Notices from the Clerk

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.

Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective December 1, 2016

The Court has preliminarily approved amendments to the local rules listed below. Their proposed effective date is December 1, 2016. A redline of the proposed changes accompanies the electronic version of this notice and may also be found on the...

Labor Day Holiday

On Monday, September 5, 2016, 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 6, 2016.

Attorney Certificates

Attorneys may now request duplicate admission certificates, certificates re: search for grievances, and verification of admission electronically using the Court’s Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) System.  The required fees must be...

Judge Virginia A. Phillips Succeeds Judge George H. King as Chief Judge

Effective July 1, 2016, the Honorable George H. King, having served as Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California since September 14, 2012, has ended his tenure as Chief Judge and again takes up service as...

Seeking Applications: Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives

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

Independence Day Holiday

On Monday, July 4, 2016, 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 Tuesday, July 5, 2016...

Expanded Public Hours

The United States District Court, Central District of California, is expanding the public hours of the Clerk’s Office.   Effective July 1, 2016, the Clerk’s Office in the Court’s Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and Riverside courthouses will be open from 9:...

Seeking Applications: Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives

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

Memorial Day Holiday

On Monday, May 30, 2016, 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 31, 2016...

Presidents' Day Holiday

On Monday, February 15, 2016, 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 16, 2016...

Notice from the Clerk re Submission of Certain Prisoner Filings

On November 16, 2015, the Court adopted General Order 15-09, regarding a Pilot Project for the Submission of Certain Prisoner Filings Through Electronic Mail (“Pilot Project”).  Under the General Order, unrepresented prisoners at the California...

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday Holiday

On Monday, January 18, 2016, 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 19, 2016...

December Holidays

On Thursday, December 24, 2015 and Thursday, December 31, 2015, 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...

Attorneys Required to Electronically File Most Sealed Documents, Effective December 1, 2015

Significant Changes to the Court’s Local Rules Regarding the Submission of Sealed and In Camera Documents in Civil Cases Will Be Effective December 1, 2015 Attorneys Will Be Required to Electronically File Most Sealed Documents

Criminal Duty Calendar - Los Angeles Only (Administrative Leave Days - November 27, December 24 and December 31, 2015)

CRIMINAL DUTY CALENDAR – LOS ANGELES ONLY The cut-off time to place a defendant on the criminal duty calendar on Friday, November 27, 2015, Thursday, December 24, 2015 and Thursday, December 31, 2015, will be 11:00 a.m.  The PIA/Initial calendar...

Thanksgiving Day Holiday

            On Thursday, November 26, 2015, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will be closed in recognition of the Thanksgiving Day Holiday.               On Friday, November 27, 2015, the Court will not be open,...

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...

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