Notices from the Clerk

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.

Attorney Admission and Pro Hac Vice Fees Increase

Effective July 1, 2018, the Schedule of Fees for admission to the Bar of this court will be increased as follows: Lawyers Admitted to the California Bar – Fewer than 3 Years:               $281 Lawyers Admitted to the California Bar – 3 or More...

Relocation of Civil Intake and Records Department

Effective, Monday, February 5, 2018, the Civil Intake and Records Department will be permanently relocated to the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, 255 East Temple Street, Room 180 (Terrace Level), Los Angeles, California....

Presidents' Day Holiday

On Monday, February 19, 2018, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Presidents’ Day. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.   ******************************...

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

On Monday, January 15, 2018, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, January 16, 2018...

Temporary Relocation of Criminal Duty Court

The criminal duty court in Los Angeles will be temporarily relocated to Courtroom 1 (Mezzanine Level) at the First Street Courthouse, 350 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, California from Monday, December 11 through Friday, December 15, 2017. 

2017 Holiday Schedule

On Tuesday, December 26, 2017, and Tuesday, January 2, 2018, the Clerk’s Office in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside will be open on a limited basis only.  Court staff will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to accept filing for emergency...

Amended Local Rules Effective December 1, 2017

The amended Local Civil Rule listed below will become effective December 1, 2017. A redlined version of this rule, as well as a complete copy of the Local Civil Rules that will be effective December 1, 2017, are available on the Court’s website and...

Thanksgiving Day Holiday

On Thursday, November 23, 2017 and Friday, November 24, 2017, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will be closed in recognition of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Normal service will resume on Monday, November 27, 2017...

Veterans Day Holiday

On Friday, November 10, 2017, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Veterans Day. Normal service will resume on Monday, November 13, 2017.   Kiry K. Gray District Court Executive...

Columbus Day Holiday

On Monday, October 9, 2017, 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 10, 2017.   ********************* Have a pleasant...

Two-Hour Closure of Intake, Records and Fiscal Departments on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, the Customer Service Window at the First Street Courthouse as well as the Intake, Records and Fiscal Departments in all three divisions of the Central District of California will be closed from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m...

Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective December 1, 2017

The Court has preliminarily approved amendments to the local rule listed below.  The proposed effective date is December 1, 2017.  A redline of the proposed changes accompanies the electronic version of this notice and may also be found on the Court...

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.  The Panel’s function is to: (1) evaluate and...

Labor Day Holiday

On Monday, September 4, 2017, 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 5, 2017.   ********************* Have a pleasant...

Independence Day Holiday

On Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 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 Wednesday, July 5, 2017.   ********************* Have a pleasant...

Passing of the Honorable Stephen J. Hillman

The United States District Court, Central District of California, mourns the loss of retired Chief Magistrate Judge Emeritus Stephen J. Hillman, who passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the age of 67. Judge Hillman was appointed as a United States...

Seeking Applications: 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...

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Suzanne H. Segal

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 Suzanne H. Segal to an additional eight (8) year term. The current term of Magistrate Judge...

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. The current term of Magistrate Judge...

Public Notice of Intent to Consider the Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Paul L. Abrams

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 Paul L. Abrams to an additional eight (8) year term. The current term of Magistrate Judge Paul...

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