Chief Judge Charles Novack • Clerk of Court Edward Emmons

News and Announcements

Federal Holiday - Labor Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, September 2nd, in observance of Labor Day.

PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company

For information on these cases, including how to submit a claim, go to:



Link: PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Register! 2019 Bay Area Bankruptcy Judges' Conference

Friday, September 13, 2019, at the Presidio of San Francisco

PDF icon Judges' Conference Save the Date--REVISED Link Added.pdf

San Jose Courtrooms Renumbered Effective August 1, 2019

Upon conclusion of the First Impressions Building Project in San Jose and in an effort to standardize signage throughout the courthouse, effective August 1, 2019, the courtrooms in the San Jose Division will be renumbered as follows: Judge Stephen Johnson’s courtroom, Courtroom 3099, will be designated as Courtroom 9; Judge Elaine Hammond’s courtroom, Courtroom 3020, will be designated as Courtroom 11; and the Visiting Judge’s courtroom, Courtroom 3070, will be designated as Courtroom 10. Effective August 1, 2019, court notices will reflect the new courtroom numbers, and notices of hearing filed by parties should reflect the new courtroom numbers as well. Courthouse signage has been updated to reflect the new courtroom numbers. For the time being, the current numbers remain near the courtroom doors.

CM/ECF Event Modifications Effective December 1, 2018

The Court will implement new CM/ECF event modifications related to the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure effective December 1, 2018



Link: Procedure effective December 1, 2018. Event modifications

Amendments to the rules