Bankruptcy Self-Help Center

Bankruptcy Self-Help Center

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the in-person Bankruptcy Self-Help Center is CLOSED, but we remain open on a remote basis only.
Call Legal Aid Society of San Diego at 877-534-2524.

How to Get Help

Instructions for the Remote Bankruptcy Self-Help Center

1. Obtain and fill out a Bankruptcy Intake Form

Intake Form can be obtained in the following places:

U.S. Southern District Bankruptcy Court House Lobby

325 West F Street

San Diego, CA 92101

Downloadable Fillable Form

2. Fax, Regular Mail, or Email Intake to Legal Aid

Mail:      Legal Aid Society of San Diego

            110 South Euclid Ave.

            San Diego, CA 92114


Fax:       619-263-5697

Helpful Information


            The Covid-19 pandemic is a very fluid situation with changes happening every day.  If you are affected by the virus, you may be protected from evictions or foreclosures from the stimulus law recently passed.  If you would like more information, please fill out an intake form and submit it to Legal Aid.



          If you have not filed your 2019 or 2018 income taxes, you may not receive a check.  You want to file them as soon as possible.  Contact 211 for resources. 


U.S. Southern District Bankruptcy Court News

            The Bankruptcy Court remains fully operational and will continue to take petition and other Court filings at the clerk’s windows. 

All Court hearings are held telephonically through each department’s specific phone number that can be found on their website.  Click here.

            All 341a meetings scheduled from March 12, 2020 – April 10, 2020 were notified their hearings are continued.  Future 341a meetings will be held telephonically, and the number will be sent in a notice to you.  Other issues with pro per filings are still being determined.