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Checklist for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

What you need to gather and prepare before filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy.


Child Care Liability Insurance

This handout provides child care businesses with information about insurance. Purchasing insurance is a method of shifting risk from your child care business to an insurance company in exchange for a premium, which is the payment you make for an insurance policy. As a child care provider, you must be proactive both about risk management and being responsive to the families in case an accident occurs while a child is under your care.


Complaints Against Your Child Care Facility

During the operation of your child care business, complaints made be made to Community Care Licensing (“Licensing”) about your program. This publication is intended to provide basic information on Licensing’s investigation of complaints, how Licensing decides whether to issue a citation against your facility, and how you can appeal a citation that you do not agree with.


Copyrights & Fair Use for Nonprofits [2015]

This guide contains a collection of frequently asked copyright and fair use questions and answers, divided into the following categories: Copyright Basics and Definitions, The Public Domain, Fair Use, Using Copyrighted Works, and Copyright Considerations on the Internet.


Copyrights & Trademarks [2015]

This guide contains an overview of federal trademark and copyright laws. It covers the following information: What is a Trademark, Trademark Laws, Choosing a Trademark, Acquiring and Protecting Trademark Rights, and Copyrights.

FAQs, Guide

COVID-19 Protections for Small Business Commercial Tenants in Los Angeles County [May 2022]

This alert provides a general overview of Los Angeles County Protections for Small Business Commercial Tenants as of May 2022.


COVID-19 Vaccination Policy FAQ for Employers

These FAQs discuss common questions employers have with regard to the legalities of requiring employees to be vaccinated.


Credit Counseling and Financial Management Course Providers

Each debtor who files for bankruptcy is required to take two courses lasting 1-2 hours each, offered online or over the phone. One is required before filing, and the other must be completed after filing.

Guide, Spanish

Descripción general de las protecciones de COVID-19 para inquilinos comerciales de pequeñas empresas en el Condado de Los Ángeles

Esta alerta proporciona una descripción general de las protecciones de COVID-19 para los inquilinos comerciales de pequeñas empresas en el Condado de Los Ángeles. Para obtener información sobre las protecciones …


Dissolution of a California Nonprofit Corporation [2017]

This guide is designed to assist directors and executive management staff of California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporations, as well as attorneys who are assisting such corporations on a pro bono basis, to understand the process of voluntary dissolution. The guide focuses on the procedures and requirements specified in the California Nonprofit Corporation Law.

External Resource

Downloadable Bankruptcy Forms (link directs you to Bankruptcy Court’s website)

Download and fill out the forms necessary to file a bankruptcy in the Central District of California (most of Southern California except San Diego and Imperial counties).

Guide, Spanish

El Acta de los Americanos Incapacitados y el Cuidado Profesional De Ninos

En 1990, el Congreso aprobó el Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) que es diseñado para hacer varios tipos de servicios accesibles a las personas con discapacidades, tales como el servicio …

Guide, Spanish

El Seguro de Responsabilidad Para Cuidado Infantil

Este folleto proporciona a las empresas de cuidado infantil información sobre seguros. Comprar un seguro es un método para trasladar el riesgo de su negocio de cuidado infantil a una …

Template/Sample Form

Employee Handbook for Nonprofits and Small Businesses

This sample employee handbook is designed for nonprofit organizations and small businesses. The document is annotated with explanatory endnotes, including citations to applicable law and alternatives.

Template/Sample Form

Executive Compensation Policy

This sample Executive Compensation Policy for a California nonprofit public benefit corporation exempt from taxation under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) was designed to assist nonprofit organizations seeking to adopt or amend such a governance policy and the pro bono attorneys who represent them. The form is annotated with explanatory endnotes, including citations to applicable laws, alternatives, and recommended practices.


Federal Mortgage Maturity Toolkit: A Step-by-Step Guide for Advocates

Tens of thousands of units in certain Housing and Urban Development (HUD) properties are experiencing mortgage maturity or the expiration of use restrictions or assistance. Unassisted tenants in these properties face the serious risk of a rent increase, displacement and homelessness. Congress has targeted funding for tenant protection vouchers to help address this issue but the process for accessing this funding can be complicated and confusing.


Fiscal Sponsorship: An Alternative to Forming a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Corporation

Fiscal sponsorship is an alternative available to individuals or groups performing charitable services and wishing to give their donors the ability to take a charitable contribution deduction, but not wanting to spend a great amount of time and resources to comply with the extensive filing requirements, tax compliance, and other legal obligations associated with incorporation and tax exemption.

Form 990 Policy and Memo

Form 990 Policy Series – Conflict of Interest Policy and Memorandum

This memorandum includes a sample Conflict of Interest Policy for California nonprofit public benefit corporations exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as well as a discussion of …

Form 990 Policy and Memo

Form 990 Policy Series – Executive Compensation Policy and Memorandum

This memorandum includes a sample policy for the review and approval of compensation of nonprofit officers and executives, as well as a discussion of the legal rationale and background for …

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