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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.

Request for Quotation (SF-2022-RT-040)

RFQ Number: SF-2022-RT-040 Request Date: 09/07/2022   Special Notes: This is a request for Open Market Pricing.

Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective December 1, 2022

The Court has preliminarily approved amendments to the local rules listed below.  The proposed effective date is December 1, 2022.  A redline of the proposed changes accompanies the electronic version of this notice and can also be found on the...

Labor Day

On Monday, September 5, 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 Labor Day. Normal service will resume on Tuesday,...

Mask-Wearing Requirements

Pursuant to General Order 21-08, individuals seeking entry to, or occupying, the United States Courthouses, including while in the courtroom for in-court proceedings, and Probation and Pretrial Services Offices in the Central District of California...

Mask-Wearing Requirements

Pursuant to General Order 21-08, individuals seeking entry to, or occupying, the United States Courthouses, including while in the courtroom for in-court proceedings, and Probation and Pretrial Services Offices in the Central District of California...

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 September 25, 2022. Therefore, the Court announces the following regarding its operations. Court...

Independence Day

On Monday, July 4, 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 Independence Day. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, July...

Annual Bar Membership Renewal Fee

Pursuant to General Order No. 21-05, the annual renewal fee of $25 is due on September 1 of each year for all attorneys admitted to the Court’s Bar before September 1 of the prior year.

Juneteenth National Independence Day

On Monday, June 20, 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 Juneteenth National Independence Day. Normal service will...

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 July 27, 2022. Therefore, the Court announces the following regarding its operations. Court...

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...

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