Announcement Archive

New Internal District Procedures for Processing Chapter 9, Chapter 15 and Miscellaneous Cases

Effective June 11, 2018, the Court will implement new standardized District-wide procedures for internal processing of cases filed under Chapter 9 and Chapter 15, and Miscellaneous Proceedings.  These new internal Court procedures do not change how a party files a Chapter 9, Chapter 15 or Miscellaneous Proceeding, and there are no related attorney event modifications in CM/ECF

New Instructions to Order Court Hearing Transcripts and Audio

Effective June 11, 2018, to order a written transcript or an audio recording of a Court hearing follow the revised Transcript Order Instructions or Audio Ordering Instructions.  

Procurement Solicitation - Courtroom Furniture

The US Bankruptcy Court, NDCA (The Court) is soliciting vendors to provide “SMART” counsel tables and lecterns for the courtrooms in the San Jose division.

Vendors interested in receiving a solicitation packet detailing the Court’s requirements should send an email to:

suzanne_mcbride@canb.uscourts.gov

All requests for the solicitation packet must be received by COB Friday, Aug 3 2018.

Thank you.

Attorney Change of Address

Effective June 5, 2018, to change an address on an ECF account an attorney must submit a completed Request to Change Attorney Address in CM/ECF form to the Help Desk.  This requirement is in addition to compliance with Civil Local Rule 3.11 (as incorporated by Bankruptcy Local Rule 1001-2(a)).

New Toll Free Telephone Number (888) 821-7606 for Assistance

Not finding what you are looking for on the Court website?  Contact the Court at (888) 821-7606 for assistance.

Federal Holiday - Independence Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.

Notice of Unavailability for Judge Blumenstiel for the Period June 13, 2018 through June 25, 2018

Attachment: PDF icon Blumenstiel Notice of Unavailability (13 June - 25 June 2018).pdf

Recruitment to the Bench-Bar Liaison Committee

The Bench-Bar Liaison Committee (the “Committee”) is seeking members of the Bar to serve a three-year term on the Committee. There are currently five (5) vacancies in the Committee and service will commence on July 1, 2018.

Prospective Committee members should review the requirements and selection criteria of General Order No. 15. Trustees and employees of the U.S. Trustee are eligible to apply. Applicants must commit to participate in six to eight Committee meetings each year during their membership term and to otherwise actively further the Committee’s mission. To apply for a position on the Committee, please send a letter of interest along with a current resume or curriculum vitae to the Committee Co-Chairs, Janina Hoskins (jmelder7@aol.com) and Mark Bostick (mbostick@wendel.com) by June 14, 2018.

Federal Holiday - Memorial Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, May 28th, in observance of Memorial Day.

Resolution Advocate Recruitment for the Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Program (BDRP)

The BDRP invites applications from individuals for appointment to the BDRP Panel of Resolution Advocates. Please visit Information on Joining BDRP as a Resolution Advocate to submit an application.

New Internal Procedures for Processing Chapter 11 Cases

The Court will implement new internal procedures for processing Chapter 11 cases effective February 20, 2018.  The new form of Order and Notice of Chapter 11 Status Conference that will be issued at the commencement of Chapter 11 cases is posted at http://www.canb.uscourts.gov/procedure/district/order-and-notice-chapter....

Upcoming CM/ECF Live Storage Upgrade

The Information Technology Department will perform a storage upgrade to CM/ECF next Saturday, March 17, 2018, between 7:00 AM to approximately 12:00 PM. During this time, CM/ECF will be unavailable and all users should log off of CM/ECF before 7:00 AM and should not log back in until after 12:00 PM.

Order Temporarily Appointing Hon. Charles Novack as Chief Judge

Effective February 25, 2018, and continuing through March 10, 2018

The Honorable Charles Novack shall be the acting Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, in place of the Honorable Roger L. Efremsky.



Attachment: PDF icon Order Temporarily Assigning Chief Judge Responsibilities.pdf

UPDATED Guidelines for Valuing Collateral

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California has adopted new Guidelines for Valuing Collateral, available at http://www.canb.uscourts.gov/procedures/guidelines. This updated guideline replaces Guidelines for Valuing Collateral Under § 506 and FRBP 3012 in Individual Chapter 11 Cases and Chapter 13 Cases, dated August 9, 2017.

Federal Holiday - Presidents' Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, February 19th, in observance of Presidents' Day.

United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California Court Operations in the Event of a Government Shutdown

In the event of a government shutdown and until further notice, all divisions will continue to operate under normal schedule, including matters set for hearing and public hours. The court's case management system (CM/ECF) and PACER, will remain available as well.

NEW Chapter 13 Plan, effective December 1, 2017

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California has adopted a new Chapter 13 Plan (NDC 1-1), which becomes effective December 1, 2017.   The plan and instructions are available at:  http://www.canb.uscourts.gov/procedures/district

Court Remains Open During Government Shutdown

Despite a government shutdown, the federal Judiciary will remain open and can continue operations for approximately three weeks, through February 9, by using court fee balances and other funds not dependent on a new appropriation.

During this time, scheduled hearings will be held as usual, filings will be accepted, hours of operation, availability of systems, and other services will continue as normal. In the event circumstances change, the Court will provide notice of any changes to scheduled hearings and service levels.

UPDATE: San Francisco Division Public Record Access is Available

Public Access to electronic court records is now available at  the San Francisco divisional office located at 450 Golden Gate Avenue.

United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California Court Operations in the Event of a Government Shutdown

In the event of a government shutdown and until further notice, all divisions will continue to operate under normal schedules, including matters set for hearing and public hours. The court's case management system (CM/ECF) and PACER, will remain available as well.

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