Notices from the Clerk

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Public Notice of Fee Increase for Exemplification

Notice is hereby given that effective June 1, 2012, the fee for exemplification of any document  will increase from $18 to $21. Terry Nafisi Clerk of Court

Changes to the Local Rules

The Court has adopted the amended Local Civil Rules, amended Rules for Admiralty and Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture Actions, and amended Local Criminal Rules that are attached to this notice. These amended rules are effective June 1, 2012....

Pandemic Flu Threat

The District Court is doing its part to limit the spread of the flu virus. Terry Nafisi District Court Executive

Fee Increases

Effective November 1, 2011, the following District Court fees will be increased as follows:

Cell Phones in the Courthouse

In accordance with Local Rule 83-6, cell phones that have video or sound recording or photographic capabilities are prohibited in all court spaces within the federal courthouses located in the California Central District. Sherri R. Carter District...

Media Document Delivery System

Effective August 1, 2005, registered Media Document Delivery System (MEDDS) applicants may sign up to receive criminal orders and judgments on a case-by-case basis by e-mail. Documents sealed or otherwise restricted by court order will not be...

E-Filing of Social Security Cases

Pursuant to General Order 05-01, the Court has authorized the E-Filing of Social Security Cases effective June 6, 2005. Attorneys who have been trained are authorized to begin electronically filing in new and pending Social Security cases. Sherri R...

Electronic Access to Criminal Documents

Effective August 1, 2005, the Office of the Clerk will post criminal documents on the court’s Internet website. Any subscriber to WebPACER will be able to read, download, store and print the full content of these electronic documents. The clerk’s...

E-Government Act

The Court has adopted, subject to public comment, the attached new Local Civil Rule 79-5.4. The new local rule is in compliance with the policy of the Judicial Conference of the United States and the E-Government Act of 2002 (as Amended). Members of...

Discontinuation of Mandatory E-Filing Training for Attorneys

Effective August 1, 2011, the United States District Court, Central District of California, is discontinuing mandatory e-filing training for attorneys as a precondition for a Case Management/Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) login and password.

Important Alert Regarding Bogus Email Scam

Please be advised that a bogus email is being distributed alerting the recipient that they have been subpoenaed before the Grand Jury in the United States District Court in San Diego. We have already received numerous phone calls to the Clerk's...

Availability of Transcripts

Public Notice At its September 2007 session, the Judicial Conference approved a new policy regarding the availability of transcripts of court proceedings. Effective May 27, 2008, all ordered transcripts will be electronically filed by the court...

Educational and Ethical Reminder Re: Ex Parte Communications

In a Discipline Order filed on June 20, 2006, a three judge panel of the Court imposed disciplinary sanctions on a member of the Bar. As part of the sanctions, the panel ordered that the Clerk of Court disseminate to the Bar and general public the...

Acceptance of Credit Cards

Effective July 3, 2006, the Clerk’s Offices in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will begin to accept credit cards (Mastercard/Visa, Discover, American Express) for filing fees and miscellaneous fees. Credit card payments may be made at all...

Per Diem Rate Increase for Contract Court Reporters

  Per Diem - Full Day Rate Per Diem - Half Day Rate Non real time $300 $150 Real time $325 $162 Real time certified $355 $177

Revised Court Forms Due to Redaction Requirements

In accordance with Local Rule 79-5.4, sensitive information should not be included in any document filed with the court unless such inclusion is necessary and relevant to the case. Court forms are being revised accordingly, so that they no longer...

Voluntary Consent List for the Assignment of Civil Cases to Magistrate Judges

The Court has adopted the creation of a Voluntary Consent List of Magistrate Judges who are available to accept cases on request, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §636(c), to conduct any and all necessary proceedings and order the entry of judgment.