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6/23/2020 The Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of California welcomes Jennifer E. Niemann as its newest bankruptcy judge.  Judge Niemann will serve her fourteen year term in Fresno, California and preside in bankruptcy cases in Bakersfield, California.  Judge Niemann was appointed on June 16, 2020.  Prior to her appointment, Judge Niemann was in private practice and represented Chapter 11 debtors, Chapter 11 trustees and creditors in bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructurings.  Judge Niemann also served as a long-term judicial law clerk to three different bankruptcy judges of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California.  Judge Niemann received her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.
5/31/2020 All matters to be heard by the Honorable Fredrick E. Clement on Monday, June 1, 2020 will be continued to Monday, June 8, 2020.
 
In light of quickly evolving circumstances and to ensure physical safety, Chief Judge Kimberly J. Mueller has ordered all U.S. Courthouses in the Eastern District of California closed to all tomorrow, Monday, June 1.  Since Department A has a digital record that cannot be operated without a live person in the courtroom, the court is unable to provide a record of hearings on Monday, June 1.  As a result, on its own motion the court is continuing all hearings noticed for June 1 to June 8 at the same time.  The court will be issuing a notice of continuance.  
 
3/30/2020 Extension of Deadlines Related to 11 U.S.C 341 First Meetings of Creditors Continued by the U.S Trustee
11/19/2019 The Bankruptcy Courtroom in Modesto, California will be temporarily closed for construction from January 1, 2020 through May 30, 2020.

Hearings for all matters scheduled for Modesto Division Cases during the construction period will be conducted at the Sacramento U.S. Courthouse --- 501 I Street, Sacramento, California. If you have a matter to be scheduled for a Modesto Division Case, please see the self-set calendar procedures and law and motion hearing dates for the Modesto Division cases that shall be held at the Sacramento Courthouse.

The Clerks' Modesto Division Office will remain open at the Modesto Courthouse during construction.
11/7/2019 Effective with cases filed on 11/8/19, the Chapter 7 Trustee batching pools for the Sacramento division will be changing. The East Pool (containing Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, and Sierra Counties) and West Pool (containing Colusa, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties) will be merged to form a new Central Pool. Chapter 7 cases from the new Central Pool can be batched together for assignment to the same Chapter 7 Trustee.

Click here to see an updated EDC Form 2-050 (Batching of Chapter 7 Cases for Assignment to the Same Interim Trustee).

NOTE: There is no guarantee that the same trustee or 341(a) meeting date or time will be assigned to each case in a batch. If you have any questions, please contact the court at 916-930-4400, 209-521-5160, or 559-499-5800.
10/31/2019 Order Adopting Amended Interim Bankruptcy Rule 1007-1
10/8/2019 October 2019 Newsletter
3/19/2019 Please click here to see a summary of the revisions to Title 28 U.S.C. of the Bankruptcy Code, effective April 1, 2019.
11/14/2018 Order Adopting Attached Chapter 13 Plan as Official Local Form EDC 3-080
11/9/2018 On November 9, 2018, pursuant to General Order 18-03, the court adopted a new Chapter 13 Plan, to be filed whenever a plan is required in a chapter 13 case. Click here to see the new plan.

A fillable version of the plan is also available on our website under Forms & Publications.
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