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ANDRÉ BIROTTE JR.
SWORN IN AS UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

PRESS RELEASE

Release Date: July 1, 2014...

PRESS RELEASE

Release Date: June 10, 2014

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the selection of Louise A. LaMothe as United States Magistrate Judge. Judge LaMothe, who was sworn in on January 10, will sit in Santa Barbara in the...

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the selection of Alka Sagar and Douglas F. McCormick as United States Magistrate Judges.  Judge Sagar, who became the first Indian-American female federal judge in...

On April 15, 2013, the United States Senate confirmed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell to serve as a United States district judge for the United States District Court for the...

Senior District Judge A. Howard Matz has announced that he will retire from the bench of the United States District Court for the Central District of California effective April 1, 2013, after serving on the Court for nearly 15 years.  Judge Matz...

On December 17, 2012, by voice vote, the United States Senate confirmed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Magistrate Judge Fernando M. Olguin to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Central District...

On December 11, 2012, the United States Senate confirmed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Jesus G. Bernal to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  Bernal, who was...

On September 28, 2012, a ceremony was held at the Spring Street Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles to commemorate the passing of the gavel and the title and duties of Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of...

Chief Judge Audrey B. Collins announced the passing of Senior District Judge Robert J. Kelleher, who died Wednesday morning, June 20, 2012. Judge Kelleher, who was 99 at the time of his death, was the oldest-serving federal judge in the nation...

The United States District Court, Central District of California, mourns the loss of former magistrate judge John C. Rayburn, Jr., who passed away on Monday, May 14, 2012, at the age of 52.  He was appointed as a United States magistrate judge...

The United States District Court for the Central District of California regrets to announce the passing of Judge Florence-Marie Cooper, who died this morning at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California. Judge Cooper, who spent her entire...

The United States District Court, Central District of California, mourns the loss of former magistrate judge John R. “Jack” Kronenberg, who passed away on Friday, March 11, 2011, at the age of 87. He was appointed as a United States magistrate...

During any possible closure of Executive Branch offices of the Federal Government during the week of April 11, 2011, the United States District Court for the Central District of California will remain open.

Litigants are advised to consult...

A traveling exhibit titled “Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America” will be on display from December 8, 2011 to February 14, 2012 in the foyer of the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse located at 255 East Temple Street in downtown...

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Sheri Pym as a United States Magistrate Judge. Judge Pym was sworn in on April 15, 2011, filling the position vacated by Magistrate Judge Rosalyn...

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has renewed the Magistrate Judge Civil Consent Pilot Project for an additional two years, with modifications to the deadlines by which the parties may voluntarily consent to...

On March 15, 2012, the United States Senate confirmed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Michael W. Fitzgerald to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Fitzgerald, who...

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Michael R. Wilner as a United States Magistrate Judge. Judge Wilner was appointed on April 1, 2011, filling the position vacated by Magistrate...

On April 25, 2011, former Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge John A. Kronstadt was sworn in as a federal district judge for the United States District Court, Central District of California. Judge Kronstadt was nominated by President Barack...

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the selection of Jean Rosenbluth as a United States Magistrate Judge. She will sit in Santa Ana in the Court’s Southern Division beginning September 26, 2011, after...

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Magistrate Judge Suzanne H. Segal as Chief Magistrate Judge, which became effective January 1, 2012. She succeeds Magistrate Judge Stephen J....