Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

 

Orders Of The Chief Judge

Order Of The Chief Judge 22-096
Use Of Video And Telephonic Conference Technology In Certain Criminal Proceedings

Order Of The Chief Judge 22-045
Use Of Video And Telephonic Conference Technology In Certain Criminal Proceedings (Extended)

Order Of The Chief Judge 22-004
Resumption of Jury Trials on February 22, 2022

Order Of The Chief Judge 22-002
Extension of the Temporary Suspension of Jury Trials

Order Of The Chief Judge 22-001
Temporary Suspension of Jury Trials

Order Of The Chief Judge 21-124
Use Of Video And Telephonic Conference Technology In Certain Criminal Proceedings (Extended)

Order Of The Chief Judge 21-105
Use Of Video And Telephonic Conference Technology In Certain Criminal Proceedings (Extended)

Order Of The Chief Judge 21-073
Use Of Video And Telephonic Conference Technology In Certain Criminal Proceedings (Extended)

Order Of The Chief Judge 21-065
Use Of Video And Telephonic Conference Technology In Certain Criminal Proceedings (Extended)

Order Of The Chief Judge 21-060
Use Of Video And Telephonic Conference Technology In Certain Criminal Proceedings (Extended)

Order Of The Chief Judge 21-037
Order Lifting The Stay Of Civil Matters Involving The Commissioner Of Social Security As A Party Under 42 U.S.C. § 405(g)

Order Of The Chief Judge 21-031
Use Of Video And Telephonic Conference Technology In Certain Criminal Proceedings (Extended)

Order Of The Chief Judge 21-002
Extension Of Continuity Of Operations Plan

Order Of The Chief Judge 20-186
Use Of Video And Telephonic Conference Technology In Certain Criminal Proceedings (Extended)

Order Of The Chief Judge 20-179
Activation of Continuity of Operations Plan

Order Of The Chief Judge 20-097
Use Of Video And Telephonic Conference Technology In Certain Criminal Proceedings (Extended)

Order Of The Chief Judge 20-095
Continued Suspension of Naturalization Ceremonies

Order Of The Chief Judge 20-080
Use Of Video And Telephonic Conference Technology In Certain Criminal Proceedings (Extended)

Order Of The Chief Judge 20-074
Order Staying Civil Matters Involving The Commissioner of Social Security as a Party Under 42 U.s.c. § 405(G)

Order Of The Chief Judge 20-044
Suspension Of Grand Juries

Order Of The Chief Judge 20-043
Use Of Video And Telephonic Conference Technology In Certain Criminal Proceedings

Order Of The Chief Judge 20-042
Activation Of Continuity Of Operations Plan

 

General Orders

General Order 22-01
In Re Coronavirus Public Emergency Order Concerning Access to Court Facilities (Supersedes GO 20-03)

General Order 21-17
In Re Coronavirus Public Emergency Order Concerning Policy Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing (General Order No. 21-17)

General Order 21-08
In Re Coronavirus Public Emergency Order Concerning Phased Reopening Of The Court (Supersedes General Order No. 21-07, General Order No. 21-06, General Order No. 21-03, and Order of the Chief Judge No. 20-078)

General Order 20-15
In Re Coronavirus Public Emergency Order Concerning the Southern Division’s Operations (Supersedes General Order No. 20-12)

General Order 20-12
In Re Coronavirus Public Emergency Order Concerning Reopening of the Southern Division (Supersedes, in part, General Order No. 20-09)

General Order 20-09
In Re Coronavirus Public Emergency Order Concerning Phased Reopening of the Court (Supersedes Amended General Order No. 20-08)

General Order 20-08 Amended
In Re Coronavirus Public Emergency Order Concerning Phased Reopening of the Court (Supersedes General Order No. 20-05)

General Order 20-05
Jury Trials and Other Proceedings

General Order 20-03
Access to Court Facilities

 

Press Release and Notice

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I am a pro se litigant and I usually bring my documents to the courthouse to file in person – but I do have computer and internet access. Do I have options other than mail for submitting documents?

    Yes.  You may submit your documents to the Court electronically through the Electronic Document Submission System (“EDSS”).  You may also apply for permission to e-file documents directly into the Court’s Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (“CM/ECF”) System in a particular case.  For more information, see http://www.cacd.uscourts.gov/e-filing/electronic-filing-and-case-access-people-without-lawyers. The courthouses are open and you may also submit documents to the clerk’s office intake windows.

  • For criminal duty matters conducted at the Roybal Courthouse, may a family member or member of the media attend the hearing?

    Yes. Everyone in the courtroom must follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent guidance regarding face coverings and masks.

  • Will in-person hearings be held in any civil or criminal matters?


    In-person hearings will be permitted in all matters at the discretion of the assigned judge. In civil matters, hearings by video or telephonic conference may continue to be held at the discretion of the assigned judge. Hearings by video or telephonic conference may continue to be held in certain criminal matters per Order of the Chief Judge No. 20-043 and Order of the Chief Judge No. 21-060, unless the findings and authorizations in the Orders are subsequently terminated. Criminal bench duty matters will be held by video or telephonic conference with the defendant’s consent and in-court absent consent through July 15, 2021. Effective July 16, 2021, all criminal bench duty matters will be held in-person.

  • Should we expect instructions from the court regarding telephone or video conferences for civil hearings during the COOP period, or does counsel need to make a request for civil hearings to proceed by telephone or video conference?

    Counsel will receive notice from the Court if the matter will go forward by video or telephonic conference.

  • I have received a jury summons. Do I need to respond?

    Yes, you must respond to your jury summons.  You must complete and submit a Juror Qualification Questionnaire within 10 days.  Please visit our website at www.cacd.uscourts.gov/jury.

  • I have jury service scheduled; will I be required to report for jury service?

    Yes. The Court has resumed normal operations including jury trials.

  • I need to submit a pro hac vice application but am unable to obtain a certificates of good standing due to COVID-19. Are certificates of good standing still required for submitting pro hac vice applications?

    You should prepare a declaration that the court you need a certificate of good standing from is closed or is not issuing certificates of good standing due to COVID-19 and attach the declaration to your application.

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