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.

Disbarment of Attorney Arshak Bartoumian

  Pursuant to Local Rule 83-3.1.4, the Clerk posts this notice that attorney Arshak Bartoumian (California State Bar #210370) has been disbarred from the practice of law before this Court, effective February 27, 2014.  See In re Bartoumian, 14-cv-...

Attorney Case-Opening Pilot Project

The Court has expanded the Attorney Case-Opening Pilot Project, which allows for the electronic filing of new civil cases. Beginning February 18, 2014, attorneys may file almost all new civil cases online, using the Court’s CM/ECF System. Under the ...

Changes to the Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective 6/1/2014

Changes to the Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective June 1, 2014 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, 2014. The...

RFQ Notice

The United States District Court, Central District of California, requests proposals for Ground Transportation with Armed Security Escort Service. The Request for Quote (RFQ) number is USDC14_ArmedTrans. The RFQ may be requested by contacting the...

Presidents' Day Holiday

On Monday, February 17, 2014, 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 18, 2014. ******************************  ...

Louise A. LaMothe Selected as United States Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the selection of Louise A. LaMothe as United States Magistrate Judge. Judge LaMothe, who was sworn in on January 10, will sit in Santa Barbara in the Court’s...

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Holiday Notice

On Monday, January 20, 2014, 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 21, 2014...

December Holiday Notice

On Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 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 filing for emergency matters only in the Intake...

Amended Notice re Changes to the Federal Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule

  Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1914(b), the Judicial Conference of the United States approved several changes to the federal court miscellaneous fee schedule, effective December 1, 2013:  Increased the Notice of Appeals fee from $455 to $505....

Changes to Federal Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule Effective December 1, 2013

  Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1914(b), the Judicial Conference of the United States approved several changes to the federal court miscellaneous fee schedule, effective December 1, 2013:   Increased the Notice of Appeals fee from $455 to $505....

Thanksgiving Day Holiday Notice

On Thursday, November 28, 2013, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will be closed in recognition of the Thanksgiving Day Holiday. On Friday, November 29, 2013, the Court will not be open, except for criminal duty in...

Amended Local Rules Effective December 1, 2013

The Local Civil Rules, Local Criminal Rules, and Local Rules Governing Bankruptcy Appeals, Cases, and Proceedings that are listed below have been amended, effective December 1, 2013. The amended rules are available on the Court’s website and...

Order of the Chief Judge re End of Shutdown

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA   IN THE MATTER OF RESUMPTION OF REGULAR COURT OPERATIONS AND LEAVE AND ATTENDANCE POLICIES ORDER OF THE CHIEF JUDGE ​ NO. 13-115 (Rescinds Order of the Chief Judge No. 13-113)

Veteran's Day Holiday

On Monday, November 11, 2013, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will be closed in recognition of Veteran’s Day.  Normal service will resume on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Have a pleasant and safe holiday.   Terry...

Order of the Chief Judge re Government Shutdown

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA IN RE:   OPERATING THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA IN THE  ABSENCE OF AN APPROPRIATION  OR CONTINUING RESOLUTION ORDER OF THE...

Attorney Case-Opening Pilot Project

 The Court has established a pilot project which allows for the electronic filing of new civil cases.  Beginning October 7, 2013, attorneys may open new civil cases in the CM/ECF System and file both new and amended complaints electronically in the...

Notice re Government Shutdown

In the event of any possible closure of Executive Branch offices of the Federal Government that may occur this week, the United States District Court for the Central District of California will remain open as usual. Further notice will be given in...

Alka Sagar and Douglas F. McCormick Selected as United States Magistrate Judges for Central District of California

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the selection of Alka Sagar and Douglas F. McCormick as United States Magistrate Judges.  Judge Sagar, who became the first Indian-American female federal judge in the...

Two-Hour Closure of Intake, Records and Fiscal on September 4, 2013

On Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 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...

UPDATE to Notice From The Clerk Re Immediate Need to Change Internet Service Provider Address

A Notice from the Clerk was issued on August 14, 2013 advising you to add new IP addresses to your e-mail white lists to ensure that you continue to receive your Notices of Electronic Filing (NEFs).  There is an indication that many Internet Service...

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