Announcement Archive

Federal Holiday - Presidents' Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, February 18th, in observance of Presidents' Day.

NEW District Wide Policy and Procedure for Appearances by Telephone

Link: Policy and Procedure for Appearances by Telephone

Availability of Courtroom Technology Enhancements

The Court is pleased to announce the availability of courtroom technology systems in most courtrooms. Please visit our Courtroom Technology page for additional information.



Link: Courtroom Technology

Court Operations Remain Open during the Government Shutdown

Court operations will not be affected, including matters set for hearing and public hours during the government shutdown. The court's case management system (CM/ECF) and PACER, will remain available as well.

Federal Holiday - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, January 21st, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Santa Rosa Division CLOSED on January 16, 2019

Due to PG&E electrical work and the GSA closure of the federal building annex, the Santa Rosa Division will be closed on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. If you must file a document please go to either the Oakland office at 1300 Clay Street, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612 or the San Francisco office at 450 Golden Gate Avenue, 18th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102. Both offices are open from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Federal Holiday - New Years Day

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

NEW Release of the ChapMobile App

The Court is pleased to announce the release of a new application, ChapMobile!
ChapMobile is a free application that is available to download at your local app store, and is compatible with any mobile device.

With the ChapMobile App, you have direct access to:

View Judges' and 341 Meetings' calendars
Search hearings by case name or number
View court locations and contact information
Create your own favorite list of attorneys to follow and quickly view upcoming hearings
Navigate to other Bankruptcy Court’s calendars

For detailed instructions on how to use ChapMobile, please see:
http://www.canb.uscourts.gov/chap-mobile-application

Once downloaded, the ChapMobile Icon will appear on your mobile device and will carry a court seal.
If you have questions, please contact us toll free at (888) 821-7606 or at Helpdesk@uscourts.gov.

Federal Holiday - December 24 and 25, 2018

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25. Parties may still file documents electronically, as all electronic services including CM/ECF, ePOC, PACER, and VCIS are available.

NEW Policy and Procedure for Appearance by Telephone for the San Jose Division

The San Jose Division has new procedures for appearances by telephone.

More information:http://www.canb.uscourts.gov/procedure/oakland-san-jose/policy-and-proce...

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

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