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.

Court Commemorates the Assumption of Chief Judgeship by New Chief Judge George H. King

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...

Relocation of Civil Intake Department in Western Division Spring Street Courthouse

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...

U.S. Magistrate Judge Vacancy Announcement and Application

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.

Increase in Certain Fees Listed on Electronic Public Access Fee Schedule

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...

Online Submission of Applications for Admission to the Bar of the Central District of California

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 Becomes Chief Judge for United States District Court, Central District of California

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,...

Flags Flown at Half-Staff in Honor of Victims of Attack in Benghazi

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,...

Two-hour Closure of Intake, Records & Fiscal Sections on September 14, 2012

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...

Reappointment of Part-Time United States Magistrate Judge Rita Coyne Federman

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...

Changes to the Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective December 1, 2012

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...

Passing of Senior District Judge Robert J. Kelleher

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. 

Passing of Former Magistrate Judge John C. Rayburn, Jr.

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...

Public Notice of Fee Increase for Exemplification

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

Changes to the Local Rules

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....

Pandemic Flu Threat

The District Court is doing its part to limit the spread of the flu virus. Terry Nafisi District Court Executive

Fee Increases

Effective November 1, 2011, the following District Court fees will be increased as follows:

Passing of Honorable Florence M. Cooper, U.S. District Court, Central District of California

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...

Passing of John R. "Jack" Kronenberg, Former U.S. Magistrate Judge for Central District of California

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...

U.S. District Court, Central District of California, to remain open in event of shutdown

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...

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