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Central California Bankruptcy Association

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The Central California Bankruptcy Association (CCBA) is a non-profit organization established in 1987 to foster education and cooperation among bankruptcy and insolvency professionals in Central California.





UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

NOTICE OF RESTRICTED COURTHOUSE ACCESS AND
REQUIRED TELEPHONIC APPEARANCES FOR COUNSEL AND PARTIES

Chief District Court Judge Kimberly J. Mueller has issued General Order 612 limiting access to the federal courthouses in the Eastern District of California in light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. For Bankruptcy Court proceedings, the General Order provides in part:

 

1. All federal courthouses of the Eastern District of California shall be closed to the public. Only persons having official court business as authorized by a Judge of the District Court or the Bankruptcy Court may enter courthouse property.

 

2. All bankruptcy matters will be decided on the papers, or if the assigned Judge believes a hearing is necessary, a hearing will be conducted by telephone. [See below how to appear by phone for hearings.] A bankruptcy judge’s Pre-Hearing Dispositions (rulings) may be reviewed prior to the hearing date to check to see if it is a final ruling (no hearing) or tentative ruling (hearing) at the Bankruptcy Court website – http://www.caeb.uscourts.gov/Calendar/PreHearingDispositions.aspx

 

3. In bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings in which parties represent themselves (pro se litigants), those parties are strongly encouraged to file documents by mail. For those unable to file by mail, the court will provide drop boxes for filing inside the entrances to the Sacramento, Modesto, and Fresno courthouses.

 

4. A Bankruptcy Judge may order on a case-by-case basis exception to any of the above provisions and have the parties and counsel appear in person, at the discretion of that Judge or upon the request of counsel, after consultation with counsel.

 

The mailing addresses for bankruptcy case filings are:

For Sacramento and Modesto Division Cases

United States Bankruptcy Court

501 I Street, Suite 3-200

Sacramento, CA 95814

 

For Fresno and Bakersfield Division Cases

United States Bankruptcy Court

2500 Tulare Street, Suite 2501

Fresno, CA 93721

 

Telephonic Appearances For Attorneys and Parties

Telephonic appearances are arranged through a service called CourtCall. CourtCall is an independent business and is not part of the Federal Court. CourtCall has advised the court that it will provide attorneys with a reduced fee and will waive the telephonic appearance fee for pro se parties (those who are not represented by an attorney) until April 30, 2020, in light of the restricted courthouse access. The contact information for CourtCall to arrange for a phone appearance is: (866) 582-6878.

 

Link to Order: GO 612 2020.03MAR.18

Dinner Meeting

 
Save the Date!
 

Tuesday April 14 at 5:30
Topic: TBA
Speakers: TBA
Location: TBA 


Save the Date

May 12 at 12:00 p.m.

Lunch Meeting

June 9 at 5:30 p.m.

Dinner Meeting

July 14 at 12:00 p.m.

Lunch Meeting

August 11 at 12:00 p.m.

Lunch Meeting

September 16, 17, & 18

Golf Tournament and Central California Bankruptcy Institute

October 13 at 12:00 p.m.

Lunch Meeting

November 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Bakersfield Dinner Meeting

December 8 at 12:00 p.m.

Lunch Meeting



CCBA Membership

 

CCBA membership is open to attorneys, accountants, lenders, consultants, trustees, and others who deal with individuals and businesses in financial distress. To join, click "Member Signup" on the menu at the left of this page. The annual fee is $75. The membership year is August 1 to July 31.

Membership Renewal

 

To renew your membership, you may either:

1. login and renew by credit card or

2. if you have not had a change in contact information (including e-mail address), you may mail a check for $75 made payable to "CCBA" and mailed to CCBA, c/o SJCL, 901 5th Street, Clovis, CA  93612.