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.

Washington's Birthday

On Monday, February 19, 2024, the United States District Court and the Probation and Pretrial Services Office, in the Western, Eastern, and Southern Divisions, will be closed in recognition of Washington’s Birthday.  Normal service will resume on...

Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective June 1, 2024

The Court preliminarily has approved amendments to the local rules listed below.  The proposed effective date is June 1, 2024.  A redline of the proposed changes accompanies the electronic version of this notice and can also be found on the Court’s...

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

On Monday, January 15, 2024, the United States District Court and the Probation and Pretrial Services Office, in the Western, Eastern, and Southern Divisions, will be closed in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.  Normal service will...

Brian D. Karth Appointed as District Court Executive and Clerk of Court for the Central District of California

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Brian D. Karth as District Court Executive and Clerk of Court.  Mr. Karth succeeds retired District Court Executive and Clerk of Court Kiry K. Gray.

Holiday Schedule

On Monday, December 25, 2023, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will be closed in recognition of the Christmas holiday. Regular service will resume on Tuesday, December 26, 2023. *********************************

David T. Bristow 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 David T. Bristow as a United States Magistrate Judge.  Judge Bristow, who was sworn in on November 22, 2023, will preside over matters in Riverside...

Senate Confirms Mónica Ramírez Almadani as United States District Judge for the Central District of California

On November 9, 2023, the United States Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s nomination of Mónica Ramírez Almadani to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  Ramírez Almadani...

Thanksgiving Day

On Thursday, November 23, 2023 and Friday, November 24, 2023, the United States District Court and Probation and Pretrial Services Office, in the Western, Eastern, and Southern Divisions, will be closed in recognition of the Thanksgiving Day holiday...

Senate Confirms Magistrate Judge Kenly Kiya Kato as United States District Judge for the Central District of California

On November 7, 2023, the United States Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s nomination of Magistrate Judge Kenly Kiya Kato to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  Judge...

Changes to the District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1914, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved several changes to the district court miscellaneous fee schedule, effective December 1, 2023.  The amended Schedule of Fees will be available on the Court’s website.

Veterans Day

On Friday, November 10, 2023, the United States District Court and the Probation and Pretrial Services Office, in the Western, Eastern, and Southern Divisions, will be closed in observance of Veterans Day. Normal service will resume on Monday,...

Termination of the Patent Program, Effective March 30, 2024

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces that the Court’s Patent Program will be terminated, effective March 30, 2024.  Judges participating in the Patent Program will continue to accept transfers of patent...

Columbus Day

On Monday, October 9, 2023, the United States District Court and the Probation and Pretrial Services Office, in the Western, Eastern, and Southern Divisions, will be closed in recognition of Columbus Day. Normal service will resume on Tuesday,...

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Steve Kim

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 Steve Kim to an additional eight (8) year term.  Magistrate Judge Kim’s term expires April 10,...

Relocation of Criminal Duty Courtroom

Effective August 21, 2023, the Criminal Duty Courtroom will relocate to Courtroom 640 on the 6th floor at the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and United States Courthouse (“Roybal Courthouse”). All initial appearances will be conducted in person...

Labor Day

On Monday, September 4, 2023, the United States District Court and the Probation and Pretrial Services Office, in the Western, Eastern, and Southern Divisions, will be closed in recognition of Labor Day. Normal service will resume on Tuesday,...

Seeking Applications: Attorney 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 Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel.  This recruitment seeks to replace...

A. Joel Richlin 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 A. Joel Richlin as a United States Magistrate Judge.  Judge Richlin, who was sworn in on July 31, 2023, will preside over matters in Los Angeles in...

Stephanie S. Christensen 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 Stephanie S. Christensen as a United States Magistrate Judge.  Judge Christensen, who was sworn in on July 5, 2023, will preside over matters in Los...

Independence Day

On Tuesday, July 4, 2023, the United States District Court and the Probation and Pretrial Services Office, in the Western, Eastern, and Southern Divisions, will be closed in recognition of Independence Day. Normal service will resume on Wednesday,...

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