Operative General Orders

General Orders regulating current court operations are listed below, with a drop-down filter available to sort by category. The link on the left menu will provide the current General Orders in numeric order.

The “Archived General Orders” link provides access to all other General Orders available in electronic form, including many that are superseded, rescinded, or otherwise of only historical interest. Many older General Orders are not available in electronic form at this time; copies of all General Orders are maintained in the Office of the Clerk of Court pursuant to Local Rule 1-2.

Index links in numerical order and by subject include both operative and archived General Orders.


Number Description Date filed
14-06 - Reappointment of Alicia Rosenberg.pdf

In the Matter of the Reappointment of Alicia G. Rosenberg as a Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge at Los Angeles, California

12/15/2014
GO 14-04 - re Kato Appointment.pdf

In the Matter of the Appointment of Kenly Kiya Kato as a Full-Time Magistrate Judge at Riverside, California

07/03/2014
13-10

In the Matter of the Reappointment of Jacqueline Chooljian As a Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge at Los Angeles, California

10/21/2013
13-11

In the Matter of the Reappointment of Frederick F. Mumm As a Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge at Los Angeles, California

10/21/2013
13-01

Amended: Attorney Case-Opening Pilot Project (Supersedes General Order No. 13-01)

10/07/2013
13-02

In the Matter of the Reappointment of Ralph Zarefsky As a Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge at Los Angeles, California

05/02/2013
13-03

In the Matter of the Reappointment of Margaret A. Nagle As a Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge at Los Angeles, California

05/02/2013
12-06

In the Matter of the Reappointment of Rita Coyne Federman As a Part-Time United States Magistrate Judge at Santa Barbara, California

08/27/2012
12-03

In the Matter of the Reappointment of Carla M. Woehrle As a Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge at Los Angeles, California

05/01/2012
12-04

In the Matter of the Reappointment of Arthur Nakazato As a Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge at Santa Ana, California

05/01/2012
11-17

In the Matter of the Appointment of a New Merit Selection Panel (Superseded by GO 13-12)

12/13/2011
11-16

In the Matter of the Reappointment of Charles F. Eick As a Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge at Los Angeles, California

11/18/2011
11-12

In the Matter of the Appointment of Jean Rosenbluth as a Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge at Santa Ana, California

10/11/2011
11-08

The Plan of the United States District Court, Central District of California, for the Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors (Superseded by GO 13-13)

06/30/2011
11-06

Direct Assignment of Civil Cases to Magistrate Judges (Supersedes General Order No. 08-09)

06/28/2011
11-05

Plan for Achieving Prompt Disposition of Criminal Cases (Supersedes GO 03-04 and Superseded by GO 11-14)

06/17/2011
11-04

The Court Interpreter Management Plan of the United States District Court, Central District of California (Superseded by GO 13-15)

05/03/2011
10-10

The Adoption of New and Revised Local Civil Rules and Rules for Admiralty and Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture Actions, Effective December 1, 2010

12/06/2010
10-09

The Adoption of New and Revised Local Rules 83-17 et Seq., Special Requirements for Habeas Corpus Petitions Involving the Death Penalty

11/01/2010
10-08

Establishing A Capital Habeas Attorney Panel; Creation Of Capital Habeas Attorney Panel Selection Committee; Administration Of Panel (Superseded by GO 13-14)

08/31/2010
10-07

Order Authorizing Electronic Filing (Supersedes GOs 08-02 and 08-11) (Superseded by Local Rules effective June 1, 2012)

08/02/2010
10-06

Attorney Admission Fee (Superseded by GO 11-13)

06/23/2010
10-04

The Adoption of New and Revised Local Rules

02/25/2010
09-01

Registered Legal Services Attorney

04/06/2009
08-11

Order Authorizing Electronic Filing (Superseded by GO 10-07)

12/08/2008
08-10

Repeal of General Order 02-08, Pilot Prisoner Mediation Program

12/08/2008
08-09

Direct Assignment of Civil Cases to Magistrate Judges (Superseded by GO 11-06)

12/03/2008
08-08

Plan for the Composition, Administration, and Management of the Panel of Private Attorneys Under the Criminal Justice Act (Amends section III of GO 07-06) (Superseded by GO 13-09)

08/14/2008
08-06

The Reappointment of Stephen J. Hillman As Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge at Los Angeles, California

06/06/2008
08-07

The Reappointment of Rita Coyne Federman As Part-Time United States Magistrate Judge at Santa Barbara, California

06/06/2008
08-04

CJA Interim and Final Voucher Submissions (Superseded by GO 13-04)

03/24/2008
08-02

Order Authorizing Electronic Filing (Supersedes General Order 07-08; also refer to GO 08-11. Superseded by GO 10-07)

02/07/2008
08-03

Service of Electronically Filed Documents

02/07/2008
08-01

Assignment of Cases and Duties to Judges (Supersedes GO No. 07-02)

01/29/2008
07-10

Plan of the United States District Court, Central District of California for the Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors (Rescinds General Order Nos. 99-8 and 03-12) (Superseded by GO 11-08)

11/28/2007
07-06

Amends Section II of General Order 98-06 (Superseded by GO 13-09)

10/01/2007
07-08

Order Authorizing Electronic Filing (Supersedes General Order Nos. 03-06, 05-01 and 06-07)

10/01/2007
07-01

Alternative Dispute Resolution Pilot Program (Supersedes General Order 02-07, and superseded by 11-10).  ADR-03.

03/22/2007
07-02

Assignment of Cases and Duties to Judges (Supersedes General Order Nos. 83 and 84 and Consolidates General Order Nos. 224, 224-a, 224-b, 224-c, 224-d, 224-e and 224-f and Subsequent General Order Nos. 224, 224-a, 224-b, 224-c, 224-d, and General Order Nos. 96-20, 98-4 and 05-06)

03/22/2007
06-07

Order Authorizing Electronic Filing (Supersedes General Order Nos. 03-06 and 05-01)

12/13/2006
06-06

In the Matter of Wireless Communication Devices within Courthouses and Federal Buildings

11/16/2006
06-05

Adoption of Interim Procedure Rules

06/05/2006
05-08

New Local Criminal Rule 46-2.1

11/09/2005
05-09

Amendment to Local Civil Rule 7.1-1

11/09/2005
05-10

Amendment to Local Civil Rule 11-3.8

11/09/2005
05-06

Assignment of Cases and Duties to Judges (Supersedes GOs. 83 & 84 and Consolidates GOs. 224, 224-A, 224-B 224-C, 224-D, 224-E and 224-F and Subsequent GOs. 224, 224-A, 224-B, 224-C, 224-D, and GNs. 96-20 & 98-4)

06/27/2005
05-01

Order Authorizing Electronic Filing Pilot Project (Supersedes General Order No. 03-06)

01/18/2005
04-01

Attorney Settlement Officer Panel (Supersedes General Orders 98-2, No. 01-04, and superseded by No. 11-10)

05/26/2004
03-12

Plan of the United States District Court, Central District of California for the Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors (Supersedes section 13.1 of General Order 99-8)

12/16/2003
03-13

Eastern Division Pilot Project for Inclusion of Magistrate Judge in Civil Case Assignment Wheel

12/16/2003
03-06

Order Designating All Federal Debt Collection Act Cases for Electronic Filing (Supersedes General Order No. 02-11)

11/18/2003
03-05

Establishing Court Policy Governing Naturalization Ceremonies Conducted at Locations Other than a United States Courthouse (Rescinds GO 96-6, Superseded by GO 12-05)

11/08/2003
03-04

Plan for Achieving Prompt Disposition of Criminal Cases (Speedy Trial Act Plan) (Supersedes GO No. 209 and Superseded by GO Nos. 11-05 & 11-14)

10/07/2003
02-14

Documents To Be Filed Under Seal

11/25/2002
02-08

Pilot Prisoner Mediation Program (Supersedes General Orders 99-2 and 01-06)

08/22/2002
02-09

Service and Filing of Pleadings and Other Papers - Electronic Case Filings

08/22/2002
02-11

Order Designating All Federal Debt Collection Act Cases for Electronic Filing

08/22/2002
02-07

Alternative Dispute Resolution Pilot Program

08/22/2002
99-02

Pilot Prisoner Mediation Program (Refer to GO 01-06)

05/21/2002
01-13

Assignment of Duties to Magistrate Judges (Supersedes GOs. 104, 104-A, 104-B, 104-C, 104-D, 104-E, 104-F and 194, 194-A, 194-B, 194-C, 194-D, 194-E, 194-F, 194-G, 194-H, 194-I and 97-3)

11/21/2001
01-07

The Adoption of Revised Local Civil Rules (Supersedes GO 00-08)

09/06/2001
01-06

Pilot Prisoner Mediation Program (Supersedes GO 99-2)

07/10/2001
01-04

Attorney Settlement Officer Panel (Supersedes GO 98-2)

05/30/2001
01-02

The Prohibition of Broadcasting, Recording or Photographing in the Courtroom (Eastern Division)

02/21/2001
00-04

The Standing Committee on Discipline

11/08/2000
00-05

The Prohibition of Broadcasting, Recording or Photographing in the Courtroom

11/08/2000
00-06

Amendments to Local Rules Governing Duties of Magistrate Judges

11/08/2000
00-02

Amendment to Local Rules Governing Duties of Magistrate Judges

06/28/2000
99-08

Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors

10/12/1999
99-05

New Local Civil Rule 2.2.7, Notification of Attorney Change of Name, Address, Firm Asociation, Telephone Number, Facsimile Number or E-mail Address

08/02/1999
99-06

Amendment to Local Civil Rule 28.1.3, Conduct in Courtroom and Environs - Southern Division and Deletion of Local Civil Rule 28.1.4

08/02/1999
99-07

Amendments to Local Civil Rule 4.6, Certification as to Interested Parties

08/02/1999
98-06

In Re: Plan for the Composition, Administration, and Management of the Panel of Private Attorneys under the Criminal Justice Act (Superseded by GO 13-09). 98-6.pdf, 98-6.1.pdf, CJAplan4.pdf.

11/13/1998
98-05

Method of Allocating Cases among the Divisions of the CDCA, Amends General Order # 349

09/25/1998
98-04

Assignment of Cases and Duties to Judges, Amends General Order No. 224 (Refer to GO 05-06)

09/25/1998
96-19

Amendments to the Plan for the Implementation of the Criminal Justice Act of 1964 As Amended, 18 U.S.C. ? 3006A

09/20/1997
97-02

Submission of Monthly Criminal Justice Act Vouchers for Interim Payments in Death Penalty Cases

06/27/1997
97-03

Assignment of Duties to Magistrate Judges

06/27/1997
97-01

Amendments to Local Civil Rule 3, Form of Pleadings and Papers filed with Court - Amended Pleadings

01/17/1997
96-14

Amendments to Local Civil Rule 8.1.2, Depositions - Use at Trial or on a Motion

10/01/1996
96-15

Amendments to Local Civil Rule 9, Pre-Trial Proceedings

10/01/1996
96-16

Amendments to Local Civil Rule 28, Conduct in Courtroom and Environs

10/01/1996
96-18

Amendments to Local Civil Rule 13.6,Trials - Non-jury Trial - Narrative Statements

10/01/1996
96-11

Amendments to the Student Practice Rule

10/01/1996
96-12

Amendments to Local Civil Rule 2.9,Persons Appearing Without an Attorney - Pro Se Litigants

10/01/1996
96-13

Amendments to Local Civil Rule 6,Early Meeting of Counsel - Report to Court - Status Conference

10/01/1996
96-22

Amendments to Local Civil Rule 3, Form of Pleadings and Papers Filed with Court - Amended Pleadings (Refer to GO 97-01)

09/20/1996
96-20

Assignments of Cases and Duties To Judges (Refer to GO 05-06)

09/20/1996
96-21

Method of Allocating Criminal and Complex Criminal Cases Among the Divisions of the CDCA

09/20/1996
96-08

Automation Policy for the Central District Court of California (Superseded by General Order No. 11-09

05/23/1996
96-05

Pro Hac Vice Appearances for Bankruptcy Cases and Proceedings in the District Court

04/22/1996
96-06

Establishing Court Policy Governing Naturalization Ceremonies Conducted at Locations Other Than a United States Courthouse (Refer to GO 03-05)

04/22/1996
96-03

Interpreting 11 U.S.C. ? 110 ) Which Governs Conduct of Non-Lawyer Bankruptcy Petition Preparers and Delineating the Relationship, Powers and General Order 96-3 functions of the Bankruptcy Court and the District Court under the Statue

03/06/1996
96-04

Transferring Bankruptcy Cases and Proceedings to the District Court from the Bankruptcy Court

03/06/1996
224-C

Assignment of Cases and Duties to Judges (Refer to GO 05-06)

02/13/1996
96-17

Amendments to Appendix a to Local Rules - Pretrial Form No. 1

01/01/1996
95-01

Procedures for Appointing Counsel to Hospitalized Defendants

12/01/1995
95-02

Method of Allocating Criminal and Complex Criminal Cases Among the Divisions of the Central District of California

12/01/1995
350-A

The Prohibition of Broadcasting, Recording or Photographing in the Courthouse

06/30/1995
224-D

Assigning Probation or Supervised Release Transfer in Criminal Cases (Refer to GO 05-06)

05/13/1995
266-A

Reference of Jury Trials in Bankruptcy Cases and Bankruptcy Proceedings to Bankruptcy Judges of the Central District

02/03/1995
349-A

Method of Allocating Cases among the Divisions of the Central District Court of California

01/30/1995
224-B

The Assignment of Cases and Duties to Judges (Refer to GO 05-06)

10/25/1994
339-B

Futher Deferral of Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 5(e), 16(b), 26(a)(1), 26(a)(2)(c),26(a)(3), 26(a)(4), 26(b)(2), 26(d), 29, 30(d)(2), 32(c), and 54(d)(2)(D)

09/13/1994
339-A

Futher Deferral of Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 5(e), 16(b), 26(a)(1), 26(a)(2)(c),26(a)(3), 26(a)(4), 26(b)(2), 26(d), 29, 30(d)(2), 32(c), and 54(d)(2)(D)

05/23/1994
339

Deferral of Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 5(c), 16(b), 26(a)(1), 26(a)(2)(c),26(a)(3), 26(a)(4), 26(b)(2), 26(d), 29, 30(d)(2), 32(c), and 54(d)(2)(D)

12/02/1993
224

Assignment of Cases and Duties to Judges (Refer to GO 05-06)

10/22/1993
224-A

The Assignment of Cases and Duties to Judges (Refer to GO 05-06)

06/07/1992
194-I

Local Rules Governing Duties of Magistrates

03/24/1988
194-H

Assignment of and Local Rules Governing Duties of Magistrates

04/14/1986
269

In the Matter of the Revision of General Order No. 266 regarding the Reference of Appeals to the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel

01/30/1985
266

Reference of Cases and Proceedings to Bankruptcy Judges of the District, and the Reference of Appeals to the Bankruptcy Appellate Panels

10/09/1984
194-G

Local Rules Governing Duties of Magistrate

04/16/1982
194-F

Assignments of Attorney Admission Responsibility to the United States Magistrates

03/21/1982
194-B

Local Rules Governing Duties of Magistrates

04/16/1981
194-C

Plan for the Referral of Civil Cases to Full Time United States Magistrates, Amendment of the Local Rules Governing the Duties of Magistrate

04/10/1981
194-E

Local Rules Governing Duties of Magistrates

01/22/1981
194-A

Assignment of Duties of Magistrates

07/02/1979
194

Assignment of Duties to Magistrates

06/14/1979
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Number Description Date filed
11-10

In the Matter of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program (Supersedes General Orders No. 04-01 and No. 07-01)

08/15/2011
09-09

Order Establishing Prisoner Settlement Program

12/29/2009
Appointment of Counsel
Number Description Date filed
13-14

Establishing A Capital Habeas Attorney Panel; Creation of Capital Habeas Attorney Panel Advisory Committee; Administration of Panel (Supersedes GO No. 10-08)

11/06/2013
13-09

Plan for the Composition, Administration, and Management of the Panel of Private Attorneys Under the Criminal Justice Act (Supersedes General Order Nos. 98-06, 07-06, and 08-08)

09/17/2013
13-06

Procedures for Appointing Counsel to Hospitalized Defendants

08/01/2013
13-04

In the Matter of CJA Interim and Final Voucher Submissions (Supersedes General Order No. 08-04)

07/01/2013
01-03

Expansion of Authority to CJA Supervising Attorney (Amends GO 97-07)

03/27/2001
00-01

Expansion of Authority to CJA Supervising Attorney (Amends GO 97-07)

01/03/2000
97-07

Criminal Justice Act Vouchers

10/01/1997
Attorney Admission Fee
Number Description Date filed
11-13

In the Matter of Attorney Admission and Pro Hac Vice Fees (Supersedes General Order No. 10-06)

10/31/2011
Bankruptcy
Number Description Date filed
13-05

Reference of Cases and Proceedings to Bankruptcy Judges,etc.

07/01/2013
Case Assignment
Number Description Date filed
14-03

In the Matter of Assignment of Cases and Duties to District Judges

(Supersedes General Order No. 08-05 and All Other General Orders Regarding Assignment of Cases and Duties to Judges and Allocating Cases Among the Divisions of the Court)

06/02/2014
12-02

Direct Assignment of Civil Cases to Magistrate Judges (Supersedes General Order No. 11-06)

04/06/2012
12-01

In the Matter of Voluntary Consent List for the Assignment of Civil Cases to Magistrate Judges

02/27/2012
11-11

In the Matter of Patent Pilot Program

09/23/2011
09-08

Method of Allocating Removal Cases in the Eastern Division of the Central District of California

11/18/2009
08-05

Assignment of Cases and Duties to Judges (Supersedes GO No. 08-01)

04/17/2008
07-09

Method of Allocating Criminal and Complex Criminal Cases Among the Divisions of the Central District Court of California (Supersedes General Order No. 96-21)

10/12/2007
06-01

Assignment of Duties to Magistrate Judges (Amends GO 05-07)

02/28/2006
05-07

Assignment of Duties to Magistrate Judges (Supersedes Gos. 104, 104-A, 104-B, 104-C, 104-D, 104-E, 104-F and 194, 194-A 194-B, 194-C, 194-D, 194-E, 194-F, 194-G, 194-H, 194-I, 97-3 and 01-13)

11/03/2005
02-06

Method of Allocating Civil Cases in the Eastern Division of the Central District of California

03/01/2002
01-01

Method of Allocating Cases Among the Divisions of the Central District of California

02/21/2001
98-03

Method of Allocating Civil Cases Among the Divisions of the Central District of California

02/06/1998
96-01

Method of Assigning Bankruptcy Matters Among the Divisions of the CDCA

02/01/1996
349

Allocation of Cases Among the Divisions (Supersedes Gos. 310-B and 310-D)

10/25/1994
310-C

Operation of the Santa Ana Court

10/22/1993
310-A

Operation of the Santa Ana Place of Holding Court

02/23/1989
308

Assignment of Habeas Corpus Petitions Involving the Death Penalty

12/08/1988
Conditions of Probation and Supervised Release
Number Description Date filed
05-02

Adoption of Standard Conditions of Probation and Supervised Release (Amends General Order No. 318)

01/18/2005
03-01

Financial Disclosure During Presentence Investigation

03/11/2003
01-05

Adoption of Sentencing Orders and Conditions of Probation and Supervised Release Pertaining to Financial Sanctions

06/11/2001
318

Adoption of Standard Conditions of Probation and Supervised Release

01/29/1990
Court Reporter
Number Description Date filed
11-15

The Court Reporter/Recorder Management Plan of the United States District Court, Central District of California

11/14/2011
Electronic Filing
Number Description Date filed
14-01

In the Matter of Attorney Case-Opening Pilot Project (Supersedes Amended General Order No. 13-01)

02/18/2014
Forfeiture of Collateral
Number Description Date filed
107-A

Duties and Powers of United States Magistrates; Forfeiture of Collateral

09/16/1972
107

Duties and Powers of United States Magistrates; Forfeiture of Collateral.
Additional Downloads:
Order of Chief Judge 5-11-12
Order of Chief Judge 1-26-96
Order of Chief Judge 9-7-90
Order of Chief Judge 4-17-72

05/27/1971
205

Use of the California Department of Motor Vehicles Unpaid Parking Violations Program for Collection of Parking Violations

05/13/1971
Jury Plan
Number Description Date filed
13-13

The Plan of the United States District Court, Central District of California, for the Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors (Supersedes GO 11-08 )

10/25/2013
Library Policy
Number Description Date filed
07-07

In the Matter of The United States Libraries Located in the California Central District

10/01/2007
Naturalization Ceremonies
Number Description Date filed
12-05

In the Matter of Establishing Court Policy Governing Naturalization Ceremonies Conducted at Locations Other Than a United States Courthouse (Supersedes GO 03-05)

06/21/2012
Personnel & Resource Issues
Number Description Date filed
15-01

In the Matter of Access to Sealed Documents in Criminal Cases Subject to U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Manual Amendment 782

01/12/2015
GO 14-07 Appointment of Merit Selection Panel.pdf

In the Matter of the Appointment of the Merit Selection Panel

12/15/2014
14-02

In the Matter of the Equal Employment Opportunity Plan and Employment Dispute Resolution Plan of the United States District Court, Central District of California

(Supersedes General Order No. 11-07)

02/24/2014
13-15

The Court Interpreter Management Plan of the United States District Court, Central District of California (Supersedes GO 11-04)

11/06/2013
13-12

In the Matter of the Appointment of a New Merit Selection Panel (Supersedes GO-11-17)

10/21/2013
13-08

In the Matter of the Apppointment of Douglas F. McCormick as a Full-time Magistrate Judge at Los Angeles, California

08/23/2013
13-07

In the Matter of the Apppointment of Alka Sagar as a Full-time Magistrate Judge at Los Angeles, California

08/21/2013
11-09

In the Matter of Information Technology Policy for the U.S. District Court, Central District of California (Supersedes General Order No. 96-08)

08/15/2011
11-07

The Equal Employment Opportunity Plan and Employment Dispute Resolution Plan of the United States District Court, Central District of California

06/29/2011
356

In Re Court Policy Against Discrimination

06/08/1995
Security
Number Description Date filed
03-07

In the Matter of Authorization of Weapons in the Courtroom and Courthouses

11/18/2003
346

In Re U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Officers Authorized to Carry/Use Cap-Stun While on Official Duty

06/29/1994
Seized Property
Number Description Date filed
235

In the Matter of Appointing Substitute Custodian for Seized Property

10/23/1986
Speedy Trial Act Plan
Number Description Date filed
11-14

Plan for Achieving Prompt Disposition of Criminal Cases (Supersedes General Order Nos 03-04, 11-05)

11/02/2011