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.

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Memorial Day Holiday

On Monday, May 25, 2015, 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 26, 2015...

Amended Local Rules Effective June 1, 2015

  Amended Local Rules Effective June 1, 2015 The amended Local Civil Rules listed below will become effective June 1, 2015. Redlined versions of these rules, as well as a complete copy of the Local Civil Rules that will be effective June 1, 2015,...

Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representative Applications

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.   Interested persons should complete the...

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

Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective June 1, 2015 The Court has preliminarily approved amendments to the Local Civil Rules listed below. Their proposed effective date is June 1, 2015. A redline of the proposed changes accompanies the...

Presidents' Day Holiday

On Monday, February 16, 2015, 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 17, 2015. Have a pleasant and safe holiday....

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

On Monday, January 19, 2015, 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 20, 2015.  Have a pleasant...

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