Announcement Archive

Interim Rules for Chapter 11 Cases Filed under the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019

Attachment: PDF icon General Order 37.pdf

NEW General Order 38, Matters Pending in the Northern District of California

In re: Coronavirus Disease Public Health Emergency

Link: General Order 38

NEW General Order 39, Debtor(s) Signatures on Electronic Filings

Order Temporarily Suspending Requirement to Obtain Original Signatures from Debtors for Electronic Filings

Attachment: PDF icon GeneralOrder39.pdf

NEW General Order 40, Order Extending Certain Deadlines



Attachment: PDF icon GeneralOrder40.pdf

Learn about the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019. Santa Rosa and Salinas Locations

Informal Program with The Honorable Hannah L. Blumenstiel

Santa Rosa on February 12, 2020, and Salinas on March 4, 2020. 

See below flyers for details.



Attachment: PDF icon SBRA Program Flyer (February 12 2020 - Santa Rosa).pdf, PDF icon SBRA Program Flyer (March 4 2020 - Salinas).pdf

CM/ECF Unavailable on Tuesday February 18 From 7:00 PM to 11:59 PM

Effective Wednesday, February 19, our court will migrate CM/ECF to version 5.2.3.  To help prepare for this transition, our CM/ECF Live environment will be temporarily unavailable beginning on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:00 PM to Tuesday, February, 18, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

Federal Holiday - Presidents' Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, February 17th, in observance of Presidents' Day.

REVISED: Interim District Procedure for Motions to Redact

Effective December 1, 2019, the Interim District Procedure for Motions to Redact is revised in accordance with Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9037(h), and retitled as the District Procedure for Motion to Redact Previously Filed Document.



Link: District Procedure for Motion to Redact Previously Filed Document

Federal Holiday - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, January 20th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Learn About the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019

Informal Program and Brown Bag Session with The Honorable Hannah L. Blumenstiel

See below flyer for details.



Attachment: PDF icon SBRA Flyer (Jan 15 2020).pdf

Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, effective December 1, 2019

Amendments to Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure 4001, 6007, 9036 and 9037. Clean and redline versions of these Rule changes are available on the U.S. Courts website.

Link: USCourts.Gov

Federal Holiday - New Year's Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Wednesday, January 1st, in observance of New Year's Day.

Federal Holiday - Christmas Day

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

Memorial Service for Retired Chief Judge Lloyd King

Hon. Lloyd King, former Chief Judge of the Northern District of California Bankruptcy Court, passed away on October 17, 2019. The court will hold a memorial to honor and remember him on December 9, 2019, at 4:00 PM in the Ceremonial Courtroom, 19th Floor, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco. Members of the bar and the general public are welcome to attend. Visitors will need government issued identification to pass through security upon arrival.

Federal Holiday - Thanksgiving

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on November 28th and 29th, in observance of Thanksgiving.

Judge Lafferty's Brown Bag Luncheon

Attachment: PDF icon Brown Bag Luncheon Flyer

Solicitation of Applicants to Serve as Subchapter V Trustees

The United States Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee, seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for inclusion in a pool of trustees who may be appointed on a case-by-case basis to administer cases filed under the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (Subchapter V), which amended chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code (Bankruptcy Code). Please see the below document for more information.



Attachment: PDF icon UST Solicitation

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

Federal Holiday - Veterans Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, November 11th, in observance of Veterans Day.

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 11, 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.

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