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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.

Sealed Filings in CM/ECF

On January 6, 2021, the Judicial Conference of the United States announced a temporary policy change for certain sealed filings in the federal courts’ case management and electronic case file system (CM/ECF).  The Administrative Office of the U.S.

Extension of Continuity of Operations Plan

Chief Judge Philip S. Gutierrez announces the United States District Court for the Central District of California has extended its Continuity of Operations (“COOP”) Plan through and including January 29, 2021. 

Extension of Continuity of Operations Plan

The United States District Court for the Central District of California’s Continuity of Operations (“COOP”) Plan has been extended through and including January 29, 2021.  Extension of the COOP Plan is necessary to ensure the continuous performance...

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

On Monday, January 18, 2021, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Limited service will resume on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 pursuant to the...

Senate Confirms Superior Court Judge Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha as United States District Judge for the Central District of California

On December 20, 2020, the United States Senate confirmed President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the...

Holiday Schedule

On Friday, December 25, 2020, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will be closed in recognition of the Christmas holiday. Limited service will resume on Monday, December 28, 2020 pursuant to the Court’s Order of the...

Activation of Continuity of Operations Plan

Chief Judge Philip S. Gutierrez announces the United States District Court for the Central District of California has activated its Continuity of Operations (“COOP”) Plan, effective December 9, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. through and including January 8, 2021...

Southern Division’s Operations

Per the gating criteria previously adopted by the Court, local COVID-19 exposure risks in the Court’s Southern Division have increased, such that allowing additional in-court hearings and opening the Santa Ana Courthouse to the public are no longer...

Thanksgiving Day Holiday

On Thursday, November 26, 2020 and Friday, November 27, 2020, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will be closed in recognition of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

New and Amended Local Rules Effective December 1, 2020

The new and amended local rules listed below will become effective December 1, 2020. 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, 2020, are...

Veterans Day Holiday

On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Veterans Day.

Changes to the District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1914, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved several changes to the district court miscellaneous fee schedule, effective December 1, 2020. The amended Schedule of Fees will be available on the Court’s website.

Columbus Day Holiday

On Monday, October 12, 2020, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Columbus Day. Limited service will resume on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 pursuant to the Court’s General Order 20...

Request for Quotation

RFQ Number: USDC20_TempScreeningKiosk Request Date: 09/25/2020 Due Date: 09/29/2020, 2:00 P.M. local time

Request for Quotation (SF-2020-RT-056)

RFQ Number: SF-2020-RT-056 Request Date: 09/25/2020 Due Date: 09/29/2020, 4:00 P.M. local time

Request for Quotation

RFQ Number: SF-2020-RT-052 Request Date: 09/24/2020 Due Date: 09/28/2020, 4:00 P.M. local time

Senate Confirms John W. Holcomb as United States District Judge for the Central District of California

On September 15, 2020, the United States Senate confirmed President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of John W. Holcomb to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  Holcomb will...

Senate Confirms Mark C. Scarsi as United States District Judge for the Central District of California

On September 15, 2020, the United States Senate confirmed President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Mark C. Scarsi to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Scarsi will preside...

Senate Confirms Superior Court Judge Stanley Blumenfeld, Jr. as United States District Judge for the Central District of California

On September 15, 2020, the United States Senate confirmed President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stanley Blumenfeld, Jr. to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the...

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