Announcement Archive


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


Holiday - Memorial Day

The Court will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of Memorial Day.

CM/ECF Temporarily Unavailable on Saturday, April 20, 2024

Access to CM/ECF will be temporarily unavailable on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 8:00 AM to 11:30 PM due to system maintenance.

Change to Bankruptcy Local Rule 5002-2

Revised Effective December 1, 2023

The court has revised B.L.R. 5005-2 and its Electronic Case Filing Procedures (the “ECF Procedures”), paragraph 7, to allow for the electronic filing of pleadings and other documents bearing the electronic signatures of third parties, i.e., CM/ECF Registered Participants who signed, but did not file, the given document and/or the electronic signatures of third parties, such as debtors or corporate representatives who are not Registered Participants and did not file the given document.

New B.L.R. 5005-2 is largely consistent with Third Amended General Order 39 (March 29, 2021), which was abrogated by General Order 44 (July 25, 2023).  A redline version comparing prior B.L.R. 5005-2 to the new B.L.R. 5005-2 is below. 



Attachment: PDF icon BLR 5005-2 December12023RedlineVersion

Holiday - President's Day

The Court will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024, in observance of President's Day.

New Chapter 13 Attorney Fees and Applications

The new Chapter 13 attorney fees and related forms applying to cases filed on or after November 1, 2023, are available here.

 

Invitation for Public Comment on the Reappointment of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge William J. Lafferty III

Attachment: PDF icon Public Comment Notice - Judge Lafferty

UPDATED Information - Fifth Annual Bay Area Bankruptcy Judges Conference

Friday, January 26, 2024, Presidio of San Francisco - Golden Gate Club

Attachment: PDF icon UPDATED 2024 Bay Area Bankruptcy Judges Conference

Holiday - Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday

The Court will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2024, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday.

Changes to the Miscellaneous Fee Schedule

Effective December 1, 2023

The Judicial Conference of the United States approved adjustments to the miscellaneous fee schedule for bankruptcy courts.



Attachment: PDF icon 2023 Fee Schedule

UPDATED Policy and Procedure for Appearances by Tele/Videoconference (AT&T / Zoom)

Link: Policy and Procedure for Appearances by Tele/Videoconference (AT&T / Zoom)

Judge Blumenstiel's Notice of Unavailability

Please be advised that the Honorable Hannah L. Blumenstiel will not be available on Tuesday, December 26, 2023 through and including Saturday, January 6, 2024.



Attachment: PDF icon HLB Notice of Unavailability (26 Dec 2023 - 6 Jan 2024).pdf

Federal Holiday - Christmas Day

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

Federal Holiday - New Years Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, January 1st, in observance of New Years Day.

Notice to Salinas Bankruptcy Bar Community

Attachment: PDF icon Notice to Salinas Bankruptcy Bar Community

Save-the-Date! Fifth Annual Bay Area Bankruptcy Judges' Conference

January 26, 2024 - The Presidio of San Francisco

Attachment: PDF icon Save the Date 2024 Bay Area Bankruptcy Judges Conf

Bench-Bar Liaison Committee Recruitment

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 January 2, 2024.

Prospective Committee Members should review the requirements and selection criteria of General Order 15.  Chapter 7 Panel Trustees and employees of the U.S. Trustee are eligible to apply. Applications must commit to participate in quarterly Committee meetings each year during their three-year 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, Kimberly Fineman (kfineman@fhlawllp.com) and Jeannie Kim (jekim@sheppardmullin.com) by December 6, 2023.

Holiday - Thanksgiving and the Day After

The Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Thursday, November 23, and Friday, November 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Holiday - Veterans Day

The Court will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2023, in observance of Veterans Day.

 

Federal Holiday - Columbus Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, October 9th, in observance of Columbus Day.

Judge Lafferty’s Procedures for Noticing and Conducting Hearings (Effective September 1, 2023)

Link: Judge Lafferty’s Procedures for Noticing and Conducting Hearings.

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