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.

Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at approximately 10:00 a.m., the Clerk’s Office will randomly draw - using electronic data processing procedures - a fair cross section of the citizens residing in the counties within the...
The Local Civil Rules, Local Rules for Admiralty and Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture Actions, Local Criminal Rules, and Local Rules Governing Bankruptcy Appeals, Cases, and Proceedings that will be effective December 1, 2012, have been posted...
On Thursday, December 6, 2012, the Intake, Records and Fiscal Sections of the Central District of California will be closed from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. For emergency filing matters only during this closure, please contact Intake Section staff as...
On Monday, December 24, 2012, 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 filings for emergency matters only in the Intake...
The hearing in USA v. Youssef, 09-cr-00617-CAS, that was previously scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on November 9, 2012, has been rescheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.  A limited number of seats will be available in Courtroom 890 of the...
Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of the Following United States Magistrate Judges:        Ralph Zarefsky (July 29, 2013) Margaret A. Nagle (July 24, 2013)
On September 28, 2012, a ceremony was held at the Spring Street Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles to commemorate the passing of the gavel and the title and duties of Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of...
Effective September 28, 2012, the Civil Intake Department in the Western Division Spring Street Courthouse will be relocated to Room G-8.  Room G-8 is located on the south side of the Main Street entrance near the down escalator bank.  Public hours...
The United States Judicial Conference has authorized the appointment of one or more full-time United States Magistrate Judges for the Central District of California. This posting has now closed.
The Judicial Conference of the United States has approved increases to certain fees listed on the Electronic Public Access Fee Schedule (form G-72, page 4).  Effective October 1, 2012, the Electronic Public Access Fee Schedule is amended as follows...
Effective September 17, 2012, applications for attorney admissions in the Central District of California will be accepted electronically.  The process begins by completing Form G-60, Application for Admission to the Bar of the Central District of...
District Judge George H. King will assume the office of Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California at the close of business on Friday, September 14, 2012.  He will succeed the Honorable Audrey B. Collins,...
In response to President Barack Obama’s presidential proclamation, the flag of the United States at all courthouses of the United States District Court for the Central District of California shall be flown at half-staff until sunset, September 16,...
On Friday, September 14, 2012, the Intake, Records and Fiscal Sections of the Central District of California will be closed from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  For emergency filing matters only during this closure, please contact Intake Section staff as...
As stated in General Order No. 12-06, Rita Coyne Federman has been reappointed as a part-time Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California for a term of four years beginning on December 26, 2012, when her current term is scheduled to...
The Court has preliminarily approved the amended Local Civil Rules, amended Local Rules for Admiralty and Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture Actions, and amended Local Rules Governing Bankruptcy Appeals, Cases, and Proceedings that are attached to...
Chief Judge Audrey B. Collins announced the passing of Senior District Judge Robert J. Kelleher, who died Wednesday morning, June 20, 2012. Judge Kelleher, who was 99 at the time of his death, was the oldest-serving federal judge in the nation. 
The United States District Court, Central District of California, mourns the loss of former magistrate judge John C. Rayburn, Jr., who passed away on Monday, May 14, 2012, at the age of 52.  He was appointed as a United States magistrate judge for...
Notice is hereby given that effective June 1, 2012, the fee for exemplification of any document  will increase from $18 to $21. Terry Nafisi Clerk of Court

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