Neither Snow, Nor Rain, Nor Gloom of Government Shutdown Shall Stay the Bankruptcy Courts

There are many questions about what will happen if Congress does not pass an appropriations bill to continue funding the federal government beyond today. But we know one thing. Bankruptcy lawyers will not get a vacation.

The Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California has announced that the federal judiciary will use other funds to allow federal courts to remain open. This is a short-term band-aid. But it should allow the courts to remain open for about three weeks through February 9, 2018.

During that time, scheduled hearings will be held as usual. Filings will be accepted. And hours of operation, availability of systems, and other services will continue as normal.

If circumstances change, the Court will issue another notice.

You can download the announcement here.

Mette K.

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