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.

 The Court has established a pilot project which allows for the electronic filing of new civil cases.  Beginning October 7, 2013, attorneys may open new civil cases in the CM/ECF System and file both new and amended complaints electronically in...

In the event of any possible closure of Executive Branch offices of the Federal Government that may occur this week, the United States District Court for the Central District of California will remain open as usual. Further notice will be given...

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the selection of Alka Sagar and Douglas F. McCormick as United States Magistrate Judges.  Judge Sagar, who became the first Indian-American female federal judge in...

On Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 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...

A Notice from the Clerk was issued on August 14, 2013 advising you to add new IP addresses to your e-mail white lists to ensure that you continue to receive your Notices of Electronic Filing (NEFs).  There is an indication that many Internet...

The Court has preliminarily approved the amended Local Civil Rules, Local Criminal Rules, and Local Rules Governing Bankruptcy Appeals, Cases, and Proceedings that accompany this notice. The proposed effective date for these amended rules is...

The Administrative Office of the U. S. Courts moved the location of its CM/ECF Data Center. This move has necessitated a change in the gateway Internet Provider (IP) addresses. 

To ensure that you continue to receive your Notices of...

Beginning July 8, 2013, a pilot project will go into effect for the electronic submission and filing of under seal documents. This pilot project will be limited solely to cases before participating judges of...

Due to the successful implementation of extreme conservation efforts in expenditures, the United States District Court, Central District of California, has cancelled the remaining Reduced Service Days on which staff would have been furloughed and...

On Thursday, July 4, 2013, 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, 2013.

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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...

Public Notice Of Intent To Consider The Reappointment of
The Following United States Magistrate Judges:
Jacqueline Chooljian (January 8, 2014)
Frederick M. Mumm (April 2, 2014)
 

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...

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