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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.

Veterans Day Holiday

On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Veterans Day.

Changes to the District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1914, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved several changes to the district court miscellaneous fee schedule, effective December 1, 2020. The amended Schedule of Fees will be available on the Court’s website.

Columbus Day Holiday

On Monday, October 12, 2020, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Columbus Day. Limited service will resume on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 pursuant to the Court’s General Order 20...

Reopening of the Southern Division

Per the gating criteria that was adopted by the Court, local COVID-19 exposure risks in the Court’s Southern Division are decreasing, such that allowing additional in-court hearings is appropriate at this time.  Therefore, the United States District...

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

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

Criminal Bench Duty in the Eastern Division

Effective August 31, 2020, criminal bench duty for the Eastern Division will take place in the George E. Brown, Jr. Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Riverside, by video or telephonic conference with the defendant’s consent and in-...

Proposed Amendments for Public Comment

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to the following rules and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. Appellate Rule: 25

Labor Day Holiday

On Monday, September 7, 2020, the United States District Court, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, will be closed in recognition of Labor Day. Limited service will resume on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 pursuant to the Court’s General Order 20-...

COVID-19 Notice (August 6, 2020)

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces the following regarding the Court’s operations in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the District. Access to the...

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 (March 21, 2020)

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...

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