Data on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Filings

Information Available for Both Northern Division and the entire Central District of California

 

The Central District of California is the largest Bankruptcy Court in the United States. Presently, the District holds court in Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara, and the San Fernando Valley. Each of these courts is called a "division" and the court in Santa Barbara is referred to as the Northern Division.

The Central District of California covers approximately 40,000 square miles and stretches from the Central Coast area of the state eastward to the Nevada and Arizona borders. The Court has jurisdiction in the seven-county region, comprised of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties.

The Northern Division serves San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties in addition to most of Ventura County. Mansfield Law Corporation practices extensively before the court in the Northern Division. 

Select either the Northern Division or the Central District of California for detailed statistical information on filings.

 

The Central District of California provides limited aggegate statistical data on its website.


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