Announcement Archive

CM/ECF HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO NEXTGEN CM/ECF on 2/16/21.
Please visit our NextGen CM/ECF web page for more information.

CM/ECF Temporarily Unavailable on Saturday, September 17, 2022

CM/ECF will be temporarily unavailable on Saturday, September 17th from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM due to system maintenance. Following the system maintenance, CM/ECF will undergo tests to ensure proper back-up system operations. During this time, you may experience temporary intermittent access to certain CM/ECF features. Testing will conclude on Saturday, September 24, 2022.

If you experience any issues, please contact the helpdesk.

Federal Holiday - Labor Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, September 5th, in observance of Labor Day.

Chapter 13 Plan - Comments Requested

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Court is requesting comments on the new Chapter 13 plan that it has drafted in consultation with a committee of lawyers and Martha Bronitsky, Chapter 13 Trustee. PDF versions of the Chapter 13 plan and its attachments are below.  Comments regarding the new plan may be emailed to Ron_Mastroianni@canb.uscourts.gov by September 1, 2022.  The subject line of the email should be “Chapter 13 Plan Comments.”



Attachment: PDF icon Chapter 13 Plan, PDF icon Addendum: A Class 1, PDF icon Addendum: B Class 3, PDF icon Addendum: C Class 4, PDF icon Addendum: D Class 6

CM/ECF Temporarily Unavailable on Saturday, August 27, 2022

Access to CM/ECF will be temporarily unavailable on Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 5:30 AM to 07:30 AM due to system maintenance.

Judge Lafferty's Notice of Judicial Law Clerk's Post-Clerkship Employment

Attachment: PDF icon Notice of Judicial Law Clerk's Post-Clerkship Employment

Judge Montali's Revised Open Calendar Procedures

Attachment: PDF icon Judge Montali's Revised Open Calendar Procedures

Federal Holiday - Independence Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.

Recruitment to the Bench-Bar Liaison Committee

Deadline to Apply: June 24, 2022

The Bench-Bar Liaison Committee (the “Committee”) is seeking members of the bar to serve a three-year term on the Committee. There are currently four (4) vacancies on the Committee and service will commence on July 1, 2022.

Prospective Committee Members should review the requirements and selection criteria of General Order No. 15. Trustee’s and employees of the U.S. Trustee are eligible to apply. Applications must commit to participate in six to eight Committee meetings each year during their membership term and to otherwise actively further the Committee’s mission. To apply for a position on the Committee, please send a letter of interest along with a current resume or curriculum vitae to the Committee Co-Chairs, Cheryl C. Rouse rblaw@ix.netcom.com and Michael A. Sweet msweet@foxrothschild.com by June 24, 2022.

CM/ECF Temporarily Unavailable on Saturday, June 25, 2022

Access to CM/ECF will be temporarily unavailable on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM due to system maintenance.

Federal Holiday - Juneteenth

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, June 20th, in observance of Juneteenth.

PACER Services and CM/ECF Connections Temporarily Intermittent on Sunday, June 12

PACER users and Next Generation (NextGen) Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) e-filers may experience intermittent authentication issues when logging on, and intermittent connection issues when making payments through Pay.gov on Sunday, June 12 from 3:55 AM to 4:00 PM due to PACER system maintenance.

Judge Lafferty will Reinstitute In-person/In-Courtroom Hearings

Beginning April 1, 2022, all matters before Judge Lafferty will be conducted in person, in the courtroom, unless otherwise ordered by the court. Eureka/McKinleyville matters will, until further notice, be conducted via Zoom Webinar. Counsel and interested parties may appear at the hearing either in person or by AT&T Teleconference. Beginning May 25, 2022, counsel and interested parties may appear at the hearing in person or by Zoom Webinar. Prior court approval is not required for Zoom or AT&T appearances. The Zoom or AT&T information will be included in each calendar posted weekly, as applicable. Judge Lafferty’s Practices and Procedures for In-Person Hearings are available at https://www.canb.uscourts.gov/procedure/lafferty/judge-lafferty%E2%80%99s-practices-and-procedures-person-hearings

Federal Holiday - Memorial Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, May 30th, in observance of Memorial Day.

Judge Blumenstiel's Notice of Unavailability

Please be advised that the Honorable Hannah L. Blumenstiel will not be available on Friday, May 20, 2022 through and including Monday, May 30, 2022.



Attachment: PDF icon HLB Notice of Unavailability (20 May - 30 May 2022).pdf

NEW Second Amended General Order 37, Abrogation of Amended General Order 37

 

This order rescinds Amended Interim Bankruptcy Rule 1020, and the use of amended Official Forms 101, 122A-1, 122B-1, 122C-1, and 201 in this Court.

Amended Bankruptcy Local Rule 1001-2(a) as it pertains to Amended Civil Local Rule 79-4

For Publication on March 18, 2022

 

Effective November 1, 2021, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California amended its Civil Local Rules (“Civil L.R.”).  In light of these amendments, the Bankruptcy Court has amended Bankruptcy Local Rule (B.L.R.) 1001-2(a) as it pertains to Civil L.R. 79-4.  The changes incorporated into amended B.L.R. 1001-2(a) are highlighted in red below:

 

1001-2. Applicability of Civil Local Rules.

 

(a) Incorporation of Civil Local Rules. Except as hereinafter set forth or otherwise ordered by the Court, the following Civil Local Rules shall apply in all bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings:

 

 

  • 79-4 Custody and Disposition of Exhibits and Transcripts (except that, unless ordered by the court, exhibits admitted into evidence under seal and portions of the record ordered sealed are not available for public inspection)

Amended B.L.R. 1001-2(a) has been published and takes effect immediately.  Should you have any questions, you may contact the court by calling 888-821-7606 or by using the Live Chat feature on the court’s website.

UPDATED Procedures for Filing Redacted or Sealed Confidential or Highly Sensitive Documents

The District has revised the procedure, effective February 7, 2022. A redline version provided is provided below.


Attachment: PDF icon Procedures for Filing Redacted or Sealed Confidential or Highly Sensitive Documents (REDLINE VERSION).pdf

CM/ECF Temporarily Unavailable on Saturday, March 5, 2022

Access to CM/ECF will be temporarily unavailable on Saturday, March 5, 2022, from 5:30 AM to 10:00 AM due to system maintenance.

CM/ECF Temporarily Unavailable on Saturday, February 26th, 2022

Access to CM/ECF will be temporarily unavailable on Saturday, February 26th, 2022, from 5:00 AM to 10:00 AM due to system maintenance.

Federal Holiday - Presidents' Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, February 21st, in observance of Presidents' Day.

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