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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.

Changes to Local Rules Proposed to Become Effective December 1, 2022

The Court has preliminarily approved amendments to the local rules listed below.  The proposed effective date is December 1, 2022.  A redline of the proposed changes accompanies the electronic version of this notice and can also be found on the...

Labor Day

On Monday, September 5, 2022, the United States District Court and the Probation and Pretrial Services Office, in the Western, Eastern, and Southern Divisions, will be closed in recognition of Labor Day. Normal service will resume on Tuesday,...

Mask-Wearing Requirements

Pursuant to General Order 21-08, individuals seeking entry to, or occupying, the United States Courthouses, including while in the courtroom for in-court proceedings, and Probation and Pretrial Services Offices in the Central District of California...

Mask-Wearing Requirements

Pursuant to General Order 21-08, individuals seeking entry to, or occupying, the United States Courthouses, including while in the courtroom for in-court proceedings, and Probation and Pretrial Services Offices in the Central District of California...

Extension of CARES Act

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has extended its authority pursuant to the provisions of the CARES Act through September 25, 2022. Therefore, the Court announces the following regarding its operations. Court...

Independence Day

On Monday, July 4, 2022, the United States District Court and the Probation and Pretrial Services Office, in the Western, Eastern, and Southern Divisions, will be closed in recognition of Independence Day. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, July...

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.

Juneteenth National Independence Day

On Monday, June 20, 2022, the United States District Court and the Probation and Pretrial Services Office, in the Western, Eastern, and Southern Divisions, will be closed in recognition of Juneteenth National Independence Day. Normal service will...

Extension of CARES Act

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has extended its authority pursuant to the provisions of the CARES Act through July 27, 2022. Therefore, the Court announces the following regarding its operations. Court...

Memorial Day

On Monday, May 30, 2022, the United States District Court and the Probation and Pretrial Services Office, in the Western, Eastern, and Southern Divisions, will be closed in recognition of Memorial Day. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, May 31...

Second 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/...

Recruitment Notice for Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Trial Attorney Panel

The Criminal Justice Act Trial Attorney Panel

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.  This recruitment seeks to fill seven Panel member...

Extension of CARES Act

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has extended its authority pursuant to the provisions of the CARES Act through May 28, 2022. Therefore, the Court announces the following regarding its operations. Court...

Jury Trials to Resume on February 22, 2022

In light of the declining number of COVID-19 cases among court personnel and in the counties of the Central District of California, the Court’s Executive Committee approved resuming jury trials on February 22, 2022.  February 22, 2022 is the...

Notice of Amended Policy Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces that it has amended the Court’s policy regarding COVID-19 vaccination and testing.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) recommends that, in addition...

Washington's Birthday

On Monday, February 21, 2022, 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 22, 2022...

Extension of the Temporary Suspension of Jury Trials

The United States District Court for the Central District of California announces that the temporary suspension of all civil and criminal jury trials, which was implemented on January 3, 2022, has been extended.  All jury trials are suspended...

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