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.

Attorney Admission and Pro Hac Vice Fees Increase

Effective July 1, 2018, the Schedule of Fees for admission to the Bar of this court will be increased as follows: Lawyers Admitted to the California Bar – Fewer than 3 Years:               $281 Lawyers Admitted to the California Bar – 3 or More...

Relocation of Civil Intake and Records Department

Effective, Monday, February 5, 2018, the Civil Intake and Records Department will be permanently relocated to the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, 255 East Temple Street, Room 180 (Terrace Level), Los Angeles, California....

Presidents' Day Holiday

On Monday, February 19, 2018, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Presidents’ Day. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.   ******************************...

Passing of the Honorable Arthur Nakazato

The United States District Court, Central District of California, mourns the loss of retired Magistrate Judge Arthur Nakazato, who passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at the age of 65. Judge Nakazato received his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude,...

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

On Monday, January 15, 2018, 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 16, 2018...

Temporary Relocation of Criminal Duty Court

The criminal duty court in Los Angeles will be temporarily relocated to Courtroom 1 (Mezzanine Level) at the First Street Courthouse, 350 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, California from Monday, December 11 through Friday, December 15, 2017. 

2017 Holiday Schedule

On Tuesday, December 26, 2017, and Tuesday, January 2, 2018, the Clerk’s Office in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside will be open on a limited basis only.  Court staff will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to accept filing for emergency...

Amended Local Rules Effective December 1, 2017

The amended Local Civil Rule listed below will become effective December 1, 2017. A redlined version of this rule, as well as a complete copy of the Local Civil Rules that will be effective December 1, 2017, are available on the Court’s website and...

Thanksgiving Day Holiday

On Thursday, November 23, 2017 and Friday, November 24, 2017, 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, November 27, 2017...

Veterans Day Holiday

On Friday, November 10, 2017, 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 Monday, November 13, 2017.   Kiry K. Gray District Court Executive...

Passing of the Honorable Beverly Reid O'Connell

Chief Judge Virginia A. Phillips announced the passing of District Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell on October 8, 2017.  Judge O’Connell was 52 years old.

Herman Leonard Exhibition

The United States District Court is sponsoring a photo exhibition of legendary jazz photographer Herman Leonard’s Pillars of Jazz at the 1st Street Federal Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles.  Photographs of jazz legends Duke Ellington, Ella...

Media Credentials for the Exhibition and Reception of Herman Leonard’s Pillars of Jazz

The United States District Court for the Central District of California is sponsoring an Exhibition of Herman Leonard’s Pillars of Jazz and a reception on September 28, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the 1st Street Courthouse in downtown Los...

Open Market Request for Multiple Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA)

BPA NUMBER: USDC18_MOVINGSER BPA Posted: September 18, 2017 Proposals Due: March 26, 2017 by 2:00 p.m. PST

Herman Leonard's Pillars of Jazz at the 1st Street Federal Courthouse

Legendary jazz photographer Herman Leonard shot virtually every giant of jazz from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis.  His haunting smoke-filled iconic portraits documented the birth of bebop.  “He was a master of jazz, except his instrument was a...

Columbus Day Holiday

On Monday, October 9, 2017, 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 10, 2017.   ********************* Have a pleasant...

Two-Hour Closure of Intake, Records and Fiscal Departments on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, the Customer Service Window at the First Street Courthouse as well as the Intake, Records and Fiscal Departments in all three divisions of the Central District of California will be closed from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m...

Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective December 1, 2017

The Court has preliminarily approved amendments to the local rule listed below.  The proposed effective date is December 1, 2017.  A redline of the proposed changes accompanies the electronic version of this notice and may also be found on the Court...

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