Announcement Archive

Federal Holiday - Columbus Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, October 12th, in observance of Columbus Day.

Live Zoom Attorney Training Available

The court is offering specialized Zoom Attorney Training for upcoming webinar hearings. For more information on how to attend a live training session, please visit our website at: http://www.canb.uscourts.gov/procedure/live-zoom-webinar-hearing-training

Federal Holiday - Labor Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, September 7th, in observance of Labor Day.

Pay.gov Temporarily Unavailable on Saturday, August 22, 2020

Pay.gov will be temporarily unavailable on Saturday, August 22, 2020, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM due to system maintenance.

Third Amended General Order 40

Order Extending Certain Deadlines

Attachment: PDF icon ThirdAmendedGO40.pdf

CM/ECF Temporarily Unavailable on Saturday, August 8, 2020

Access to CM/ECF will be temporarily unavailable on Saturday, August 8, 2020, from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM due to system maintenance.

NEW Second Amended General Order 39

Debtor(s)’ Signatures On Electronic Filings Order Temporarily Suspending Requirement To Obtain Original Signatures From Debtors For Electronic Filings

Link: Second Amended General Order 39

Judge Montali's New Practices and Procedures

Link: Judge Montali's Practices and Procedures

CM/ECF Temporarily Unavailable on Saturday, July 18, 2020

Access to CM/ECF will be temporarily unavailable on Saturday, July 18, 2020, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM due to system maintenance.

Solicitation for Transcription Services

The Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California (the Court) is soliciting vendors to include on an approved list of qualified transcription services providers that will be publicly posted on the Court’s website.  Vendors interested in receiving a solicitation packet detailing the Court's requirements should send an email request to the Procurement Administrator, Suzanne McBride, at suzanne_mcbride@canb.uscourts.gov.

All requests for the solicitation packet must be received no later than Friday, July 17, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. PDT.  All proposals must be received via email no later than Friday, July 24, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. PDT.

New PACER Website

Check out PACER’s newly redesigned, informational and
resource website, https://pacer.uscourts.gov.

The website provides information about how the public
can access federal court records electronically and have
easy access to PACER and PACER-related applications.

New features include:

  • Mobile friendly design;
  • New tools to search for court-specific information;
  • Interactive format to search frequently asked questions;
  • Search engine has been optimized to improve content
    findability;
  • JSON and XML feeds of court-specific information; and
  • New accessibility tools.

In addition, two PACER applications—Manage My Account
and Registration—have new designs to create an improved
user experience. 

Email any feedback to the PACER Service
Center
.

Federal Holiday - Independence Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, in observance of Independence Day.

NEW Third Amended General Order 38, Matters Pending in the Northern District of California

In re: Coronavirus Disease Public Health Emergency

This order extends the closure of the federal courts in San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Rosa, Salinas, Oakland, and McKinleyville to the general public through September 30, 2020. 

This order establishes a new requirement regarding the noticing of civil hearings and trials conducted by video or teleconference.  Unless otherwise ordered by the presiding judge, all notices of any motion or application filed with the court and served on any party which sets a hearing date for the motion or application must state that the hearing will not be conducted in the presiding judge’s courtroom but instead will be conducted by telephone or video, and include language as specified in Paragraph 8 in the Third Amended General Order 38.

 



Link: Third Amended General Order 38

CM/ECF Unavailability on Saturday, June 20, 2020

Access to CM/ECF will be unavailable on Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 5:00 AM to 7:00 AM for system maintenance.

Recruitment to the Bench-Bar Liaison Committee

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 seven (7) vacancies on the Committee and service will commence on July 1, 2019.

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, Dennis Miller (dmiller@lubinolson.com) and Scott Johnson (sjohnson@gajplaw.com) by June 15, 2020.

A Discussion on Changes to Bankruptcy Practice in Light of COVID-19

The Northern District Bench-Bar Liaison Committee and the Office of the U.S. Trustee presents a discussion.



Attachment: PDF icon COVID19DiscussionNDCAFlyer.pdf

Drop-boxes for Filing Documents in San Francisco and San Jose are Currently NOT Accessible

Because of upcoming protests near federal building locations in the Northern District of California, all courthouses are CLOSED through Monday, June 8, 2020.  If you need to file a document or contact the Court, please call (888) 821-7606. In addition, pleadings can be sent to CANB-EMERGENCY-FILINGS@canb.uscourts.gov .

Federal Holiday - Memorial Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, May 25th, in observance of Memorial Day.

CM/ECF Unavailable During 5/2 Weekend

CM/ECF will be unavailable on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 7 AM to Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 11:59 PM for system maintenance.

Updates to the Electronic Case Filing (ECF) Procedures, effective March 16, 2020

Attachment: PDF icon ECF Procedures Redline Compare Feb 1 2010 to March 16 2020.pdf

Link: Electronic Case Filing Procedures (Effective 3/16/2020)

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