Today is: Friday, October 23, 2020

Information Regarding Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and Court Operations


The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California continues to closely monitor the national and local response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). We will be following guidance provided by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), available at www.cdc.gov.

IMPORTANT

Effective immediately and extended indefinitely, (See General Order 618) all court hearings will be held telephonically, unless otherwise ordered by the Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court. For specific information about the operations of the Bankruptcy Court during this time, please see Chief Judge Sargis’ Notice of Restricted Courthouse Access and Required Telephonic Appearances for Counsel and Parties .

If you are a pro se debtor or creditor (a debtor or creditor without a lawyer), you may appear in court telephonically by calling Court Call, a third-party service at: 1-866-582-6878. We understand that pro se debtors may use this service without charge for now, but we urge you to check with Court Call. If you would like to file a document, please file it by mail. Check our website for the mailing addresses of our divisional offices. You may also file a document by bringing it to the court and leaving it in a drop box we have in our lobby. Court Security Officers will show you where the drop box is located. We ask that you do not put cash in the drop box. If you do leave cash in the drop box, we will not return any change due. Cashier’s checks and money orders will be accepted.

The pro se assistance offered at the Sacramento Courthouse every Friday morning is temporarily suspended.

If you are an attorney, please use Court Call to telephonically appear in court hearings. Court Call’s number is: 1-866-582-6878. We understand that wait-times are longer than usual, so please give yourself plenty of time. Any future changes or updates will be posted on the Court's website and communicated as appropriate.

Notice from Chief Judge Sargis about Court Access, Bankruptcy Matters & Telephonic Appearances

General Order 20-02, Extension of Deadlines Related to 11 U.S.C 341 First Meetings of Creditors Continued by the U.S Trustee