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General Orders” link provides access to all other General Orders available in electronic form, including many that are superseded, rescinded, or otherwise of only historical interest.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.


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
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
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
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