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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.

Independence Day

On Monday, July 4, 2022, the United States District Court and the Probation and Pretrial Services Office, in the Western, Eastern, and Southern Divisions, will be closed in recognition of Independence Day. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, July...

Annual Bar Membership Renewal Fee

Pursuant to General Order No. 21-05, the annual renewal fee of $25 is due on September 1 of each year for all attorneys admitted to the Court’s Bar before September 1 of the prior year.

Juneteenth National Independence Day

On Monday, June 20, 2022, the United States District Court and the Probation and Pretrial Services Office, in the Western, Eastern, and Southern Divisions, will be closed in recognition of Juneteenth National Independence Day. Normal service will...

Extension of CARES Act

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has extended its authority pursuant to the provisions of the CARES Act through July 27, 2022. Therefore, the Court announces the following regarding its operations. Court...

Memorial Day

On Monday, May 30, 2022, the United States District Court and the Probation and Pretrial Services Office, in the Western, Eastern, and Southern Divisions, will be closed in recognition of Memorial Day. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, May 31...

Second Amended: Highly Sensitive Documents (HSDs)

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts has provided notice of wide-spread breaches of both private sector and government computer systems, including serious security vulnerabilities in the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/...

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

The Criminal Justice Act Trial Attorney Panel

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.  This recruitment seeks to fill seven Panel member...

Extension of CARES Act

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has extended its authority pursuant to the provisions of the CARES Act through May 28, 2022. Therefore, the Court announces the following regarding its operations. Court...

Jury Trials to Resume on February 22, 2022

In light of the declining number of COVID-19 cases among court personnel and in the counties of the Central District of California, the Court’s Executive Committee approved resuming jury trials on February 22, 2022.  February 22, 2022 is the...

Notice of Amended Policy Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces that it has amended the Court’s policy regarding COVID-19 vaccination and testing.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) recommends that, in addition...

Washington's Birthday

On Monday, February 21, 2022, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Washington’s Birthday.  Normal service will resume on Tuesday, February 22, 2022...

Extension of the Temporary Suspension of Jury Trials

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces that the temporary suspension of all civil and criminal jury trials, which was implemented on January 3, 2022, has been extended.  All jury trials are suspended...

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

On Monday, January 17, 2022, 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 18, 2022...

Temporary Suspension of Jury Trials

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces a temporary suspension of all jury trials for a period of three weeks, effective immediately.  There is currently an alarming surge of COVID-19 cases nationwide and in...

Extension of CARES Act

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has extended its authority pursuant to the provisions of the CARES Act through March 28, 2022. Therefore, the Court announces the following regarding its operations. Court...

Holiday Schedule

On Friday, December 24, 2021, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will be closed in recognition of the Christmas holiday. Regular service will resume on Monday, December 27, 2021. *********************************

Thanksgiving Day

On Thursday, November 25, 2021 and Friday, November 26, 2021, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will be closed in recognition of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Normal service will resume on Monday, November 29, 2021...

New and Amended Local Rules Effective December 1, 2021

The new and amended local rules listed below will become effective December 1, 2021. A redlined version of these rules, as well as a complete copy of the Local Civil Rules that will be effective December 1, 2021, are available on the Court’s website...

Veterans Day

On Thursday, November 11, 2021, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Veterans Day. Normal service will resume on Friday, November 12, 2021.   ********************* Have a...

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