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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.

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 January 14, 2022. Therefore, the Court announces the following regarding its operations. Court...

Notice of Policy Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing

The United States District Court for the Central District of California had adopted a policy regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and testing.  The policy is necessary to combat the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of the Court’s...

Columbus Day

On Monday, October 11, 2021, 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 12, 2021.   ********************* Have a pleasant...

Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective December 1, 2021

The Court has preliminarily approved amendments to the local rules listed below. The proposed effective date is December 1, 2021. A redline of the proposed changes accompanies the electronic version of this notice and can also be found on the Court’...

Labor Day

On Monday, September 6, 2021, 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 7, 2021.   ********************* Have a pleasant...

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 October 15, 2021. Therefore, the Court announces the following regarding its operations. Court...

Wearing of Face Coverings or Masks

Pursuant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent update to its mask guidance, all individuals, regardless of vaccination status seeking entry to, or occupying, the United States Courthouses or Probation and Pretrial Services...

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.

Extension of CARES Act

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has extended the CARES Act through August 15, 2021. Therefore, the Court announces the following regarding its operations. Court Hearings

Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Douglas F. McCormick

As stated in General Order No. 21-10, Douglas F. McCormick has been reappointed as a full-time Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California for a term of eight years beginning on August 23, 2021, when his current term is scheduled to...

Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Alka Sagar

As stated in General Order No. 21-09, Alka Sagar has been reappointed as a full-time Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California for a term of eight years beginning on August 21, 2021, when her current term is scheduled to expire.  Her...

Juneteenth National Independence Day

On Friday, June 18, 2021, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Juneteenth National Independence Day. Normal service will resume on Monday, June 21, 2021. *********************...

Normal Operations

The United States District Court for the Central District of California will resume normal operations on June 15, 2021. Therefore, the Court announces the following regarding its operations. Effective June 15, 2021: Entry to Courthouses or Probation...

Independence Day

On Monday, July 5, 2021, 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 Tuesday, July 6, 2021. ********************* Have a pleasant and...

Resumption of Normal Operations in the Central District

The United States District Court for the Central District of California will resume normal operations on June 15, 2021.  Therefore, the Court announces the following regarding its operations. Effective June 15, 2021: Entry to Courthouses or...

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

The Criminal Justice Act Trial Attorney Panel

Memorial Day Holiday

On Monday, May 31, 2021, 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, June 1, 2021.   ********************************** Have a...

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Kenly Kiya Kato

Notice is hereby given that a panel of citizens has been established to submit a recommendation to the Court regarding the matter of the reappointment of Kenly Kiya Kato to an additional eight (8) year term. Magistrate Judge Kato’s term expires June...

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Louise A. LaMothe

Notice is hereby given that a panel of citizens has been established to submit a recommendation to the Court regarding the matter of the reappointment of Louise A. LaMothe to an additional four (4) year term. Magistrate Judge LaMothe’s term expires...

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Chooljian

Notice is hereby given that a panel of citizens has been established to submit a recommendation to the Court regarding the matter of the reappointment of Jacqueline Chooljian to an additional eight (8) year term. Magistrate Judge Chooljian’s term...

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