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What's New

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4/9/2018 The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California has amended its Local Rules of Practice. Pursuant to General Order 18-02, the Local Rules will be effective as to all cases and proceedings filed or pending on or after April 9, 2018.

Click the hyperlinks below to view the Local Rules of Practice Effective April 9, 2018 and the Redlined Version of the Local Bankruptcy Rules.

Local Rules
Redlined Local Rules
4/9/2018 Order Adopting Revisions To Local Bankruptcy Rules
4/9/2018 Delegation of Authority to the Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court and his Deputies
3/19/2018 Click here to view the newest edition of the U.S Bankruptcy Court's Quarterly Newsletter.

Questions concerning this newsletter should be directed to the eFiling Help Desk at 855-542-0992
3/12/2018 The Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California invites public comment on proposed amendments to Local Rules 3015-1 and 7026-1. The comment period begins March 12, 2018 and ends on April 3, 2018. Comments can be made by clicking this link. The redlined version of the Local Rules can be found by clicking here.
12/14/2017 Change of service information for the California State Board of Equalization

Please note that the Roster of Governmental Agencies (EDC Form 2-785) has been updated to include an updated state agency name and service information for the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, formerly the California State Board of Equalization.
11/20/2017 Effective December 1, 2017, the court will require that Chapter 13 Plan EDC Form 3-080 (rev. 12/1/17) is used in Chapter 13 cases. The new version of the plan is currently available on our home page. Questions can be directed to the Clerk's Office at 916-930-4400.

Please click here to view General Order 17-03.
11/17/2017 Order Adopting Attached Chapter 13 Plan as Official Local Form EDC 3-080
10/11/2017 An Open Letter to the Bar:

    As you know, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California has recently revised its Local Rules. These revisions include sixteen substantive amendments, including new rules and updates to existing rules to reflect the real life practices in 2017. Additionally, a number of much needed, non-substantive technical edits were accomplished.

    These amendments further our Court's long-standing commitment to ensure the just, speedy, and inexpensive resolution of each case or matter brought before it. Equally significant, the process in making these amendments and enacting new Local Rules was accomplished by an inclusive process involving attorneys, para-professionals working with the attorneys, and the judges.

    The amendments and new rules are the product of the hard work and constructive interaction of our Local Rules Committee members: Lisa Holder, Patrick Kavanagh, Karen Clemans, Douglas B. Jacobs, Peter Fear, Riley Walter, David Jenkins, Michael H. Meyer, Russ Greer, Carl Collins, Don Fitzgerald, Jan Johnson, Jason Blumberg, Teri Wegemer, Wayne Blackwelder, and Beverly Collins.

    Additionally, many others have contributed to the process. Committee meetings were hosted by the Modesto Division of the Clerk's Office. Editing was undertaken by Cathy Waltz (Support Specialist, Clerk's Office, Sacramento Division) and Joseph Flack (Law Clerk, Department A, Fresno Division).

    Please join me in thanking each of these colleagues for a job well-done and generating a product that will benefit all.

Very truly yours,

Ronald H. Sargis, Chief Judge
United States Bankruptcy Court
9/26/2017 The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California has amended its Local Rules of Practice. Pursuant to General Order 17-02, the Local Rules will be effective as to all cases and proceedings filed or pending on or after September 26, 2017.

Attorneys practicing in our district will want to take note of new Local Rule 9018-1, Filing Under Seal. This new local rule allows attorneys who e-file in our district to electronically file documents under seal. Click here to view a short training video on filing sealed documents electronically.

Click the hyperlinks below to view the Local Rules of Practice Effective September 26, 2017 and the Redlined Version of the Local Bankruptcy Rules.

Local Rules
Redlined Local Rules
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