Announcement Archive

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.

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.

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.

Federal Holiday - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, January 15th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Changes to Bankruptcy Local Rules, effective December 1, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: This version (11/21/17) was modified to clarify the intent of BLR 3007-1(c).

Redline of revised Bankruptcy Local Rules 1001-3, 1007-1, 1015-1, 3007-1, and 3015-1 is below.



Attachment: PDF icon Redline of revised BLR 1001-3, 1007-1, 1015-1, 3007-1, 3015-1 (Effective December 1, 2017)v2

NEW General Orders 34 and 35

General Order 34, In re: Chapter 13 Debt Adjustment Cases and General Order 35, In re: Chapter 13 Attorney's Fees for Cases Using Form Chapter 13 Plan, effective December 1, 2017.  Available at:  http://www.canb.uscourts.gov/case-info/general-orders

Reassignment of Bankruptcy Cases and Adversary Proceedings

Currently Assigned to the Honorable Dennis Montali

Attachment: PDF icon Reassignment of Bankruptcy Cases and Adversary Proceedings Currently Assigned to the Honorable Dennis Montali

Federal Holiday - New Years Day

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

CM/ECF Event Modifications Effective December 1, 2017

The Court will implement new CM/ECF event modifications related to the new form Chapter 13 plan effective for cases filed or converted on or after December 1, 2017.  The event modifications are posted at http://www.canb.uscourts.gov/ecf/new-in-ecf.

Federal Holiday - Christmas Day

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

Additional Chapter 13 Plan Overview Sessions

December 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM, McKinleyville Courtroom
December 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM, Santa Rosa Courtroom
December 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM, San Francisco Courtroom 17 with a video cast to Courtroom 3070 in San Jose

Notifying the court of your attendance is not required.

CM/ECF Unavailable on Friday, December 1, 2017, from 12AM to 2AM

In order to implement the necessary changes to comply with the December 1, 2017, Rule Changes and General Orders 34 and 35, CM/ECF will be unavailable on Friday, December 1, 2017, from 12 AM to 2 AM to install system modifications.

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