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.

Steve Kim Appointed As United States Magistrate Judge

STEVE KIM APPOINTED AS UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Steve Kim as a United States Magistrate Judge. Judge...

Open Market Request for Multiple Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA)

BPA NUMBER: USDC16_MOVINGSER BPA Posted: March 08, 2016 Proposals Due: March 21, 2016 by 2:00 p.m. PDT

Presidents' Day Holiday

On Monday, February 15, 2016, 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 16, 2016...

Notice from the Clerk re Submission of Certain Prisoner Filings

On November 16, 2015, the Court adopted General Order 15-09, regarding a Pilot Project for the Submission of Certain Prisoner Filings Through Electronic Mail (“Pilot Project”).  Under the General Order, unrepresented prisoners at the California...

Request for Proposals for Interactive Digital Signage

RFP NUMBER: USDC16_AV272016 RFP Posted: January 21, 2016 Questions Due: January 29, 2016 by 2:00 p.m. local time

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday Holiday

On Monday, January 18, 2016, 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 19, 2016...

December Holidays

On Thursday, December 24, 2015 and Thursday, December 31, 2015, 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 filing for...

Attorneys Required to Electronically File Most Sealed Documents, Effective December 1, 2015

Significant Changes to the Court’s Local Rules Regarding the Submission of Sealed and In Camera Documents in Civil Cases Will Be Effective December 1, 2015 Attorneys Will Be Required to Electronically File Most Sealed Documents

Criminal Duty Calendar - Los Angeles Only (Administrative Leave Days - November 27, December 24 and December 31, 2015)

CRIMINAL DUTY CALENDAR – LOS ANGELES ONLY The cut-off time to place a defendant on the criminal duty calendar on Friday, November 27, 2015, Thursday, December 24, 2015 and Thursday, December 31, 2015, will be 11:00 a.m.  The PIA/Initial calendar...

Thanksgiving Day Holiday

            On Thursday, November 26, 2015, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will be closed in recognition of the Thanksgiving Day Holiday.               On Friday, November 27, 2015, the Court will not be open,...

New and Amended Local Rules Effective December 1, 2015

The new and amended Local Civil Rules, Local Criminal Rules, and Local Rules Governing Bankruptcy Appeals, Cases, and Proceedings listed below will become effective December 1, 2015. Redlined versions of these rules, as well as complete copies of...

Veterans Day Holiday

On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will be closed in recognition of Veterans Day.  Normal service will resume on Thursday, November 12, 2015.   Have a pleasant and safe holiday.   Kiry...

Applications for Membership on the Capital Habeas Attorney Panel

Applications for membership on the Capital Habeas Attorney Panel for the Central District of California are now being accepted. ABOUT THE PANEL Habeas corpus petitions involving the death penalty that are not assigned to the Office of the Federal...

Columbus Day Holiday

On Monday, October 12, 2015, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Columbus Day.  Normal service will resume on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.     Kiry K. Gray Clerk of Court

Kiry K. Gray Appointed as Clerk of Court for the Central District of California

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Kiry K. Gray as Clerk of Court. Ms. Gray succeeds retired Clerk of Court Terry Nafisi.

Certificate of Good Standing

Attorneys may now request certificates of good standing electronically using the Court’s Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF).

Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective December 1, 2015

The Court has preliminarily approved amendments to the local rules listed below. Their proposed effective date is December 1, 2015. A redline of the proposed changes accompanies the electronic version of this notice and may also be found on the...

Karen L. Stevenson Appointed as United States Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Karen L. Stevenson as a United States Magistrate Judge.  Judge Stevenson, who was sworn in on August 10, 2015, will sit in Los Angeles in the Court’...

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