News Announcements

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.

Magistrate Judge Paul L. Abrams Appointed Chief Magistrate Judge

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Magistrate Judge Paul L. Abrams as Chief Magistrate Judge, which became effective January 1, 2020. He succeeds Magistrate Judge Patrick J. Walsh,...

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

On Monday, January 20, 2020, 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 21, 2020...

Notice - Holiday Schedule

On Wednesday, December 25, 2019, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will be closed in recognition of the Christmas holiday. Regular service will resume on Thursday, December 26, 2019. *********************************

Notice - Capital Habeas Attorney Panel Recruitment

Applications for membership on the Capital Habeas Attorney Panel for the Central District of California are now being accepted. ABOUT THE PANEL

Notice - Thanksgiving Day Holiday

On Thursday, November 28, 2019 and Friday, November 29, 2019, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will be closed in recognition of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Normal service will resume on Monday, December 2, 2019.  

Amended Local Rules Effective December 1, 2019

The amended local rules listed below will become effective December 1, 2019.  A redlined version of these rules, as well as complete copies of the Local Civil Rules and the Local Criminal Rules that will be effective December 1, 2019, are available...

Veterans Day Holiday

On Monday, November 11, 2019, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Veterans Day.  Normal service will resume on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.  

Passing of the Honorable George P. Schiavelli

Chief Judge Virginia A. Phillips announces the passing of former District Judge George P. Schiavelli, who died on August 28, 2019.  Judge Schiavelli was 71 years old. Judge Schiavelli received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970 from Stanford...

Columbus Day Holiday

On Monday, October 14, 2019, 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 15, 2019.   *********************

Request for Quotation

RFQ Number: USDC_TS-134MAINTENANCEPROJECT_8/21/19_OA Request Date: August 21, 2019 Due Date:

Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective December 1, 2019

The Court has preliminarily approved amendments to the local rules listed below. The proposed effective date is December 1, 2019.  A redline of the proposed changes accompanies the electronic version of this notice and can also be found on the...

Labor Day Holiday

On Monday, September 2, 2019, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Labor Day.  Normal service will resume on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.   ********************* Have a pleasant...

PDF File Size Limit Increase in CM/ECF

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has increased the limit on the size of files to be uploaded to the Court’s Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system.  The maximum file size for PDF documents filed...

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 (Panel). Currently, there is one vacant position on...

Next Generation (NextGen) of CM/ECF

The United States District Court for the Central District of California will be upgrading its CM/ECF software to the Next Generation (NextGen) of CM/ECF on February 18, 2020. NextGen is the culmination of a multi-year project headed by the...

Passing of the Honorable Manuel L. Real

The United States District Court for the Central District of California mourns the loss of Senior District Judge Manuel L. Real, who passed away on June 26, 2019 at the age of 95. 

Notice - Independence Day 2019

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 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 Friday, July 5, 2019.   *********************

Recruitment Notice For Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives

The United States District Court, Central District of California, is currently accepting applications from qualified individuals interested in serving as Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives.  The selected Lawyer Representatives...

Memorial Day Holiday

On Monday, May 27, 2019, 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 28, 2019.   **********************************Have a...

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