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  • Bankruptcy Appellate Practice
    Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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Photos from the Ross M. Pyle Career Achievement Award Event on October 30, 2014


The U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of California has taken the lead with credit-abuse educational outreach for high school and college students through its Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) Program. The goal of the CARE Program is to train young men and women to intelligently manage their credit cards and credit-card debt and to keep them from ever seeing the inside of a bankruptcy court. For more information or to volunteer, please visit:



Request for Public Comment on Proposed Local Bankruptcy Rules
A copy of the draft can be obtained directly from this link or from the court's website at on the Bulletin Board.

A General Order containing the effective date for these rules will be issued following a careful review of all comments. Please provide any comments on the proposed amendments as soon as possible, but no later than November 17, 2014.

Comments concerning the proposed amendments may be submitted by email to (please include the name, firm name (if any), email address, and phone number of the person submitting the comment) or by mail to the Clerk of Court at 325 West F Street, San Diego, California 92101-6991. Please note on the envelope: "In re: Local Bankruptcy Rules".

Barry K. Lander
Clerk of Court

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