Announcement Archive

New Attorney Change of Address Procedures, effective March 16, 2020

Link: Change Attorney Address in CM/ECF (Effective 3/16/2020)

Changes to the Bankruptcy Local Rules, effective March 16, 2020

Attachment: PDF icon Redline of revised and new Bankruptcy Local Rules (Effective March 16, 2020)

Judge Blumenstiel's New Practices and Procedures

Link: Judge Blumenstiel's New Practices and Procedures

2020 Bay Area Bankruptcy Judges' Conference - Save the Date

October 2, 2020 - Registration Information to Follow

Attachment: PDF icon Save-the-Date-2020.pdf

Access to CM/ECF will be intermittent on Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 5 AM to 10 AM.

CM/ECF will be unavailable on Saturday, April 18, 2020, from 10 AM to 10 PM for system maintenance.

Invitation for Public Comment on the Reappointment of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali

Attachment: PDF icon PublicNotice-Montali - CAN.pdf

UPDATE: PG&E Hearing to be Conducted via TELECONFERENCE vs. Video Conference as previously announced

On April 7, 2020, at 10:00 AM, the Bankruptcy Court hearing in the PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company Chapter 11 cases (Case No. 19-30088-DM (Lead Case)) will be conducted by Judge Dennis Montali via TELECONFERENCE. Attorneys and others intending to appear and be heard on matters on the calendar should register via CourtCall through their existing accounts or should contact CourtCall at 888-882-6878 no later than 5:00 PM, PDT, on April 6, 2020.  Members of the media and others wishing to attend via Listen Only at no cost should also register by the same deadline.

Interim Rules for Chapter 11 Cases Filed under the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019

Attachment: PDF icon General Order 37.pdf

NEW General Order 39, Debtor(s) Signatures on Electronic Filings

Order Temporarily Suspending Requirement to Obtain Original Signatures from Debtors for Electronic Filings

Attachment: PDF icon GeneralOrder39.pdf

NEW General Order 40, Order Extending Certain Deadlines



Attachment: PDF icon GeneralOrder40.pdf

Learn about the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019. Santa Rosa and Salinas Locations

Informal Program with The Honorable Hannah L. Blumenstiel

Santa Rosa on February 12, 2020, and Salinas on March 4, 2020. 

See below flyers for details.



Attachment: PDF icon SBRA Program Flyer (February 12 2020 - Santa Rosa).pdf, PDF icon SBRA Program Flyer (March 4 2020 - Salinas).pdf

CM/ECF Unavailable on Tuesday February 18 From 7:00 PM to 11:59 PM

Effective Wednesday, February 19, our court will migrate CM/ECF to version 5.2.3.  To help prepare for this transition, our CM/ECF Live environment will be temporarily unavailable beginning on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:00 PM to Tuesday, February, 18, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

Federal Holiday - Presidents' Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, February 17th, in observance of Presidents' Day.

REVISED: Interim District Procedure for Motions to Redact

Effective December 1, 2019, the Interim District Procedure for Motions to Redact is revised in accordance with Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9037(h), and retitled as the District Procedure for Motion to Redact Previously Filed Document.



Link: District Procedure for Motion to Redact Previously Filed Document

Federal Holiday - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, January 20th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Learn About the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019

Informal Program and Brown Bag Session with The Honorable Hannah L. Blumenstiel

See below flyer for details.



Attachment: PDF icon SBRA Flyer (Jan 15 2020).pdf

Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, effective December 1, 2019

Amendments to Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure 4001, 6007, 9036 and 9037. Clean and redline versions of these Rule changes are available on the U.S. Courts website.

Link: USCourts.Gov

Federal Holiday - New Year's Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Wednesday, January 1st, in observance of New Year's Day.

Federal Holiday - Christmas Day

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

Memorial Service for Retired Chief Judge Lloyd King

Hon. Lloyd King, former Chief Judge of the Northern District of California Bankruptcy Court, passed away on October 17, 2019. The court will hold a memorial to honor and remember him on December 9, 2019, at 4:00 PM in the Ceremonial Courtroom, 19th Floor, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco. Members of the bar and the general public are welcome to attend. Visitors will need government issued identification to pass through security upon arrival.

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