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.

Amended Local Rules Effective December 1, 2017

The amended Local Civil Rule listed below will become effective December 1, 2017. A redlined version of this rule, as well as a complete copy of the Local Civil Rules that will be effective December 1, 2017, are available on the Court’s website and...

Thanksgiving Day Holiday

On Thursday, November 23, 2017 and Friday, November 24, 2017, 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 27, 2017...

Veterans Day Holiday

On Friday, November 10, 2017, 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 Monday, November 13, 2017.   Kiry K. Gray District Court Executive...

Passing of the Honorable Beverly Reid O'Connell

Chief Judge Virginia A. Phillips announced the passing of District Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell on October 8, 2017.  Judge O’Connell was 52 years old.

Herman Leonard Exhibition

The United States District Court is sponsoring a photo exhibition of legendary jazz photographer Herman Leonard’s Pillars of Jazz at the 1st Street Federal Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles.  Photographs of jazz legends Duke Ellington, Ella...

Media Credentials for the Exhibition and Reception of Herman Leonard’s Pillars of Jazz

The United States District Court for the Central District of California is sponsoring an Exhibition of Herman Leonard’s Pillars of Jazz and a reception on September 28, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the 1st Street Courthouse in downtown Los...

Open Market Request for Multiple Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA)

BPA NUMBER: USDC18_MOVINGSER BPA Posted: September 18, 2017 Proposals Due: March 26, 2017 by 2:00 p.m. PST

Herman Leonard's Pillars of Jazz at the 1st Street Federal Courthouse

Legendary jazz photographer Herman Leonard shot virtually every giant of jazz from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis.  His haunting smoke-filled iconic portraits documented the birth of bebop.  “He was a master of jazz, except his instrument was a...

Columbus Day Holiday

On Monday, October 9, 2017, 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 10, 2017.   ********************* Have a pleasant...

Two-Hour Closure of Intake, Records and Fiscal Departments on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, the Customer Service Window at the First Street Courthouse as well as the Intake, Records and Fiscal Departments in all three divisions of the Central District of California will be closed from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m...

Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective December 1, 2017

The Court has preliminarily approved amendments to the local rule listed below.  The proposed effective date is December 1, 2017.  A redline of the proposed changes accompanies the electronic version of this notice and may also be found on the Court...

Seeking Applications: Merit Selection Panel Members

The United States District Court, Central District of California, is currently accepting applications from qualified attorneys interested in serving on the Central District’s Merit Selection Panel.  The Panel’s function is to: (1) evaluate and...

Hemant H. (Shashi) Kewalramani 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 Hemant H. (Shashi) Kewalramani as a United States Magistrate Judge.  Judge Kewalramani, who was sworn in on August 10, 2017, will sit in Riverside,...

Labor Day Holiday

On Monday, September 4, 2017, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Labor Day. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.   ********************* Have a pleasant...

Independence Day Holiday

On Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 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 Wednesday, July 5, 2017.   ********************* Have a pleasant...

Passing of the Honorable Stephen J. Hillman

The United States District Court, Central District of California, mourns the loss of retired Chief Magistrate Judge Emeritus Stephen J. Hillman, who passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the age of 67. Judge Hillman was appointed as a United States...

Seeking Applications: 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...

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Suzanne H. Segal

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 Suzanne H. Segal 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 Louise A. LaMothe

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 Louise A. LaMothe to an additional four (4) year term. The current term of Magistrate Judge...

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