Announcement Archive

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Invitation for Q&A in McKinleyville with Judge Lafferty

Please join us for a discussion of practices and procedures and judges’ inclinations to be conducted after the conclusion of the Court’s calendar in McKinleyville on June 7, 2019.

It is currently estimated that the discussion will commence shortly after 10:00 a.m. and last for approximately one hour, and will be conducted in the same manner as such get-togethers were frequently conducted by the esteemed and honorable Judge Jaroslovsky. Among other topics, Judge Lafferty expects to lead a discussion concerning bankruptcy cases with connections to the cannabis industry.

You are free to appear personally or to sign up through court call shortly after 10:00 a.m.

CM/ECF 5.2 Release, Effective April 29, 2019

Effective April 29, 2019, the Court has migrated from CM/ECF version 5.1.4 to 5.2. This release was primarily applied in order to strengthen our system's integrity and security, and the public should not see any direct changes to our program.



Federal Holiday - Memorial Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, May 27th, in observance of Memorial Day.

CM/ECF Temporarily Unavailable on May 18, 2019

Effective Saturday, May 18, 2019, CM/ECF will be temporarily unavailable from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM, for standardize maintenance. CM/ECF should resume operations after 10:00 PM.

Invitation for Public Comment on the Reappointment of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Roger L. Efremsky

Attachment: PDF icon b PublicNotice-Efremsky - CAN.pdf

CM/ECF Unavailable During 4/26 Weekend

Effective Monday, April 29, 2019, our court will migrate from CM/ECF version 5.1.4 to version 5.2. To help prepare for this transition, our CM/ECF Live environment will be temporarily unavailable beginning on Friday, April 26, at 8:00 PM to Sunday, April 28 at 6:00 AM.

Recruitment of Resolution Advocates

Resolution Advocate Recruitment for the

Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Program (BDRP)


The BDRP invites applications from individuals for appointment to the BDRP Panel of Resolution Advocates.  Please visit Information on Joining BDRP as a Resolution Advocate to submit an application.

Judge Montali's Open Calendar Dates and Procedure

Link: Judge Montali's Open Calendar Dates and Procedure - San Francisco and Santa Rosa Cases

NEW District Procedure for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice

Link: District Procedure for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice

Portrait Dedication Ceremony of Retired Bankruptcy Judge Alan Jaroslovsky

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California cordially invites bankruptcy practitioners to attend the portrait dedication ceremony of Retired Bankruptcy Judge Alan Jaroslovsky on Monday, March 11, in the Santa Rosa courthouse. The ceremony will occur immediately after Judge Efremsky’s 11:00 AM calendar. Light refreshments will be served. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to by Monday, March 4, 2019.

Judge Blumenstiel's Notice of Unavailability

Please be advised that the Honorable Hannah L. Blumenstiel will not be available on Friday, February 15, 2019 through and including Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

Attachment: PDF icon Blumenstiel Notice of Unavailability (15 February - 27 February 2019).pdf

Federal Holiday - Presidents' Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, February 18th, in observance of Presidents' Day.

NEW District Wide Policy and Procedure for Appearances by Telephone

Link: Policy and Procedure for Appearances by Telephone

Availability of Courtroom Technology Enhancements

The Court is pleased to announce the availability of courtroom technology systems in most courtrooms. Please visit our Courtroom Technology page for additional information.

Link: Courtroom Technology

Court Operations Remain Open during the Government Shutdown

Court operations will not be affected, including matters set for hearing and public hours during the government shutdown. The court's case management system (CM/ECF) and PACER, will remain available as well.

Federal Holiday - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, January 21st, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Santa Rosa Division CLOSED on January 16, 2019

Due to PG&E electrical work and the GSA closure of the federal building annex, the Santa Rosa Division will be closed on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. If you must file a document please go to either the Oakland office at 1300 Clay Street, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612 or the San Francisco office at 450 Golden Gate Avenue, 18th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102. Both offices are open from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Federal Holiday - New Years Day

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

NEW Release of the ChapMobile App

The Court is pleased to announce the release of a new application, ChapMobile!
ChapMobile is a free application that is available to download at your local app store, and is compatible with any mobile device.

With the ChapMobile App, you have direct access to:

View Judges' and 341 Meetings' calendars
Search hearings by case name or number
View court locations and contact information
Create your own favorite list of attorneys to follow and quickly view upcoming hearings
Navigate to other Bankruptcy Court’s calendars

For detailed instructions on how to use ChapMobile, please see:

Once downloaded, the ChapMobile Icon will appear on your mobile device and will carry a court seal.
If you have questions, please contact us toll free at (888) 821-7606 or at