Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

Holiday Schedule

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On Friday, December 25, 2020, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will be closed in recognition of the Christmas holiday.

Limited service will resume on Monday, December 28, 2020 pursuant to the Court’s Order of the Chief Judge 20-179.

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On Thursday, December 24, 2020 and Thursday, December 31, 2020 the Clerk’s Office in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside will be available on a limited basis only.  To post a bond or submit an emergency, time-sensitive filing such as a temporary restraining order, call the following telephone numbers:

Los Angeles:     (213) 894-8288
Riverside:         (951) 328-4450
Santa Ana:        (714) 338-4760 or (714) 338-3958

For criminal duty court, only the Los Angeles location will be open and will be limited to emergency or urgent matters.  The cut-off time to place a defendant on the criminal duty calendar will be 1:00 p.m.  All matters intended to be heard on the duty calendar must have the necessary paperwork submitted to Criminal Intake by 1:00 p.m.  The duty calendar will be set for 1:00 p.m.

On Friday, January 1, 2021, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will be closed in recognition of New Year’s Day.

Limited service will resume on Monday, January 4, 2021 pursuant to the Court’s Order of the Chief Judge 20-179.

As a reminder, the court’s CM/ECF system is available 24/7 for electronic filing of documents.

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Have a pleasant and safe holiday.

Kiry K. Gray
District Court Executive/Clerk
of Court
December 11, 2020