Court Operations during the COVID-19 Outbreak
Information about Hearings, Filings, and Operations


Chief Judge Charles Novack • Clerk of Court Edward Emmons

News and Announcements

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NEW Judge Novack will Reinstitute In-person/In-Courtroom Hearings

Beginning October 17, 2022, all matters before Judge Novack will be conducted in person, in the courtroom, unless otherwise ordered by the court.  Counsel and interested parties may appear at the hearing either in person or by Zoom.  Judge Novack's Practices and Procedures for In-Person Hearings are available here

NEW Notice of Proposed Revisions to the Bankruptcy Local Rule 9014-1

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Court is considering changes to Bankruptcy Local Rule 9014-1. A PDF of the proposed changes (redlined version) is below, along with the Local Form for Certificate of No Objection. Comments regarding the proposed changes may be submitted by emailing by September 30, 2022.

PDF icon Proposed BLR 9014-1 Redline

PDF icon Proposed BLR 9014-1 CNO Local Form

Third Amended General Order 37

Adoption of Interim Bankruptcy Rule 1020, Notice of Amended Official Forms, and Abrogation of Second Amended General Order 37

Adopts Interim Bankruptcy Rule 1020 and notices the use of amended Official Forms 101 and 201 in this Court.

PDF icon 3rd Amended General Order 37

Save-the-Date! Bay Area Bankruptcy Judges Conference

October 28, 2022, 9 AM to 5 PM, Presidio of San Francisco

PDF icon Bay Area Bankruptcy Judges Conference Invite 2022.pdf