Today is: Monday, July 24, 2017

What's New

7/10/2017 July 2017 Newsletter
6/29/2017 Delegation of Authority to the Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court and his Deputies
4/17/2017 The Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California invites public comment on proposed amendments to its local rules. The comment period begins April 20, 2017 and ends on June 30, 2017. Click here for a copy of the proposed amendments.

Judge Clement will review and answer questions about the proposed amendments to the local rules on the following dates:

May 11, 2017 - noon Modesto Courtroom ( brown bag)
Modesto, CA
May 12, 2017 - noon Sacramento Courtroom 32 (immediately following SVBF Program)
Sacramento, CA (click here to register.)
June 7, 2017 - noon The Mexicali Restaurant
Bakersfield, California
June 8, 2017 - noon The Sailing Board on Churn Creek
Redding, California
June 15, 2017 - evening CCBA Dinner
Fresno, California
3/23/2017 March 2017 Newsletter
11/9/2016 Effective December 1, 2016, fees for filing certain documents and requesting certain court services will increase. Please click here for more information concerning this change. Additionally, any forms that make reference to fees set to increase will also be modified and made available for use on said date

Questions concerning this change should be directed to the e-Filing Help Desk at 855-542-0992.
10/27/2016 The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California has amended its Local Rules of Practice. Pursuant to General Order 16-05, the Local Rules will be effective as to all cases and proceedings filed or pending on or after October 21, 2016.

Click the hyperlinks below to view the Local Rules of Practice Effective October 21, 2016 and the Redlined Version of the Local Bankruptcy Rules.

Local Rules

Redlined Local Rules
9/26/2016 Beginning October 3, 2016, the Clerk's Office will docket audio recordings (MP3 files) of certain court hearings on PACER.  Bankruptcy judges have discretion on which audio recordings, if any, will be available on the docket. Users may access the digital recordings through PACER for a flat rate of $2.40 per matter. Parties to a case are eligible to access the digital recording at no charge as their initial free review. The digital recording for a matter is a copy of a court proceeding and is provided as a convenience to the public. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. section 753(b) , “No transcripts of the proceedings of the court shall be considered as official except those made from the records certified by the reporter or other individual designated to produce the record.
7/25/2016 July 2016 Newsletter
6/10/2016 Delegation of Authority to the Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court and his Deputies
3/25/2016 On April 1, 2016, automatic adjustments will be made to the dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and United States Code. The adjustments will apply to cases filed on or after April 1, 2016, and will affect, among other things, eligibility of a debtor to file under certain chapters, exemptions claimed by debtors, and the calculation of the means test and plan duration in various chapters. As a result of these adjustments, the following forms will change:
  • Official Form 106C, The Property You Claim as Exempt
  • Official Form 107, Your Statement of Financial Affairs for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy
  • Official Form 122A-2, Chapter 7 Means Calculation
  • Official Form 122C-2, Chapter 13 Calculation of Your Disposable Monthly Income
  • Official Form 201, Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals
  • Official Form 207, Statement of Your Financial Affairs
  • Official Form 410, Proof of Claim
  • Director’s Form 2000, Required Lists, Schedules, Statements, and fees
  • EDC Form 3-191, Certificate of Chapter 13 Debtor Regarding 11 U.S.C. §522(q) Exemptions
  • Instructions for Individual Debtors
  • Instructions for Non-Individual Debtors
The above referenced forms will be available under Forms and Publications on our website as of April 1, 2016.
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