Court Operations after the Termination of the COVID-19 National Emergency


Honorable Stephen L. Johnson, Chief Judge • Edward Emmons, Clerk of Court

News and Announcements

Effective January 1, 2023, the Northern District of California
adopted a new Chapter 13 Plan

Chapter 13 Plan, NEW Version 4

Effective immediately, use of VERSION 4 of the Chapter 13 Plan dated January 1, 2023, is mandatory for all Chapter 13 cases filed on or after January 1, 2023. The updated Version 4 enhances the following functionality of the form fields:

  • - Corrected the dollar amount, ensuring that input after the decimal point is accurately displayed

  • - Enhanced dynamic rows, allowing users to now remove rows in addition to adding them.
  • - Expanded the number of digits allowed in a field from 6 to 9 digits.
  • - Adjusted the size of form fields to ensure proper text display.
  • - Improved and simplified internal programming for enhanced efficiency.

U.S. Trustee Program is implementing virtual § 341 Meetings of Creditors

The U.S. Trustee Program is implementing virtual § 341 meetings of creditors in chapter 7, 12, and 13 cases in the Northern District of California for meetings being held on or after June 3, 2024. For more information, including joining a meeting and what documents to provide to the trustee prior to the meeting, visit: