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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 NOTICE FROM THE CLERK RE ADMINISTRATIVE HOLIDAY

            President Obama has issued an Executive Order declaring Friday December 26, 2014 an Administrative Holiday.  The Clerk’s Office in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside will be open on a limited basis only.  Court staff will be available...

Administrative Holiday, December 26, 2014

President Obama has issued an Executive Order declaring Friday December 26, 2014 an Administrative Holiday.  The Clerk’s Office, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be open on a limited basis only.  Court staff will be available from 10:00...

December Holidays

On Wednesday, December 24, 2014, the Clerk’s Office, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be open on a limited basis only.  Court staff will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to accept filing for emergency matters only in the Intake...

Criminal Duty Calendar (Administrative Days - November 28, December 24 and December 31, 2014

Criminal Duty (Bench and Document Duty) will be in Los Angeles Only The cut-off time to place a defendant on the criminal duty calendar on Friday, November 28, 2014, Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and Wednesday, December 31, 2014, will be 11:00 a.m. ...

Change to the Miscellaneous Fee Schedule Effective December 1, 2014

Effective December 1, 2014, the Schedule of Fees for services provided by the Court will be amended to include the $25 processing fee that has long been assessed for each violation notice processed through the Central Violations Bureau.  Though...

Passing of the Honorable J. Spencer Letts

PRESS RELEASE: November 14, 2014 Chief Judge George H. King announced that Senior District Judge J. Spencer Letts passed away on Monday, November 10, 2014. Judge Letts was born on December 19, 1934 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Change in Deadline to File Satisfaction of Bond Documents

Beginning November 17, 2014, the deadline for filing documents to satisfy bond conditions will change from 4:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Documents should be filed in the Western District at Criminal Intake, located in the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building...

Thanksgiving Day Holiday

On Thursday, November 27, 2014, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will be closed in recognition of the Thanksgiving Day Holiday.   On Friday, November 28, 2014, the Court will not be open, except for criminal duty in...

Attorneys Required to File New Civil Actions Electronically, Effective December 1, 2014

Beginning December 1, 2014, attorneys filing new civil actions will be required by amended Local Rule 3-2 to file their case-initiating document(s) electronically, using the Court’s Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF), unless...

Amended Local Rules Effective December 1, 2014

The new and amended Local Civil Rules and Local Criminal Rules listed below will become effective December 1, 2014. Redlined versions of these rules, as well as complete copies of the Local Civil Rules and Local Criminal Rules that will be...

Veteran's Day Holiday

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will be closed in recognition of Veteran’s Day.  Normal service will resume on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Have a pleasant and safe holiday. Terry...

Columbus Day Holiday

On Monday, October 13, 2014, 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 14, 2014...

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of U.S. Magistrate Judge Rosenberg

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment ofUnited States Magistrate JudgeAlicia G. Rosenberg (March 12, 2015) Notice is hereby given that a panel of citizens has been established to submit a recommendation to the Court regarding the...

Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective December 1, 2014

Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective December 1, 2014 The Court has preliminarily approved the new and amended Local Civil and Criminal Rules that accompany this notice. The proposed effective date for these rules is December 1, 2014...

Andre Birotte, Jr. Sworn in as United States District Judge

ANDRÉ BIROTTE JR. SWORN IN AS UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

Labor Day Holiday Notice

On Monday, September 1, 2014, 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 2, 2014 Have a pleasant and safe holiday. Terrry...

CVB Online Traffic School Request

On Monday, July 14, 2014, the Central District of California will launch an exciting new pilot program in the Eastern Division – the first program of its kind in the nation. The new program will allow individuals who receive tickets for traffic...

Kenly Kiya Kato Selected As United States Magistrate Judge For Central District Of California

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA PRESS RELEASE Release Date: July 1, 2014                                                                             KENLY KIYA KATO SELECTED AS UNITED STATES

Passing of The Honorable Alicemarie Huber Stotler

PRESS RELEASE Release Date: June 10, 2014

Independence Day Holiday Notice

On Friday, July 4, 2014, the United States District Court, Central District of California, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Independence Day.  Normal service will resume Monday, July 7, 2014. Have a pleasant...

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