Passing of Senior District Judge Robert J. Kelleher
Chief Judge Audrey B. Collins announced the passing of Senior District Judge Robert J. Kelleher, who died Wednesday morning, June 20, 2012. Judge Kelleher, who was 99 at the time of his death, was the oldest-serving federal judge in the nation.
Passing of Former Magistrate Judge John C. Rayburn, Jr.
The United States District Court, Central District of California, mourns the loss of former magistrate judge John C. Rayburn, Jr., who passed away on Monday, May 14, 2012, at the age of 52. He was appointed as a United States magistrate judge for...
Changes to the Local Rules
The Court has adopted the amended Local Civil Rules, amended Rules for Admiralty and Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture Actions, and amended Local Criminal Rules that are attached to this notice.
These amended rules are effective June 1, 2012....
Pandemic Flu Threat
The District Court is doing its part to limit the spread of the flu virus.
District Court Executive
Effective November 1, 2011, the following District Court fees will be increased as follows:
Sheri Pym Appointed Magistrate Judge
The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Sheri Pym as a United States Magistrate Judge. Judge Pym was sworn in on April 15, 2011, filling the position vacated by Magistrate Judge Rosalyn M...
Renewal of Magistrate Judge Civil Consent Pilot Project
The United States District Court for the Central District of California has renewed the Magistrate Judge Civil Consent Pilot Project for an additional two years, with modifications to the deadlines by which the parties may voluntarily consent to the...
Michael W. Fitzgerald Confirmed by Senate as District Judge
On March 15, 2012, the United States Senate confirmed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Michael W. Fitzgerald to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Fitzgerald, who was...
Michael R. Wilner Appointed Magistrate Judge
The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Michael R. Wilner as a United States Magistrate Judge. Judge Wilner was appointed on April 1, 2011, filling the position vacated by Magistrate Judge...