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.

Senate Confirms Superior Court Judge Hernán D. Vera as United States District Judge for the Central District of California

On June 13, 2023, the United States Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s nomination of Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Hernán D. Vera to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of...

Central District of California Announces 2023 Local Civics Contest Winners

The U.S. District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California hosted a civics contest for high school students in grades nine through twelve (Local Contest), which was held in conjunction with a civics contest sponsored by...

Juneteenth National Independence Day

On Monday, June 19, 2023, 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...

Passing of the Honorable Ronald S.W. Lew

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the passing of Senior District Judge Ronald S.W. Lew on May 19, 2023.  Judge Lew was 81 years old.

Memorial Day

On Monday, May 29, 2023, 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 30,...

Senate Confirms Superior Court Judge Wesley L. Hsu as United States District Judge for the Central District of California

On May 3, 2023, the United States Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s nomination of Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Wesley L. Hsu to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of...

New and Amended Local Rules Effective June 1, 2023

The new and amended local rules listed below will become effective June 1, 2023. A redlined version of these rules, as well as a complete copy of the Local Civil Rules that will be effective June 1, 2023, are available on the Court’s website and...

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.

Brianna Fuller Mircheff Appointed as United States Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Brianna Fuller Mircheff as a United States Magistrate Judge.  Judge Mircheff, who was sworn in on April 18, 2023, will preside over matters in Los...

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

The Criminal Justice Act Trial Attorney Panel

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...

Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective June 1, 2023

The Court has preliminarily approved amendments to the local rules listed below.  The proposed effective date is June 1, 2023.  A redline of the proposed changes accompanies the electronic version of this notice and can also be found on the Court’s...

Passing of the Honorable Venetta S. Tassopulos

The United States District Court for the Central District of California mourns the loss of retired Magistrate Judge Venetta S. Tassopulos, who passed away on Monday, February 6, 2023, at the age of 95.

Washington's Birthday

On Monday, February 20, 2023, 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 Washington’s Birthday.  Normal service will resume on...

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Karen Stevenson

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 Karen Stevenson to an additional eight (8) year term.  Chief Magistrate Judge Stevenson’s term...

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Karen Scott

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 Karen Scott to an additional eight (8) year term.  Magistrate Judge Scott’s term expires July...

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

On Monday, January 16, 2023, 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 Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.   Normal service...

Magistrate Judge Karen L. Stevenson Appointed Chief Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Magistrate Judge Karen L. Stevenson as chief magistrate judge, which became effective January 1, 2023.  She succeeds Magistrate Judge Paul L. Abrams...

Holiday Schedule

On Monday, December 26, 2022, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday. Regular service will resume on Tuesday, December 27, 2022. *********************************

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