Announcement Archive

The Northern District of California will be OPEN on December 5, 2018

The Court will remain open and all scheduled hearings and trials will go forward. Any deadlines will be applicable.

Federal Holiday - Thanksgiving

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on November 22nd and 23rd, in observance of Thanksgiving.

Notice of Unavailability for Judge Blumenstiel for November 12, 2018 through November 16, 2018

Link: HLB Notice of Unavailability (12 Nov - 16 Nov 2018)

Judge Lafferty's NEW Chapter 13 Calendar Procedures

http://www.canb.uscourts.gov/procedure/lafferty/judge-laffertys-chapter-...

Federal Holiday - Veterans Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, November 12th, in observance of Veterans Day.

Effective September 17, 2018, the Clerk’s Office will no longer accept cash.

The Court will only accept a money order or a cashier’s check made payable to “Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court.”  Please note, from a non-debtor the Clerk will accept a business check or a credit card.  Personal checks are not accepted. 

Please see the fee schedule for exact amounts.

Registration Open for the 2018 Bay Area Bankruptcy Judges' Conference

Open the below attachment for more information and to register.

Attachment: PDF icon 2018 Bay Area Bankruptcy Conference Schedule

Federal Holiday - Columbus Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, October 8th, in observance of Columbus Day.

New Form Objection to Claim (San Jose/Salinas)

Effective August 1, 2018, the use of a new form objection to claim will become mandatory in the San Jose and Salinas divisions.  Word and .pdf versions of this form are attached.  This revised form provides for a 30-day notice period, which is required by Rule 3007(a) and B.L.R. 3007-1(c).  It also requires, consistent with B.L.R. 9013-1(b) and (d), that factual assertions be supported with concurrently filed declarations and that legal arguments be supported by a concurrently filed memorandum of points and authorities that cites to and discusses relevant authority.  Please be advised that the court is working with a diverse ad hoc committee of attorneys and trustees to revisit the court's rules and guidelines regarding attorney compensation in Chapter 13 cases and will be addressing, among many other things, whether this new form justifies an increase in attorney fees.

Form Objection to Claim.pdf

Form Objection to Claim.doc

Save the Date!  2018 Bay Area Bankruptcy Judges’ Conference – Friday, October 12, 2018 at the Presidio of San Francisco

Attachment: PDF icon 2018 Bay Area Bankruptcy Conference Schedule (6).pdf

Federal Holiday - Labor Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, September 3rd, in observance of Labor Day.

PROCUREMENT SOLICITATION

The US Bankruptcy Court, NDCA (The Court) is soliciting vendors to provide FTR Gold software. 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, August 31 2018.

Judge Montali's New Practices and Procedures

Link: Judge Montali's Practices and Procedures

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

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