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.

Seeking Applications: Merit Selection Panel Members

The United States District Court, Central District of California, is currently accepting applications from qualified attorneys interested in serving on the Central District’s Merit Selection Panel.  The Panel’s function is to: (1) evaluate and...

Hemant H. (Shashi) Kewalramani 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 Hemant H. (Shashi) Kewalramani as a United States Magistrate Judge.  Judge Kewalramani, who was sworn in on August 10, 2017, will sit in Riverside,...

Labor Day Holiday

On Monday, September 4, 2017, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Labor Day. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.   ********************* Have a pleasant...

Independence Day Holiday

On Tuesday, July 4, 2017, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Independence Day. Normal service will resume on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.   ********************* Have a pleasant...

Passing of the Honorable Stephen J. Hillman

The United States District Court, Central District of California, mourns the loss of retired Chief Magistrate Judge Emeritus Stephen J. Hillman, who passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the age of 67. Judge Hillman was appointed as a United States...

Seeking Applications: Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives

The United States District Court, Central District of California, is currently accepting applications from qualified individuals interested in serving as Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives.  The selected Lawyer Representatives...

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Suzanne H. Segal

Notice is hereby given that a panel of citizens has been established to submit a recommendation to the Court regarding the matter of the reappointment of Suzanne H. Segal to an additional eight (8) year term. The current term of Magistrate Judge...

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Louise A. LaMothe

Notice is hereby given that a panel of citizens has been established to submit a recommendation to the Court regarding the matter of the reappointment of Louise A. LaMothe to an additional four (4) year term. The current term of Magistrate Judge...

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Paul L. Abrams

Notice is hereby given that a panel of citizens has been established to submit a recommendation to the Court regarding the matter of the reappointment of Paul L. Abrams to an additional eight (8) year term. The current term of Magistrate Judge Paul...

Memorial Day Holiday

On Monday, May 29, 2017, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Memorial Day. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.   **********************************Have a...

Recruitment Notice for Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Trial Attorney Panel

THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT TRIAL ATTORNEY PANEL

Seeking Applications: Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives

The United States District Court, Central District of California, is currently accepting applications from qualified individuals interested in serving as Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives.  The selected Lawyer Representatives...

John Early 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 John Early as a United States Magistrate Judge.  Judge Early, who was sworn in on February 22, 2017, will sit in Santa Ana, the Court’s Southern...

Attorney Admission Fee Increase

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1914(b), the Judicial Conference of the United States approved several changes to the district court miscellaneous fee schedule, effective December 1, 2016.  One of the changes is the fee for original admission of attorneys...

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge John E. McDermott

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge John E. McDermott Notice is hereby given that a panel of citizens has been established to submit a recommendation to the Court regarding the matter of the...

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Patrick J. Walsh

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Patrick J. Walsh Notice is hereby given that a panel of citizens has been established to submit a recommendation to the Court regarding the matter of the...

Presidents' Day Holiday

On Monday, February 20, 2017, the United States District Court for the Central District of California will be closed in recognition of Presidents’ Day. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, February 21, 2017...

Passing of the Honorable Robert J. Timlin

Chief Judge Virginia A. Phillips announced the passing of Senior District Judge Robert J. Timlin on January 18, 2017.  Judge Timlin was 84 years old.

Closure of Main St. Entrance (Los Angeles)

Due to the ongoing move of judges and personnel of the United States District Court for the Central District of California out of the United States Courthouse located at 312 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, California, one of the two public entrances...

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

On Monday, January 16, 2017, 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 17, 2017.

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