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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.

The Court has adopted the amended Local Civil Rules, amended Rules for Admiralty and Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture Actions, and amended Local Criminal Rules that are attached to this notice. These amended rules are effective June 1, 2012....
The District Court is doing its part to limit the spread of the flu virus. Terry Nafisi District Court Executive
Effective November 1, 2011, the following District Court fees will be increased as follows:
The United States District Court for the Central District of California regrets to announce the passing of Judge Florence-Marie Cooper, who died this morning at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California. Judge Cooper, who spent her entire...
The United States District Court, Central District of California, mourns the loss of former magistrate judge John R. “Jack” Kronenberg, who passed away on Friday, March 11, 2011, at the age of 87. He was appointed as a United States magistrate judge...
During any possible closure of Executive Branch offices of the Federal Government during the week of April 11, 2011, the United States District Court for the Central District of California will remain open. Litigants are advised to consult Court...
A traveling exhibit titled “Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America” will be on display from December 8, 2011 to February 14, 2012 in the foyer of the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse located at 255 East Temple Street in downtown Los...
The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Sheri Pym as a United States Magistrate Judge. Judge Pym was sworn in on April 15, 2011, filling the position vacated by Magistrate Judge Rosalyn M...
The United States District Court for the Central District of California has renewed the Magistrate Judge Civil Consent Pilot Project for an additional two years, with modifications to the deadlines by which the parties may voluntarily consent to the...
On March 15, 2012, the United States Senate confirmed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Michael W. Fitzgerald to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Fitzgerald, who was...
The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Michael R. Wilner as a United States Magistrate Judge. Judge Wilner was appointed on April 1, 2011, filling the position vacated by Magistrate Judge...
On April 25, 2011, former Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge John A. Kronstadt was sworn in as a federal district judge for the United States District Court, Central District of California. Judge Kronstadt was nominated by President Barack...
The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the selection of Jean Rosenbluth as a United States Magistrate Judge. She will sit in Santa Ana in the Court’s Southern Division beginning September 26, 2011, after...
In accordance with Local Rule 83-6, cell phones that have video or sound recording or photographic capabilities are prohibited in all court spaces within the federal courthouses located in the California Central District. Sherri R. Carter District...
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Effective July 3, 2006, the Clerk’s Offices in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will begin to accept credit cards (Mastercard/Visa, Discover, American Express) for filing fees and miscellaneous fees. Credit card payments may be made at all...
In a Discipline Order filed on June 20, 2006, a three judge panel of the Court imposed disciplinary sanctions on a member of the Bar. As part of the sanctions, the panel ordered that the Clerk of Court disseminate to the Bar and general public the...
Public Notice At its September 2007 session, the Judicial Conference approved a new policy regarding the availability of transcripts of court proceedings. Effective May 27, 2008, all ordered transcripts will be electronically filed by the court...
The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Magistrate Judge Suzanne H. Segal as Chief Magistrate Judge, which became effective January 1, 2012. She succeeds Magistrate Judge Stephen J....

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