Policy for Chamber Copies of ECF Filed Documents (San Francisco, revised 08/29/2013)

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION

CHAMBERS COPIES PROCEDURES

Judge Blumenstiel

Judge Blumenstiel does not want copies of any filings.

Judge Carlson

Judge Carlson follows Judge Montali=s procedures in cases filed in the San Francisco Division and Judge Jaroslovsky=s procedures in cases filed in Santa Rosa.

Judge Montali

In general (and as detailed below), Judge Montali wants chambers copies of papers actually set for hearing, except for fee applications. All copies must be:

* Delivered (by mail or by delivery to San Francisco Division=s intake counter) promptly after the papers have been filed electronically and

* Marked AChambers Copy.@

Motions for Relief From Stay

Chambers Copies Required:

Opposition to motions or replies to oppositions.

Chambers Copies Not Required:

Motions for relief from stay.

Adversary Proceedings

Chambers Copies Required:

For scheduled hearings (e.g., a noticed motion to dismiss a complaint, summary judgment motion) other than the initial status conference: Notices, motions, declarations and memoranda of points and authorities in support, opposition or reply, but no attachments to supporting declarations, no proofs of service, no Notices of Electronic Filing.

For trials: Pre‑trial and post‑trial briefs (but NOT exhibits or exhibit lists or witness lists).

Chambers Copies Not Required:

Status conference and case management statements; discovery plans; trial exhibits; exhibit lists or witness lists.

Contested Matters

Chambers Copies Required:

For scheduled hearings, whether or not there is a designated respondent (e.g., a motion to dismiss a case; a motion to assume an executory contract; a motion to sell): Notices, motions, declarations and memoranda of points and authorities in support, opposition or reply, but no attachments to supporting declarations, no proofs of service, no Notices of Electronic Filing.

Other Filings

Chambers Copies Required:

 

! Chapter 11 plans, chapter 11 disclosure statements, and related notices only when the matters have been set for hearing.

! All papers relating to hearings scheduled after a party objects to relief sought on scream-or-die notice under B.L.R. 9014-1 (see below).

! Cash collateral stipulations and motions and borrowing motions;

! First day motions pertaining to bonuses, severance and retention plans, payroll and utilities

! Objections and replies pertaining to any of the above.

Chambers Copies Not Required:

! Matters initiated under B.L.R 9014‑1 Ascream or die@ procedures. If a party requests a hearing (e.g. on objection to claim; motion to sell, etc.), the party setting the hearing must provide courtesy copies of the moving papers and any opposition papers.

! Fee applications and related notices of hearing on those applications.