Chief Judge Roger L. Efremsky • Clerk of Court Edward Emmons

News and Announcements

Order Temporarily Appointing Hon. Charles Novack as Chief Judge

Effective February 25, 2018, and continuing through March 10, 2018

The Honorable Charles Novack shall be the acting Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, in place of the Honorable Roger L. Efremsky.


PDF icon Order Temporarily Assigning Chief Judge Responsibilities.pdf

Resolution Advocate Recruitment for the Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Program (BDRP)

The BDRP invites applications from individuals for appointment to the BDRP Panel of Resolution Advocates. Please visit Information on Joining BDRP as a Resolution Advocate to submit an application.

UPDATED Guidelines for Valuing Collateral

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California has adopted new Guidelines for Valuing Collateral, available at This updated guideline replaces Guidelines for Valuing Collateral Under § 506 and FRBP 3012 in Individual Chapter 11 Cases and Chapter 13 Cases, dated August 9, 2017.

New Internal Procedures for Processing Chapter 11 Cases

The Court will implement new internal procedures for processing Chapter 11 cases effective February 20, 2018.  The new form of Order and Notice of Chapter 11 Status Conference that will be issued at the commencement of Chapter 11 cases is posted at