) Summary of Your Assets and Liabilities and Certain
Statistical Information (Official Form 106Sum).
(H) Schedules A/B through J-2 — If any of the applicable
schedules do not apply, the debtor MUST print “NONE” on
the form and file it with the other documents.
Schedule A/B: Property (Official Form 106A/B)
Schedule C: The Property You Claim as Exempt (Official
Form 106C)
Schedule D: Creditors Who Have Claims Secured by
Property (Official Form 106D)
Schedule E/F: Creditors Who Have Unsecured Claims
(Official Form 106E/F)
Schedule G: Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
(Official Form 106G)
Schedule H: Your Codebtors (Official Form 106H)
Schedule I: Your Income (Official Form 106I)
Schedule J: Your Expenses (Official Form 106J)
Schedule J-2: Expenses for Separate Household of Debtor 2
(Official Form 106J-2). You must file Official Form 106J-2 if
you answered “yes” to both questions on Official Form 106J,
Part 1.
(I) Declaration About an Individual Debtor’s Schedules (Official
Form 106Dec).
(J) Statement of Financial Affairs for Individuals Filing For
Bankruptcy (Official Form 107).
(K) Disclosure of Compensation of Bankruptcy Petition Preparer
(Official Form 2800) — this form must be filed if the debtor
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paid a non-attorney bankruptcy petition preparer to prepare
any of the bankruptcy filing documents [11 U.S.C. § 110].
(L) Bankruptcy Petition Preparer’s Notice, Declaration and
Signature (Official Form 119) — this form must be filed if the
debtor paid a non-attorney bankruptcy petition preparer to
prepare any of the bankruptcy filing documents [11 U.S.C. §
110].
(M) Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor (Official
Form 2030) — this form is required when an attorney
represents the debtor and/or prepared the bankruptcy filing
documents. This form is not required if LBR form F 2090-
1.CH7.ATTY.COMP.DISCLSR is filed.
(N) Attorney’s Disclosure of Compensation Arrangement in
Individual Chapter 7 Case (LBR form F 2090-
1.CH7.ATTY.COMP.DISCLSR) — this form is filed if the
debtor agreed to pay an attorney a specific amount for limited
services.
(O) Declaration by Debtor(s) as to Whether Income was
Received From an Employer within 60 Days of the Petition
Date [11 U.S.C.§ 521(a)(1)(B)(iv)] (LBR form F 1002-
1.EMP.INCOME.DEC). If filing electronically, this
document must be filed separately from the other
documents in this package.
(P) Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income
(Official Form 122A-1).
(Q) Statement of Exemption from Presumption of Abuse Under §
707(b)(2) (Official Form 122A-1SUPP).
(R) Chapter 7 Means Calculation (Official Form 122A-2).
(S) Verification of Master Mailing List of Creditors [LBR 1007-
1(a)] (LBR form F 1007-
1.MASTER.MAILING.VERIFICATION).
(T) Certificate of Credit Counseling – a certificate of credit
counseling is issued by the credit counseling agency after the
debtor has completed a credit counseling course. This
document must be filed separately from the other
documents in this package.
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The Following Document Must be Filed with the Voluntary
Petition or within 30 Days After Filing the Voluntary Petition
(U) Statement of Intention for Individuals Filing Under Chapter 7
(Official Form 108) — this form must be filed within 30 days
from filing of the bankruptcy case or by the date set for the
meeting of creditors [11 U.S.C. § 521(a)(2)(A)].
(V) Statement About Payment of an Eviction Judgment Against
You (Official Form 101B) – if you filed Official Form 101A
(see E) – this form must be filed within 30 days after the filing
of the Voluntary Petition if the Debtor(s) wishes to stay in their
residence for more than 30 days after filing the Voluntary
Petition.
Optional Form with No Deadline for Filing
(W) Debtor’s Request to Activate Electronic Noticing (DeBN)
(local form F 9036-1.DeBN.ACTIVATE) — this is an optional
form for individual debtors to request orders and courtgenerated
notices by email (at no cost) through the DeBN
program, instead of by U.S. mail. If filing electronically, this
document must be filed separately from the other
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(c) Chapter 7 Non-Individual (Bankruptcy Petition) Documents.
(1) At a minimum, documents (A and B), MUST BE FILED, when
applicable, or the bankruptcy filing will not be accepted.
(A) Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy
(Official Form 201) — this completed form must be signed by
the authorized representative of the Debtor(s).
(B) Master Mailing List of Creditors – this is not a form; it is a list
of creditors’ names and addresses. Please see the
Requirements for Master Mailing List of Creditors on page 2-
29.
The Following Documents Must be Filed with the Voluntary
Petition or within 14 days After Filing the Voluntary Petition
The following documents, if applicable, MUST also be filed at
the bankruptcy court with the Voluntary Petition, or within 14
days after the filing of the Voluntary Petition. If the following
documents are not filed within 14 days after the filing of the
Voluntary Petition, the bankruptcy case may be dismissed. If
that happens, you will lose whatever filing fee you paid, and
your creditors will be able to resume collection activities
against you.
(C) Corporate Resolution Authorizing Filing of the Petition – this
is not a form and is required only if the debtor is a corporation.
(D) Corporate Ownership Statement (LBR form F 1007-
4.CORP.OWNERSHIP.STMT) – this is required only if the
debtor is a corporation (other than a government unit) [LBR
1007-4].
(E) Statement of Related Cases (LBR form F 1015-
2.1.STMT.RELATED.CASES).
(F) Summary of Assets and Liabilities for Non-Individuals
(Official Form 206Sum).
(G) Schedules A/B, D through H — If any of the applicable
schedules do not apply, the debtor MUST print “NONE” on
the form and file it with the other documents).
Schedule A/B: Assets – Real and Personal Property (Official
Form 206A/B)
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Schedule D: Creditors Who Have Claims Secured by
Property (Official Form 206D)
Schedule E/F: Creditors Who Have Unsecured Claims
(Official Form 206E/F)
Schedule G: Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
(Official Form 206G)
Schedule H: Your Codebtors (Official Form 106H)
(H) Declaration Under Penalty of Perjury for Non-Individual
Debtors (Official Form 202).
(I) Statement of Financial Affairs for Non-Individuals Filing For
Bankruptcy (Official Form 207).
(J) Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor (Official
Form 2030) — this form is required when an attorney
represents the debtor and/or prepared the bankruptcy filing
documents.
(K) Verification of Master Mailing List of Creditors [LBR 1007-
1(a)] (LBR form F 1007-1.MAILING.LIST.VERIFICATION).
Optional Form with No Deadline for Filing
(L) Debtor’s Request to Activate Electronic Noticing (DeBN) –
local form F 9036‐1.1.DeBN.ACTIVATE) – this is an optional
form for the debtor’s authorized representative to request
orders and court-generated notices by email (at no cost),
instead of by U.S. mail. If filing electronically, this
document must be filed separately from the other
documents in this package.
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(d) Chapter 11 Individual (Bankruptcy Petition) Documents.
(1) At a minimum, documents (A, B, C, and D), MUST BE FILED,
when applicable, or the bankruptcy filing will not be accepted.
(A) Statement About Your Social Security Numbers (Official
Form 121) — If filing electronically, this document must
be filed separately from the other documents in this
package. See Court Manual, section 3.6(b).
(B) Voluntary Petition for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy
(Official Form 101) — this completed form must be signed by
the debtor(s) after the debtor(s) has read the Notice Required
by 11 U.S.C §3421(b) for Individuals Filing Bankruptcy (Form
2010) that is available.
(C) For Individual Chapter 11 Cases: List of Creditors Who Have
the 20 Largest Unsecured Claims Against You and Are Not
Insiders (Official Form 104).
(D) Master Mailing List of Creditors — this is not a form, it is a list
of creditors’ names and addresses. Please see the
Requirements for Master Mailing List of Creditors on page 2-
29.
(E) Initial Statement About an Eviction Judgment Against You
(Official Form 101A — this form must be filed with your
voluntary petition IF you marked “Yes” to both questions
in #11 on the Voluntary Petition for Individuals Filing for
Bankruptcy (Official Form 101). As required by LBR 4001-
1, the filer must attach to this Official Form 101A: 1) a check
in the form of a certified cashier’s check or money order
payable to the lessor or landlord in the amount of any rent
that would become due during the 30-day period after filing
of the bankruptcy petition; and 2) a copy of the judgment for
possession (LBR 4001-1).
The Following Documents Must be Filed with the Voluntary
Petition or within 14 Days After Filing the Voluntary Petition
The following documents, if applicable, MUST also be filed at
the bankruptcy court with the Voluntary Petition, or within 14
days after the filing of the Voluntary Petition. If the following
documents are not filed within 14 days after the filing of the
Voluntary Petition, the bankruptcy case may be dismissed. If
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that happens, the debtor will lose whatever filing fees were
paid, and the debtor’s creditors will be able to resume
collection activities.
(F) Debt Repayment Plan – if the credit counseling agency
provided the debtor with a debt repayment plan, the debt
repayment plan must be filed.
(G) Statement of Related Cases (LBR form F 1015-2
1.STMT.RELATED.CASES).
(H) Summary of Your Assets and Liabilities and Certain
Statistical Information (Official Form 106Sum).
(I) Schedules A/B through J-2. If any of the applicable
schedules do not apply, the debtor MUST note “NONE” on
the form and file it with the other documents.
Schedule A/B: Property (Official Form 106A/B)
Schedule C: The Property You Claim as Exempt (Official
Form 106C)
Schedule D: Creditors Who Have Claims Secured by
Property (Official Form 106D)
Schedule E/F: Creditors Who Have Unsecured Claims
(Official Form 106E/F)
Schedule G: Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
(Official Form 106G)
Schedule H: Your Codebtors (Official Form 106H)
Schedule I: Your Income (Official Form 106I)
Schedule J: Your Expenses (Official Form 106J)
Schedule J-2: Expenses for Separate Household of Debtor 2
(Official Form 106J-2) – You must file Official Form 106J-2 if
you answered “yes” to both questions on Official Form 106J,
Part 1.
(J) Declaration About an Individual Debtor’s Schedules (Official
Form 106Dec).
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(K) Statement of Financial Affairs for Individuals Filing For
Bankruptcy (Official Form 107).
(L) Disclosure of Compensation of Bankruptcy Petition Preparer
(Official Form 2800) – this form must be filed if the debtor
paid a non-attorney bankruptcy petition preparer to prepare
any of the documents listed in this Petition Package [11
U.S.C. § 110].
(M) Bankruptcy Petition Preparer’s Notice, Declaration and
Signature (Official Form 119) — this form must be filed if the
debtor paid a non-attorney bankruptcy petition preparer to
prepare any of the bankruptcy case filing documents
[11 U.S.C. § 110].
(N) Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor (Official
Form 2030) — this form is required when an attorney
represents the debtor and/or prepared the bankruptcy filing
documents.
(O) Declaration by Debtor(s) as to Whether Income was
Received From an Employer within 60 Days of the Petition
Date) [11 U.S.C. § 521(a)(1)(B)(iv)] (LBR form F 1002-
1.EMP.INCOME.DEC). If filing electronically, this
document must be filed separately from the other
documents in this package.
(P) Chapter 11 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income
(Official Form 122B).
(Q) Verification of Master Mailing List of Creditors [LBR 1007-
1(a)] (LBR form F 1007-
1.1.MASTER.MAILING.VERIFICATION).
(R) Certificate of Credit Counseling — a certificate of credit
counseling is issued by the credit counseling agency after the
debtor(s) has completed a credit counseling course. This
document must be filed separately from the other
documents in this package.
The Following Document Must be Filed with the Voluntary
Petition or within 30 Days After Filing the Voluntary Petition
(S) Statement About Payment of an Eviction Judgment Against
You (Official Form 101B) – if you filed Official Form 101A
(see F) — this form must be filed within 30 days after the filing
of the Voluntary Petition if the Debtor(s) wishes to stay in their
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residence for more than 30 days after filing the Voluntary
Petition.
Optional Form with No Deadline for Filing
(T) Debtor’s Request to Activate Electronic Noticing (DeBN)
(local form F 9036-1.1.DeBN.ACTIVATE — this is an optional
form for individual debtors to request orders and courtgenerated
notices by email (at no cost) through the DeBN
program, instead of by U.S. mail. If filing electronically, this
document must be filed separately from the other
documents in this package.

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(e) Chapter 11 Non-Individual (Bankruptcy Petition) Documents.
(1) At a minimum, documents (A, B, C, and D), MUST BE FILED,
when applicable, or the bankruptcy filing will not be accepted.
(A) Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy
(Official Form 201) – this completed form must be signed by
the authorized signer for the Debtor.
(B) Chapter 11 or Chapter 9 Cases: List of Creditors Who Have
the 20 Largest Unsecured Claims and Are Not Insiders
(Official Form 204).
(C) Attachment to Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for
Bankruptcy Under Chapter 11 (Official Form 201A) – this
form is filed only by debtors who are required to file periodic
reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (e.g.,
Forms 10K and 10Q).
(D) Master Mailing List of Creditors – this is not a form, it is a list
of creditors’ names and addresses. Please see the
Requirements for Master Mailing List of Creditors on page 2-
29.
The Following Documents Must be Filed with the Voluntary
Petition or within 14 days After Filing the Voluntary Petition
The following documents, if applicable, MUST also be filed at
the bankruptcy court with the Voluntary Petition, or within 14
days after the filing of the Voluntary Petition. If the following
documents are not filed within 14 days after the filing of the
Voluntary Petition, the bankruptcy case may be dismissed. If
that happens, the debtor will lose whatever filing fees were
paid, and the debtor’s creditors will be able to resume
collection activities.
(E) Corporate Resolution Authorizing Filing of the Petition – this
is not a form and is required only if the debtor is a
corporation.
(F) Corporate Ownership Statement (LBR form F 1007-
4.CORP.OWNERSHIP.STMT) – this is an optional form for
the statement that is required under LBR 1007-4 if the
debtor is a corporation (other than a government unit).
(G) List of Equity Security Holders – required for corporations or
partnerships if not included on the Master Mailing List of
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Creditors. The List of Equity Security Holders must be in the
same format as specified in the Requirements for Master
Mailing List of Creditors on page 2-29.
(H) Statement of Related Cases (LBR form F 1015-
2.1.STMT.RELATED.CASES).
(I) Summary of Assets and Liabilities for Non-Individuals
Schedules (Official Form 206Sum).
(J) Schedules A/B, D through H. (Official Forms 206A/B, 206D,
206E/F, 206G, 206H). If any of the applicable schedules do
not apply, the debtor MUST print “NONE” on the form and
file it with the other documents.
Schedule A/B: Assets – Real and Personal Property (Official
Form 206A/B)
Schedule D: Creditors Who Have Claims Secured by
Property (Official Form 206D)
Schedule E/F: Creditors Who Have Unsecured Claims
(Official Form 206E/F)
Schedule G: Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
(Official Form 206G)
Schedules H: Your Codebtors (Official Form 206H)
(K) Declaration Under Penalty of Perjury for Non-Individual
Debtors (Official Form 202).
(L) Statement of Financial Affairs for Non-Individuals Filing for
Bankruptcy (Official Form 207).
(M) Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor (Official
Form 2030) – this form is required when an attorney
represents the debtor or prepared the bankruptcy filing
documents.
(N) Verification of Master Mailing List of Creditors [LBR 1007-
1(a)] (LBR form F 1007-
1.1.MAILING.LIST.VERIFICATION).
Optional Form with No Deadline for Filing
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(O) Debtor’s Request to Activate Electronic Noticing (DeBN)
(local form F 9036‐1.1.DeBN.ACTIVATE – this is an
optional form for the debtor’s authorized representative to
request orders and court-generated notices by email (at no
cost), instead of by U.S. mail. If filing electronically, this
document must be filed separately from the other
documents in this package.

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(f) Chapter 12 Individual (Bankruptcy Petition) Documents.
(1) At a minimum, documents (A, B, and C) MUST BE FILED, when
applicable, or the bankruptcy filing will not be accepted.
(A) Statement About Your Social Security Numbers (or Other
Individual Taxpayer- Identification Number (ITIN(s))) (Official
Form 121). — If filing electronically, this document must
be filed separately from the other documents in this
package. See Court Manual, section 3.6(b).
(B) Voluntary Petition (Official Form 101) — this completed form
must be signed by the debtor(s) after the debtor(s) has read
the Notice Required by 11 U.S.C. § 341(b) for Individuals
Filing Bankruptcy (Form 2010) that is available.
(C) Master Mailing List of Creditors — this is not a form; it is a list
of creditors’ names and addresses. Please see the
Requirements for Master Mailing List of Creditors on page 2-
29.
The Following Documents Must be Filed with the Voluntary
Petition or within 14 Days After Filing the Voluntary Petition
The following documents, if applicable, MUST also be filed at
the bankruptcy court with the Voluntary Petition, or within 14
days after the filing of the Voluntary Petition. If the following
documents are not filed within 14 days after the filing of the
Voluntary Petition, the bankruptcy case may be dismissed. If
that happens, the debtor will lose whatever filing fees were
paid, and the debtor’s creditors will be able to resume
collection activities.
(D) Debt Repayment Plan — if the credit counseling agency
provided the debtor with a debt repayment plan, the debt
repayment plan must be filed.
(E) Statement of Related Cases (LBR form F 1015-
2.1.STMT.RELATED.CASES).
(F) Summary of Your Assets and Liabilities and Certain
Statistical Information (Official Form 106Sum).
(G) Schedules A/B through J-2 — If any of the schedules do not
apply, the debtor MUST print “NONE” on the form and file it
with the other documents.
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Schedule A/B: Property (Official Form 106A/B)
Schedule C: The Property You Claim as Exempt (Official
Form 106C)
Schedule D: Creditors Who Have Claims Secured by
Property (Official Form 106D)
Schedule E/F: Creditors Who Have Unsecured Claims
(Official Form 106E/F)
Schedule G: Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
(Official Form 106G)
Schedule H: Your Codebtors (Official Form 106H)
Schedule I: Your Income (Official Form 106I)
Schedule J: Your Expenses (Official Form 106J)
Schedule J-2: Expenses for Separate Household of Debtor 2
(Official Form 106J-2). You must file Official Form 106J-2 if
you answered “yes” to both questions on Official Form 106J,
Part 1.
(H) Declaration About an Individual Debtor’s Schedules (Official
Form 106Dec).
(I) Statement of Financial Affairs for Individuals Filing for
Bankruptcy (Official Form 107).
(J) Disclosure of Compensation of Bankruptcy Petition Preparer
(Official Form 2800) – this form must be filed if the debtor
paid a non-attorney bankruptcy petition preparer to prepare
any of the documents listed in this Petition Package [11
U.S.C. § 110].
(K) Bankruptcy Petition Preparer’s Notice, Declaration and
Signature (Official Form 119) — this form must be filed only
if the debtor paid a non-attorney bankruptcy petition preparer
to prepare any of the bankruptcy filing documents. [11 U.S.C.
§ 110].
(L) Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor (Official
Form 2030) — this form is required only when an attorney
represents the debtor and/or prepared the bankruptcy filing
documents.
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(M) Declaration by Debtor(s) as to Whether Income was
Received From an Employer within 60 Days of the Petition
Date) [11 U.S.C. § 521(a)(1)(B)(iv)] (LBR form F 1002-
1.EMP.INCOME.DEC). If filing electronically, this
document must be filed separately from the other
documents in this package.
(N) Verification of Master Mailing List of Creditors [LBR 1007-
1(a)] (LBR form F1007-
1.MASTER.MAILING.VERIFICATION).
Certificate of Credit Counseling – a certificate of credit
counseling is issued by the credit counseling agency after the
debtor(s) has completed a credit counseling course. This
document must be filed separately from the other
documents in this package.
(O) Chapter 12 Plan — Must be filed within 90 days from the
date the bankruptcy petition is filed. [11 U.S.C. § 1222].
Optional Form with No Deadline for Filing
(P) Debtor’s Request to Activate Electronic Noticing (DeBN)
(local form F 9036‐1.1.DeBN.ACTIVATE) – this is an optional
form for individual debtors to request orders and courtgenerated
notices by email (at no cost) instead of by U.S.
mail. If filing electronically, this document must be filed
separately from the other documents in this package.
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(g) Chapter 12 Non-Individual (Bankruptcy Petition) Documents.
(1) At a minimum, documents (A and B) MUST BE FILED, when
applicable, or the bankruptcy filing will not be accepted.
(A) Voluntary Petition for Non Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy
(Official Form 201) — this completed form must be signed by
the authorized signer for the Debtor.
(B) Master Mailing List of Creditors — this is not a form; it is a list
of creditors’ names and addresses. Please see the
Requirements for Master Mailing List of Creditors on page 2-
29.
The Following Documents Must be Filed with the Voluntary
Petition or within 14 Days After Filing the Voluntary Petition
The following documents, if applicable, MUST also be filed at
the bankruptcy court with the Voluntary Petition or within 14
days after the filing of the Voluntary Petition. If the following
documents are not filed within 14 days after the filing of the
Voluntary Petition, the bankruptcy case may be dismissed. If
that happens, the debtor will lose whatever filing fees were
paid, and the debtor’s creditors will be able to resume
collection activities.
(C) Corporate Resolution Authorizing Filing of the Petition – this
is not a form and is required only if the debtor is a corporation.
(D) Corporate Ownership Statement (LBR form F 1007-
4.CORP.OWNERSHIP.STMT) – this is an optional form for
the statement that is required under LBR 1007-4 if the debtor
is a corporation (other than a governmental unit).
(E) List of Equity Security Holders – required for corporations or
partnerships if not included on the Master Mailing List of
Creditors. The list of Equity Security Holders must be in the
same format as specified in the Requirements for Master
Mailing List of Creditors on 2-29.
(F) Statement of Related Cases (LBR form F 1015-
2.1.STMT.RELATED.CASES).
(G) Summary of Assets and Liabilities for Non-Individuals
Schedules Official Form 206Sum).
(H) Schedules A/B, D through H.
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Schedule A/B: Assets – Real and Personal Property (Official
Form 2016A/B)
Schedule D: Creditors Who Have Claims Secured by
Property (Official Form 206D)
Schedule E/F: Creditors Who Have Unsecured Claims
(Official Form 206E/F)
Schedule G: Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
(Official Form 206G)
Schedules H: Your Codebtors (Official Form 206H)
(I) Declaration Under Penalty of Perjury for Non-Individuals
Filing for Bankruptcy (Official Form 202).
(J) Statement of Financial Affairs for Non-Individuals Filing for
Bankruptcy (Official Form 207).
(K) Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor (Official
Form 2030) — this form is required when an attorney
represents the debtor and/or prepared the bankruptcy filing
documents.
(L) Verification of Master Mailing List of Creditors [LBR 1007-
1(a)] (LBR form F 1007-
1.1.MASTER.MAILING.VERIFICATION.
(M) Chapter 12 Plan — Must be filed within 90 days from the
date the bankruptcy petition is filed. [11 U.S.C. § 1222].

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Optional Form with No Deadline for Filing
(N) Debtor’s Request to Activate Electronic Noticing (DeBN)
(local form F 9036‐1.1.DeBN.ACTIVATE) – this is an optional
form for the debtors authorized representative to request
orders and court-generated notices by email (at no cost)
instead of by U.S. mail. If filing electronically, this
document must be filed separately from the other
documents in this package.

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(h) Chapter 13 (Bankruptcy Petition) Documents.
(1) At a minimum, documents (A, B and C) MUST BE FILED, when
applicable, or the bankruptcy filing will not be accepted
(A) Statement About Your Social Security Numbers (Official
Form 121). — If filing electronically, this document must
be filed separately from the other documents in this
package. See Court Manual, section 3.6(b).
(B) Voluntary Petition for Individuals Filings for Bankruptcy
(Official Form 101) — this completed form must be signed by
the debtor(s).
(C) Master Mailing List of Creditors — this is not a form; it is a list
of creditors’ names and addresses. Please see the
Requirements for Master Mailing List of Creditors on page 2-
29.
(D) Initial Statement About an Eviction Judgment Against You
(Official Form 101A) – this form must be filed with your
voluntary petition IF you marked “Yes” to both questions in
#11 on the Voluntary Petition for Individuals Filing for
Bankruptcy (Official Form 101). The Court requires that filers
of this statement also provide a copy of the eviction judgment
and a check made payable to the landlord.
The Following Documents Must be Filed with the Voluntary
Petition or within 14 Days After Filing the Voluntary Petition
The following documents, if applicable, MUST also be filed at
the bankruptcy court with the Voluntary Petition, or within 14
days after the filing of the Voluntary Petition. If the following
documents are not filed within 14 days after the filing of the
Voluntary Petition, the bankruptcy case may be dismissed. If
that happens, the debtor will lose whatever filing fees were
paid, and the debtor’s creditors will be able to resume
collection activities.
(E) Debt Repayment Plan — if the credit counseling agency
provided the debtor with a debt repayment plan, the debt
repayment plan must be filed.
(F) Statement of Related Cases (LBR Form F 1015-
2.1.STMT.RELATED.CASES).
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(G) Summary of Your Assets and Liabilities and Certain
Statistical Information (Official Form 106Sum).
(H) Schedules A/B through J-2 — If any of the schedules do not
apply, the debtor MUST print “NONE” on the form and file it
with the other documents.
Schedule A/B: Property (Official Form 106A/B)
Schedule C: The Property You Claim as Exempt (Official
Form 106C)
Schedule D: Creditors Who Have Claims Secured by
Property (Official Form 106D)
Schedule E/F: Creditors Who Have unsecured (Official Form
106E/F)
Schedule G: Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
(Official Form 106G)
Schedule H: Your Codebtors (Official Form 106H)
Schedule I: Your Income (Official Form 106I)
Schedule J: Your Expenses (Official Form 106J)
Schedules J-2: Expenses for Separate Household of Debtor
2 (Official Form 106J-2). You must file Official Form 106J-2
if you answered “yes” to both questions on Official Form
106J, Part 1.
(I) Declaration About an Individual Debtor’s Schedules (Official
Form 106Dec).
(J) Statement of Financial Affairs for Individuals Filing for
Bankruptcy (Official Form 107).
(K) Disclosure of Compensation of Bankruptcy Petition Preparer
(Official Form 2800) — this form must be filed only if the
debtor paid a non-attorney bankruptcy petition preparer to
prepare any of the documents listed in this Petition Package
[11 U.S.C. § 110].
(L) Bankruptcy Petition Preparer’s Notice, Declaration and
Signature (Official Form 119) — this form must be filed only if
the debtor paid a non-attorney bankruptcy petition preparer
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to prepare any of the bankruptcy case filing documents
[11 U.S.C. § 110].
(M) Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor (Official
Form 2030) — this form is required only when an attorney
represents the debtor and/or prepared the bankruptcy filing
documents.
(N) Declaration by Debtor(s) as to Whether Income was
Received From an Employer within 60 Days of the Petition
Date [11 U.S.C. §521(a)(1)(B)(iv)] (F 1002-
1.EMP.INCOME.DEC). If filing electronically, this
document must be filed separately from the other
documents in this package.
(O) Chapter 13 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income and
Calculation of Commitment Period (Official Form 122C-1).
(P) Chapter 13 Statement of Your Disposable Income (Official
Form 122C-2).
(Q) Verification of Master Mailing List of Creditors [LBR 1007-
1(a)] (LBR form F 1007-
1.MASTER.MAILING.VERIFICATION).
(R) Certificate of Credit Counseling – a certificate of credit
counseling is issued by the credit counseling agency after the
debtor has completed a credit counseling course. If filing
electronically, this document must be filed separately from
the other documents in this package.
(S) Chapter 13 Plan (LBR form F 3015-
1.01.CHAPTER13.PLAN) If filing electronically, this
document must be filed separately from the other
documents in this package.
The Following Documents Must be Filed with the Voluntary
Petition or within 30 Days After Filing the Voluntary Petition
(T) Statement About Payment of an Eviction Judgment Against
You (Official Form 101B) – if you filed Official Form 101A
(see D) – this form must be filed within 30 days after the filing
of the Voluntary Petition if the debtor wishes to stay in their
residence for more than 30 days after filing the Voluntary
Petition.
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Optional Form with No Deadline for Filing
(U) Debtor’s Request to Activate Electronic Noticing (DeBN)
(local form F 9036-1.1.DeBN.ACTIVATE) – this is an optional
form for individual debtors to request orders and courtgenerated
notices by email (at no cost) through the DeBN
program, instead of by U.S. mail. If filing electronically, this
document must be filed separately from the other documents
in this package.
(i) Involuntary Bankruptcy Case [11 U.S.C. §303].
(1) Involuntary Petitions must be filed at the Intake window of the
applicable division. Do not file electronically through CM/ECF.
(2) Document required to file an involuntary bankruptcy case:
(A) Involuntary Petition Against an Individual (Official Form
105) for individual debtors, or
(B) Involuntary Petition Against a Non-Individual (Official Form
205) for non-individual debtors.
Incomplete Case Commencement Filings
(a) Deficient Filings. Filing of a petition or other document is considered
deficient if the document:
(1) Does not comply with either the FRBP or the LBRs.
(2) Is submitted with insufficient funds or paid in a method not accepted
by the court. (See Fee Acceptance Policy, section 2.4(b).)
(b) Emergency Filings.
(1) Emergency case commencement or other filings, before and after
regular business hours, are handled by Clerk’s Office staff on a
case-by-case basis. Some examples of what the Clerk’s Office
considers to be legitimate requests for emergency filings include:
1. Petitioner is involved in a pending sale or foreclosure;
2. Unlawful detainer order;
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3. Wage garnishment;
4. Expedited hearings on shortened notice (e.g., Ex Parte
Motion); and
5. Unusually large volume of documents (e.g., mega case
documents).
(2) Approval for an emergency filing must be coordinated with the
Intake Supervisor or other court official. For more information, call:
Division Telephone Number
Los Angeles (213) 894-6751
Riverside (951) 774-1101
Santa Ana (714) 338-5332
Northern (805) 884-4885
San Fernando Valley (818) 587-2833

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Requirements for Master Mailing List of Creditors [LBR 1007-1]
A Master Mailing List of Creditors, with the names and addresses of the creditors,
must be filed in all bankruptcy cases and must be submitted in the following format
(see Exhibit 1, Example of Format for Master Mailing List of Creditors on the next
page):
1. Typed on blank, unlined, standard white 8-1/2 x 11 inch medium weight
paper using uppercase and lowercase letter quality fonts, no smaller
than 10 point nor greater than 14 point, in either Arial, Calibri, Cambria,
Courier, Times New Roman, Helvetica, Geneva, or Letter Gothic;
2. Typed in a single column with no letters closer than 1-1/2 inches from any
edge of the paper and left justified;
3. Typed with no more than 8 name/address blocks per page. Each block
must consist of no more than 5 lines total for each name/address with
at least 2 blank lines in between. The first line, or name, can be no more
than 50 characters in length including spaces, and the address lines can
be no more than 40 characters in length including spaces. The attention
line, if any, must be included on the second line of the block. DO NOT
INCLUDE ACCOUNT NUMBERS. The city, state (2-letter abbreviation
in capital letters only, e.g., CA), and zip code must be on the last line.
Nine-digit zip codes should be separated by a hyphen. (See Exhibit 1.)
4. Master Mailing List pages must list the creditors from schedules D, and
E/F of the bankruptcy case filing. Use as many pages as needed. Do
not include the debtor, joint debtor, U.S. Trustee, Internal Revenue
Service, or Franchise Tax Board on the Master Mailing List.
5. Do not use punctuation, except for one comma between city and state (for
example Los Angeles, CA 90012).
6. If a separate Equity Holders List is filed, it must comply with the above
format requirements.
7. If the Master Mailing List is electronically submitted, it must be: (1) filed in
PDF format; and (2) uploaded as a plaintext (.txt) file.

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Exhibit 1
Example of Format for Master Mailing List of Creditors
Acme Auto Repair
1234 S Street
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Acme Hair Repair
Attn Herman
1234 S Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90005-0001
Acme Dental Clinic
745 Tungsten Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90027
Acme Talent Agency
421 N Copper Canyon Way
Burbank, CA 91505-0002
Loans By Acme
7485 Chromium Circle
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Acme And Sons Insurance
Attn D Acme
13363 Hierro Street Suite 25
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Acme Bar and Grill
114 Aluminum Alley
Chatsworth, CA 91313
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Filing Fees
(a) Fee Schedule. For a list of current filing fees, refer to the Quick Guide to
the Court in section 1.2.
(b) Fee Acceptance Policy. The Bankruptcy Court will accept cash, U. S.
Postal Service money orders, cashier’s checks from an acceptable
financial institution, attorney or law firm checks (payable to the U. S.
Bankruptcy Court) and American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and
VISA for payment of fees. Credit card transactions must be made in person
by the cardholder; however, this does not apply to electronically filed
documents. The court does not accept personal checks or credit cards
from debtors to pay fees. All attorney/law firm checks must include a
current pre-printed name, street address, telephone number, and
California attorney bar number. Do not send cash through the mail. Also
refer to the Quick Guide to the Court, section 1.2.
Documents Filed After Case Commencement
[LBR 5005-2; LBR 9004-1]
(a) Copies Required. The following copy requirements apply for documents
filed after filing the petition and other case commencement documents.
(1) Documents Electronically Filed. The only copy that may be required
is a judge’s copy. Please refer to Judge’s Copies, section 3.5(b)
and Appendix F of this Court Manual. Appendix F contains a list of
filed documents that are not required to be served upon the judge.
(2) Documents Not Electronically Filed.
(A) Judge’s Copy. Refer to Appendix F to see if a Judge’s copy
is required. If a Judge’s copy is required, one copy that
contains a “Filed” stamp on page one of the document
should be marked as “Judge’s Copy” and must comply with
sections 2.5 and 3.5(b), and be served according to sections
3.5(b) and Appendix F.
(B) Conformed Copy for You. If you file a document in person
at the intake window, please bring an extra set if you wish
to take a conformed copy back with you. Or, if you wish to
have a conformed copy mailed to you, you must include an
additional copy and a self-addressed stamped envelope
with sufficient postage to cover the cost of mailing the
conformed copy.
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(b) Form and Format of Documents. Unless otherwise expressly provided
by the LBRs or section 3.5 of this Court Manual, a paper document filed or
lodged with the court and any exhibit hereto must comply with the following
form and format requirements:
(1) Legibility. A paper document submitted for filing must be
typewritten, legibly printed if prepared by hand, computer
generated, or prepared by a photocopying or other duplicating
process that will produce clear and permanent copies equally legible
to printing, in black or dark blue ink.
(2) Paper.
(A) Size and Quality.
(i) Documents Filed Electronically. Individual pages of
documents shall not exceed 8.5 X 11 inches. A
CM/ECF User should check the page size prior to
attempting to upload the PDF in the CM/ECF system.
PDF files with pages exceeding the 8.5 X 11 inch limit
must be modified before uploading. See section
3.5(d) of this Court Manual.
(ii) Documents Filed at Intake Window. The original
paper document must be submitted on paper that is
opaque, unglazed, 8.5 by 11 inches in size, not less
than 20 pounds in weight, and capable of producing a
good quality image when scanned using the court’s
equipment and software. Coated, glossy, bond, card
stock, onion skin, lightweight or oversized paper can
cause paper jams and may not be used.
(B) Numbered Margins.
(i) Required. Numbered margins are required for
documents generated by a party, such as a motion,
response, reply, declaration, stipulation, adversary
complaint, etc. The paper must be numbered on the
left margin with not more than 28 lines per page. The
lines on each page must be numbered consecutively.
(ii) Not Required. Numbered margins are not required on
court- approved forms. They are also not required on
exhibits filed in support of a motion, response, reply,
declaration, etc.
(C) Typeface. The typeface must not be smaller than 12 point
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unless it is in a petition package or other court-approved
form. As an example, this is 12-point type. Required
typefaces are Arial, Courier, Times New Roman, Helvetica,
Geneva or Letter Gothic. Font sizes smaller than 12 point
may not be legible after imaging and must not be used. Line
1 must begin at least 1 inch below the top edge of the paper.
(D) Interlineation. No interlineation is allowed on a document
unless the interlineations are noted by the clerk or the judge
by marginal initials at the time of the filing.
(E) Print on One Side Only. All pages of each document
(including exhibits) must be printed on only one side of the
paper. Two sided exhibits must be copied and filled with
text print on one side of each page. Any document larger
or smaller than an 8.5 X 11 inch size must be reduced or
enlarge to be 8.5 X 11 inch.
(F) Spacing. Except as provided herein, the typing or printing
on documents must be double-spaced, including citations.
Footnotes may be single-spaced but the font must not be
less than 12 point. Real property descriptions may be
single-spaced. Quotations from cited cases or other
authorities must be clearly indented not less than 5 spaces
or more than 20 spaces and may be single-spaced if the
quotation is 50 or more words.
(G) Page Numbering at Bottom of Pages. All documents must
be numbered consecutively at the bottom of each page,
including any attached exhibits. A reference to an exhibit in
a document must include the consecutive page numbers of
the exhibit.
(H) Identifying and Separating Exhibits and Other Attached
Documents.
(i) Identification.
I. Declarations. It should be clear from the label
or tab who is the declarant.
II. Exhibits. Exhibits must be placed in sequential
order. Whenever feasible, exhibits of plaintiffs
or movants must be marked with numbers, and
exhibits of defendants or respondent must be
marked with letters.
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(ii) Separation.
I. Original Document to be Filed.
(aa) Documents Electronically Filed. The
version of each declaration, exhibit or
other attachment that is filed
electronically via CM/ECF must be
separated by a separator sheet that
contains a label identifying the
declaration, exhibit or other attachment.
(bb) Documents Not Electronically Filed.
Each declaration, exhibit, or other
attachment to an original of a document
must be separated by a separator sheet
printed on white, letter size (8½ x 11
inches), unglazed, opaque, paper of
medium weight. Unless the physical
nature of the exhibit makes it
impracticable, an exhibit, declaration or
other attachment must be securely
bound with a binder clip or clamp to the
document to which it relates.
II. Judge’s Copy. Each declaration, exhibit or
other attachment to a Judge’s copy must be
tabbed and bound to the main document.
(3) Originals, Copies, Telecopies, and E-mails.
(A) Documents Electronically Filed. The original of any
document that is filed electronically via CM/ECF, including
the original signature of the attorney, party, or declarant,
must be maintained by the filing party for 5 years after the
conclusion of the case, including any applicable appeal
period, subject to being produced upon reasonable notice.
(B) Documents Filed at Intake Window. The original of a paper
filed at the clerk’s office intake window must be labeled as
the original and, except for exhibits, must consist entirely of
the original pages, except that a telecopy or email of all or
part of a document (or copy of such telecopy or email) may
be filed and served instead of the original of a document,
provided that the telecopy or email meets the legibility
requirement set forth in subsection (b)(1) of this rule.
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(4) Assembly of Documents Not Electronically Filed. Original
documents and a Judge’s copy must be assembled in compliance
with the following guidelines, to allow for scanning by court staff:
(A) Multi-Paged Originals. When a document is filed at the
intake window, original multi-page documents must not be
hole punched or bound by staples, prong fasteners or
standard metal or plastic paper clips that puncture the paper.
Original multi-page documents must be bound at the top left
corner with binder clips or clamps. A paper presented for
filing must be flat and unfolded to facilitate scanning.
(B) Conformed Copies. As a general rule, the clerk’s office will
conform and return one copy of a document to the filing party.
The copies must not be attached to the original documents.
(C) Judge’s Copy. A Judge’s copy of multi-page documents
must be fastened with a single staple in the upper left-hand
corner or otherwise bound.
(D) Binding. Documents must not be “blue-backed” or otherwise
bound. A transcript must be unbound and fastened with a
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(c) Caption and Format of Title Page.
(1) Adversary Proceedings. A complaint, transcript or other document
filed in an adversary proceeding must bear a “double caption” in
substantially the following format:
In re ABC, ) Case No.
)
Debtor. ) Chapter
)
)
XYZ Co., ) Adv. No.
Plaintiff, )
)
)
)
COMPLAINT TO DETERMINE
NONDISCHARGEABILITY OF DEBT
vs. )
)
ABC, )
Defendant, ) (Hearing date to be set by summons)
(2) Small Business Cases. A document filed in a case that has been
designated a small business case under FRBP 1020 must bear a
legend stating that the case is subject to FRBP 1020. The legend
must appear to the right of the caption immediately below the case
number in substantially the following format:
In re ABC, ) Case No.
)
) Chapter
Debtor. )
) SMALL BUSINESS CASE UNDER
) FRBP 1020
)
(3) The First Page of a Document to be Filed or Lodged Must Include:
(A) Attorney. The name, state bar identification number, law
firm name, address, telephone number, fax number, and email
address, if any, of the attorney presenting the
document for filing must be displayed commencing with line
1 at the left margin. If the party is not represented by
counsel, the name, address, telephone number, fax
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number, and e-mail address, if any, of the party presenting
the document for filing must be displayed commencing with
line 1 at the left margin. The actual street address must be
disclosed in addition to any post office box address.
Immediately beneath, the party on whose behalf the
document is presented must be identified. This information
must be single-spaced.
(B) Clerk’s Space. The space between lines 1 and 7 to the right
of the center of the page must be left blank for use by the
clerk.
(C) Title of Court. The title of the court, including the division,
must be centered on or below line 8.
(D) Names of Parties. The names of the parties must be placed
below the title of the court and to the left of center and
single-spaced. If the parties are too numerous, the names
may be continued on the second or successive pages in the
same space. In an adversary proceeding, for all documents
filed after the complaint or other document that names a
new party, only the names of the first-named party on each
side need appear; and, if lengthy, those names may be
abbreviated.
(E) Bankruptcy Case Number. The bankruptcy case number
must be placed to the right of the center of the page
immediately opposite the names of the parties on the first
page. Case numbers must be consistent with the following
example: 1:05-bk-12345-MT, with the first number being the
location of the division in which the case was filed (e.g., San
Fernando Valley: 1, Los Angeles: 2, Riverside: 6, Santa
Ana: 8, Santa Barbara: 9), the two numbers after the colon
representing the last two digits of the year in which the case
was filed, a two-character case type (bk for bankruptcy
case, ap for adversary case) and the third set of numbers
following the first dash representing the 5-digit case number
followed by the initials of the bankruptcy judge assigned to
the case.
(F) Chapter Number. The chapter number of the case must
appear immediately below the case number.
(G) Adversary Number. The adversary number, if any, must
appear immediately below the case number and chapter
number (e.g., 2:05-ap-02345-AA).
(H) Title. On the first page immediately below the adversary or
chapter number or the caption, there must be a concise title
of the document (e.g., Notice of Motion for Summary
Judgment, Complaint To Determine Dischargeability of
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Debt). When a document contains multiple pleadings (for
example, an answer to a complaint and a counterclaim or
cross claim), all pleadings contained in the document must
be listed in the caption. Where possible, the proponent’s
name should be included in the title of the document (e.g.,
Creditor ABC’s Motion to Dismiss).
(I) Hearing. The time, date, and place of the hearing on the
matter to which the document is addressed must appear
immediately below the title or, if appropriate, a statement
that no hearing is required or that a hearing will be
scheduled by the court. All information required in
subsections (c)(5) through (9) of this rule must always
appear on the first page of the document.
(d) Commencing an Adversary Proceeding. On September 23, 2013, the
court implemented an automated process for issuing a completed
Summons (or Alias Summons) and Notice of Status Conference
(Summons) in an adversary proceeding. Therefore, notwithstanding LBR
7004-1(a), under this new automated process, plaintiffs do not need to
lodge a proposed form of Summons in order to have a Summons or an
Alias Summons issued in an adversary proceeding. The court will prepare
the required Summons or Alias Summons. Plaintiffs who are registered
CM/ECF users will receive an issued Summons or Alias Summons
electronically (by Notice of Electronic Filing – NEF). Plaintiffs who are not
registered CM/ECF users will receive a hard copy of the issued Summons
or Alias Summons by U.S. Mail. LBR 7004-1(a) will be revised in the future
to accommodate these changes.
(e) Summons for Involuntary Petitions, Cross-Claims, Counter-Claims
and Third-party Claims. The plaintiff is responsible for preparing the
summons to be signed and issued by the clerk.
Proof of Claim
Parties may file a Proof of Claim (Official Form 410) either online, in person, or
by mail. There is no fee for filing a Proof of Claim.
(a) Electronic Proof of Claim (ePOC). Creditors can use the court’s Electronic
Proof of Claim (ePOC) system to complete and file a Proof of Claim. Visit
the court’s website at www.cacb.uscourts.gov/epoc-electronic-proof-claim
to access or learn more about ePOC.
(b) CM/ECF. Attorneys registered to use CM/ECF may electronically file
Proofs of Claims through CM/ECF.
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(c) Proof of Claim Delivered by Mail or in Person to Division Where Case Is
Pendng:
(1) Obtain a free Proof of Claim form (and Instructions for Proof of
Claim) from either the court’s website at www.cacb.uscourts.gov or
any bankruptcy court. You may mail your request for a blank printed
Proof of Claim form to the division where the bankruptcy case is
pending (see Quick Guide to the Court, section 1.1, or Appendix A
for division addresses):
(2) File the completed Proof of Claim form by either mailing or delivering
it to the division where the case is pending (see Quick Guide to the
Court, section 1.1, or Appendix A for division addresses). To receive
a “filed” stamped copy of a Proof of Claim that is delivered or mailed
to the Court, provide a copy of the claim at the time of filing (along
with a self-addressed, stamped envelope if the Proof of Claim is
mailed to the Court).
(d) Additional Forms that may be filed with a Proof of Claim Form Involving
Mortgage Payments. Three forms related to proofs of claims involving a
mortgage may be attached to the Proof of Claim. The forms and
instructions for these forms are available on the court’s website at
www.cacb.uscourts.gov:
(1) Mortgage Proof of Claim Attachment form (Official Form 410A). If
you file a claim secured by a security interest in the debtor’s
principal residence, you must use this form as an attachment to
your Proof of Claim form.
(2) Notice of Mortgage Payment Change form (Official Form 410S-1).
If you file a claim secured by a security interest in the debtor’s
principal residence provided for under the debtor’s plan pursuant to
§ 1322(b)(5), you must use this form to give notice of any changes
in the installment payment amount. File this form as a supplement
to your Proof of Claim form at least 21 days before the new
payment amount is due (see FRBP 3002.1).
(3) Notice of Postpetition Mortgage Fees, Expenses, and Charges form
(Official Form 410S-2). If you hold a claim secured by a security
interest in the debtor’s principal residence, you must use this form
to give notice of any postpetition fees, expenses, and charges that
you assert are recoverable against the debtor or against the
debtor’s principal residence. File this form as a supplement to your
Proof of Claim form (see FRBP 3002.1).
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Multiple Objections to Claims Calendar
(a) General Procedure for Filing More than 20 Objections to Claims.
(1) Pursuant to LBR 3007-1(a)(5), if more than 20 objections to claims
are noticed for hearing on a single calendar, the objector must
submit a Multiple Objections to Claim Calendar.
(2) A Portable Document Format (.pdf) version of the calendar listing
(see Exhibit 4 for a list of the requirements) including a cover page
(see Exhibit 5) must be electronically filed via the CM/ECF system.
The calendar listing (see Exhibit 6) should be organized by type of
objection and should specify the following information for each claim
in order of claim number or alphabetical order:
(A) The claims docket number;
(B) The claimant’s name;
(C) The amount of the claim;
(D) The basis for the objection; and
(E) The portion of the claim subject to the objection (if
different from the total amount of the claim).
(b) Exception to General Procedure. Many judges have their own
procedure. Please consult the judge’s section of the court’s website at
<www.cacb.uscouts.gov> -> Judges for specific requirements (if any)
and/or call the courtroom deputy for the particular judge. Telephone
contacts are located in Appendix A of this Court Manual.

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EXHIBIT 2
Calendar Format
The calendar must be submitted in the following format:
1. Typed on a 8-1/2″ x 11″ page using uppercase and lowercase letter quality
characters using Courier 10-point font.
2. The document must contain a header on the first page only as follows:
Claim
Number Claimant Name Claim Amount
Basis for
Objection
(if applicable)
Portion of Claim
Subject to
Objection*
3. The claimant information must be typed with no more than 10 claims blocks per
page. In cases where the claimant name is longer than the allowed 20
characters, the name should be continued on the next line.
4. Each line of the text must contain no more than 75 characters maximum and
should not extend within one-half inch of any edge of the page.
5. Each block must consist of no more than 4 lines with at least 1 blank line
between each.
6. The document must contain the original amount of the claim and, if different from
the total amount of the claim, the portion of the claim subject to the objection.
7. The document must have a cover page containing the Case Name, Case
Number, Title of Pleading, Hearing Date, Hearing Time, and Judge. Please see
examples in Exhibits 5 and 6.
*If different from the total amount of the claim.
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EXHIBIT 3
Sample Cover Page for Multiple Objections to Claim
Advent Development Corp. LA 98-10000-BB
Hrg RE: Trustee’s Motion to Disallow Claim of Andrews Adjustment
Service for Insufficient Documentation
Hearing Date: September 30, 2002
Hearing Time: 2:00 PM
Judge: Hon. Sheri Bluebond

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EXHIBIT 4
Sample Calendar Listing For Multiple Objections to Claims
Claim
Number
Claimant
Name
Claim
Amount
Basis of
Objection
(If applicable)
Portion of Claim
Subject to
Objection
PRIORITY
101
Dept. of
Treasury- IRS $62,000.00 Duplicate Claim
124
Jones & Smith,
a Legal Corp. $45,987.00 Late Claim
149
State of Calif.-
Franchise Tax
Board $3,200.00 Duplicate Claim
SECURED
102
Security Western
National Bank,
Inc. $8,885.00 Duplicate Claim
129
Reliable Credit
Services $6,895.00 Disputed Amt.
5,000.00
UNSECURED
135 America Online $389.00 Late Claim
170 Pacific Bell $1,034.00 Duplicate Claim
178 Gordon Industries $5,900.00 Disputed Amt. $1,200.00
181
American Express
Financial Serv. $14,000.00 Duplicate Claim
202 Sears $6,123.00 Late Claim
284 FMAC $548,000.00 Disputed Amt. $8,000.00

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Miscellaneous
(a) Privacy Policy [LBR 1002-1(e)]. The Judicial Conference of the United
States approved amendments to the FRBP, which implement the
judiciary’s privacy policy, effective December 1, 2003. It is the
responsibility of the filing party, not the Clerk’s Office, to ensure
compliance with this policy.
(1) Filers should redact “personal identifiers” from documents filed with
the court, including attachments. “Personal identifiers” are
considered to be the following:
(A) Social Security Numbers. If an individual’s Social Security
number (SSN), or Individual Tax Payer Identification
Numbers (ITIN) must be included in the document, only the
last four digits of that number should be used. However, the
debtor is required to submit a Statement About Your Social
Security Number(s) containing their full nine-digit SSN or
ITIN at the time his/her petition is filed. This form is not part
of the public case file. On all other forms and documents,
only the last four digits of the SSN or ITIN should be used;
(B) Financial Account Numbers. If financial account numbers
are relevant, only the last four digits of these numbers
should be used;
(C) Dates of Birth. If an individual’s date of birth must be
included in the document, only the year should be used; and
(D) Names of Minor Children. If the name of a minor child must
be mentioned, only the initials of that child should be used.
(2) The privacy policy applies to all documents filed with the court,
whether submitted by electronic means or submitted nonelectronically.
The policy is not retroactive.
(3) A full copy of the policy can be found on the Judiciary Privacy Policy
Page at <www.privacy.uscourts.gov> under “Judiciary Privacy
Policy.”

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(b) Filing Documents Under Seal [LBR 5003-2(c)]. No documents may be
presented to the court for filing under seal unless and until the court has
granted a motion authorizing the filing of such documents under seal. All
motions for authority to file documents under seal must be filed
electronically, if the filer is an attorney.
(1) The motion should include as exhibits, or in a separate appendix
also filed electronically, the documents that the movant seeks to file
under seal with the confidential portions redacted; provided,
however, that, if the documents are voluminous, the motion may be
accompanied by a declaration under penalty of perjury to this effect
and a schedule of the documents that movant seeks to file under
seal.
(2) The motion must describe the nature of the information that the
party asserts is confidential (without disclosing the confidential
information itself) and explain why the information should not be
publically disclosed.
(3) If and when the court grants the motion for authority to file
documents under seal, unredacted versions of the documents,
together with an entered copy of the order authorizing the sealed
filing, should be presented for filing under seal in the manner
directed by the court in its order authorizing the filing under seal.
Additional information regarding the process of filing a document
under seal is available by calling Case Initiation, as listed in Court
Manual Appendix A, at the division where the case is pending.
(c) Reopening a Bankruptcy Case [LBR 5010-1]. The following table
outlines the court’s policy for reopening a bankruptcy case. This table may
be used to determine if a case must be reopened and whether or not a fee
is required. If it is required that a case be reopened, a motion and order
must be submitted to the court. The order reopening the case must be
entered before the subsequent documents can be filed.
Adversary Proceedings Filed in a Closed Case Reopen Main
Case
Collect Fee to Reopen
Main Case?
1. § 523 adversary proceeding No No [FRBP 4007(b)]
2. § 727(d) adversary proceeding Yes No [28 U.S.C. § 1930]
3. File an adversary proceeding or motion to
remedy an alleged violation of the discharge No No [28 U.S.C. § 1930]
4. Other adversary proceedings Yes Yes (unless related to
discharge)
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Motions/Other Documents Filed in a Closed Case Reopen Main
Case
Collect Fee to Reopen
Main Case?
1. File a § 522(f) Motion to Avoid Lien Yes Yes
2. File a § 362(d) Motion to Annul Stay Yes Yes
3.
Motion to Reopen Case to seek additional
assets or to reappoint a trustee to investigate or
administer previously unadministered assets
Yes Fee deferred pending
discovery of assets
4. Modify a plan in chapter 11 or chapter 13 case Yes Yes
5. Motion for release of unclaimed funds No No
6. § 110 motions Yes *
7. Amend Schedule to add or delete assets Yes Yes
8. Amend Schedule to add or delete creditors Yes Yes
9. Amend Schedules to amend claims of exemption Yes Yes
10. Reaffirmation Agreements Yes Yes
11.
Motions to vacate dismissals or other orders and
motions for reconsideration of judicial rulings No No
12.
Any effort to enforce a judgment in an
adversary proceeding (e.g., Writs of Execution,
Judgment Debtor Examinations, etc.)
No No
13. Amendments to Petition (name, Social Security
number, etc.) Yes Yes
14. Other pleadings filed in a case Yes Yes
15.
Motion to Reopen a case and for extension to file
debtor’s certification of completion of postpetition
instructional course
Yes Yes
16. Motion (for Protective Order to Restrict Access
Pers.ID (LBR Form F9037-1.1) (Fee)(motion) No No
*No fee payable if filed by the U. S. Trustee (Fee Compendium Section L). If filed by
others, fee can be waived without referring to the judge if a General Order is issued.
(d) Mega Case Procedures Checklist [LBR 5075-1].
(1) The Mega Case Procedures Checklist was developed by the Clerk’s
Office to streamline the approval process for administrative orders
in large bankruptcy cases. LBR 5075-1 requires that all motions for
administrative orders approving employment of persons or entities
to perform certain duties of the Clerk’s Office include the Mega Case
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Procedures Checklist form (along with completed LBR form F 5075-
1.1, Declaration to be Filed with Motion Establishing Administrative
Procedures RE 28 U.S.C. § 156(c)). These duties include:
(A) Processing proofs of claim and maintaining the claims
register;
(B) Serving notices;
(C) Scanning documents; and
(D) Providing photocopies of documents filed in the case.
(2) A judge’s copy of the motion, including the declaration and Mega
Case Procedures Checklist, is to be provided to the Clerk’s Office
at the time the motion is filed. Movant’s counsel must consult with
the Clerk’s Office in order to complete the checklist to the
satisfaction of the Clerk’s Office. The most recent version of the
Mega Case Procedures Checklist is available on the court’s web
site, <www.cacb.uscourts.gov> -> Forms -> Other Forms. (Also
see section 6, Forms.)
(e) Bill of Costs [LBR 7054-1]. A bill of costs filed electronically or nonelectronically
must comply with LBR 7054-1. The prevailing party who is
awarded costs must file and serve a bill of costs not later than 14 days after
entry of judgment. Each item claimed must be set forth separately in the
bill of costs.
(f) Items Taxable as Costs. Pursuant to LBR 7054-1, the following items are
taxable as costs:
(1) Filing Fees. The clerk’s filing fees;
(2) Fees for Service of Process. Fees for service of process (whether
served by the United States Marshal or in any other manner
authorized by FRBP 7004);
(3) United States Marshal’s Fees. Fees of the United States Marshal
collected and taxed as costs pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1921;
(4) Clerk’s Fees. Fees for certification of documents necessary for
preparation for a hearing or trial; and
(5) Transcripts and Digital Recordings. The cost of the original and one
copy of all or any part of a trial transcript, daily transcript, or a
transcript of matters occurring before or after trial, if requested by
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the court or prepared pursuant to stipulation. The cost of a digital
recording, if requested by the court or obtained pursuant to
stipulation.
(6) Depositions. Costs incurred in connection with taking depositions,
including:
(A) The cost of the original and one copy of each deposition
taken for any purpose in connection with the case;
(B) The reasonable fees of the deposition reporter, the notary,
and any other person required to report, record, or transcribe
the deposition;
(C) Reasonable witness fees paid to a deponent, including fees
actually paid to an expert witness deponent pursuant to
F.R.Civ.P. 26(b)(4)(c);
(D) Reasonable fees paid to an interpreter when necessary to
the taking of the deposition; and
(E) The cost of reproducing exhibits used at the deposition and
made a part of the deposition transcript.
(7) Witness Fees. Fees paid to witnesses, including:
(A) Per diem, mileage, subsistence, and attendance fees as
provided in 28 U.S.C. § 1821 paid to witnesses subpoenaed
or actually attending the proceeding;
(B) Witness fees for a party if required to attend by opposing
party; and
(C) Witness fees for officers and employees of a corporation if
they are not parties in their individual capacities.
(8) Interpreter’s and Translator’s Fees. Fees paid to interpreters and
translators, including:
(A) The salaries, fees, expenses and costs of an interpreter as
provided by 28 U.S.C. §§ 1827 and 1828; and
(B) Fees for translation of documents received in evidence, used
as part of the proceeding, or when otherwise reasonably
necessary to the preparation of the case.
(9) Docket Fees. Docket fees as provided by 28 U.S.C. § 1923.
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(10) Certification, Exemplification, and Reproduction of Documents.
Document preparation costs, including:
(A) The cost of copies of an exhibit attached to a document
necessarily filed and served;
(B) The cost of copies of a document admitted into evidence
when the original is not available or the copy is substituted
for the original at the request of an opposing party;
(C) Fees for an official certification of proof respecting the nonexistence
of a document or record;
(D) Patent Office charges for the patent file wrappers and prior
art patents necessary to the prosecution or defense of a
proceeding involving a patent;
(E) Notary fees incurred in notarizing a document when the cost
of the document is taxable; and
(F) Fees for necessary certification or exemplification of any
document.
(11) Premium on Undertakings and Bonds. Premiums paid on
undertakings, bonds, security stipulations, or substitutes therefor
where required by law or court order, or where necessary to enable
a party to secure a right granted in the proceeding.
(12) Other Costs. Upon order of the court, additional items, including the
following, may be taxed as costs:
(A) Summaries, computations, polls, surveys, statistical
comparisons, maps, charts, diagrams, and other visual aids
reasonably necessary to assist the court or jury in
understanding the issues at the trial;
(B) Photographs, if admitted in evidence or attached to
documents necessarily filed and served upon the opposing
party; and
(C) The cost of models if ordered by the court in advance of or
during trial.
(13) Removed Cases. Costs incurred in state court prior to removal that
are recoverable under state statutes are recoverable by the
prevailing party in this court.
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(14) Costs on Appeal.
(A) The taxation of costs on a bankruptcy appeal to the
bankruptcy appellate panel are governed by FRBP 8014 and
Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Rule 8014-1.
(B) The taxation of costs on a bankruptcy appeal to the district
court are governed by FRBP 8014 and Local Civil Rules 54-
5 and 54-6 of the district court.
Guidelines for Allowance of Attorneys’ Fees in Chapter 13 Cases
These guidelines govern the allowance of attorneys’ fees and costs in chapter 13
cases in this district.
(a) Fees for Services Described in Bold Face Type in Rights and
Responsibilities Agreement Between Chapter 13 Debtors and Their
Attorneys (“RARA”). An attorney may receive an order approving fees
up to a maximum amount of $6,000 in a case where the debtor is engaged
in a business; or $5,000 in all other cases without filing a detailed fee
application if:
(1) The attorney has filed with the court and served on the chapter 13
trustee the statement required pursuant to Rule 2016 of the Federal
Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and a fully executed copy of the
RARA,” copies of which are available in the clerk’s office and in the
chapter 13 trustees’ offices; and
(2) No objection to the requested fees has been raised.
(b) Fees for Additional Services Without Filing a Detailed Fee
Application. An attorney may also receive an order approving fees for the
following identified additional services in an amount not to exceed the
maximum amount identified for each service without filing a detailed
application:
LEGAL SERVICE NO LOOK FEE
MAXIMUM
MOTION TO EXTEND/IMPOSE STAY
(NO OPPOSITION) $750.00
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LEGAL SERVICE NO LOOK FEE
MAXIMUM
APPLICATION FOR ORDER SHORTENING TIME
(NO OPPOSITION) $350.00
MOTION TO AVOID LIEN (506(a))
(NO OPPOSITION) $1,250.00
MOTION TO AVOID LIEN (506(a)); STIPULATION AND
ORDER TO AVOID LIEN (506(a))
(NO OPPOSITION)
$1,500.00
MOTION TO AVOID LIEN (522(f))
(NO OPPOSITION) $750.00
MOTION TO DISALLOW CLAIM
(NO OPPOSITION) $950.00
OPPOSITION TO TRUSTEE’S MOTION TO
DISMISS/CONVERT CASE $350.00
MOTION TO MODIFY PLAN
(NO OPPOSITION) $750.00
MOTION TO REFINANCE/SELL REAL PROPERTY
(NO OPPOSITION) $750.00
MOTION TO INCUR DEBT
(NO OPPOSITION) $750.00
APPLICATION FOR ORDER CONFIRMING THAT LOAN
MODIFICATION DISCUSSION WILL NOT VIOLATE STAY $300.00
COMPLAINT TO AVOID LIEN $2,000.00
(1) Attorneys must file an application to receive the no look fees but are
not required to provide detailed billing statements with the
application.
(2) The foregoing fees do not include court appearances, but do include
normal costs incurred in connection with the legal service. If the
attorney seeks reimbursement of extraordinary costs, an application
detailing the costs will be required.
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(3) Some judges may not allow “no look fees” for every service provided
in the foregoing schedule. Attorneys should check the judge’s page
on the court’s website for instances where the judge will not approve
the no look fee.
(c) Fees to Be Paid Other Than Pursuant to These Guidelines. If an
attorney seeks additional fees or elects to be paid other than pursuant to
these Guidelines, the attorney shall file and serve an application for fees in
accordance with 11 U.S.C. §§ 330 and 331, Rules 2016 and 2002 of the
Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and Local Bankruptcy Rules 2016-
1 and 3015-1, as well as the “Guide To Applications For Professional
Compensation” issued by the United States Trustee for the Central District
of California.
(d) In any event, on its own motion or the motion of any party in interest, the
court may order a hearing to review any attorney’s fee agreement or
payment, in accordance with 11 U.S.C. § 329 and Rule 2017 of the Federal
Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure.

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3 CM/ECF Procedures (Case
Management/Electronic Case Filing)

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CM/ECF Overview [LBR 5005-4]
(a) What is CM/ECF? Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) is
a case management system that allows attorneys to electronically file
petitions and other documents via the internet. (This system is used by
attorneys and is separate from Electronic Self Representation (eSR), which
is a free document preparation system for self-represented debtors. See
Section 1.13 for more information regarding eSR). Case information,
dockets and documents filed in CM/ECF may be accessed through the
internet with a PACER account.
(b) Mandatory Electronic Filing. Usage of the court’s CM/ECF system is
mandatory as of April 1, 2007, for all documents, except for those documents
listed in section 3.11 of this Court Manual. The mandatory electronic filing
policy provisions are set forth in LBR 5005-4.
(c) Who May Electronically File? Refer to Eligibility, section 3.2(b) of this
Court Manual.
(d) Advantages of Using CM/ECF.
(1) CM/ECF is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to registered
users and can be accessed from virtually any computer with an
Internet connection.
(2) CM/ECF saves time and money as registered users no longer need
to travel to the court or send a courier to file the types of documents
accepted electronically.
(3) The submission process is fast, and the electronic forms are easy to
complete.
(4) The Clerk’s Office has taken substantial measures to secure all
activity on the CM/ECF site.
(5) Electronically filed documents are immediately entered on the court’s
docket, and an image of the filed document is simultaneously
available for viewing in CM/ECF Pacer.
(6) CM/ECF allows authorized filers to directly pay filing fees through
CM/ECF using the U.S. Treasury Internet credit card service. Upon
successful submission of a docket entry, the filer is immediately
offered the option to pay the filing fee via the Internet. Upon the
successful processing of the credit card payment, the filer receives
an internet credit card payment receipt. The receipt for payment is
automatically entered onto the case docket.
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(7) The CM/ECF Help Desk is available during business hours (Monday
through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding federal holidays)
for customer assistance at (213) 894-2365. Or, you may send an
email to ECF_Support@cacb.uscourts.gov.
(d) Hardware/Software Equipment.
Item Requirement
Computer Running a standard platform such as Windows or Mac OS X.
Printer Any printer compatible with your computer to create electronic images
of documents that are not in your word processing system.
Preferred scanner settings: 200 X 200 DPI (dots per inch); black and
while scale, no picture setting.
Scanner Any scanner compatible with your computer.
Browser Web browser. Mozilla Firefox 2 or 1.5, or Microsoft Internet Explorer
6.0, 7.0 or 8.0 are recommended. Some users have had positive
experiences with other Web browsers, but those listed here have been
tested and certified for compatibility with CM/ECF. Mozilla Firefox
can be downloaded at no cost.
Exchange
Software
Software to convert documents from a word processor format to
portable document format (PDF). The current version of Adobe
Acrobat Professional is recommended, however, lower versions
adequately meet the CM/ECF filing requirements.
Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available for free, is needed for
viewing PDF documents.
Microsoft Word is required for the preparation of orders that are
submitted via Lodge Order Upload (LOU).
E-mail
Account
An e-mail account that is configured to send and receive attachments.
You should be aware of any mailbox size limitations imposed by the
e-mail provider.

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(e) Registering for CM/ECF.
(1) Attorneys must first be admitted to practice in the Central District of
California. If you are an out-of-state attorney, you are required to
have local sponsoring counsel pursuant to LBR 2090-1(b)(3).
(A) To register for CM/ECF, attorneys, trustees, and limited filers
must complete an on-line application for training. Upon
completion of court-sponsored training and requisite training
assignments, registrants will be provided with a login and
password for CM/ECF. The attorney’s authorized staff may
be allowed to use the assigned login and password.
(B) Attorneys cannot knowingly permit a password to be used by
anyone who does not have authorized access to the program.
Please see section 3.2(d) of this Court Manual for more
information.
(2) The online registration process takes less than 10 minutes to
complete. To register, go to <www.cacb.uscourts.gov> -> CM/ECF.
(A) Training is required for all trustees, attorneys and limited filers
unless they have been trained and issued a Login ID
and Password in another bankruptcy court district.
(f) Procedures and Frequently Asked Questions. For CM/ECF procedures,
refer to Terms, Eligibility, Registration, Training, Passwords, section 3.2 of
this Court Manual. The most frequently asked questions and online
procedures may be found at the court’s web site at
<www.cacb.uscourts.gov> -> CM/ECF.
(g) CM/ECF Documents. Most documents can be filed using the CM/ECF
system. The exceptions to electronic filing are documents filed under seal;
Writs of execution; Abstracts of judgments; Bonds; and Interpleader with
attached checks. These documents must be filed at the Intake window
(See Exceptions to Mandatory Electronic Filing, section 3.11). Refer to
Proposed Orders, section 3.9 of this Court Manual, for procedures
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Terms, Eligibility, Registration, Training, Passwords
(a) Terms.
(1) “CM/ECF system” refers to the court’s Case Management/Electronic
Case Files System that receives documents filed in electronic format.
(2) “CM/ECF User” refers to those who have a court-issued login and
password to file documents electronically.
(3) “Notice of Electronic Filing” refers to the notice automatically
generated by the CM/ECF system each time a docket event is
entered or a document is filed.
(b) Eligibility.
(1) Full Participants. Attorneys admitted to practice in the Central
District of California, currently in good standing, (including those
admitted pro hac vice to the bar of the court and attorneys authorized
to represent the United States without being admitted to the bar),
United States trustees and their assistants, trustees in bankruptcy
and their assistants, attorneys representing the United States of
America, and others as the court deems appropriate, may register as
full participant CM/ECF Users.
(2) Limited Participants. The court may designate additional individuals
or entities such as accountants, appraisers, realtors, mediators, and
claims agents as eligible for registration as limited participant
CM/ECF Users. Such CM/ECF Users may be limited to filing
electronically certain types of documents, such as proofs of claim, or
limited to filing documents in a particular case or proceeding. Limited
participants include:
(A) Limited Filing Attorney/Limited Creditor. The Limited Filing
Attorney/Limited Creditor has limited access status to perform
the following transactions: Transfer/Assignment of Claim;
Proof of Claim; Change of Address; Reaffirmation Agreement;
Request for Courtesy Notification; Response; Personal
Financial Management Course Certificate; and any other
documents as permitted by the Court.
(B) Limited Filer Other Professionals (e.g., accountant, appraiser,
realtor, mediator). Limited Filer Other Professional will have
limited access status to perform the following transactions:
Applications for Compensation, Notice of Motion/Application;
Declarations Errata’ Mediation documents; and other
documents as permitted by the Court.
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(c) Registration for the CM/ECF System.
(1) Registration. Each attorney desiring to file pleadings or documents
through the court’s CM/ECF system must complete an online
Registration Form, complete the online training provided by the
court, and prove competence on the CM/ECF system. Attorneys
who have attended training for the CM/ECF system and are
registered in another Bankruptcy Court may be allowed to register
with this court without further training. Limited use passwords may
be issued to CM/ECF Users with formal training, when required.
Persons wishing to register as limited users must follow the same
registration procedures. Registration information is available on the
court’s web site at <www.cacb.uscourts.gov> -> CM/ECF.
(2) Certification of Requirements. Upon certification of the requirements
stated in Paragraph (c)(1) above, the Clerk will provide the
registering CM/ECF User with a login and password for the CM/ECF
system.
(3) Registration as Consent to Receive Notice and Service
Electronically. Registration by an CM/ECF User shall constitute: (1)
consent in writing to receive notice electronically and waiver of the
right to receive notice by any other means; and (2) consent in writing
to electronic service, except in regard to service of a summons and
complaint under FRBP 7004, and waiver of any right to service by
any other means. The consent and waiver includes, without
limitation, notice of the entry of an order or judgment under FRBP
9022. The consent and waiver is effective upon activation of the
participating CM/ECF User’s login and password in the CM/ECF
system live database.
(4) Attorneys CM/ECF Registration Information. The contact
information provided by the attorney on the registration form (mailing
address, email address, phone number and fax number) shall
constitute the official address of record in all cases where he or she
is attorney of record until such time as the attorney’s registration
information is updated or corrected. Additionally, only one-mailing
address per attorney can be stored in the CM/ECF system at a time.
Therefore, attorneys who have multiple addresses must provide a
preferred address to be used by the debtor and court in all of his or
her cases.
(5) Notification of Change in CM/ECF Registration Information.
Registered CM/ECF Users are able to update their email and mailing
addresses, phone number or fax number by logging into CM/ECF >
Utilities > Maintain Your Account. The updates will become effective
immediately.
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To update a CM/ECF user’s mailing address for previously filed
cases, the CM/ECF user must file a Notice of Attorney Change of
Address or Law Firm in each case pursuant to LBR 2091-1(f). The
CM/ECF user can use the multiple- case filing feature in CM/ECF to
file the Change of Address and include a list of the affected cases as
a PDF attachment. The Change of Address form is available on the
court’s website at <www.cacb.uscourts.gov> -> Forms -> Other
Forms.
(d) Login and Password.
(1) Use of Login and Password. It shall be the duty of the registered
CM/ECF User to retain control of, and to protect and secure the
confidentiality of, his or her login and password, and to prevent their
disclosure to any person not authorized to use them. No registered
CM/ECF User shall knowingly permit or cause to permit his or her
login and password to be utilized by anyone. A registered ECF User
shall immediately notify the CM/ECF Help Desk upon learning that
the security of his or her login and password has been compromised
an e-mail addressed to <ECF_support@cacb.uscourts.gov>.
CM/ECF user logins are not transferable.
(2) Filing Agents. Registered attorneys, trustees and U.S. Trustees who
have an individual empowered (such as a paralegal or legal
assistant) to act on their behalf should consider the use of the Filing
Agent feature. CM/ECF registered attorneys, trustees and U.S.
Trustees may designate one or more employees as Filing Agents,
and as such may create a separate login and password that will allow
them to file documents and pay for filing fees on the their behalf. The
CM/ECF registered attorneys, trustees and U.S. Trustees maintain
the same level of responsibility as with their login in ensuring that a
Filing Agent’s login is kept current at all times. The CM/ECF
registered attorneys, trustees and U.S. Trustees must deactivate a
Filing Agent’s account who leaves the firm or is no longer authorized
to file on their behalf.
(3) Suspension or Cancellation by Court. The court may suspend or
revoke an CM/ECF User’s password and, therefore, his or her
authority and ability to electronically file documents for: (1) failure to
comply with any provision of the agreement contained in the CM/ECF
User’s Registration Form; (2) failure to adequately protect his or her
password; (3) failure to comply with the provisions of the LBR or
Court Manual; (4) failure to pay fees required for documents filed
electronically; (5) other misuse of the CM/ECF system; or (6) a
sanction ordered by the court after notice and opportunity for hearing.
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Effective Dates of Filing
(a) Effectiveness of Electronically Filed Document. The electronic filing of
a document, together with the transmission by the court of a Notice of
Electronic Filing to the user filing the document, constitutes the filing of the
document for all purposes of the FRBP and the court’s Local Bankruptcy
Rules and constitutes entry of the document on the docket by the Clerk
under FRBP 5003. The official record of all documents is the electronic
recording of the document as stored by the court.
(b) Time of Filing. Filing of a document electronically does not alter the filing
deadline for that document. Filing must be completed before midnight,
Pacific Standard or Daylight Saving Time, whichever is then in effect, to be
considered timely filed that day. The date and time of filing is stated on the
Notice of Electronic Filing from the court. This time stamp is based on the
time of the electronic receipt of the document by the court, and not by the
time of transmission by the CM/ECF User.
(c) Virtual Documents. Virtual documents are certain documents (including
some orders) which are frequently used by trustees and the court, and the
text of which does not vary from case to case. A virtual document consists
entirely of the text contained in the docket entry and is not embodied in any
other document or electronic recording. The docket entry for a virtual
document shall be fully effective despite the absence of a document or
electronic recording apart from the docket entry. Examples of virtual
documents are a trustee’s report of no distribution, a trustee’s initial report
in an asset case, and a final decree closing the case.
Signatures
(a) Registered CM/ECF User.
(1) Use of Login and Password. The use of a registered CM/ECF User’s
login and password to file or lodge a document electronically
constitutes the signature of the registered CM/ECF User on the
document being electronically filed.
(2) Use of “/s/”. The signature of the registered CM/ECF User on
electronically filed documents shall be denoted by “/s/,” followed by
the registered CM/ECF User’s name, on the signature lines where
such signatures are required or applicable.
(b) Debtor(s) or Party Other than CM/ECF User.
(1) Handwritten (Holographic) Signatures. Except as set forth in
paragraphs (a)(1) and (c), every signature by a debtor or party on a
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document to be filed or lodged must be handwritten in ink
(holographic). The handwritten signatures must be included in the
electronic (.pdf) version of any document filed or lodged through
CM/ECF by either:
(A) Scanning the entire signed document; or
(B) Scanning the executed signature page(s) and inserting the
executed signature page(s) at the appropriate location(s)
within the document.
Under no circumstances may a reproduction of the same holographic
signature be used on multiple pages or in multiple documents.
Scanned executed signature pages may not be filed as a stand-alone
document. Each page that bears the signature of a person must
actually have been signed by the person whose signature appears
on the page.
(2) Signatures Received by Facsimile or .PDF. Registered CM/ECF
Users that receive signed documents by facsimile or .pdf to be filed
or lodged through CM/ECF may include the facsimile or .pdf
signature page in the electronic (.pdf) version of the document filed
through CM/ECF using the guidelines in Section 3.2 (b)(1). The filer
must promptly obtain the original signed document bearing the
signer’s original holographic signature and comply with the retention
requirement in this procedure.
(3) Retention Requirement. Whenever a holographic signature is
required, the registered CM/ECF User must maintain the executed
original of any filed document for a period of five years after the
closing of the case or adversary proceeding in which the document
is filed, and must make the executed original available for review
upon request of the court or other parties.
(c) Employee of Registered CM/ECF User. When filing a document through
CM/ECF, an employee of a registered CM/ECF user may sign a proof of
service or certificate of service by typing “/s/” followed by the employee’s
name on the signature line where such signature is required.
Electronic Filing Protocols
(a) General. Except as provided by LBR 5005-4 and section 3.12 below,
“Technical Failures,” all documents filed in any case or proceeding must be
filed electronically, signed or verified by electronic means in compliance with
these CM/ECF procedures.
(b) Enhancing Text in CM/ECF. CM/ECF filers must not use all upper case
letters when enhancing text to complete a docket entry. The use of the
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standard upper and lower case format when creating docket entries results
in information being displayed in uniform and predictable ways, thus
creating clarity and consistency.
(c) Tilde and other Accent Marks. CM/ECF filers must not include a tilde (~)
or other accent marks when entering party names in CM/ECF data fields as
these special characters will truncate the name or word. For example,
“Muñoz” becomes “Muoz” if entered in a CM/ECF data field. You may
include the tilde or other accent mark in a pdf document that is filed through
CM/ECF. For further information on style conventions for names, see the
Style Guide at <www.cacb.uscourts.gov> -> CM/ECF -> Style Guide.
(d) Judge’s Copy [LBR 5005-2]. Local Bankruptcy Rule 5005-2(d) requires
that a copy of many documents filed must be served on the judge who
presides over the bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding. Please see
Appendix F for detailed directions on the method, manner, timing and
location of serving a Judge’s copy.
(e) Document Size. Document files shall not be larger than 10 megabytes
(MB) in size. A CM/ECF User should check the size of the file prior to
attempting to upload it in the CM/ECF system. Approximately 100 pages of
text, converted from a standard word processing format to a PDF image,
should not exceed 10 MB. However, a PDF file created through scanning
a document or by inserting additional pages that have been scanned may
result in a file exceeding 10 MB. In particular, scanning a document with
graphics or dark areas will significantly affect file size. A file exceeding the
10 MB limit must be broken into smaller sections and uploaded as
consecutively numbered attachments to the main document.
(f) Image Size. Individual pages of documents shall not exceed 8.5 x 11
inches. A CM/ECF User should check the page size prior to attempting to
upload the PDF in the CM/ECF system. PDF files with pages exceeding
the 8.5 x 11 inch limit must be modified before uploading.
(g) Hyperlinks. Documents filed using the CM/ECF system may include the
following type of hyperlinks:
(1) Hyperlinks to other portions of the same document; and
(2) Hyperlinks to a location on the Internet that contains a source
document for a citation or other reference materials.
NOTE: Hyperlinks to cited authority may not replace standard citation
format. Complete citations must be included in the text of the filed
document. Neither a hyperlink, nor any site to which it refers, shall
be considered part of the record. Hyperlinks are simply convenient
mechanisms for accessing material cited in a filed document. The
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court accepts no responsibility for, and does not endorse, any
product, organization, or content at any hyperlink site, or at any site
to which that site may be linked. The court accepts no responsibility
for the availability or functionality of any hyperlink.
(h) Emergency Motions. CM/ECF Users seeking to set a motion for hearing
on an emergency basis must comply with LBR 9075-1(a). The name and
phone number of the contact for each judge is listed in Appendix H of this
Court Manual.
(i) Title of Docket Entries. The CM/ECF User must designate a title for the
document using one of the main categories provided in the CM/ECF system
(e.g., motion, application, etc.).
(j) Correcting Documents Filed in Error.
(1) When a document has been filed electronically, the official record is
the electronic recording of the document as stored by the court. Only
the Clerk’s Office can make changes to the docket entry.
(2) A document incorrectly filed in a case may be the result of posting
the wrong PDF file to a docket entry, selecting the wrong document
type from the menu, or entering the wrong case number. If an error
is detected after an item is on the docket, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
RE-FILE THE DOCUMENT.
(3) After an error is discovered, contact the CM/ECF Help Desk at (213)
894-2365 as soon as possible. Be sure to have the case number
and document number for which the correction is being requested.
If appropriate, the court will make an entry indicating that the
document was filed in error. You will be advised if you need to refile
the document. The CM/ECF system will not permit you to make
changes to a document or docket entry once the transaction has
been accepted.
(4) If an error regarding a fee occurs, do not pay the fee until after
speaking with someone at the CM/ECF Help Desk.
(k) Flattening and Shrinking the Document Image. All PDF files must be
“flattened” prior to uploading in the court’s CM/ECF system. Documents
that have not been flattened prior to submission can result in poor image
quality problems for all users who attempt to view the PDF via CM/ECF.
Flattening files also reduces the file size of a fillable form by over 90 percent,
conserving valuable resources for the court. CM/ECF users who fail to
flatten files will be contacted and asked to resubmit these files. To “flatten”
the electronic file (i.e., to make the field data indistinguishable from the rest
of the text in the form), “print” the form to PDF (using the print dialogue box),
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and file the resulting document. Detailed instructions for flattening and
shrinking a PDF document titled, “Warning for Electronic Filers: Flattening
PDF Files Required,” are available on the court’s website at
<www.cacb.uscourts.gov> -> CM/ECF.
(l) Verification of Documents Image. A CM/ECF User shall verify, by
checking the link in the Notice of Electronic Filing or by reviewing the docket
immediately after the electronic filing, that the image of the filed document
is a correct and complete copy of the document intended to be filed. A
CM/ECF User shall immediately notify the CM/ECF Help Desk at (213) 894-
2365 of the discovery of an incorrect or incomplete image of a document.
A follow-up e-mail shall also be sent to
<ECF_support@cacb.uscourts.gov>.
(m) Anti-Virus Software. Each CM/ECF User shall utilize updated anti-virus
software at all locations from which Internet access is made. The filing party
must check all electronic files submitted on disk or transmitted by e-mail to
the Clerk’s Office or a judge’s chambers for viruses or worms.
Privacy [LBR 1002-1]
(a) Redaction of Personal Identifiers. In compliance with the policy of the
Judicial Conference of the United States and the E-government Act of 2002,
and in order to promote electronic access to case files while also protecting
personal privacy and other legitimate interests, parties shall refrain from
including, or shall partially redact where inclusion is necessary, the following
personal data identifiers from all documents and pleadings filed with the
court, including exhibits thereto, whether filed electronically or in paper
format, unless otherwise ordered by the court or required by statute, the
FRBP, or the Official Bankruptcy Forms.
(1) Social Security Numbers. If disclosure of a Social Security number
is required, only the last four digits of that number should be used.
(This does not apply to Official Form121, Statement About Your
Social Security Number(s)).
(2) Names of Minor Children. If disclosure of the identity of any minor
child is required, only the initials of that child should be used.
(3) Dates of Birth. If disclosure of an individual’s date of birth is
required by any statement or schedule, only the year should be
used.
(4) Financial Account Numbers. If disclosure of any financial account
number is required, only the last four digits of that number should
be used.
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NOTE: The responsibility for redacting the personal identifiers listed
above rests solely with counsel and the parties. The Clerk’s
Office will not review each document for compliance with this
rule.
(b) Statement About Your Social Security Number(s) – Official Form 121.
(1) When to Submit to the Court. Beginning January 1, 2009, attorneys
who electronically file petitions using the court’s CM/ECF system
must electronically submit the Statement About Your Social Security
Number(s) (Official Form121) to the court on the same day of the
filing of the petition pursuant to Public Notice 08-024 (dated
12/11/08).
(2) How to Submit to the Court. To ensure the privacy of the debtor’s
Social Security Number, the court requires that the Statement About
Your Social Security Number(s) be printed, signed by the debtor(s),
scanned as a separate PDF file, and docketed separately from the
Voluntary Petition using the “private” event code Statement About
Your Social Security Number(s) Form 121 (BK – Other). DO NOT
file an amended Statement About Your Social Security Number(s) as
“Amendment” since this event will cause the document and the
Social Security Number to appear on the public docket. Use “private”
event code Statement About Your Social Security Number(s)
Form 121 (AMENDED STATEMENT) (BK – Other). More detailed
instructions on how to submit the Statement of Social Security
Number(s) or an Amended Statement of Social Security Number(s)
are available on the court’s website at <www.cacb.uscourts.gov> ->
CM/ECF -> CM/ECF Procedures.
(3) Privacy of the Debtor(s) Social Security Number(s). Attorneys must
use the proper event code to prevent the full social security
number(s) from appearing on the public docket, which is a violation
of FRBP 9037.
Payment of Filing Fees
(a) When Fees are Due. For filings that require a fee, the CM/ECF system will
prompt the CM/ECF User to enter credit card information (card number and
expiration date) and the payment amount following the transaction. The
credit card receipt shall include a reference to the case and docket number.
Funds will be automatically charged to the card holder’s account by the
United States Treasury Department. All applicable filing fees are due at the
time of filing. If you choose to accumulate filing fees throughout the day, all
fees must be paid by the end of the day in which the filings occurred.
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(b) Consequences of Not Paying Fees Timely. A registered CM/ECF User
will be locked out of the CM/ECF system and prevented from filing additional
documents if the filing fees are not paid by the end of the day. The
registered CM/ECF User will receive a daily email reminder until all
outstanding filing fees are paid in full. Once a CM/ECF User is locked out
of the CM/ECF system, there will be limited access to run the Payment
History and Internet Payments Due reports in order to make payments. The
registered CM/ECF User must log into PACER to run standard reports and
queries. Full access rights will be restored in the CM/ECF system after all
outstanding fees have been paid in full.
(c) Debtor’s Personal Credit Card. A debtor’s personal credit card cannot be
used to pay the filing fee through the CM/ECF system.
Service of Documents by Electronic Means [LBR 9036-1]
(a) Consent to Electronic Service. As a condition of participation in filing
electronically via CM/ECF, CM/ECF Users are required to consent to
electronic service of all documents, except with regard to LBR 7004-1,
service of a summons and complaint. The consent is effective upon
activation of the CM/ECF User’s login and password in the live CM/ECF
system. The consent shall apply in all cases in which the consenting entity
is a party. The entity may withdraw consent to electronic service by giving
notice of not less than 30 days to all parties in matters in which the entity is
a party. An entity that has requested to receive a Courtesy Notification of
Electronic Filing pursuant to Public Notice 08-015 has consented to
electronic service of all documents.
(b) Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF).
(1) Whenever a document is filed electronically using the court’s
CM/ECF system, the filing party automatically will be sent a Notice
of Electronic Filing by electronic means at the time of docketing.
Electronic transmission of the Notice of Electronic Filing through the
court’s transmission facilities constitutes service of the notice of the
filed document to registered CM/ECF Users and others who have
consented in writing to accept such service of notice. The party filing
the document using the court’s CM/ECF system shall serve the
document on other parties as required by the FRBP and the Local
Bankruptcy Rules.
(2) Proof of service on mandatory LBR form F 9013-
3.1.PROOF.SERVICE must be filed pursuant to Local Bankruptcy
Rule 7004-1(b) for all documents filed electronically, indicating that
service was accomplished through the Notice of Electronic Filing for
parties and counsel who are registered CM/ECF Users, and
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indicating how service was accomplished on any party or counsel
who is not an CM/ECF User.
(3) A party entitled to service who is not a registered CM/ECF User in
the CM/ECF system is entitled to a paper copy of any electronically
filed document. The filing party must serve the non-registered
CM/ECF party with the document according to the FRBP and the
Local Bankruptcy Rules.
(4) Copies of documents that have been filed electronically which the
court is required to transmit to the United States trustee shall be
transmitted to the United States trustee electronically via a Notice of
Electronic Filing.
(c) Courtesy Notification of Electronic Filing (NEF).
(1) Registered CM/ECF users who wish to receive courtesy electronic
notification of documents filed in a particular bankruptcy case may
submit a request to the court using the form Request for Courtesy
Notification of Electronic Filing (NEF). This form is available on the
court’s website at <www.cacb.uscourts.gov> -> Forms -> Other
Forms.
(2) All requests for a courtesy NEF must be filed electronically with the
court. The courtesy electronic notification shall be delivered via the
court’s CM/ECF system as an NEF. Requests for a Courtesy NEF
will not be accepted at the Intake window. (See Public Notice 08-
015.)
(d) Removal from Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) or Courtesy NEF.
Registered CM/ECF users who wish to no longer receive NEFs or Courtesy
NEFs on a particular case may refer to procedures in the CM/ECF online
manual available on the Court’s website at <www.cacb.uscourts.gov> ->
CM/ECF -> CM/ECF Procedures, or contact the CM/ECF Help Desk at
(213) 894-2365 for assistance.
(e) Notice of Claim Filed by Debtor or Trustee. A debtor’s attorney or a
trustee electronically filing a proof of claim on behalf of a creditor under
FRBP 3004 shall be responsible for giving notice of the filing to the creditor,
debtor and trustee as required by that rule.
(f) Electronic Notice & Service on United States Trustee [LBR 2002-2].
The United States trustee accepts service via NEF of most documents.
However, there are several specific situations in which service on the United
States trustee must be made by personal delivery, overnight mail, or regular
mail. Please consult LBR 2002-2 for these rules. Please consult Appendix
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C of this Court Manual for information about the United States trustee and
addresses for mailing documents to the United States trustee.
Proposed Orders [LBR 9021-1]
Unless otherwise authorized by the court, proposed orders may be lodged
electronically on all cases and adversary proceedings using the court’s Lodged
Order Upload (LOU) program in CM/ECF. The procedures for using the court’s
Lodged Order Upload program are located in section 4 of this Court Manual.
Online procedures may be found on the court’s web site at
<www.cacb.uscourts.gov> -> CM/ECF -> LOU (Lodged Order Upload).
Entry of Judgments and Orders
(a) Electronic Transmission. Immediately upon the entry of a judgment or
order, the Clerk’s Office shall electronically transmit a Notice of Electronic
Filing to registered CM/ECF users and others who have consented to
electronic service or notice in the case or proceeding through the court’s
transmission facilities. The electronic transmission of the Notice of
Electronic Filling shall constitute the service on such persons or entities of
the notice of entry of the judgment or order required by FRBP 9022.
(b) Notice and Service by Mail on the Debtor or Debtor’s Attorney. The
Bankruptcy Noticing Center will give notice of the entry of the judgment or
order by mail only to as follows:
(1) Bankruptcy Cases. The BNC will send notice of an order ONLY to
the debtor and debtor’s attorney (when not a registered CM/ECF
User).
(2) Adversary Proceedings. A complete street address must be listed
on the CM/ECF docket for an adversary proceeding in order for the
BNC to deliver notice of an order. If an address is missing or
incomplete, the BNC will not deliver a notice to that party or attorney.
Please contact 1-855-460-9641, if there is an address missing from
the docket.
(A) Parties. The BNC will send notice of an order to all plaintiffs
and all defendants whose complete street addresses are
listed on the CM/ECF docket for the adversary proceeding.
(B) Attorneys. The BNC will send notice of an order to attorneys
who do not receive notices electronically by NEF, if a
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complete address is listed on the CM/ECF docket for the
adversary proceeding.
(c) Notice and Service on other Parties. Any persons or entities who (1) do
not receive orders by NEF, (2) who are entitled to such service of an order
or judgment pursuant to FRBP 9022 and LBR 9021-1(b), and (3) will not be
served by BNC, must be served as follows:
(1) Lodged Party Serves the Order or Judgment. If a party lodges the
order, that party must promptly serve the order on that person or
entity and file a Proof of Service of Document within 72 hours from
entry of the order or judgment.
(2) Court Serves the Order or Judgment. If the court prepares the order,
and the person or entity does not receive service via NEF, the court
will send the order by U.S. mail to that person or entity.
Exceptions to Mandatory Electronic Filing
(a) Document Exception. The following documents shall be filed
conventionally and not electronically unless specifically authorized by the
court:
(1) Documents filed under seal;
(2) Writs of execution;
(3) Abstracts of judgments;
(4) Applications for renewals of judgments;
(5) Bonds;
(6) Interpleader with attached checks; and
(7) Involuntary Petitions.
(b) Pro Se Exception. A person who is not represented by an attorney may
file and serve documents non-electronically.
(c) Limited Exception for Attorneys.
(1) An attorney who has filed documents in fewer than 5 bankruptcy
cases or adversary proceedings in a single calendar year may
file and serve documents non-electronically.
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(2) An attorney who has filed non-electronically documents capable of
being filed electronically in 5 or more bankruptcy cases or
adversary proceedings in a single calendar year must thereafter
file documents electronically through the court’s CM/ECF system.
(3) The court reserves the right in its sole discretion to revoke this limited
exception at any time upon notice to the attorney.
Technical Failures
A CM/ECF User whose filing is made untimely as a result of a technical failure may
seek appropriate relief from the court.
(a) CM/ECF Outage Procedures. In the event that the court is unable to
accept electronic filings due to a scheduled or unscheduled failure or outage
of CM/ECF (an “Outage”), the option of filing documents manually at the
filing window always remains available and should be utilized whenever it
is essential that a particular document be filed by a particular date.
However, as it is significantly more cumbersome and time-consuming for
the court to process paper filings, we would prefer that attorneys limit the
number of instances in which they file manually during an Outage. Please
refer to the following guidelines for assistance in evaluating whether a given
document should be filed manually during an Outage.1
(1) Filing a Hard Copy. You should file a hard copy of the relevant
documents manually at the filing window if you need to commence a
new bankruptcy case before the court is again able to accept
electronic filings (“Resumption of Service”) or if, in the exercise of
your professional judgment, you conclude that (a) applicable law
requires that your client file a given set of documents before
Resumption of Service in order for the filing to be effective or (b) it is
not within the judge’s discretion to excuse noncompliance with the
applicable deadline. You might reach this conclusion, for example,
if one of the following is true:
NOTE: PARAGRAPHS (1) THROUGH (3) ARE EXAMPLES ONLY
AND SHOULD NOT BE UNDERSTOOD AS AN EXCLUSIVE
LIST OF THE INSTANCES IN WHICH YOU SHOULD FILE
MANUALLY DURING AN OUTAGE.

1 The term, “Outage,” as used in these guidelines refers to an instance in which CM/ECF is not functional
and does not refer to an instance in which your office or your internet service provider is having technical
difficulties and you are therefore unable to accomplish an electronic filing. If there is an Outage within the
meaning of these guidelines, you will receive an email to this effect from the ECF Help Desk, advising
you that the system is unavailable.
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(A) Example 1. The documents is a complaint, a notice of appeal,
a proof of claim, an election to opt-out of the Bankruptcy
Appellate Panel, a motion to vacate a default or a motion to
extend time to file schedules or other case commencement
documents, and the applicable statute of limitations, bar date
or filing deadline will run before Resumption of Service;
(B) Example 2. The Bankruptcy Code or the Federal Rules of
Bankruptcy Procedure establish a specific deadline for the
filing of the documents in question that will run prior to
Resumption of Service (e.g., a motion to extend the automatic
stay in a second bankruptcy case pending within a year; a
motion to assume or reject a lease of nonresidential real
property; a complaint objecting to a discharge; or a complaint
seeking to have a debt declared nondischargeable); or
(C) Example 3. You need to file something in order to create
bankruptcy court jurisdiction over a given dispute prior to
Resumption of Service so that the court will have jurisdiction
to act (e.g., you need to file and serve an adversary
proceeding so that the court will have the jurisdiction to issue
a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction).
(2) Not Filing a Hard Copy. If you conclude in the exercise of your
professional judgment that the provisions of subsection (1) do not
apply, please observe the following guidelines:
(A) Filing. Except as provided in paragraph (2)(E) below, do not
file the document manually. Except as provided in paragraph
(2)(E) below, wait until Resumption of Service and file as soon
as possible thereafter.
(B) Service. Serve the document by the applicable deadline
imposed by the Local Bankruptcy Rules (or any other
applicable rules) on all appropriate parties, including the
judge, by the same method of service required or
authorized under the Local Bankruptcy Rules and/or the
Court Manual. If a given party to be served is a registered
CM/ECF user who has not opted out of electronic service by
NEF, you may serve the document by emailing a copy of the
document to the email address that would have been used by
CM/ECF to serve the document. However, be sure to
prepare, maintain (and file by the deadline set forth in
paragraph (2)(E) below) a proof of service that accurately
describes how and when you served these people. The
standard court form for a proof of electronic service will
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not suffice as it does not include a section for service by
email other than through CM/ECF.
(C) Judge’s Copy. As you will not be able to attach proof of filing
to the judge’s copy at the time of service on the judge, please
note on the front page of the document in the upper right hand
corner, “NOT YET FILED DUE TO AN OUTAGE.”
(D) Obtaining a Hearing Date. During the pendency of an Outage,
if you elect to wait until Resumption of Service to file a motion,
request or application, you may nevertheless select a hearing
date from the judge’s self-calendaring system (or request a
date from the judge’s calendar clerk for matters that cannot
be self-calendared) for your motion, request or application
and put the date, time and place of the hearing on the caption
page of the service copies of the document, but be sure to
serve your documents at least as many days in advance
of the hearing date that you select as is required under
the Local Bankruptcy Rules and any other applicable
rules.
(E) Absolute Deadline for Filing.
(i) Matters to be Set for Hearing.
1) Notwithstanding anything contained herein to
the contrary, if the documents that you have
been unable to file electronically due to an
Outage comprise a motion, application or
request that is set for hearing, you must file
those documents (manually, if necessary) not
less than three court days before the date set for
the hearing, or your hearing will need to be
rescheduled.
2) If your documents comprise a response to a
motion, request or application, or a reply thereto
– or if the documents you seek to file is a
stipulation to continue or resolve a hearing2
– the deadline set forth in paragraph (2)(E)(i)a
above does not apply. Oppositions, replies and
stipulations to continue or resolve hearings
should be filed promptly after Resumption of
Service, even if Resumption of Service occurs

2 If you have reached an agreement with opposing parties to resolve or continue a matter, please notify
chambers by phone as soon as possible, whether or not there is an Outage.
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after the date scheduled for the hearing, but in
all instances you must ensure that service
copies, including the judge’s copy, are served in
a timely manner so that the judge and affected
parties have an opportunity to review and act on
these documents prior to the hearing even if
they have not yet been filed.
(ii) Matters Not Set for Hearing. If your motion,
application or request is one for which there is no
hearing, your documents will need to be filed,
manually if necessary, on or before the date on
which you need to have an order signed. The judge
will not sign an order acting on or in response to a
motion, application or request unless that motion,
application or request has been filed with the court.
Public Access to the CM/ECF System
(a) Internet Access. Internet access to the CM/ECF system is not available
without a PACER login and password. A PACER login and password can
be secured by contacting the PACER Service Center to establish an
account. Registration may be made online at
<http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov>, or by calling the PACER Service Center at
(800) 676-6856. Such access to the CM/ECF system will allow the retrieval
of the docket sheet and documents. Access to the CM/ECF system will be
on a “read only” basis.
(b) Public Access at the Court. The public will have electronic access at the
Clerk’s Office during regular business hours for viewing the docket sheet
and filed documents in the CM/ECF system.
(c) Conventional Copies and Certified Copies. Uncertified and certified
copies of electronically filed documents may be purchased at the Clerk’s
Office during regular business hours. The fee for copying and certification
will be in accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 1930.

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LOU (Lodged order Upload) Overview
(a) Effective Date. The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District
of California began accepting electronic orders for ALL judges on November
19, 2007.
(b) Separate Program. Although LOU is separate from the CM/ECF program,
it is incorporated into the CM/ECF menu, making it easy for CM/ECF users
to find and select.
(c) Noticing. Orders that are uploaded via LOU, and then subsequently
entered via the Court’s Calendar and Order Generation program (“CIAO!”),
will generate either an electronic or manual notice from the Bankruptcy
Noticing Center (BNC) upon entry in the court’s Case Management (CM)
system. For more information on orders noticed through BNC, please refer
to section 4.6 of this manual.
(d) Order Format. Electronic orders must be uploaded in MS-Word format
only. Using WORD enables a judge or his/her chambers to edit a lodged
order. The order will be entered in PDF format onto the docket and can be
accessed normally. If you attempt to upload the order in any other type of
format (e.g. PDF), you will receive an error message.
(e) Requirements. The following procedures include the steps for preparing
an order which include the service and format requirements for the
submission of electronic orders. All orders uploaded electronically using
the court’s Lodged Order Upload (LOU) program must comply with all of
these requirements.
(f) Every Order Uploaded will be Assigned a Document Number. At the
end of each submission you will receive a confirmation which contains the
assigned document number, the relevant case information, and the date
and time of submission. Please print and retain a copy of the confirmation
should you need it for future reference.
(g) Help Desk. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions related
to electronically uploaded orders, please contact us at ECF_Support
@cacb.uscourts.gov, or call the CM/ECF Help Desk, at (213) 894-2365,
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m. (excluding federal
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Order Preparation [LBR 9021-1 and LBR 9004-1]
(a) Prior electronic Submission. When preparing a proposed order prior to
electronic submission, you must comply with the following procedures. Noncompliance
may result in your order being marked as “Unused” (i.e.
rejected), and you may need to lodge a new order, further delaying the entry
of such order (See below section 4.3(e) – (g) of this Manual).
(b) Service of Proposed Order.
(1) Notice of Lodgment. If the proposed form of order or judgment is
one that, according to the LBRs, must be served on one or more
parties in interest (other than the presiding judge), on the same day
that you lodge the order, you must file through CM/ECF a notice of
lodgment (NOL) of the proposed order (which includes a Proof of
Service). Use LBR form F 9021- 1.2.BK.NOTICE.LODGMENT if the
order will be entered on the docket in the bankruptcy case itself; use
LBR form F 9021-1.2.ADV.NOTICE.LODGMENT if the order will be
entered on the docket in an adversary proceeding. Attach a copy of
the proposed form of order to the NOL and serve the NOL and the
attached order on the parties entitled to receive service of the
proposed form of order under the LBRs and the presiding judge in
accordance with the following procedures. Service of the NOL with
a copy of the proposed order attached is the only way that you
need to serve a proposed form of order. (If you are not required
under the LBRs to serve a proposed form of order on anyone, you
are not required to file an NOL with regard to that order.) DO NOT
ATTACH A PROOF OF SERVICE TO THE PROPOSED ORDER AT
THE TIME IT IS LODGED either via LOU or at the Intake window,
and do not separately serve the proposed form of order.
(2) Mandatory LBR Form 9013-3.1.PROOF.SERVICE. Comply with
LBR 9021-1 by attaching at the back of your NOL and proposed
order a Proof of Service page, using court mandated LBR form F
9013-3.1.PROOF.SERVICE or the exact language and format of that
LBR form.
(3) Electronic Signatures. An electronic signature (“/s/” followed by the
printed name) is allowed on the Proof of Service of Document page
attached to the NOL as long as the person whose electronic
signature is used is employed at the office/firm of the attorney whose
CM/ECF live login password will be used to lodge the proposed order
being served.
(4) Limited Service Required. Pursuant to LBR 9013-1(o)(3)(B), and
LBR 9021- 1(b)(3)(A), a proposed order must be served only upon
any person, entity, or attorney who filed an opposition to the moving
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papers, or who was required to sign approval of a stipulation that
resolved the motion or other request for relief. There is no
obligation to serve the proposed order on any other person or
entity, including a case trustee or the United States trustee.
(5) Organizing Contact Information on Service List. Comply with LBR
9021-1(b) when organizing the list for the Proof of Service of
Document:
(A) Service by NEF on CM/ECF Parties. Whenever a NOL is filed
via the court’s CM/ECF system, CM/ECF users are served via
an NEF as noted in section 3.8(b). Please list these recipients
in Category 1 on the Proof of Service.
(B) Service by Mail, Email, or Facsimile. Parties other than
CM/ECF users must be served by regular, or overnight mail,
or email/facsimile if permission has been obtained to serve
documents by email/facsimile. Please list these recipients in
Category 2 or 3 on the Proof of Service.
(6) Judge’s Copy. The presiding judge must always be listed on the
proof of service for any NOL filed unless that NOL is an NOL
concerning an order granting or denying a motion for relief from the
automatic stay, or a motion to impose or continue the stay.
(c) Format and Content of Order.
(See order example in section 4.4(c), Exhibit 1 of this Manual).
(1) Caption Page. All orders require a caption page in compliance with
the formatting instructions identified in section 2.5(c) of this Manual:
Caption Page
A. Leave top right-hand corner (lines 1-7) blank, for use by clerk;
B. Properly caption all parties, including debtor and adversary parties;
C. Properly format the case or adversary proceeding number including the
initials for the presiding judge;
D. Title the order to be consistent with the request for relief, including, for
example, “Order Granting Motion for.” or “Order Approving Stipulation
for…”; Do not include the word “Proposed” in the title of the order;
E. Include a hearing date on all orders on which a hearing is or was
scheduled, or when a future hearing date will be affected.

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(2) Content of Order.
(A) Comply with Ruling and Mandatory LBR Form. The content
of any order must comply with the ruling made in court or the
request for relief made via a non-hearing motion. If a court
mandated LBR form order is required, do not change any of
the pre-included language of the form. The exception would
be the judge’s signature line as noted in section 4.2(c)(2)(B)
below.
(B) No Signature Line for the Judge. Do not include a signature
line for the judge. Instead, at the end of the content of the
order, insert the symbol “###” to indicate that no further
language is needed. Follow the example set forth below in
section 4.4, Exhibit 1 of this Manual.
(C) Leave Space for Judge’s Electronic Signature. On the page
which contains the symbol “###”, please leave approximately
3 inches at the bottom of the page for placement of the judge’s
electronic signature.
(3) Proof of Service. Do not prepare a proof of service. See Notice of
Lodgment procedure under section 4.2(b)(1).
(4) Notice of Entry of Order. Do Not Attach a Notice of Entered Order
and Service List to any order lodged. Parties who are registered
CM/ECF users that have not opted out of electronic service will
receive notice of the entered order via NEF, and the NEF itself will
identify the parties who have received notice in this manner. The
BNC will serve additional parties with notice of the entry of the order,
and a BNC Certificate of Notice will appear on the relevant docket,
reflecting the parties who were served and the manner in which they
were served. If you believe that additional parties should receive
notice of the entered order, after you receive an entered copy of the
order, serve them yourself and prepare and file a proof of service
reflecting the names, addresses and method of service that you used
to deliver the entered order to these additional parties within 72 hours
thereafter.
(d) Orders Approving Stipulations. Orders Approving Stipulations must be
lodged separately from the stipulation according to the following procedure:
(1) Obtain all necessary signatures on the Stipulation.
(2) DO NOT prepare a combined Stipulation and Order, unless the
stipulation is the court-approved “Adequate Protection Order
Attachment” to one of the court’s mandatory form orders granting
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relief from stay. In that event, it is sufficient to lodge the order with
imaged signatures of all parties to the stipulation attached as an
exhibit to the order. No separate stipulation need be filed.
(3) File the Stipulation via CM/ECF with all necessary signatures, so that
the only electronic signature (“/s/” followed by the printed name) is
the signature of the CM/ECF registered attorney who is filing the
stipulation via CM/ECF.
(4) Prepare a separate Order Approving Stipulation in MS-WORD
format.
(5) In the text of the Order Approving Stipulation, indicate the complete
title of the stipulation and docket number entry of the stipulation.
(6) When uploading the electronic order, select the docket entry for the
Stipulation as the relevant Motion type, UNLESS the stipulation
resolves a motion. In that situation, select the docket entry for the
motion that is being resolved.
(7) Comply with all procedures in this section, 4.2.
(e) Orders on Section 362 Motions re: Relief from Stay, Imposing or
Continuing Stay.
(1) All Section 362 Orders are served electronically by the court via NEF
to trustees, the United States trustee, and to the attorneys who are
on the Electronic Mail Notice List for the particular bankruptcy case.
(2) All Section 362 Orders are served by U.S. Mail on debtor and
debtor’s attorney, if any, unless the attorney receives electronic
notice via NEF.
(f) Orders Granting Motions for Approval of Settlement Agreement, Sale
Agreement, or Other Agreement or Plan. Orders granting Motions for
orders approving sale agreements, settlement agreements or other
agreements or plans must be submitted according to the following
procedure:
(1) Do not attach any agreements or plans to the order;
(2) Refer in the Order to the filing date and docket number of the motion
or other filed document to which the agreement was attached and
provide the exhibit number or letter used to refer to the agreement in
that document.
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(g) Exhibits and/or Attachments to Order. There are several methods for
uploading an exhibit and/or attachment along with your electronic order.
Exhibits and/or attachments must comply with the following:
(1) PDF Format. A PDF formatted exhibit and or/attachment lodged
along with the electronic order (such as signature pages of parties
indicating approval of form of order, or a property description), must
not exceed 10 pages unless otherwise approved by the presiding
judge. Once an exception has been approved by the presiding
judge, contact the ECF Help Desk at (213) 894-2365 for instructions.
(2) MS-WORD. An exhibit may be uploaded in MS-WORD format as
part of the proposed order as long as it does not exceed 10 pages.
DO NOT upload a MS-WORD image.
(3) Other Exhibits. If an exhibit exceeds 10 pages, the exhibit must be
filed and referred to according to the following procedure.
(A) Exhibit is attached to the motion.
(1) In the order, refer to the motion and the number or letter
that identifies the exhibit.
(B) Exhibit is not attached to the motion.
(1) Convert the exhibit to a PDF document and file it via
CM/ECF by selecting the docket event “Exhibit”;
(2) Relate the exhibit to the applicable motion/application;
(3) Provide a copy of the exhibit along a judge’s copy of
the order and LOU receipt as specified under section
4.2(c) of this Manual; and
(4) Contact the applicable judge’s courtroom deputy and
advise of submission of the exhibit.
(h) Miscellaneous. To ensure your order can be edited by the court, verify the
following prior to uploading:
(1) No Hyperlinks;
(2) No Macros;
(3) No Security;
(4) Not a Read-Only document; and
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(5) Not Locked in any way.
Order Upload
(a) Access to the Lodged Order Screen. CM/ECF Users can upload MSWord
formatted orders electronically on either a main bankruptcy case or
adversary proceeding by using the Lodged Order Upload (LOU) feature
(accessible from the Court’s CM/ECF system). The uploading screen can
be accessed under Bankruptcy Events menu (for bankruptcy cases) or
Adversary Events menu (for adversary proceedings).
(b) Order Upload Screen. The Order Upload screen enables the user to
electronically lodge an order for the court on motions and certain nonmotion
types (e.g., petitions, disclosure statements, plans, and adversary
complaints) that have been filed and recorded onto the CM/ECF docket.
(c) Linking the Proposed Order to Application CM/ECF Docket Entry. The
upload process requires the CM/ECF user to select the applicable CM/ECF
docket entry that the order relates to. The same docket entry must be
selected when filing the Notice of Lodgment. (See section 4.2(b) of this
Court Manual).
(d) Rejected Order Upload. If your proposed order is rejected or if there is
something further that the court will require you to do before it will sign the
order that was lodged, you may receive notification from the court either by
e-mail or by telephone. The body of the e-mail may contain specific
information stating the reason(s) for rejection or the additional steps that
must be taken before the court will sign the order that was lodged. If a new
corrected order needs to be uploaded, login to CM/ECF to “add” a new
order. The unused order will NOT be docketed onto the Case Management
(“CM”) docket.
Quick Reference Guide for LOU
(a) Uploading a Proposed Order.
(1) A proposed form of order electronically uploaded to the court via the
LOU program must be lodged in Microsoft Word format (versions
2003, 2007, or 2010) (See Exhibit 1 in this section of the Manual).
Do not include a proof of service of the proposed form of order
in the version that is uploaded through LOU. (If a NOL must be
filed, the NOL that you separately file with a copy of the
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proposed order is the court’s record of who was served with the
proposed order.) Do not include a Notice of Entered Order.
(2) If allowed, an exhibit and/or attachment may be uploaded in PDF
format along with the order. (See section 4.2(g) of this Manual).
(b) Identifying Service Lists.
(1) If a party is a registered CM/ECF user they will only receive a
Notice of Electronic Filing (“NEF”) of the entered order.
(2) The debtor and debtor’s attorney, if any, will receive from the court a
BNC notice of the order.
(3) If a party requires notice and will not receive a BNC notice or an NEF,
the lodging party must serve a copy of the entered order on these
parties. (After this service has been accomplished, the lodging party
should file a proof of service to this effect within 72 hours.)
(4) The CM/ECF Mailing Information (“Mailing List”), accessible from the
Utilities menu in CM/ECF, can be queried by both external CM/ECF
users and internal court staff to determine how parties will receive
notice of the entered order.
(5) To query the CM/ECF Mailing Information, click on Utilities >
Mailings (under Misc) > Mailing Info for a Case, input the relevant
Bankruptcy or Adversary Proceeding number, then Submit. The
mailing information for the specified case/adversary proceeding will
appear with all parties found in CM/ECF, and will be listed under
either the Electronic Mail Notice List (“EMNL”), the No Notice List, or
the Manual Notice List (“MNL”).
(A) Bankruptcy Main Case.
(i) Parties listed under the EMNL will receive an NEF.
(ii) Parties who are on a related adversary case and have
asked not to receive notice/service for the lead
bankruptcy case will appear under the “No Notice List.”
(iii) Parties listed under the MNL who are entitled to service
must be served by the lodging party.
(iv) The debtor(s) and debtor(s) attorney, although not
listed in the CM/ECF Mailing Information, will receive
the entered order via the BNC, if the order is entered
on a bankruptcy case docket.
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(v) Attorneys representing a party in a related adversary
proceeding will appear on the CM/ECF Mailing
Information for the main case but will not receive BNC
notices for actions in the main case. They will,
however, receive a BNC notice for actions in the
adversary proceeding.
(B) Adversary Proceedings.
(i) All parties listed under the EMNL will receive an NEF.
(ii) All parties listed under the MNL with a complete mailing
address will receive a BNC notice.
(C) Miscellaneous Information.
(i) Do not provide the court with envelopes for its use in
connection with the service of any entered orders.
(ii) A BNC notice will NOT be sent to any incomplete or
duplicate address. In this case, the BNC Certificate of
Notice acknowledges the party, but lists the party
under “Bypassed Recipients,” and states the reason for
bypassing the party as either undeliverable or
duplicate.
(iii) To quickly identify whether a name appears in the
CM/ECF Mailing Information list, use the control
function, Ctrl+F. Type in the last name of the party and
click “Find Next.” The system will automatically
highlight the name if it appears on either the EMNL or
MNL.
(iv) An NEF will be sent to all registered CM/ECF users
who appear when querying the EMNL of the CM/ECF
Mailing Information for a main case for actions in both
the main case and an adversary proceeding.
(c) Processing of Entered Orders. Once signed by the judge, the order will
be entered on the court’s docket by the Clerk’s Office. Within 72 hours, the
BNC Certificate of Notice will appear on the court’s docket.
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Noticing Terminology Glossary
(a) BNC Notice. A notice from the court (either in paper or e-mail) delivered
by the Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC), a government contractor, from a
computer file prepared by CM/ECF (the court’s case management system).
(b) Certificate of Notice. Evidence that the court, or its agent, has
performed their noticing/service duty.
(c) CIAO!. A windows-based application developed by the U. S. Bankruptcy
Court for the Central District of California for scheduling and calendaring
hearings, and for processing electronic orders.
(d) CM/ECF Mailing Information (Mailing List) on a Main Case. A list of
names known to CM/ECF used for noticing. May include parties who are
not entitled (“over service”) and may exclude parties who are entitled to
service (“under service”).
(1) The list contains two sections:
(A) The Electronic Mail Notice List (EMNL) which identifies parties
receiving an NEF; and
(B) The Manual Notice List (MNL) which identifies parties to be
served via a BNC notice or by the party lodging an order.
(2) If an Adversary Proceeding is filed, the attorney for the plaintiff and/or
defendant will appear on the list of the related main case. They will
NOT, however, receive a BNC notice for main case actions.
(e) CM/ECF Mailing Information (Mailing List) on an Adversary
Proceeding. A list of names known to CM/ECF used for noticing which are
exclusive to the adversary proceeding. May include parties who are not
entitled (“over service”) and may exclude parties who are entitled to
service (“under service”). Noticing works the same as the Main Case
Mailing List, except applies to Adversary Proceedings.
(f) CM/ECF Party List. All persons or entities known to CM/ECF that have
filed a document in the case, including those filing a request for Courtesy
NEF.
(g) Creditor List. Every creditor in the case.
(h) Electronic Bankruptcy Notice (EBN). An electronic form of notice
generated by the BNC.
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(i) Electronic Notice List (ENL). A list of parties in CM/ECF that receive email
notice service in a particular case (see CM/ECF) screen sample in Section
4.4(b)).
(j) Electronic Service. Electronic service by way of a Notice of Electronic
Filing (“NEF”), or an electronic notice from the Bankruptcy Noticing Center
(BNC/EBN).
(k) Entered Order. An order that has either been signed or approved for entry
by a judge and subsequently entered on the court docket.
(l) Lodged Order. A proposed form of order that has been submitted to the
court for judicial review and is not yet signed or entered on the court docket.
(m) Lodge Order Upload (LOU). An Internet based program that allows
CM/ECF users to lodge proposed form of orders with the court.
(n) LOU Receipt. A screen presentation in LOU indicating successful upload
of a proposed form of order. It should be printed and serves as a receipt.
(o) Mailing Matrix. A superset mailing list that includes all parties on the
Creditors List and CM/ECF Party List.
(p) Manual Notice List (MNL). A list of parties in CM/ECF that do not receive
electronic notice in a particular case and, therefore, must be served
manually (see CM/ECF screen sample in Section 4.4(b)).
(q) Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF). A notice of electronic filing transmitted
directly by CM/ECF via e-mail to all registered CM/ECF users who are
parties to the case indicating that a transaction occurred on CM/ECF.
(r) No Notice List. A list of parties in CM/ECF who have asked not to receive
any notices in a particular case (see CM/ECF screen sample in Section
4.4(b)).
(s) Notice of Entry. Clerk’s Office certification on the docket that an order was
entered and signed by the court.
(t) Notice of Lodgment (NOL). LBR forms (F9021-
1.2.BK.NOTICE.LODGMENT for bankruptcy cases or LBR form F 9021-
1.2.ADV.NOTICE.LODGMENT for adversary proceedings) filed via
CM/ECF, to which a copy of an order that will be or has been lodged must
be attached. (The order must still be separately lodged.) As the NOL is
docketed and linked to the applicable motion, a record is created of the
lodged order or judgment and the parties served with the lodged order or
judgment.
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(u) Proof of Service. The certification by a party, usually an attorney,
indicating completion of their noticing/service duty on all pertinent parties.
(v) Service List. The list of parties that are to be served that may be included
with the Proof of Service or Certificate of Notice.
Orders Served through the Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC)
(a) Notice and Service by Mail. The Bankruptcy Noticing Center will give
notice of the entry of the judgment or order by mail only as follows:
(1) Bankruptcy Cases. The BNC will send notice of an order ONLY to
the debtor and debtor’s attorney (when not a registered CM/ECF
User).
(2) Adversary Proceedings. A complete street address must be listed
on the CM/ECF docket for an adversary proceeding in order for the
BNC to deliver notice of an order. If an address is missing or
incomplete, the BNC will not deliver a notice to that party or attorney.
Please contact 1-855-460-9641, if there is an address missing from
the docket.
(A) Parties. The BNC will send notice of an order to all plaintiffs
and all defendants whose complete street addresses are
listed on the CM/ECF docket for the adversary proceeding.
(B) Attorneys. The BNC will send notice of an order to attorneys
who do not receive notices electronically by NEF, if a
complete address is listed on the CM/ECF docket for the
adversary proceeding.
(b) Notice and Service on other Parties. Any persons or entities who (1) do
not receive orders by NEF, (2) who are entitled to such service of an order
or judgment pursuant to FRBP 9022 and LBR 9021-1(b), and (3) will not
be served by BNC, must be served as follows:
(1) Lodged Party Serves the Order or Judgment. If a party lodges the
order, that party must promptly serve the order on that person or
entity and file a Proof of Service of Document within 72 hours from
entry of the order or judgment.
(2) Court Serves the Order or Judgment. If the court prepares the order,
and the person or entity does not receive service via NEF, the court
will send the order by U.S. mail to that person or entity.

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Web Site
The website for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of
California is <www.cacb.uscourts.gov>. The court provides this site as a public
service, offering convenient public access to court reports, court news and
information, local bankruptcy rules and forms, general orders, public notices,
written opinions, and other information that is of interest to the public.
Electronic Self Representation (eSR)
eSR is a free electronic document preparation system that allows debtors to submit
a chapter 7 bankruptcy petition via the Internet, when they have decided to file
bankruptcy without an attorney. eSR provides a question and answer process for
completing bankruptcy forms. It is accessible 24 hours a day at
www.cacb.uscourts.gov/esr using a unique login and password assigned to each
user. (See section 1.13 for additional information regarding eSR.)
PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records)
(a) Internet-Based System. PACER is an Internet-based system that enables
registered users to view and print case information and images of the most
often requested case file documents for a fee.
(b) Retrieving Case Information. Users can retrieve the following case
information:
(1) Case number;
(2) Adversary proceeding number;
(3) Name of debtor and last four digits of the Debtor’s Social Security
Number or Tax Identification Number (if applicable);
(4) Bankruptcy case and adversary proceeding dockets and claims
registers;
(5) Judges’ calendars and tentative rulings, if available;
(6) Images of most case file documents including all orders and
bankruptcy petitions and other than those items specifically excluded
from electronic filing per the court’s administrative order; and
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(7) Case status and other pertinent information such as § 341(a)
meeting date, complaint bar date, discharge or dismissal date (if
applicable), debtor’s attorney, assigned trustee, fees paid to
professionals, etc.
(c) PACER Registration. To access PACER information, users may register
from the website, <www.pacer.psc.uscourts.gov>, or by calling the PACER
Service Center at (800) 676-6856, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. (Central Time).
(d) Requirement for PACER.
Item Requirement
Computer Any computer system that has an Internet connection.
Printer Any printer compatible with your computer.
Browser Javascript enabled web browser
Internet Service
Provider (ISP)
An Internet connection. Examples of ISPs include AOL, MSN,
Earthlink, Compuserve, etc.
(e) Accessing CM/ECF PACER.
(1) From the court’s website, <www.cacb.uscourts.gov> select E-Filing
(CM/ECF) to access the login screen.
(2) From the CM/ECF PACER page, select Central District of California
Document Filing System:
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(f) CM/ECF PACER Fees.
The cost of CM/ECF PACER is $0.10 per page, not to exceed the fee for
30 pages. For billing purposes, a page is defined as 54 lines per page
(without HTML formatting). Images will be billed according to the number
of pages scanned; therefore, one scanned page equals one billable page.
Teleconferencing
(a) Availability. A number of judges at the court accommodate counsel or
other parties by making telephonic appearances available, within
guidelines, for those unable to appear in the courtroom. To determine if a
judge offers telephonic appearances and obtain specific telephonic
appearance procedures, contact the appropriate courtroom deputy. (See
Appendix A.)
(b) Connection. All remote parties are connected to the courtroom sound
system, and their participation is recorded as part of the official court record.
(c) Procedures and Contact Information. Some of the participating judges
provide telephonic appearance procedures and contact information on the
court’s website, <www.cacb.uscourts.gov> -> Judges.
(d) Fees. Users of telephonic appearance services are responsible for all
expenses charged by vendors.
Videoconferencing
(a) Availability. Videoconferencing is provided by the court in every division
to accommodate counsel or other parties that are unable to appear in the
courtroom. Videoconferencing uses two-way audio and video monitors to
connect parties between a courtroom and an off-site location.
(b) Connection. All remote parties are connected to the courtroom video
system, and their participation is recorded as part of the official court record.
(c) Procedures and Contact Information.
(1) Obtain approval for scheduling a videoconference court hearing.
Approval to use videoconferencing must be obtained to utilize the
system. Contact the judge’s courtroom deputy or law clerk to request
approval for scheduling a videoconference hearing. See Appendix
A for courtroom deputy/law clerk contact information.
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(2) Test the videoconferencing equipment and connection.
(A) A connection test between the off-site location and the court
must be conducted before scheduling a hearing. The test will
determine if equipment between the locations is compatible.
It also allows the users to gain familiarity with the
videoconferencing equipment and process.
(B) Contact the court’s Courtroom Technology Specialist at (213)
894-8264 to schedule a test date or discuss technical issues.
System compatibility must be confirmed before a hearing date
is scheduled.
(3) Schedule the videoconference hearing. Contact the judge’s
courtroom deputy to schedule the videoconference hearing. Be sure
to inform the courtroom deputy that all videoconferencing
requirements specified by the court’s Courtroom Technology
Specialist have been met. The courtroom deputy will provide the
procedures and time frames for connecting to the hearing.
(d) Fees. Ordinarily, the court will not charge a fee for the use of
videoconferencing. However, if videoconferencing results in the imposition
of charges on the judiciary, then the party seeking permission for
videoconferencing may be required to pay those costs. Users of
videoconference appearance services are responsible for all expenses
charged by vendors.
(e) Technical Specifications.
(1) Comply with the telecommunications industry standard H.320
specification for videoconferencing via the ISDN circuits.
(2) Have a minimum of three BRI (Basic Rate Interface) circuits with a
total circuit equivalent to 384Kbs bandwidth.
(3) Connect using either of the following methods:
(A) Bonding 0 (using all six telephone numbers); or
(B) Bonding 1 (using one telephone number).
(4) Have the capability of properly viewing all litigants attending and/or
participating in the hearing.
(5) Have a microphone system capable of properly picking up the voices
of all participants.
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VCIS (Voice Case Information System)
(a) What is VCIS?
(1) The Voice Case Information System (VCIS) enables the public to
directly access the court’s case management system from a touchtone
telephone. This service is provided free of charge and is
available 24 hours a day, 7 days week.
(2) Case information is available approximately 24 hours after the case
has been filed. A computer-synthesized voice relays the information
to the caller. VCIS provides the following bankruptcy information:
(A) Case number
(B) Names of debtors
(C) Case filing date
(D) Case chapter
(E) Name, address, and telephone number of debtor’s attorney
(F) Name of trustee
(G) Name of assigned judge
(H) Discharge and closed dates
(I) Case status
(J) Asset information
(b) Using VCIS. Using a touch-tone telephone, dial the toll free number at (866)
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Automated Telephone System
(a) Recorded General Information. The court’s automated telephone system
(855) 460-9641, enables callers to access recorded general information
about the court (see section 5. 6(c) of this manual). Callers may obtain:
(1) General information regarding filing, claims, motions, and adversary
proceedings;
(2) Court locations;
(3) Information about incomplete and emergency filings;
(4) Court fees and Fee Acceptance Policy;
(5) Records and case status information;
(6) Tape and transcript information; and
(7) Calendar and hearing matter information.
(b) Court’s Call Center. The court has established a Call Center that can be
reached at the toll free telephone number (855) 460-9641. The Call Center
handles calls from the public for the court’s Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa
Ana, Northern, and San Fernando divisions. The Call Center provides
automated access to commonly requested information such as how to
obtain free or low cost legal assistance, court locations, attorney
information, credit reporting and fraud, fee and check acceptance policy.
The automated service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call
Center operators are available from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through
Friday, excluding federal holidays and other published court closures.
(c) Online Chat. The court has an online chat feature that is available through
the court’s website, www.cacb.uscourts.gov. Online chat operators answer
the same types of questions as the court’s Call Center and are available
from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding federal
holidays and other published court closures.
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Obtaining Copies of Forms
Official Bankruptcy Forms must be used to file and take action in bankruptcy cases.
Local Bankruptcy Rules Forms must be used if mandated by the court in a
bankruptcy case or proceeding pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for
the Central District of California. Mediation Forms and other court-approved forms
may also be necessary for use during the course of some bankruptcy or adversary
proceedings. Some judges also have forms for use in their cases that are listed
on their webpage on the court’s website under the Judges tab. All of these forms
may be downloaded free of charge from the court’s website at
<www.cacb.uscourts.gov> -> Forms.
Forms for Filing a Bankruptcy Case
A combination of different forms must be used to file a voluntary bankruptcy case,
including a Voluntary Petition, schedules, and statements. Bankruptcy Petition
Packages include basic instructions and all of the forms required to file a
bankruptcy case under the three most common chapters of bankruptcy in the
Central District of California: chapter 7, chapter 11, and chapter 13
Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR) Forms
LBR forms are approved by the Central District of California Bankruptcy Court.
Each LBR form is numbered to correspond to a related LBR (e.g., F 3015-1.1 is
related to LBR 3015-1).
Mediation Forms
Mediation forms have been approved for use in the Central District of California’s
Bankruptcy Mediation Program.
Official Bankruptcy Forms
Official Bankruptcy Forms are approved by the Judicial Conference of the United
States to file and take action in bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings. For
more information, such as instructions and committee notes, please visit the forms
page on the United States Courts website at <www.uscourts.gov>.

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Other Forms
In addition to bankruptcy-related forms listed above, the Central District of
California Bankruptcy Court has approved other forms for use in the administration
of a case, or has modified Official Bankruptcy Forms.
Proof of Claim Forms
Proof of Claim forms are often-used as Official Bankruptcy Forms that may be filed
by creditors in a case. Creditors will be provided with a notice if and when a Proof
of Claim should be filed in a case as well as the deadline for filing a Proof of Claim.
Instructions are included on Proof of Claim forms.
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1.0 United States Bankruptcy Court
Central District of California
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse
255 East Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
1.1 Clerk’s Office Administration
a. Executive Management
Executive Officer/Clerk of Court …………………………………. (213) 894-6244
Executive Assistant to Executive Officer/Clerk of Court …. (213) 894-3354
Chief Deputy, Administration ……………………………………… (213) 894-1175
Chief Deputy, Operations ………………………………………….. (213) 894-5112
b. ADA Officer:
Legal Analyst ……………………………………………………… (213) 894-8894
c. CM/ECF Help Desk ………………………………………………. (213) 894-2365
d. Human Resources
Receptionist ……………………………………………………………. (213) 894-0213
24-Hour Job Information Line …………………………………….. (213) 894-3129

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2.0 Los Angeles Division
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse
255 East Temple, Suite 940
Los Angeles, CA 90012
2.1 Clerk’s Office
a. General Information
Automated Telephone System; Self-Calendaring …………. (855) 460-9641
Voice Case Information System (VCIS)
24-Hour Access ……………………………………………………….. (866) 222-8029
b. Administration
Deputy-in-Charge …………………………………………………….. (213) 894-1156
c. ADA Officer
Legal Analyst …………………………………………………………… (213) 894-8894
d. Operations Manager ……………………………………………. (213) 894-4902
Supervisor (Bluebond, Brand, Klein, Kwan and
Zurzolo Teams) ……………………………………………………….. (213) 894-2008
Supervisor (Bason, Saltzman, Robles
and Russell Teams) …………………………………………………. (213) 894-1435
e. Case Initiation (Intake and Records)
Supervisor ………………………………………………………………. (213) 894-6751
2.2 Judges, Chambers and Courtroom Services Staffs
a. Chief Judge Sheri Bluebond (BB), Courtroom 1539
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-8980
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-8981
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-8982
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (213) 894-3688
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (213) 894-1437
b. Judge Neil W. Bason (NB), Courtroom 1545
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-6098
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-4951
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-6084
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (213) 894-4085
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (213) 894-1276

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c. Judge Julia W. Brand (WB), Courtroom 1375
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-6080
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-1481
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-3592
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (213) 894-7341
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (213) 894-1437
d. Judge Thomas B. Donovan (TD), (Recalled) ………. (213) 894-3728
e. Judge Sandra R. Klein (SK), Courtroom 1575
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-7741
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-0992
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-0994
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (213) 894-5856
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (213) 894-0494
f. Judge Robert N. Kwan (RK), Courtroom 1675
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-2775
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-2577
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-2578
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (213) 894-3385
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (213) 894-1267
g. Judge Richard M. Neiter (RN), (Retired)
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (213) 894-5860
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (213) 894-1267
h. Judge Ernest M. Robles (ER), Courtroom 1568
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-1522
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-0294
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-0295
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (213) 894-4843
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (213) 894-0965
i. Judge Barry Russell (BR), Courtroom 1668
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-6091
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-6092
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-6093
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (213) 894-3687
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (213) 894-5011

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j. Judge Deborah J. Saltzman (DS) Courtroom 1639
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-3021
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-3022
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-3004
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (213) 894-0995
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (213) 894-1539
k. Judge Vincent P. Zurzolo (VZ), Courtroom 1368
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-3755
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-3721
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (213) 894-3635
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (213) 894-5855
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (213) 894-0494

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3.0 Riverside Division
3420 Twelfth Street, Room 125
Riverside, CA 92501-3819
3.1 Clerk’s Office
a. General Information
Automated Telephone System; Self-Calendaring …………. (855) 460-9641
Voice Case Information System (VCIS)
24-Hour Access ……………………………………………………….. (866) 222-8029
b. Administration
Operations Manager ………………………………………………… (951) 774-1003
Administrative Assistant ……………………………………………. (951) 774-1002
Operations Supervisor ……………………………………………… (951) 774-1101
c. Case Initiation (Intake and Records)
Operations Supervisor ………………………………………. (951)774-1101
d. ADA Officer
Legal Analyst …………………………………………………………… (213) 894-8894
3.2 Judges, Chambers, and Courtroom Services Staff
a. Judge Scott C. Clarkson (SC), Video Court Room 126
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (714) 338-5460
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (714) 338-5463
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (714) 338-5461
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (951) 774-1097
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (951) 774-1097
b. Judge Mark D. Houle (MH), Courtroom 303
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (951) 774-1021
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (951) 774-1022
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (951) 774-1023
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (951) 774-1085
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (951) 774-1085
c. Judge Wayne Johnson (WJ), Courtroom 304
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (951) 774-1031
Judicial Assistant ……………………………………………………… (951) 774-1031
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (951) 774-1028
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (951) 774-1098
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (951) 774-1098

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d. Judge Mark S. Wallace (MW), Video Court Room 225
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (714) 338-5470
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (714) 338-5471
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (714) 338-5473
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (951) 774-1097
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (951) 774-1097
e. Judge Scott H. Yun (SY), Courtroom 302
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (951) 774-1026
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (951) 774-1027
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (951) 774-1029
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (951) 774-1075
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (951) 774-1075
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4.0 Santa Ana Division
411 West Fourth Street, Suite 2030
Santa Ana, CA 92701-4593
4.1 Clerk’s Office
a. General Information
Automated Telephone System; Self-Calendaring …………. (855) 460-9641
Voice Case Information System (VCIS)
24-Hour Access ……………………………………………………….. (866) 222-8029
b. Administration
Operations Manager ………………………………………………… (714) 338-5348
Operations Supervisor ……………………………………………… (714) 338-5390
Courtroom Technology Specialist (Videoconferencing) …. (714) 338-5345
c. Case Initiation (Intake and Records)
Operations Team Leader ………………………………….. (714) 338-5332
d. ADA Officer
Legal Analyst …………………………………………………………… (213) 894-8894
4.2 Judges, Chambers and Courtroom Services Staff
a. Judge Theodor C. Albert (TA), Courtroom 5B
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (714) 338-5430
Judicial Assistant ……………………………………………………… (714) 338-5431
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (714) 338-5432
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (714) 338-5304
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (714) 338-5381
b. Judge Catherine E. Bauer (CB), Courtroom 5D
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (714) 338-5450
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (714) 338-5366
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (714) 338-5369
c. Judge Scott C. Clarkson (SC), Courtroom 5C
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (714) 338-5460
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (714) 338-5463
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (714) 338-5461
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (714) 338-5378
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (714) 338-5372

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d. Judge Erithe A. Smith (ES), Courtroom 5A
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (714) 338-5440
Judicial Assistant ……………………………………………………… (714) 338-5441
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (714) 338-5443
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (714) 338-5360
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (714) 338-5361
e. Judge Mark S. Wallace (MW), Courtroom 6C
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (714) 338-5470
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (714) 338-5471
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (714) 338-5473
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (714) 338-5378
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (714) 338-5372

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5.0 Northern Division
1415 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2511
5.1 Clerk’s Office
a. General Information
Automated Telephone System; Self-Calendaring …………. (855) 460-9641
Voice Case Information System (VCIS)
24-Hour Access ……………………………………………………….. (866) 222-8029
b. Administration
Operations Manager ………………………………………………… (805) 884-4885
Information Systems Analyst ……………………………………… (805) 884-4893
c. Case Initiation (Intake and Records)
Operations Manager ………………………………………… (805) 884-4885
d. ADA Officer
Legal Analyst …………………………………………………………… (213) 894-8894
5.2 Judges, Chambers, and Courtroom Services Staff
a. Judge Martin R. Barash (MB), Courtroom 202
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (805) 884-4850
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (818) 587-2837
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (818) 587-2823
Calendar Contact …………………………………………………….. (805) 884-4884
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (805) 884-4884
b. Judge Peter H. Carroll (PC), (Recalled), Courtroom 202
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (805) 884-4860
Calendar Contact …………………………………………………….. (805) 884-4884
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (805) 884-4884
c. Judge Robin Riblet (RR), (Recalled), Courtroom 202
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (805) 884-4850
Calendar Contact …………………………………………………….. (805) 884-4873
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (805) 884-4873

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d. Judge Deborah J. Saltzman (DS) , Courtroom 201
Chambers (LA) ………………………………………………………… (213) 894-3021
Law Clerk ………………………………………………………………. (213) 894-3022
Law Clerk ………………………………………………………………. (213) 894-3004
Chambers (ND) ………………………………………………………. (805) 884-4860
Calendar Contact …………………………………………………….. (805) 884-4873
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (805) 884-4873

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6.0 San Fernando Valley Division
21041 Burbank Boulevard
Woodland Hills, CA 91367-6603
6.1 Clerk’s Office
a. General Information
Automated Telephone System; Self-Calendaring …………. (855) 460-9641
Voice Case Information System (VCIS)
24-Hour Access ……………………………………………………….. (866) 222-8029
b. Administration
Operations Manager ………………………………………………… (818) 587-2864
Operations Team Leader ………………………………………….. (818) 587-2833
c. Case Initiation (Intake and Records)
Operations Team Leader ………………………………….. (818) 587-2833
d. ADA Officer
Legal Analyst …………………………………………………………… (213) 894-8894
6.2 Judges, Chambers and Courtroom Services Staff
a. Judge Alan M. Ahart (AA), (Recalled) …………………. (818) 587-2853
b. Judge Martin R. Barash (MB), Courtroom 303
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (818) 587-2836
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (818) 587-2837
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (818) 587-2838
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (818) 587-2853
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (818) 587-2853
c. Judge Victoria S. Kaufman (VK), Courtroom 301
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (818) 587-2823
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (818) 587-2823
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (818) 587-2826
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (818) 587-2850
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (818) 587-2850
d. Judge Geraldine Mund (GM), (Recalled)
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (818) 587-2840
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (818) 587-2840
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (818) 587-2843
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (818) 587-2832
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (818) 587-2832
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e. Judge Maureen A. Tighe (MT), Courtroom 302
Chambers ……………………………………………………………….. (818) 587-2806
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (818) 587-2806
Law Clerk ……………………………………………………………….. (818) 587-2809
Courtroom Deputy ……………………………………………………. (818) 587-2832
Court Recorder Contact ……………………………………………. (818) 587-2832
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Appendix B: Areas Served by the
Central District of California

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Court Manual B-3 March 2017
1.0 Areas served by the Central District of California
1.1 Determining the Division for Filing a Bankruptcy Case. Enter the zip
code of the debtor’s street address (not P.O. box) in the search feature of
the court’s website <www.cacb.uscourts.gov> -> Court Locator to
determine the division for filing a bankruptcy case in the Central District of
California.
1.2 Los Angeles Division. Los Angeles County, except for the zip codes
served by the Northern and San Fernando Valley Divisions. (See section
1.5.)
1.3 Riverside Division. San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.
1.4 Santa Ana Division. Orange County.
1.5 Northern Division. Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties and most of
Ventura County and a small portion of Los Angeles County. The cities of
Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Newbury Park, and Malibu
are served by the Northern Division, regardless of whether the cities or zip
codes are in Los Angeles County or Ventura County.
1.6 San Fernando Valley Division. The northwest portion of Los Angeles
County and a small portion of Ventura County (see sections 1.6a and b for
specific information about communities and zip codes served by the San
Fernando Valley Division).

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a. The following communities are served by the San Fernando Valley
Division:
Agoura Hills Northridge Sylmar
Calabasas Oak Park Tarzana
Canoga Park Pacoima Toluca Lake
Chatsworth Palmdale1 Topanga
Edwards Panorama City Universal City
Encino Reseda Valley Village
Granada Hills San Fernando Valyermo
Lancaster2 Santa Clarita3 Van Nuys
Lebec Sherman Oaks West Hills
Mission Hills Studio City Winnetka
North Hills Sun Valley Woodland Hills
North Hollywood

1 Only for communities with zip codes 93599
2 Only for communities with zip codes 93584, 93586
3 Only for communities with zip codes 91383
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b. The San Fernando Valley Division communities with the following zip
codes:
90290 91330 91365 91407 91603
91301 91331 91367 91408 91604
91302 91333 91371 91409 91605
91303 91334 91372 91410 91606
91304 91335 91376 91411 91607
91305 91337 91377 91412 91608
91306 91340 91383 91413 91609
91307 91341 91388 91416 91610
91308 91342 91392 91423 91611
91309 91343 91394 91426 91612
91311 91344 91395 91436 91614
91312 91345 91396 91470 91615
91313 91346 91399 91482 91616
91316 91352 91401 91495 91617
91324 91353 91402 91496 91618
91325 91356 91403 91497 93093
91326 91357 91404 91499 93584
91327 91363 91405 91601 93586
91328 91364 91406 91602 93599
91329

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Appendix C: Information about
Assigned Trustee & U.S. Trustee

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1.0 United States Trustee Information
1.1 The Office of the United States Trustee is an Executive Branch agency of
the Department of Justice. Its responsibilities include monitoring the
administration of bankruptcy cases and detecting bankruptcy fraud.
1.2 It is also responsible for appointing interim trustees (from a previously
appointed panel of private individuals) to administer chapter 7 cases,
lending support to and overseeing the Debtor in Possession in chapter 11
cases, and appointing standing trustees in chapter 13 cases.
1.3 See Appendix D for U. S. Trustee service addresses as required by FRBP
5003(e) and Local Bankruptcy Rule 2002-2(a)(4).
1.4 The locations and telephone numbers of the Office of the United States
Trustee for the Central District of California are:
Division Served Location and Telephone Number
Los Angeles 915 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1850
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 894-6811
Riverside 3801 University Avenue, Suite 720
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 276-6990
Santa Ana 411 West Fourth Street, Suite 7160
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 338-3400
Northern 1415 State Street, Suite 148
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 957-4100
San Fernando Valley 915 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1850
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 894-6811
1.5 For additional information regarding either the trustee program or individual
trustees, contact the Office of the United States Trustee at:
United States Trustee
915 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1850
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 894-6811
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1.6 The locations of the trustee meeting rooms used for §341(a) meetings and
other trustee matters are:
Division Served Meeting Room Location
Los Angeles
915 Wilshire Blvd.
10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Riverside
3801 University Avenue
Suite 100
Riverside, CA 92501
Santa Ana
411 West Fourth Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Chapter 7: 3rd Floor, Room 3110
Chapter 11: 1st Floor, Room 1159
Chapter 13: 1st Floor, Room 1154
Northern 1415 State Street, Suite 148
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
San Fernando
Valley
21041 Burbank Blvd.
Suite 101
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
2.0 List of Interim and Standing Trustees
If a case trustee has been assigned to a bankruptcy case, the trustee’s name and
contact information will be identified on page one of the case docket. For more
information about case trustees and the United States trustee, please visit the U.S.
Trustee website at <http://www.usdoj.gov.ust/r16>.
3.0 United States Trustee Guidelines and Forms
For information concerning United States Trustee local guidelines and forms,
please visit the U.S. Trustee’s website at www.justice.gov/ust/eo/rules
regulations/guidelines/index.htm.

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4.0 Guidelines for Trustee Change of Address
4.1 When a trustee changes their address, the Court requires a letter from the
trustee as follows:
(a) letter must be on the trustee’s stationery signed by the trustee
(b) specify new address
(c) specify effective date of the new address
(d) specify any changes to telephone or fax numbers
(e) address the letter to:
Kathleen J. Campbell, Executive Officer/Clerk of Court
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
255 East Temple Street, Suite 1260
Los Angeles, CA 90012
4.2 To expedite processing of the change of address, email the signed letter to
the ECF Support Desk at ecf_support@cacb.uscourts.gov.
4.3 Upon receipt, the Clerk’s Office will update the trustee’s CM/ECF Trustee
Profile and the information used by the Court’s Fiscal Department.
4.4 A change of address by the trustee must also be made at the following noncourt
related entities by contacting them directly:
(a) BNC (Bankruptcy Noticing Center) — call (877) 837-3424 for details.
(b) PACER — go to www.pacer.gov then select Manage My Account.
For questions, please contact the ECF Support Desk at 213-894-2365, or
send an email to ecf_support@cacb.uscourts.gov.

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Appendix D: Register of Federal &
State Government Unit Addresses
[FRBP 5003(e)]

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1.0 Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure 5003(e)

Pursuant to Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure 5003(e), federal and state
agencies may file a statement with the court designating their mailing addresses.
See Local Bankruptcy Rule 2002-2 for related noticing requirements.
2.0 Federal Agencies
2.1 Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 7346
Philadelphia, PA 19101-7346
2.2 Securities Exchange Commission
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Attn: Bankruptcy Counsel
444 South Flower Street, Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90071-9591
2.3 United States Trustee
a. Electronic Notice and Service. The Office of the United States
Trustee consented to electronic notice and service of documents.
Therefore, service of documents by U.S. mail is not necessary in
cases where a Notice of Electronic Filing is generated upon filing a
document with the court electronically in CM/ECF.
b. Notice and Service by U.S. Mail. When service by U.S. mail is
necessary, papers must be served on the Office of the United States
Trustee at the following addresses:

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1. Papers in All Cases and Proceedings Assigned to Los
Angeles Judges:
United States Trustee
915 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1850
Los Angeles, CA 90017
2. Papers in All Cases and Proceedings Assigned to Santa
Ana Division Judges:
United States Trustee
411 West Fourth Street, Suite 7160
Santa Ana, CA 92701
3. Papers in All Cases and Proceedings Assigned to
Riverside Division Judges:
United States Trustee
3801 University Avenue, Suite 720
Riverside, CA 92501
4. Papers in All Cases and Proceedings Assigned to
Northern Division and San Fernando Valley Judges:
United States Trustee
915 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1850
Los Angeles, CA 90017
2.4 United States Attorney. In contested matters and adversary proceedings
involving the United States, the United States Attorney and Attorney
General shall be served at the following addresses:
a. Civil Process Clerk
United States Attorney’s Office
Federal Building, Room 7516
300 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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b. Attorney General
United States Department of Justice
Ben Franklin Station
P. O. Box 683
Washington, DC 20044
2.5 United States Small Business Administration (SBA). Send notices to the
SBA at the following address in bankruptcy cases where the SBA is a
creditor (do not send notices to the SBA if the SBA is not a creditor).
U.S. Small Business Administration
Attn: So Cal Legal Unit
330 North Brand Boulevard, Suite 1200
Glendale, CA 91203-2304
3.0 State Agencies
3.1 State of California Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department
Bankruptcy Group MIC 92E
P. O. Box 826880
Sacramento, CA 94280-0001
3.2 State of California Franchise Tax Board
a. Service of Adversary Proceedings:
Franchise Tax Board Chief Counsel
c/o General Counsel Section
P.O. Box 1720, MS: A-260
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-1720
b. Bankruptcy Code Section 505 Requests and All Other Service
and Notices:
Franchise Tax Board Bankruptcy Section, MS: A-340
P. O. Box 2952
Sacramento, CA 95812-2952

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3.3 State of California Board of Equalization
a. Service of Adversary Proceedings:
Executive Director
State Board of Equalization
450 N Street, MIC: 73
Sacramento, CA 95814-0073
b. Bankruptcy Code Section 505 Requests:
State Board of Equalization
Special Operations Bankruptcy Team, MIC: 74
P.O. Box 942879
Sacramento, CA 94279-0074
c. All Other Service and Bankruptcy Notices:
State Board of Equalization
Account Information Group, MIC: 29
P.O. Box 942879
Sacramento, CA 94279-0029
4.0 Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector
4.1 Los Angeles County Tax Collector. The methods of making tax
payments in Los Angeles County are set forth in the Tax Collector’s web
site at: <http://ttc.lacounty.gov.> Moreover, any taxpayer and/or
bankruptcy counsel with questions on how to make tax payments may call
1(888) 807-2111. The correct and proper address to serve the Los Angeles
County Tax Collector is:
Los Angeles County Tax Collector
P. O. Box 54110
Los Angeles, CA 90054-0110
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1.0 Law Libraries
1.1 Law libraries are located throughout the Central District.
1.2 At the time of publication, the location and hours of operation are as
follows:
County Location and Telephone
Number Hours of Operation
Los Angeles Court of Appeals Law Library
125 South Grand Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 229-7192
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building
255 East Temple Street
Room 680 (6th Floor)
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 894-8900
Los Angeles County Law Library
301 West First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 629-3531
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Riverside Riverside County Law Library
3989 Lemon Street
Riverside, CA 92501-3674
(951) 275-6390
Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
San Bernardino San Bernardino County Law Library
402 North “D” Street
San Bernardino, CA 92401
(909) 885-3020
Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
San Luis
Obispo
San Luis Obispo County Law Library
County Government Center
1050 Monterey Street, Room 125
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
(805) 781-5855
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Santa Ana Orange Law Library
Civic Center Plaza
515 North Flower Street, Building
#32
Santa Ana, CA 92703
(714) 834-3397
Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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County Location and Telephone
Number Hours of Operation
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County Courthouse
1100 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 568-2296
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Ventura Ventura County Law Library
Government Center, Hall of Justice
800 South Victoria Avenue
First Floor
Ventura, CA 93009
(805) 642-8982
Tuesday – Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00
p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Court Manual F-1 June 2018

Appendix F: Serving Judge’s
Copy of Documents

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1.0 What is a Judge’s Copy? [LBR 5005-2(d)]
1.1 General Rule. Local Bankruptcy Rule 5005-2(d) requires that a copy of
every document filed must be served on the judge who presides over the
bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding.
1.2 Assembling a Judge’s Copy. A judge’s copy must comply with ALL of
the following:
(a) One Copy. Do not send multiples copies of the same document.
(b) Stapled or Bound. Judge’s copies must be stapled or securely
bound, so that all pages are bound together. The clerk’s office will
not be scanning a judge’s copy.
(c) Tabs for All Exhibits and Declarations. Insert a separate tab to
identify each declaration and each separate authenticated exhibit.
The goal is for the court to be able to quickly and easily reference all
of the information you want the court to read.
(d) Document has already been filed.
(1) Notice of Electronic Filing. If the document was filed
electronically via CM/ECF, the NEF must be attached to either
the front or back of the judge’s copy.
(2) Filed Stamp on First Page. If the document was filed at the
intake window, the judge’s copy must have a “Filed” stamp at
the top right of the first page of the document.
(e) Notice of Electronic Filing. Attach the NEF to the back or to the
front of the judge’s copy. The goal is to show the court that the
document has been filed electronically.
(f) Sent Directly to the Judge. Deliver the judge’s copy to the address
in the chart in section 4.0 below. Do not send a judge’s copy to the
clerk’s office.
(g) Sent Promptly. Promptly deliver the judge’s copy according to the
deadlines in the chart in section 4.0 below. The goal is to promptly
get your document to the court so that your request can be acted
upon in a timely manner.

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2.0 Which Filed Documents Require a Judge’s Copy?
2.1 Serve a Judge’s Copy. The following types of documents must be served
upon the judge as these are documents that will assist the judge in making
a ruling or entering an order. Examples are:
(a) Documents to Request a Hearing.
(1) LBR 9075-1(b). Any document filed seeking a hearing set on
an emergency or shortened notice basis.
[See LBR forms F 9075-1.1.APP.SHORT.NOTICE and
F 9075-1.1.ORDER.SHORT.NOTICE.]
(2) LBR 9013-1(o)(4). Any response requesting a hearing on a
motion, application or notice that was filed using the
“Opportunity to Request a Hearing” procedure.
[See LBR form F 9013-1.3.OPPOSITION.REQ.HEARING.]
(b) Documents Related to a Hearing on Calendar. Any motion,
response, reply, declaration, exhibits or stipulation that affects or
resolves a matter on which a hearing has already been scheduled.
(c) Documents to Request a Ruling Without a Hearing.
(1) LBR 9037-1(a). Motion for Protective Order to Restrict
Access to Filed Documents Containing Personal Data
Identifiers.
[See LBR form F 9037-1.1.MOTION.RESTRICT.PERS.ID.]
(2) LBR 3015-1(q)(2). Debtor’s Notice of Conversion of
Bankruptcy Case from Chapter 13 to 7.
[See LBR form F 3015-1.21.NOTICE.CONVERT.CH13.]
(3) LBR 3015-1(o). Declaration Re: Entry of Order Without
Hearing Pursuant to LBR 9013-1(o).
[See LBR form F 9013-1.2.NO.HEARING.DEC.]
(4) LBR 4001-1(h). Debtor’s Application for Order Confirming
that Loan Modification Discussion Will Not Violate Stay.
[See LBR form F 4001-1.6.DEBTOR.APP.LOAN.MOD.]

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(5) LBR 5010-1. Any motion to reopen a bankruptcy case or
adversary proceeding. When this involves extending time to
file debtor’s certification of completion of financial
management course.
[See LBR form F 5010-1.1.MOTION.REOPEN.CERT.]
(6) LBR 9013-1(m). Motion to request continuance of a hearing.
(7) LBR 9013-1(o)(3). Declaration of service of motion and lack
of opposition and request for hearing. The motion or
application to be ruled upon must be attached as an exhibit.
[See LBR form F 9013-1.2.NO.HEARING.DEC.]
(8) LBR 9013-1(p). Motion, with supporting documents, to be
ruled upon without a hearing under LBR 9013-1(p).
(9) LBR 9013-1(q). Motion, with supporting documents, to be
ruled upon without a hearing under LBR 9013-1(q).
(d) Documents to Commence or Resolve an Adversary Proceeding.
Any documents filed in an adversary proceeding, including the
complaint, summons, responsive pleadings, status reports, pretrial
stipulation, trial documents, stipulated judgments, etc.
(e) Notice of Lodgment of Proposed Order or Judgment. These
documents are filed when the proposed order or judgment relates to
a motion or other request for relief that was opposed, or the parties
stipulated to the terms of the order or judgment. [See LBR 9021-1(b)
and Court Manual section 4.2. For bankruptcy cases, see LBR form
F 9021-1.2.BK.NOTICE.LODGMENT, and for adversary
proceedings, F 9021-1.2.ADV.NOTICE.LODGMENT.]
(f) Chapter 11 Case Commencement Documents. Many judges
need a judge’s copy. Refer to the court’s website to see if your judge
does.
(g) Other United States trustee documents ONLY NEEDED by
certain judges. These are documents such as interim statements
and operating reports. Check the judge’s section of the court’s
website to verify.

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2.2 Don’t Serve a Judge’s Copy. The following filed documents do not need
to be served upon a judge, mainly because these documents do not assist
a judge in making a ruling or entering an order. This is not an exhaustive
list. Instead it is a list of documents that are often mistakenly served on the
judge. The best practice is to see if a document is listed in the “Serve a
judge’s copy” section above, or see if the judge’s section of the court’s
website indicates that it is needed. If you don’t see your document identified
in either of these locations, don’t send it to the judge.
(a) Case Commencement Documents.
(1) Chapter 7, 12, and 13 cases. Case commencement
documents for voluntary chapter 7, 12 and 13 cases, including
amended case commencement documents. [These include
all documents identified in Court Manual sections 2.1(b),
2.1(e) and 2.1(f).]
(b) Proofs of Claim. Proofs of claim filed in any bankruptcy case are
not needed, regardless of chapter.
(c) Non-hearing Motion When the Response Deadline Has Not
Passed. Please wait until the response deadline has passed without
any response or request for a hearing. THEN, file the declaration of
service and non-response or request for a hearing, attach the motion
as an exhibit and service this as a judge’s copy.
(1) Chapter 13. Motions/applications filed under LBR 3015-1(w).
(2) Other Non-hearing Motions/Applications. This includes
any motion/application filed under LBR 9013-1(o), or any
motion/application which, under Local Bankruptcy Rules may
be filed with a similar notice and opportunity procedure.
(d) Documents Intended Only for the United States Trustee. A
judge’s copy is generally not needed of interim statements and
operating reports required by the United States trustee in chapter 11
cases per LBR 2015-2(c). Check the judge’s section of the court’s
website to see if these are needed.
(e) Lodged Orders Upload or LOU Receipts. As judges are being
served with a Notice of Lodgment (NOL) when one is filed, you do
not need to provide the judge with an additional copy of an order at
the time it is uploaded through LOU or with a copy of the associated
upload receipt.
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(f) Local Forms, National Forms and Other Forms. A judge’s copy
is not needed of the following Local Bankruptcy Rules Forms,
National Forms and Other Forms:
LOCAL BANKRUPTCY RULES (LBR) FORMS
F 2091-1.SUBSTITUTION.ATTY Substitution of Attorney
F 3001-1.NOTICE.TRANSFER.CLAIM Notice of Transfer of Claim Pursuant
to FRBP 3001(e)
F 3007-1.2.NOTICE.REQ.CLAIM Notice of Trustee’s/Debtor’s
Request for a Copy of Proof of
Claim
F 3015-1.7.RARA Rights and Responsibilities
Agreement Between Chapter 13
Debtors and Their Attorneys
NATIONALFORMS
Official Form 423 Certification About a Financial
Management Course
OTHER FORMS
Abstract of Judgment
Certification of Judgment for Registration in Another District
Change of Address
Notice of Continuance of §341(a) Meeting of Creditors
Request for Special Notice
Writ of Execution

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3.0 Proof of Service of Judge’s Copy of Documents [LBR 5005-2(d)]
3.1 The Proof of Service of Document must indicate the date and manner in
which the judge was served, and must be on Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR)
form F 9013-3.1.PROOF.SERVICE unless the Proof of Service of
Document has been included in the LBR form being used.
3.2 Judge’s name on Proof of Service.
Should I Put the Judge’s Name on the Proof of Service?
YES – Use mandatory LBR Form F 9013-3.1.PROOF.SERVICE
unless the “Proof of Service of Document” has been included in the LBR form being filed.
The judge will be in either:
* Category 2. “Served by United States mail” or
* Category 3. “Served by Personal Delivery or Overnight Mail”

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4.0 Deadline, Method, and Address to Serve the Judge
Consult the following charts to determine the deadline, the method, and address
to serve the judge.
4.1 Deadline and Method
What is the Deadline for Serving the Judge’s Copy?
What Methods Can I Use to Serve the Judge?
If the document relates to a
hearing, and the hearing is
14 days or more after the document
is filed:
The document must be served on the
judge no later than 24 hours after the
document is filed, by personal
delivery, overnight mail, or United
States mail.
If the document relates to a hearing,
and the hearing is fewer than 14 days
after the document is filed:
The document must be served on the
judge no later than 24 hours after the
document is filed, by personal delivery or
overnight mail.
In no event shall the document arrive in
chambers later than 2 court days prior to
the hearing.
If the document is NOT related to a hearing
The document must be served on the judge no later than 24 hours after
the document is filed, by personal delivery, overnight mail or United States mail.
If the document is filed pursuant to LBR 9075-1
The document must be served on the judge by personal delivery or overnight mail
as soon as is practicable, but no later than 24 hours after the document is filed.

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4.2 Judge’s Address
At What Address do I Deliver the Judge’s Copy?
Division & Mailing
Address Judge Name
Suite# for
Regular or
Overnight
Mail
Location for Personal Delivery
LOS ANGELES
DIVISION
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Roybal Federal Building
255 E. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Neil W. Bason 1552 Bin outside of Suite 1552
Sheri Bluebond 1534 Bin outside of Suite 1534
Julia W. Brand 1382 Bin outside of Suite 1382
Thomas B. Donovan 1652 Bin outside of Suite 1652
Sandra R. Klein 1582 Bin outside of Suite 1582
Robert N. Kwan 1682 Bin outside of Suite 1682
Ernest M. Robles 1560 Bin outside of Suite 1560
Barry Russell 1660 Bin outside of Suite 1660
Deborah J. Saltzman 1634 Bin outside of Suite 1634
Vincent P. Zurzolo 1360 Bin outside of Suite 1360
RIVERSIDE DIVISION
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
3420 Twelfth Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Scott C. Clarkson Use Judge Clarkson’s Santa Ana Division address
Mark D. Houle 365 Bin outside of Courtroom 303
Wayne Johnson 385 Bin outside of Courtroom 304
Mark S. Wallace Use Judge Wallace’s Santa Ana Division address
Scott H. Yun 345 Bin outside of Courtroom 302
SANTA ANA DIVISION
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Ronald Reagan Federal
Building
411 W. Fourth Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Theodor C. Albert 5085
Bins for each judge by 5th floor
elevators
Catherine E. Bauer 5165
Scott C. Clarkson 5130
Erithe A. Smith 5040
Mark S. Wallace 6135 Judge Wallace’s mail slot by 6th floor
elevators
SAN FERNANDO
VALLEY DIVISION
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
21041 Burbank Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Alan M. Ahart 216D
Bins for each judge on 1st floor
outside entry to the Intake Section
Martin R. Barash 342
Victoria S. Kaufman 354
Geraldine Mund 313
Maureen A. Tighe 324
NORTHERN DIVISION
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
1415 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Peter H. Carroll Bin in Intake Section lobby Robin L. Riblet
Deborah J. Saltzman Use Judge Saltzman’s Los Angeles Division address
Martin R. Barash Use Judge Barash’s San Fernando Valley Division
address
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Appendix G: Helpful Hints

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Court Manual G-3 March 2017
2009-001
Pursuant to LBR 1017-1(a) and 3015(q)(2)(A), it is no longer necessary to lodge a
proposed order when filing a Debtor’s Notice of Conversion under 11 U.S.C. §§ 1208(a)
or 1307(a) if there is no previous conversion. Under our new procedure and rules
effective January 5, 2009, the court will give notice of the conversion to all creditors,
interested parties, and the United States trustee upon the filing by the debtor of the notice
of conversion and a proof of service evidencing that the notice of conversion was served
upon the chapter 13 trustee and the United States trustee.
2009-002
Attorneys should immediately contact the ECF Help Desk to request a new CM/ECF
password and login when support staff (i.e., paralegal, legal assistant) leaves the firm or
is no longer an authorized user. It is important to coordinate this request with the date of
the employee’s departure or reassignment to ensure there is no possibility of your
password/login being breached. Attorneys must protect the security of their passwords
and immediately notify the ECF Help Desk if they learn or suspect that their password
and login have been comprised.
2009-003
To correct invalid addresses, the debtor or debtor’s attorney, must file a Change of
Address using the court’s form B-1098. This form is available on the court’s website at
<http://www.cacb.uscourts.gov> -> Forms -> Other Forms, or at the Intake section of each
division.
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Appendix H: Judges’ Emergency
Motion Contacts [LBR 9075-1(a)(2)]

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Designated Judges’ Contacts for Obtaining a Hearing Date and Time
for an Emergency Motion [LBR 9075-1(a)(2)]
JUDGE PRIMARY CONTACT SECONDARY CONTACT
LOS ANGELES DIVISION
Bason, Neil W. Law Clerk (213) 894-4951 Law Clerk (213) 894-6084
Bluebond, Sheri Law Clerk (213) 894-8982 Law Clerk (213) 894-8981
Brand, Julia W. Law Clerk (213) 894-1481 Law Clerk (213) 894-3592
Donovan, Thomas B. Courtroom Deputy (213) 894-6172
Klein, Sandra R. Law Clerk (213) 894-0992 Law Clerk (213) 894-0994
Kwan, Robert N. Law Clerk (213) 894-2775 Law Clerk (213) 894-2578
Robles, Ernest M. Courtroom Deputy (213) 894-4843 Law Clerk (213) 894-0294
Russell, Barry Courtroom Deputy (213) 894-3687 Law Clerk (213) 894-6093
Saltzman, Deborah J. Law Clerk (213) 894-3022 Law Clerk (213) 894-3004
Zurzolo, Vincent P. Law Clerk (213) 894-3635 Law Clerk (213) 894-3755
RIVERSIDE DIVISION
Clarkson, Scott C. Law Clerk (714) 338-5460 Law Clerk (714) 338-5461
Houle, Mark D. Law Clerk (951) 774-1022 Law Clerk (951) 774-1023
Johnson, Wayne Law Clerk (951) 774-1028 Judicial Assistant (951) 774-1031
Wallace, Mark S. Law Clerk (714) 338-5470 Law Clerk (714) 338-5473
Yun, Scott H. Courtroom Deputy (951) 774-1075 Law Clerk (951) 774-1027

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SAN FERNANDO VALLEY DIVISION
Ahart, Alan M. Courtroom Deputy (818) 587-2853
Barash, Martin R. Law Clerk (818) 587-2837 Law Clerk (818) 587-2838
Kaufman, Victoria S. Law Clerk (818) 587-2826 Law Clerk (818) 587-2823
Mund, Geraldine Law Clerk (818) 587-2840 Law Clerk (818) 587-2843
Tighe, Maureen A. Law Clerk (818) 587-2806 Law Clerk (818) 587-2809
SANTA ANA DIVISION
Albert, Theodor C. Law Clerk (714) 338-5432 Judicial Assistant (714) 338-5430
Bauer, Catherine E. Law Clerk (714) 338-5450 Law Clerk (714) 338-5450
Clarkson, Scott C. Law Clerk (714) 338-5460 Law Clerk (714) 338-5461
Smith, Erithe A. Law Clerk (714) 338-5441 Law Clerk (714) 338-5443
Wallace, Mark S. Law Clerk (714) 338-5470 Law Clerk (714) 338-5473
NORTHERN DIVISION
Barash, Martin R. Law Clerk (818) 587-2837 Law Clerk (818) 587-2838
Carroll, Peter H. Calendar Contact (805) 884-4884
Riblet, Robin L. Calendar Contact (805) 884-4873
Saltzman, Deborah J. Law Clerk (213) 894-3022 Law Clerk (213) 894-3004
Court Manual I-1 December 2016
Appendix I: Issues Regarding
Notice and Service

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Court Manual I-1 December 2016
1.0 Implementation of FRBP 9006(f) – 3 Additional Days to Act or
Proceed
1.1 FRBP 9006(f). Pursuant to FRBP 9006(f) as amended effective December
1, 2016, when an item that contains a deadline to act or proceed is served
by mail, or pursuant to F.R.Civ.P. 5(b)(2)(D) or (F), and the deadline
prescribed for acting or proceeding is a specific number of days after the
date the item is served, three days are added to the deadline to act or
proceed.
1.2 3 Additional Days to Act or Proceed. 3 additional days are added to a
deadline when the deadline prescribed is determined by counting forward a
specified number of days after the date indicated on the proof of service.
a. Applicable Situations Include Service of a/an:
1. Summons and notice of status conference in an involuntary
petition;
2. Summons and notice of hearing on petition pursuant to 11
U.S.C. chapter 15;
3. Notice of intent;
4. Notice to cure default (example: relief from stay adequate
protection agreement);
5. Order to comply (when compliance deadline is determined by
counting forward a specific number of days after service of the
order;
6. Discovery request;
7. Demand;
8. Answer to a crossclaim;
9. Reply to a counterclaim; and
10. Motion or application made pursuant to LBR 9013-1(o) or
pursuant to other LBR with a similar notice and opportunity to
file a response and request a hearing
b. Language of Notice: Appropriate language to include when
providing notice of a deadline to act or proceed, when not using a
court-approved form, is:
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The deadline for (fill in the required action or proceeding) is (fill in
number of days) days after the date of service of this (fill in item being
served), plus an additional 3 days if you were served by mail, or
pursuant to F.R.Civ.P. 5(b)(2)(D) or (F). If you fail to comply with this
deadline, the court may treat such failure as a waiver of your right to
(fill in the required action or proceeding).
1.3 No Additional Days to Act or Proceed. Additional days are not added to
the deadline if: (1) the deadline prescribed is determined by counting
backward a specific number of days prior to a scheduled event; or (2) an
exact deadline is set without reference to the date on the proof of service.
a. Examples of Notices re Scheduled Events:
1. hearing date
2. status conference
3. pre-trial conference
4. trial
5. mediation
6. settlement conference
b. Example of Notice with Exact Deadline:
1. Summons and notice of status conference re adversary
proceeding complaint.
Court Manual J-1 December 2016
Appendix J: Delegation of
Authority to the Clerk to Sign
Specific Form Orders Involving
Ministerial Matters
[LBR 9021-1(c)(7)(A)]
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Court Manual J-3 December 2016
1.0 As provided by LBR 9021-1 (c)(7)(A), the Court has authorized the following
ministerial orders for the Clerk of Court to sign.
1 Order Fixing Time to File Claims (for possible dividends)
2 Order Fixing Time to File Claims (for surplus of funds)
3 Order for Creditors to File Claims Incurred After the Commencement of
the Chapter 11 Proceedings
4 Order to Comply with FRBP 1007 and 3015(b) and Notice of Intent to
Dismiss Case Under 11 U.S.C. Section 109 (g)(1)
5 Order of Dismissal for Failure to File Complete Case Commencement
Documentation
6 Order of Dismissal for Failure to File Complete Case Commencement
Documentation with 180-Days Restriction
7 Order of Dismissal for Failure to File Schedules, Statements, or Plan with
180-Day Restriction
8 Order of Dismissal for Failure to File Schedules, Statements, or Plan
9 Order of Dismissal for Failure to Appear at 341(a) Meeting of Creditors
with 180-Day Restriction
10 Order of Dismissal for Failure to Appear at 341(a) Meeting of Creditors
(Business Only)
11 Order Dismissing Bankruptcy Case for Failure to Pay Clerk’s Filing Fees
12 Order of Dismissal for Failure to Comply with Installment Payment
Schedule
13 Order to Show Cause Re: Dismissal for Failure to Pay Conversion Fee
14 Order of Dismissal for Failure to Pay Conversion Fee
15 Order Closing a Dismissed Case
16 Order Discharging Debtor
17 Order Discharging Debtor After Completion of Chapter 12 Plan
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18 Order Discharging Debtor After Completion of Chapter 13 Plan
19 Order to Show Cause Re: Dismissal for Failure to Repay Filing Fees for
Insufficiently Funded Check
20 Order to Show Cause Re: Dismissal for Nonpayment of Filings Fees
Pursuant to FRBP 1006(a) or (b)
21 Order Vacating the Order of Conversion (Due to Clerical Error)
22 Order Vacating Discharge (Due to Clerical Error )
23 Order Vacating Order of Dismissal (Due to Clerical Error)
24 Order for Relief and Order to File Schedules, Statements, and Lists
25 Order to File Final Report and Account and Schedule of Unpaid Debts
Pursuant to FRBP 1019(5)

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