Invitation for Public Comment
of California, is due to expire in April 2021. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is
considering the reappointment of Judge Montali to a new 14 year term of office. The Court
invites comments from the bar and public about Judge Montali's performance as a bankruptcy
judge. The duties of a bankruptcy judge are specified by statute, and include conducting hearings
and trials, making final determinations, and entering orders and judgments.
Members of the bar and public are invited to submit comments concerning Judge Montali for
consideration by the Court of Appeals in determining whether or not to reappoint him. Anonymous
responses will not be accepted. However, respondents who do not wish to have their identities
disclosed should so indicate in the response, and such requests will be honored.
Comments should be submitted no later than Friday, April 17, 2020, to the following address:
Office of the Circuit Executive
P.O. Box 193939
San Francisco, CA 94119-3939
Attn: Reappointment of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Montali