News Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Notice - Independence Day 2019

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Independence Day.  Normal service will resume on Friday, July 5, 2019.   *********************

Recruitment Notice For Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives

The United States District Court, Central District of California, is currently accepting applications from qualified individuals interested in serving as Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives.  The selected Lawyer Representatives...

Memorial Day Holiday

On Monday, May 27, 2019, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Memorial Day. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.   **********************************Have a...

Amended Local Rules Effective June 1, 2019

The amended local rules listed below will become effective June 1, 2019. A redlined version of these rules, as well as complete copies of the Local Civil Rules and the Local Criminal Rules that will be effective June 1, 2019, are available on the...

Recruitment Notice for Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives

The United States District Court, Central District of California, is currently accepting applications from qualified individuals interested in serving as Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives.  The selected Lawyer Representatives...

Recruitment Notice for Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Trial Attorney Panel

THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT TRIAL ATTORNEY PANEL

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Jean P. Rosenbluth

Notice is hereby given that a panel of citizens has been established to submit a recommendation to the Court regarding the matter of the reappointment of Jean P. Rosenbluth to an additional eight (8) year term. The current term of Magistrate Judge...

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Charles F. Eick

Notice is hereby given that a panel of citizens has been established to submit a recommendation to the Court regarding the matter of the reappointment of Charles F. Eick to an additional eight (8) year term. The current term of Magistrate Judge...

Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective June 1, 2019

The Court has preliminarily approved amendments to the local rules listed below. The proposed effective date is June 1, 2019. A redline of the proposed changes accompanies the electronic version of this notice and can also be found on the Court’s...

Washington's Birthday

On Monday, February 18, 2019, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Washington’s birthday. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, February 19, 2019...

Continuation of Court Operations through January 31, 2019

The United States District Court for the Central District of California will remain open during the partial government shutdown and can continue funded operations by using court fee balances and other “no-year” funds through January 31, 2019. 

Continuation of Court Operations

The United States District Court for the Central District of California will remain open during the partial government shutdown and can continue funded operations by using court fee balances and other “no-year” funds through January 25, 2019. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

On Monday, January 21, 2019, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, January 22, 2019...

Amended Holiday Schedule

On Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25, 2018, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will be closed in recognition of the Christmas holiday. Regular service will resume on Wednesday, December 26, 2018...

National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush

President Trump has declared Wednesday, December 5, 2018, a National Day of Mourning to honor the memory of former President George H.W. Bush.  The Supreme Court will be in recess and the District Court will be closed. Normal service will resume on...

Holiday Schedule

On Monday, December 24, 2018 and Monday, December 31, 2018, the Clerk’s Office in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside will be open on a limited basis only.  Court staff will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to accept filing for emergency...

Electronic Service Via CM/ECF Without Consent

In anticipation of amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5(b)(2)(E) scheduled to take effect December 1, 2018, the United States District Court for the Central District of California has amended its Local Rules to eliminate the ability of...

Thanksgiving Day Holiday

On Thursday, November 22, 2018 and Friday, November 23, 2018, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will be closed in recognition of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Normal service will resume on Monday, November 26, 2018...

Amended Local Rules Effective December 1, 2018

The amended Local Civil Rules and Local Admiralty Rules listed below will become effective December 1, 2018.  Redlined versions of these rules, as well as complete copies of the Local Civil Rules and Local Admiralty Rules that will be effective...

Veterans Day Holiday

On Monday, November 12, 2018, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Veterans Day. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. ************************** Have a...

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