What is a court proceeding?


Court proceedings include trials, hearings, court sponsored alternative dispute resolution programs, ceremonies and other public programs or activities conducted by the Court.  In the case of a court-sponsored alternative dispute resolution program, interpreter services are provided for hearing impaired individuals but not for parties who speak languages other than English unless the United States instituted the proceeding. 

In the Northern District of California, a meeting of creditors held pursuant to Section 341 of the Bankruptcy Code is not a court proceeding instituted by the United States.  Hearing impaired participants should contact the United States Trustee to learn if interpreter services are available for a meeting of creditors.

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