Bankruptcy Dog

This is a calendar of events of interest to Los Angeles bankruptcy professionals. All start times are Pacific Time. If you would like an event to be posted on "the dog," please send your announcement to J. Scott Bovitz. Include the link to the registration page on your group's web site. Thank you.



Public Notice January 13, 2021

... by discretion of Chief Bankruptcy Judge Theodor C. Albert, the Northern Division of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California is closed until further notice due to confirmed exposure to COVID-19.  During this closure, emergency documents may be filed at the San Fernando Valley Division, located at 21041 Burbank Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367. Non-emergency filings may be filed via the Drop Box located in the main building lobby at the Northern Division. For additional information, please call (855) 460-9641 or utilize the Court’s Live Chat feature on the Court Website during normal business hours.  


The Hon. Barry Russell is seeking additional volunteers for the mediation program for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California. The application is at


Way cool U.S. Trustee job opening. The United States Trustee Program is seeking experienced attorney applicants for the position of Assistant United States Trustee to lead and manage the Woodland Hills, CA, field office that oversees bankruptcy cases filed in the Northern Division of the Central District of California. The details are at


And here is a bankruptcy judgeship opening (Reno).


January 18, webinar

TMA SoCal. TMA SoCal 2022 Economic Forecast Event. Nickelsburg.


January 20-21, seminar

Loyola IX Symposium. On The Road Again: California Receiverships In A Shifting Landscape. Costa Mesa.


January 20, postponed

Passing of the chief bankruptcy judge gavel to Hon. Theodor Albert. Stand by for the new date.


January 24, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Orange County Bankruptcy Forum. Redefining Success: It’s Not Your Mother’s Profession Anymore. Hon. Smith, Bordeaux, Moynihan, Castaldi, Enriquez.


January 27, noon, Zoom

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. Automotive cases, behind the scenes. Hon. Gerber, Hon. Gonzalez, Hon. Shefferly, Kelley, Feldman, Masse. Free.


January 29, seminar

cdcbaa. 16th Annual Review of 9th Circuit Decisions on Bankruptcy in 2021. Hon. Saltzman, Gan, Hayes.


February 9, Zoom

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum. Annual Joseph Bernfeld Distinguished Speaker Program. Access to Consumer Bankruptcy, the Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act, and the Role of Lawyers. Prof. Jiménez.


February 20

cdcbaa. Extent of automatic stay. Hon. Bason, Aver.


May 20-22, 2022

California Bankruptcy Forum. 34th Annual Insolvency Conference. Monterey (Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course).


October 18-22, 2022 conference

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. Orlando (Marriott World Center).


May 19-22, 2023

California Bankruptcy Forum. 35th Annual Insolvency Conference. La Quinta (La Quinta Resort & Club).


October 10-14, 2023 conference

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. Austin (J.W. Marriott).


May 17-19, 2024

California Bankruptcy Forum. 36th Annual Insolvency Conference. Santa Barbara (Ritz-Carlton Bacara).


September 17-19, 2024 conference

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. Seattle (Hyatt Regency Seattle).


September 16-19, 2025 conference

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. Chicago (Marriott Marquis Chicago).