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Seeking Applications: Non-Attorney Merit Selection Panel Members

The United States District Court, Central District of California, is currently accepting applications from non-attorney individuals interested in serving on the Central District’s Merit Selection Panel.

Enhanced Entry Screening Services in Court Facilities

In accordance with the safety and mitigation measures in the Court’s Plan for Phased Resumption of Operations, the Court will begin enhanced entry screening services on Monday, July 20, 2020 in each courthouse. All individuals including judicial...

Annual Renewal Fee and Pro Hac Vice Fee Increase

On May 28, 2020, the United States District Court for the Central District of California issued General Order No. 20-07, which instituted an annual renewal fee of $25 for every attorney who has been a member of the Bar of the Central District of...

Criminal Bench Duty in the Southern Division

Effective July 13, 2020, criminal bench duty for the Southern Division will take place in the Ronald Reagan Courthouse in Santa Ana, by video or telephonic conference with the defendant’s consent and in-court absent consent. Pursuant to General...

Independence Day Holiday

On Friday, July 3, 2020, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Independence Day. Limited service will resume on Monday, July 6, 2020 pursuant to the Court’s Plan for Phased...

Use of Face Coverings in Court Facilities

Pursuant to Order of the Chief Judge No. 20-078, the United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the use of face coverings in the United States Courthouses and Probation and Pretrial Services Offices in the District...

Memorial Day Holiday

On Monday, May 25, 2020, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Memorial Day. Limited service will resume on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 pursuant to the Court’s Continuity of Operations...

New and Amended Local Rules Effective June 1, 2020

The new and amended local rules listed below will become effective June 1, 2020. A redlined version of these rules, as well as complete copies of the Local Civil Rules and the Local Criminal Rules that will be effective June 1, 2020, are available...

COVID-19 Notice

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has activated its Continuity of Operations Plan (“COOP”), effective March 23, 2020 through and including May 1, 2020 necessary to ensure the continuous performance of essential...

Visitor Restrictions

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces visitor restrictions to all courthouses and probation and pretrial services offices in the District as a result of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) outbreak. The...

Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective June 1, 2020

The Court has preliminarily approved amendments to the local rules listed below. The proposed effective date is June 1, 2020. A redline of the proposed changes accompanies the electronic version of this notice and can also be found on the Court’s...

Washington's Birthday

On Monday, February 17, 2020, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Washington’s Birthday. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.  

Third Notice - NextGen is Coming on February 18, 2020

ACTION REQUIRED NextGen is Coming on February 18, 2020 – Prepare Today!

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

On Monday, January 20, 2020, 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 21, 2020...

Notice - Holiday Schedule

On Wednesday, December 25, 2019, the United States District Court, Central District of California, will be closed in recognition of the Christmas holiday. Regular service will resume on Thursday, December 26, 2019. *********************************

Notice - Capital Habeas Attorney Panel Recruitment

Applications for membership on the Capital Habeas Attorney Panel for the Central District of California are now being accepted. ABOUT THE PANEL

Notice - Thanksgiving Day Holiday

On Thursday, November 28, 2019 and Friday, November 29, 2019, 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, December 2, 2019.  

Amended Local Rules Effective December 1, 2019

The amended local rules listed below will become effective December 1, 2019.  A redlined version of these rules, as well as complete copies of the Local Civil Rules and the Local Criminal Rules that will be effective December 1, 2019, are available...

Veterans Day Holiday

On Monday, November 11, 2019, 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 Tuesday, November 12, 2019.  

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