Chief Judge Roger L. Efremsky • Clerk of Court Edward Emmons

News and Announcements

NEW District Wide Policy and Procedure for Appearances by Telephone

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Federal Holiday - New Years Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Tuesday, January 1st, in observance of New Years Day.

Federal Holiday - Christmas Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th, in observance of Christmas Day.

Availability of Courtroom Technology Enhancements

The Court is pleased to announce the availability of courtroom technology systems in most courtrooms. Please visit our Courtroom Technology page for additional information.

Link: Courtroom Technology

NEW Release of the ChapMobile App

The Court is pleased to announce the release of a new application, ChapMobile!

ChapMobile is a free application that is available to download at your local app store, and is compatible with any mobile device.


With the ChapMobile App, you have direct access to:


View Judges' and 341 Meetings' calendars

Search hearings by case name or number

View court locations and contact information

Create your own favorite list of attorneys to follow and quickly view upcoming hearings

Navigate to other Bankruptcy Court’s calendars


For detailed instructions on how to use ChapMobile, please see:


Once downloaded, the ChapMobile Icon will appear on your mobile device and will carry a court seal.


If you have questions, please contact us toll free at (888) 821-7606 or at

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. The event modifications are posted at Additional information concerning the amendments to the rules is available on the U.S. Courts website at

NEW Policy and Procedure for Appearance by Telephone for the San Jose Division

The San Jose Division has new procedures for appearances by telephone.

More information: