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What's New



Date 
9/26/2014 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.
9/18/2014 Effective December 2014, Judge W. Richard Lee, Dept. B, Fresno Division, will no longer have a self-set calendar in Bakersfield for chapters 9, 11 and 12 matters originating in Kern and Inyo Counties. Hearings will be set in Bakersfield by special setting for cause only. All general chapters 9, 11 and 12 matters should otherwise be self-set for hearing on the Fresno calendar.
9/11/2014 Effective immediately, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Modesto Division, will no longer accept mail delivery. Mail intended for the Modesto Division should instead be forwarded to the following address:

United States Bankruptcy Court 501 I St, #3-200 Sacramento, CA 95814

The Modesto Divisional office will continue to remain staffed and open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Questions concerning this change can be directed to the Sacramento Divisional office at 916-930-4400.
7/29/2014 The format for requesting certified copies has changed. EDC form #1-200 has been created and posted to the court's website to streamline and expedite certified copy requests. Click here to view the form. The procedure for uploading the form remains the same. For instruction on how to upload your request through the eCalWebFiling website, click here to access the Guidelines for the Electronic Submission of Certified Copy Requests.

Questions concerning this change can be directed to the eFiling Help Desk at 855-542-0992.
5/13/2014 Due to popular request, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court would like to announce our new Pre-Hearing Dispositions Archive page. The purpose of this page is to allow users the ability to search for past pre-hearing dispositions.

To access this new page, click the Pre-Hearing Dispositions link from the court's homepage. Once there, click the Pre-Hearing Disposition Archive tab and enter the year and Judge for the pre-hearing disposition you are interested in. You will be able to search as far back as July 2013.

Questions concerning this feature can be directed to the eFiling Help Desk at 855-542-0992.
5/12/2014 Effective June 1, 2014, fees for filing new cases and/or certain documents will increase. Please see the attached documentation 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 eFiling Help Desk at 855-542-0992.
3/14/2014 Beginning March 19, 2014, creditors will have the ability to withdraw their previously filed proof of claim using a direct link. The link will enable creditors to file their withdrawal with the court without the use of a username and password. Access to this link will be located on the court’s homepage under "Electronic Claims." Once uploaded, the document will link to the proof of claim being withdrawn as well as appear on the case docket. Only documents submitted in pdf format will be accepted. Notice of the filing will be electronically mailed to all registered attorney and trustee parties associated with the case.

Questions concerning this information should be directed to the help desk at 855-542-0992.
2/28/2014 Effective 2/27/14, EDC 007-025 Application By Trustee Or Debtor in Possession To Defer Payment of Fee For Filing Complaint, will no longer have an order incorporated into the form. The Clerk’s Office will generate the order upon opening the Adversary Proceeding.

Trustees or Debtors-In-Possession who wish to defer the filing fee in an Adversary Proceeding should continue to submit the Application By Trustee Or Debtor in Possession To Defer Payment of Fee For Filing Complaint without an order at the time of filing the Complaint.

Form EDC 007-025 is available at www.caeb.uscourts.gov under Forms and Publications.
11/19/2013 Effective December 1, 2013, amended Fed. R. Bankr. P. 1007(b)(7) will give an individual debtor the option of having an approved personal financial management course provider notify the court directly that the debtor has completed a post-petition instructional course concerning personal financial management. To directly notify a bankruptcy court of a debtor’s course completion, an approved course provider will file a personal financial management course certificate with the court. Approved course providers will need to register as CM/ECF limited filers in each bankruptcy court where they are filing certificates.  

Questions concerning the subject matter above should be directed to the eFiling Help Desk at 855-542-0992.
11/5/2013 December 1, 2013 Fee, Form, and Rule Changes
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