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Amended Local Rules Effective June 1, 2013

The Local Civil and Criminal Rules listed below have been amended, effective June 1, 2013. The amended rules are available on the Court’s website and accompany the electronic...

On Monday, May 27, 2013, 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, 2013.

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On April 15, 2013, the United States Senate confirmed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell to serve as a United States district judge for the United States District Court for the...

In order to adjust to the sequester cuts in the Court’s budget, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will furlough staff and reduce Court services on specific Fridays between April 26 through the end of August 2013 in...

Posted: March 12, 2013                 
Closing Date: April 16, 2013

RFP Number:  USDC13_CCLA_LA

The United States District Court, Central District of California, is seeking Open Market proposals from vendors...

On February 20, District Judge Virginia A. Phillips swore in Congressman Mark Takano and his staff at a ceremony held at the Cesar Chavez Community Center in Riverside.  Although Congressman Takano was officially sworn in as a member of the 113th...

Transitioning back to civilian life can pose many challenges for our returning veterans.  Suddenly faced with reentering the civilian workforce in a recovering economy, the biggest challenge for many will be to find employment in a very tight job...

Although Congress averted the fiscal cliff by passing the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 on January 1, it left unresolved the "sequestration" spending cuts portion of the problem, both long term and regarding the Fiscal Year 2013 budget. ...

     The Court has preliminarily approved the amended Local Civil and Criminal Rules that accompany this notice.  The proposed effective date for these amended rules is June 1, 2013.  The amended rules are posted on the Court’s website, and...

The Central District of California was upgraded to CM/ECF Version 5 on February 19, 2013.  One of the new features requires users to create more secure passwords.  After logging in with your current password, a pop-up message will instruct you to...

On Monday, February 18, 2013, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Presidents’ Day.  Normal service will resume on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

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Senior District Judge A. Howard Matz has announced that he will retire from the bench of the United States District Court for the Central District of California effective April 1, 2013, after serving on the Court for nearly 15 years.  Judge Matz...

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has appointed part-time United States Magistrate Judge Rita C. Federman to a judgeship on the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court.  For more details, please see the ...

On December 17, 2012, by voice vote, the United States Senate confirmed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Magistrate Judge Fernando M. Olguin to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Central District...

On December 11, 2012, the United States Senate confirmed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Jesus G. Bernal to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  Bernal, who was...

Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at approximately 10:00 a.m., the Clerk’s Office will randomly draw - using electronic data processing procedures - a fair cross section of the citizens residing in the counties within...

The Local Civil Rules, Local Rules for Admiralty and Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture Actions, Local Criminal Rules, and Local Rules Governing Bankruptcy Appeals, Cases, and Proceedings that will be effective December 1, 2012, have been...

On Thursday, December 6, 2012, the Intake, Records and Fiscal Sections of the Central District of California will be closed from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. For emergency filing matters only during this closure, please contact Intake Section staff...

On Monday, December 24, 2012, 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 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to accept filings for emergency matters only in the...

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