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.

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

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...

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.