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June 28, 2017: Conversation with Chapter 13 Trustees
Date / Time: Wednesday, June 28 / 12:00 Noon
Location: The Meridian Conference Room
Hosts: David Skelton and Thomas Billingslea
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July 2017: Taxes and Bankruptcy
Date / Time: TBD

Summer 2017: Annual Trustee's Golf Tournament
Date / Time: TBD

August 2017: Civil Litigation and Bankruptcy / What to do if Defendant files BK in State Court Litigation
Date / Time: TBD
Hosts: Chief Bankruptcy Judge Laura Taylor and State Court Judge Timothy Taylor

September 2017: Annual Mediation Awards Ceremony
Date / Time: TBD

October 2017: Introduction to Appeals / Appellate Law 101 - Do's and Don'ts
Date / Time: TBD
Host: Judge Laura Taylor

November 2017: Douglas Wilson Holiday Mixer
Date / Time: TBD

December 2017: Annual Judge's Round table Dinner
Hosts: Judge Laura Taylor; Judge Christopher Latham; Judge Margaret Mann; and Judge Louise DeCarl Adler
Date / Time: TBD


Job Opportunities with the U.S. Trustee's Office  Read More
Rules of the United States Bankruptcy Court Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit - Renumbering Effective December 1, 2014. Read More
Notice of BAP Rule Amendments
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 2071(b), comments are invited on the proposed amendments to the 9th Circuit BAP Rules.  Details are available on the BAP website at:
Letter from Chief Judge Laura S. Taylor regarding establishment of an Advisory Board/Local Rules Committee by the Court.  Read More
Memorandum from BABF Pro Bono Committee regarding 2015 Pro Bono Project. Read More


New Local Bankruptcy Rules and Administrative Procedures Effective March 1, 2015
On January 28, 2015, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court adopted the final version of the Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBR) originally published for comment on September 16, 2014. In addition, the Court has also redrafted and broadened the Administrative Procedures (Admin. Procedures) beyond electronic filing. The two documents work in concert with each other - some portions of the old Administrative Procedures have become Local Rules while some Local Rules have become Administrative Procedures. Read More
February 2015 Edition of Bankruptcy Confidential - A Newsletter of the US. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California. Click here.

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