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.

New and Amended Local Rules Effective December 1, 2015

The new and amended Local Civil Rules, Local Criminal Rules, and Local Rules Governing Bankruptcy Appeals, Cases, and Proceedings listed below will become effective December 1, 2015. Redlined versions of these rules, as well as complete copies of...

Veterans Day Holiday

On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will be closed in recognition of Veterans Day.  Normal service will resume on Thursday, November 12, 2015.   Have a pleasant and safe holiday.   Kiry...

Applications for Membership on the Capital Habeas Attorney Panel

Applications for membership on the Capital Habeas Attorney Panel for the Central District of California are now being accepted. ABOUT THE PANEL Habeas corpus petitions involving the death penalty that are not assigned to the Office of the Federal...

Columbus Day Holiday

On Monday, October 12, 2015, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Columbus Day.  Normal service will resume on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.     Kiry K. Gray Clerk of Court

Kiry K. Gray Appointed as Clerk of Court for the Central District of California

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Kiry K. Gray as Clerk of Court. Ms. Gray succeeds retired Clerk of Court Terry Nafisi.

Certificate of Good Standing

Attorneys may now request certificates of good standing electronically using the Court’s Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF).

Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective December 1, 2015

The Court has preliminarily approved amendments to the local rules listed below. Their proposed effective date is December 1, 2015. A redline of the proposed changes accompanies the electronic version of this notice and may also be found on the...

Karen L. Stevenson 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 Karen L. Stevenson as a United States Magistrate Judge.  Judge Stevenson, who was sworn in on August 10, 2015, will sit in Los Angeles in the Court’...

Request for Proposals for Daily Courier Services

RFP NUMBER: USDC16_DAILYCOURIER RFP Posted: August 06, 2015 Questions Due: August 11, 2015 by 2:00 p.m. local time Proposals Due:

Open Market Request for Proposal (RFP) Services

RFP NUMBER: USDC16_JURORPARKING RFP Posted: July 30, 2015 Questions Due: August 06, 2015 by 2:00 p.m. local time Proposals Due:

Karen E. Scott 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 Karen E. (Walter) Scott as United States Magistrate Judge.  Judge Scott, who was sworn in on July 28, 2015, will sit in Santa Ana in the Court’s...

Labor Day Holiday

On Monday, September 7, 2015, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will be closed in recognition of Labor Day.  Normal service will resume on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.   Have a pleasant and safe holiday.   Kiry K. Gray...

Alexander F. MacKinnon Appointed as United States Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California

      Press Release Date: July 20, 2015             ALEXANDER F. MACKINNON APPOINTED AS UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA  

Attorneys Required to File New Civil Miscellaneous Cases Electronically, Effective July 20, 2015

Since December 1, 2014, attorneys filing new civil actions in the Central District of California have been required by Local Rule 3-2 to file their case-initiating documents electronically, using the Court’s Case Management/Electronic Case Filing...

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

Effective August 1, 2015, applications for attorney admissions in the Central District of California will only be accepted electronically.  The online submission is an easy two-step process.  First, complete Form G-60, Application for Admission to...

Request for Proposals for Armed Courier Services

RFP NUMBER: USDC16_FISCALCOURIER RFP Posted: June 11, 2015 Questions Due: June 26, 2015 by 2:00 p.m. local time Proposals Due:

Independence Day

On Friday, July 3, 2015, 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 Monday, July 6, 2015...

Order of the Chief Judge re Appointment of Kiry K Gray as Acting Clerk of Court

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA   IN RE: APPOINTMENT OF KIRY K. GRAY AS ACTING CLERK OF COURT ORDER OF THE CHIEF JUDGE​ 15-017

Order of the Chief Judge re Temporary Assignment of Clerk of Court Duties

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA   IN RE: TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT OF CLERK OF COURT DUTIES TO KIRY K. GRAY ORDER OF THE CHIEF JUDGE​ 15-016

Passing of the Honorable Mariana R. Pfaelzer

Passing of the Honorable Mariana R. Pfaelzer Senior United States District Judge Central District of California Chief Judge George H. King announced the passing of Senior District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer on May 14, 2015.  Judge Pfaelzer was 89...

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