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.

Juneteenth National Independence Day

On Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 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...

Additional Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective June 1, 2024

In February 2024, a Notice from the Clerk issued regarding amendments to the local rules proposed to be effective on June 1, 2024.  Since then, the Court has approved another amendment and an addition to the local rules listed below, proposed to be...

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

The Criminal Justice Act Trial Attorney Panel

Recruitment Notice for 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...

Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective June 1, 2024

The Court preliminarily has approved amendments to the local rules listed below.  The proposed effective date is June 1, 2024.  A redline of the proposed changes accompanies the electronic version of this notice and can also be found on the Court’s...

Changes to the District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1914, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved several changes to the district court miscellaneous fee schedule, effective December 1, 2023.  The amended Schedule of Fees will be available on the Court’s website.

Termination of the Patent Program, Effective March 30, 2024

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces that the Court’s Patent Program will be terminated, effective March 30, 2024.  Judges participating in the Patent Program will continue to accept transfers of patent...

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Steve Kim

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 Steve Kim to an additional eight (8) year term.  Magistrate Judge Kim’s term expires April 10,...

Relocation of Criminal Duty Courtroom

Effective August 21, 2023, the Criminal Duty Courtroom will relocate to Courtroom 640 on the 6th floor at the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and United States Courthouse (“Roybal Courthouse”). All initial appearances will be conducted in person...

Seeking Applications: Attorney 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 Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel.  This recruitment seeks to replace...

New and Amended Local Rules Effective June 1, 2023

The new and amended local rules listed below will become effective June 1, 2023. A redlined version of these rules, as well as a complete copy of the Local Civil Rules that will be effective June 1, 2023, are available on the Court’s website and...

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.

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

The Criminal Justice Act Trial Attorney Panel

Recruitment Notice for 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...

Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective June 1, 2023

The Court has preliminarily approved amendments to the local rules listed below.  The proposed effective date is June 1, 2023.  A redline of the proposed changes accompanies the electronic version of this notice and can also be found on the Court’s...

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Karen Stevenson

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 Karen Stevenson to an additional eight (8) year term.  Chief Magistrate Judge Stevenson’s term...

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Karen Scott

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 Karen Scott to an additional eight (8) year term.  Magistrate Judge Scott’s term expires July...

New and Amended Local Rules Effective December 1, 2022

The new and amended local rules listed below will become effective December 1, 2022. A redlined version of these rules, as well as a complete copy of the Local Civil Rules that will be effective December 1, 2022, are available on the Court’s website...

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Gail Standish

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 Gail Standish to an additional eight (8) year term.  Magistrate Judge Standish’s term expires...

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