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  • Designation of Magistrate Judge Robert A. McQuaid, Jr. (GO #694). Designation of Magistrate Judge Barry M. Kurren (GO #695). Designation of Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone (GO #696). Designation of Magistrate Judge Karen Strombom (GO #697). Designation of Magistrate Judge F.A. Gossett III (GO #698). Designation of Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby (GO #699). Designation of Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi (GO #700). Designation of Magistrate Judge Jacqueline S. Corley (GO #701). Designation of Magistrate Judge John L. Weinberg (GO #702). Designation of Magistrate Judge Nathanael M. Cousins (GO #703) in the Southern District of California.

    Date Posted: 3/12/2019

    Contest Rules, entry instructions are posted! Visit Ninth Circuit Civic Contest page for more details.
    Date Posted: 2/25/2019

    District Protocol For Processing Applications Under First Step Act § 404 (2018)
    Date Posted: 2/8/2019

    Notice - General Order #691
    Appointment of Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge
    Date Posted: 2/8/2019

    Operating the court in absence of an appropriation or continuing resolution.
    Date Posted: 1/11/2019

    Final Criminal Defense Attorney Panel appointments selected list for U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California for term 2018-2020.

    Date Posted: 12/3/2018

    Proposed Local Rule Changes - The period for public comment on the proposed local rule changes will be until November 5, 2018. Any comments should be submitted to the Clerk, U.S. District Court, at 333 West Broadway, Ste. 420, San Diego, California, 92101.
    Date Posted: 10/25/2018

    CJA Attorney requests for holds or hiatuses of appointments have a significant impact on 1325 Misdemeanor duty and El Centro duty week schedules, the Court now requires that the requesting...
    Date Posted: 10/15/2018

    The San Diego Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California will host the Annual State of the District Luncheon on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Space is limited, so register today at www.fbasd.org!

    For questions, please contact David Finn at  David.Finn@usdoj.gov.
    Date Posted: 10/9/2018

    Click here for CJA Defense Panel for Term 2018-2020 and Appellate Panel for Term 2019-2020 instructions and on-line application.

    Date Posted: 10/5/2018

    Selection of Lawyer Representatives
    The Southern District of California is now accepting applications for new Lawyer Representatives. Applications must be submitted by Friday, September 28, 2018. Interested attorneys may send applications to the United States District Court, Southern District of California, 333 W. Broadway, Suite 420, San Diego, CA 92101, Attention: Lisa Christensen. Please note on envelope: "Lawyer Representative Application Enclosed."
    Date Posted: 9/24/2018

    Appointment of United States Magistrate Judge Ruth Bermudez Montenegro, stationed in El Centro, CA.
    Date Posted: 9/24/2018

    8 U.S.C § 1325 Trial Assignments
    Date Posted: 8/13/2018

    The San Diego Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, in partnership with the University of San Diego School of Law and other supporting organizations, is pleased to present the 2018 Equality in the Law Conference.

    Date Posted: 8/8/2018

    This annual seminar is dedicated to the memory of District Judge Judith N. Keep, who served as a United States District Judge in the Southern District of California for over twenty years and as the District’s first female Chief Judge from 1991 to 1998.
    Date Posted: 8/7/2018

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