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.

Magistrate Judge Suzanne H. Segal Appointed Chief Magistrate Judge

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the appointment of Magistrate Judge Suzanne H. Segal as Chief Magistrate Judge, which became effective January 1, 2012. She succeeds Magistrate Judge Stephen J....

Discontinuation of Mandatory E-Filing Training for Attorneys

Effective August 1, 2011, the United States District Court, Central District of California, is discontinuing mandatory e-filing training for attorneys as a precondition for a Case Management/Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) login and password.

Important Alert Regarding Bogus Email Scam

Please be advised that a bogus email is being distributed alerting the recipient that they have been subpoenaed before the Grand Jury in the United States District Court in San Diego. We have already received numerous phone calls to the Clerk's...

Revised Court Forms Due to Redaction Requirements

In accordance with Local Rule 79-5.4, sensitive information should not be included in any document filed with the court unless such inclusion is necessary and relevant to the case. Court forms are being revised accordingly, so that they no longer...

Voluntary Consent List for the Assignment of Civil Cases to Magistrate Judges

The Court has adopted the creation of a Voluntary Consent List of Magistrate Judges who are available to accept cases on request, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §636(c), to conduct any and all necessary proceedings and order the entry of judgment.