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

News and Announcements

Chief Judge Efremsky's NEW Practices and Procedures

Link: Chief Judge Efremsky's Practices and Procedures

Federal Holiday - Memorial Day

All divisions of the Bankruptcy Court will be closed on Monday, May 29th, in observance of Memorial Day.

Northern District Chapter 13 Model Plan

The Chapter 13 Model Plan (dated August 1, 2013), is currently being used in Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose. EFFECTIVE July 1, 2017, the use of the model plan will be required in ALL divisions of the Northern District.


File Chapter 13 Model Plan (8-1-2013)

Recruitment to the Bench-Bar Liaison Committee

The Bench-Bar Liaison Committee (the “Committee”) is seeking members of the Bar to serve a three-year term on the Committee. There are currently seven (7) vacancies in the Committee and service will commence on July 1, 2017.

Prospective Committee members should review the requirements and selection criteria of General Order No. 15. Trustees and employees of the U.S. Trustee are eligible to apply. Applicants must commit to participate in six to eight Committee meetings each year during their membership term and to otherwise actively further the Committee’s mission. To apply for a position on the Committee, please send a letter of interest along with a current resume or curriculum vitae to the Committee Co-Chairs, Robert Franklin ( (link sends e-mail)) and Sarah Stuppi ( (link sends e-mail)) by June 14, 2017.


Santa Rosa Judge Transition Seminars



Santa Rosa Judge Transition Seminars
Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. and
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
99 South E Street, Santa Rosa


PDF icon Transition.pdf

NOTICE: Regarding Reassignment of Santa Rosa/Eureka Caseload, effective July 1, 2017


PDF icon Reassignment of Santa Rosa/ Eureka Caseload