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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.

Senate Confirms Superior Court Judge Sunshine Suzanne Sykes as United States District Judge for the Central District of California

On May 18, 2022, the United States Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s nomination of Riverside County Superior Court Judge Sunshine Suzanne Sykes to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Central District...

Memorial Day

On Monday, May 30, 2022, 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 Memorial Day. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, May 31...

Senate Confirms Superior Court Judge Sherilyn Peace Garnett as United States District Judge for the Central District of California

On April 27, 2022, the United States Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s nomination of Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Sherilyn Peace Garnett to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Central...

Second Amended: Highly Sensitive Documents (HSDs)

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts has provided notice of wide-spread breaches of both private sector and government computer systems, including serious security vulnerabilities in the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/...

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

The Criminal Justice Act Trial Attorney Panel

Seeking Applications: 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 Merit Selection Panel.  This recruitment seeks to fill seven Panel member...

Senate Confirms Superior Court Judge Fred W. Slaughter as United States District Judge for the Central District of California

On March 17, 2022, the United States Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s nomination of Orange County Superior Court Judge Fred W. Slaughter to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of...

Extension of CARES Act

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has extended its authority pursuant to the provisions of the CARES Act through May 28, 2022. Therefore, the Court announces the following regarding its operations. Court...

Natasha Alexander-Mingo Appointed as Chief United States Probation and Pretrial Services Officer for the Central District of California

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Natasha Alexander-Mingo as Chief United States Probation and Pretrial Services Officer, effective February 28, 2022.

Resumption of Jury Trials

In light of the declining number of COVID-19 cases among court personnel and in the counties of the Central District of California, the Court’s Executive Committee approved resuming jury trials on February 22, 2022. February 22, 2022 is the earliest...

Request for Quotation (SF_2022_GR_02)

RFQ Number: SF_2022_GR_02 Request Date: 02/15/2022 Due Date: 02/28/2020, 4:00 P.M. local time

Request for Quotation (SF_2022_GR_04)

RFQ Number: SF_2022_GR_04 Request Date: 02/15/2022 Due Date: 02/24/2020, 4:00 P.M. local time

Jury Trials to Resume on February 22, 2022

In light of the declining number of COVID-19 cases among court personnel and in the counties of the Central District of California, the Court’s Executive Committee approved resuming jury trials on February 22, 2022.  February 22, 2022 is the...

Notice of Amended Policy Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces that it has amended the Court’s policy regarding COVID-19 vaccination and testing.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) recommends that, in addition...

Washington's Birthday

On Monday, February 21, 2022, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Washington’s Birthday.  Normal service will resume on Tuesday, February 22, 2022...

Extension of the Temporary Suspension of Jury Trials

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces that the temporary suspension of all civil and criminal jury trials, which was implemented on January 3, 2022, has been extended.  All jury trials are suspended...

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

On Monday, January 17, 2022, 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 18, 2022...

Temporary Suspension of Jury Trials

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces a temporary suspension of all jury trials for a period of three weeks, effective immediately.  There is currently an alarming surge of COVID-19 cases nationwide and in...

Extension of CARES Act

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has extended its authority pursuant to the provisions of the CARES Act through March 28, 2022. Therefore, the Court announces the following regarding its operations. Court...

Senate Confirms Superior Court Judge Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong as United States District Judge for the Central District of California

On December 17, 2021 the United States Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s nomination of Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Central...

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