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.

Federal Holiday - Memorial Day

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

Changes to Bankruptcy Local Rules

Effective March 15, 2016.

Changes to Bankruptcy Local Rules 3003-1, 3007-1, 4001-1, 4001-2, 4001-3, 8001-1, 8001-2, 8007-1, 8010-1, 8010-2, 8012-1 and 9033-1



Link: Bankruptcy Local Rules

San Francisco Division and Clerk of Court Relocated to 450 Golden Gate Avenue

In December 2015, the Clerk of Court and the San Francisco Division of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California relocated to the Phillip Burton Federal Building and United States Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California, 94102.

Courtrooms for Judges Blumenstiel and Montali are located on the 16th Floor. Judge Blumenstiel will preside in Courtroom 19; Judge Montali will preside in Courtroom 17. The San Francisco Division’s intake counter is located on the 18th Floor. All telephone and facsimile numbers associated with the San Francisco Division remained the same, as is the post office box.

The Clerk of Court and his administrative staff conducts business on the 5th floor. All telephone and facsimile numbers associated with the office of the Clerk of Court remained the same.

Resolution Advocate Recruitment for the Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Program

Attachment: PDF icon Information BDRP Resolution Advocate Recruitment.pdf, PDF icon BDRP Resolution Advocate Application Form 2016.pdf

Federal Holiday - Presidents' Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, February 15th, in observance of Presidents' Day.

Notice of Relocation of San Francisco Division and Clerk of Court

Attachment: PDF icon CANB SF Division and Clerks Office - Notice of Relocation

Training for San Jose Division Implementation of Northern District Chapter 13 Plan

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 and Monday, January 25, 2016

The program will cover the Northern District form plan currently in use in the Oakland and San Francisco Divisions, common fact patterns, strategies for success, and will leave time for questions.



Attachment: File Chapter 13 Plan Training

San Francisco Division Open House -- January 21, 2016, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Please join Judges Hannah L. Blumenstiel and Dennis Montali for an open house on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Judges Blumenstiel and Montali would like to welcome their colleagues on the Bankruptcy and District Court bench, as well as members of the bankruptcy bar, to their new courtrooms and chambers. Beverages and light snacks will be served.

PLEASE NOTE: Given space limitations, we can accept only the first 30 RSVP's. To RSVP, please email Wendy Kan at wendy_kan@canb.uscourts.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

Federal Holiday - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 18, 2016

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

ECF unavailable Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

In accordance with our monthly system maintenance schedule, CM/ECF will be unavailable on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Notice to Bar Regarding Availability of Judge Blumenstiel's Courtroom in December 2015

Attachment: PDF icon HLB Notice December 22 2015

Changes to the Official Bankruptcy Forms

effective December 1, 2015

For information about these national form changes, visit US Courts website.

Video overview of the Changes to the Official Bankruptcy Forms, effective December 1, 2015

Click here for Video

New Year's Eve (December 31) Court Closure at 12 Noon, except the Santa Rosa Division

With the exception of the Santa Rosa Division, Chief Judge Efremsky has authorized the court to close at 12 Noon on December 31, 2015. The Santa Rosa Division will remain open until 4:30 PM to receive filings.

New District Wide Procedures For Electronically Filing Sealed and Redacted Documents

Link: Procedures For Electronically Filing Sealed and Redacted Documents

Federal Holiday - Christmas Day and Half Day Christmas Eve

The Bankruptcy Court will be closed for business on Christmas Day, December 25. In addition, by executive order of President Obama declaring the half day closure on Christmas Eve, and with authorization of Chief Judge Efremsky, the court will be closed at 12 (Noon) on December 24, as well. Happy Holidays.

Changes to Judge Blumenstiel's "Salinas Only" relief from stay calendar

Please take notice that, beginning December 2, 2015,

Judge Blumenstiel will move the time of her "Salinas Only" relief from stay calendar from 1:00 p.m. to 11:30 a.m. Also beginning December 2, 2015, Judge Blumenstiel will convene case management conferences or law & motion hearings in Salinas cases at 11:00 a.m. on the dates set forth in Part D of her Open Calendar Dates, which are available here:



Link: Open Calendar Procedure for San Francisco

Northern District Bankruptcy Court Judges' Program

Annual meeting and installation of Officers

Monday, November 30, 2015
Registration, The Omni Hotel: 4:30 - 5:00 pm
Program: 5:00 – 7:00 pm



Attachment: PDF icon BABF seminar with judges

Oakland's Revised Rights and Responsibilities of Chapter 13 Debtors and their Attorneys

Link: Effective for Cases Filed on or after August 1, 2013

CM/ECF will be unavailable on Monday, November 30, 2015

6:00 pm to midnight

CM/ECF will be unavailable on Monday, November 30, 2015 from 6:00 pm to midnight for the installation of system upgrades necessary to accept filings of the revised Official Bankruptcy Forms beginning on December 1, 2015.

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