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.

Transitioning back to civilian life can pose many challenges for our returning veterans.  Suddenly faced with reentering the civilian workforce in a recovering economy, the biggest challenge for many will be to find employment in a very tight job...

Although Congress averted the fiscal cliff by passing the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 on January 1, it left unresolved the "sequestration" spending cuts portion of the problem, both long term and regarding the Fiscal Year 2013 budget. ...

     The Court has preliminarily approved the amended Local Civil and Criminal Rules that accompany this notice.  The proposed effective date for these amended rules is June 1, 2013.  The amended rules are posted on the Court’s website, and...

The Central District of California was upgraded to CM/ECF Version 5 on February 19, 2013.  One of the new features requires users to create more secure passwords.  After logging in with your current password, a pop-up message will instruct you to...

On Monday, February 18, 2013, 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 19, 2013.

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Senior District Judge A. Howard Matz has announced that he will retire from the bench of the United States District Court for the Central District of California effective April 1, 2013, after serving on the Court for nearly 15 years.  Judge Matz...

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has appointed part-time United States Magistrate Judge Rita C. Federman to a judgeship on the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court.  For more details, please see the ...

On December 17, 2012, by voice vote, the United States Senate confirmed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Magistrate Judge Fernando M. Olguin to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Central District...

On December 11, 2012, the United States Senate confirmed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Jesus G. Bernal to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  Bernal, who was...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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. 

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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.

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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...

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...

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