Policy for Chambers Copies of ECF Filed Documents (Oakland)

The following are the Oakland Division's requirements for submission of "Chambers Copies" (where required, as indicated below) of documents filed through the court's Electronic Case Filing ("ECF") system.

All copies must be accompanied by a copy of the ECF receipt confirming the filing of the original document, marked "Chambers Copies," and

 

  • delivered to the second floor where the Marshals will scan the documents and place them in the appropriate Judges' box located behind the security guard station;
or
  • sent via the United States Postal Service or Federal Express directly to the judge assigned to the case (see below for addresses).

      Chambers copies of motions for relief from stay are not required, except for:

      1) Oppositions to motions for relief from stay;

      2) Replies to oppositions to motions for relief from stay; and

      3) Motions for relief from stay where the page count of all related documents (e.g. notice, motion, declaration, points & authorities, exhibits, proofs of service) exceeds 50 pages.

      Chambers copies are not required of petitions, schedules of assets and liabilities, statements of financial affairs and similar documents filed at onset of case.

      Chambers copies are not required of separately filed proofs of service.

      If mailing chambers copies, please address as follows:

  • 1. Motions for Relief from Stay (including motions filed in Chapter 11 cases):
    2. Chapter 7 and 13 cases:

    Chambers copies are not required of any documents unless the page count of all related documents exceeds ten pages, including exhibits and proofs of service.


    3. Chapter 11 cases:

    Chambers copies are required of all "first day" motions and all plans and disclosure statements.

    Chamber copies are not required unless the page count of all related documents exceeds ten pages, including exhibits and proofs of service.

    4. Adversary Proceedings:

    Chambers copies are not required of complaint, answer, counterclaim, etc., regardless of length.

    Chambers copies are not required of any documents unless the page count of all related documents exceeds ten pages, including exhibits and proofs of service.

    5. Applications and other requests for relief without hearing:

    Chambers Copies are not required unless the page count of all related documents exceeds ten pages, including exhibits and proofs of service.

    6. All chapters:

To Send via US Postal Service
To Send via Federal Express
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Judge M. Elaine Hammond
Attention: Chambers Copies
P O Box 2070
Oakland, CA 94604-2070
Judge M. Elaine Hammond
Attention: Chambers Copies
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
1300 Clay Street, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94612
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Judge Roger L. Efremsky
Attention: Chambers Copies
P O Box 2070
Oakland, CA 94604-2070
Judge Roger L. Efremsky
Attention: Chambers Copies
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
1300 Clay Street, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94612
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Judge William Lafferty
Attention: Chambers Copies
P O Box 2070
Oakland, CA 94604-2070
Judge William Lafferty
Attention: Chambers Copies
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
1300 Clay Street, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94612
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