Chief Judge Charles Novack • Clerk of Court Edward Emmons

News and Announcements

Judge Blumenstiel's New Practices and Procedures

Link: Judge Blumenstiel's Practices and Procedures

NEW Guidelines for Chapter 11 Cases, Effective June 1, 2019

Effective June 1, 2019, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California adopts the below Guidelines for Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases regarding filing first day motions and voluntary dismissal.

First Day Motion Guidelines for Chapter 11 Cases

Guidelines Regarding Voluntary Dismissals of Chapter 11 Cases

PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company

For information on these bankruptcy cases go to:



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

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