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.

Request for Proposal for License for On-Site Copying Service

RFP Number: USDC15_OSCCLA The United States District Court, Central District of California, is seeking Open Market proposals from vendors interested in providing photocopying and related services of court records to the public. The services shall be...

Gail J. Standish Appointed as United States Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California

GAIL J. STANDISH 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 Gail J. Standish as United States Magistrate...

Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representative Applications

The United States District Court, Central District of California is seeking applications from qualified individuals interested in serving as Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives.   Interested persons should complete the...

Recruitment Notice for CJA Trial Attorney Panel

The Criminal Justice Act Trial Attorney Panel

Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective June 1, 2015

Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective June 1, 2015 The Court has preliminarily approved amendments to the Local Civil Rules listed below. Their proposed effective date is June 1, 2015. A redline of the proposed changes accompanies the...

Presidents' Day Holiday

On Monday, February 16, 2015, 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 17, 2015. Have a pleasant and safe holiday....

Open Market Request for Multiple Blanket Purchase Agreement

Posted: January 26, 2015 Closing Date: February 13, 2015 BPA Number:  USDC15_MOVINGSER The United States District Court, Central District of California is seeking vendors to accept the solicitation terms and conditions for moving and minor...

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

On Monday, January 19, 2015, 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 20, 2015.  Have a pleasant...

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 from 10:00 a...

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...

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