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.

Autumn D. Spaeth 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 Autumn D. Spaeth as a United States Magistrate Judge.  Judge Spaeth, who was sworn in on June 15, 2018, will sit in Santa Ana, the Court’s Southern...

Independence Day Holiday

On Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 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 Thursday, July 5, 2018.   *********************  Have a pleasant...

Maria A. Audero 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 Maria A. Audero as a United States Magistrate Judge.  Judge Audero, who was sworn in on June 11, 2018, will sit in Los Angeles, the Court’s Western...

Amended Local Rules Effective June 1, 2018

The amended Local Civil Rules listed below will become effective June 1, 2018.  A redlined version of these rules, as well as a complete copy of the Local Civil Rules that will be effective June 1, 2018, are available on the Court’s website and...

Relocation of Fiscal Department and Human Resources Office

Effective May 11, 2018, the Fiscal Department and Human Resources Office will be permanently relocated from the Spring Street Federal Courthouse, 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, California to the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and U.S....

Memorial Day Holiday

On Monday, May 28, 2018, 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 29, 2018.   ********************************** Have a...

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Michael R. Wilner

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 Michael R. Wilner to an additional eight (8) year term. Magistrate Judge Michael R. Wilner’s...

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym

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 Sheri Pym to an additional eight (8) year term. Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym’s term expires April...

Recruitment Notice for Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Trial Attorney Panel

THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT TRIAL ATTORNEY PANEL

Seeking Applications: Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives

The United States District Court, Central District of California, is currently accepting applications from qualified individuals interested in serving as Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives.  The selected Lawyer Representatives...

Solicitation for Multiple Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA)

Solicitation Number: USDC18_CRBPA Solicitation Posted: March 9, 2018 Proposals Due: Continuously Open

Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective June 1, 2018

The Court has preliminarily approved amendments to the local rules listed below. The proposed effective date is June 1, 2018. A redline of the proposed changes accompanies the electronic version of this notice and may also be found on the Court’s...

Attorney Admission and Pro Hac Vice Fees Increase

Effective July 1, 2018, the Schedule of Fees for admission to the Bar of this court will be increased as follows: Lawyers Admitted to the California Bar – Fewer than 3 Years:               $281 Lawyers Admitted to the California Bar – 3 or More...

Relocation of Civil Intake and Records Department

Effective, Monday, February 5, 2018, the Civil Intake and Records Department will be permanently relocated to the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, 255 East Temple Street, Room 180 (Terrace Level), Los Angeles, California....

Presidents' Day Holiday

On Monday, February 19, 2018, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Presidents’ Day. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.   ******************************...

Passing of the Honorable Arthur Nakazato

The United States District Court, Central District of California, mourns the loss of retired Magistrate Judge Arthur Nakazato, who passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at the age of 65. Judge Nakazato received his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude,...

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

On Monday, January 15, 2018, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, January 16, 2018...

Temporary Relocation of Criminal Duty Court

The criminal duty court in Los Angeles will be temporarily relocated to Courtroom 1 (Mezzanine Level) at the First Street Courthouse, 350 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, California from Monday, December 11 through Friday, December 15, 2017. 

2017 Holiday Schedule

On Tuesday, December 26, 2017, and Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 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 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to accept filing for emergency...

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