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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.

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

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...

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...

Amended: Highly Sensitive Documents (HSDs)

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts has provided notice of wide-spread breaches of both private sector and government computer systems, including serious security vulnerabilities in the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/...

Phased Reopening of the Court

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has adopted the Plan for Phased Resumption of Operations (“Reopening Plan”), which consists of three phases: Phase 1 (return of certain staff to the courthouses to prepare for...

Phased Reopening of the Court: Southern Division

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has adopted the Plan for Phased Resumption of Operations (“Reopening Plan”), which consists of three phases: Phase 1 (return of certain staff to the courthouses to prepare for...

Relocation for Booking New Arrestees/Defendants

Effective April 19, 2021, the lockup area at the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse (“Roybal Courthouse”) will be undergoing construction and will not be available for the booking of new arrestees or summoned defendants with the United...

Phased Reopening of the Court

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the following regarding its operations. Phased Reopening of the Court Per the gating criteria that was adopted by the Court, local COVID-19 exposure risks in the...

Highly Sensitive Documents (HSDs)

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts has provided notice of wide-spread breaches of both private sector and government computer systems, including serious security vulnerabilities in the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/...

Washington's Birthday

On Monday, February 15, 2021, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Washington’s Birthday.  Limited service will resume on Tuesday, February 16, 2021...

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