News, Notices & Events

  • Appointment of the Chief Bankruptcy Judge
    Date Posted: 9/10/2019

    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: 8/29/2019

    The United States District Court for the Southern District of California is pleased to announce that it has selected Frank J. Ragen as the first recipient of the Hon. David H. Bartick Award for Civility and Professionalism. Mr. Ragen has practiced for 46 years as a criminal defense attorney in the Southern District of California. Throughout his career, Mr. Ragen has conducted himself with a high level of integrity, civility, and professionalism that earned the respect of judges, prosecutors, and his colleagues.


    Please see the attached press release for more information.

    Date Posted: 8/23/2019

    Appointment of United States Magistrate Judge Allison H. Goddard
    Date Posted: 8/2/2019

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    Date Posted: 7/19/2019

    All applications must be filed online between July 17, 2019 and October 17, 2019 by 4:00 PM (PST)
    Date Posted: 7/17/2019

    Adopting Selection Committee for Chief Probation Officer
    Date Posted: 7/10/2019

    POWER ACT Panel - Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent Act

    Learn about opportunities for pro bono service to support survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. And learn about opportunities to represent Pro Se litigants in the Southern District of California.

    Thursday, August 1, 2019 @ 12 noon
    Carter-Keep Courthouse
    Jury Assembly Room

    Featured Speakers:
    • Dorothy Alther, Executive Director of California Indian Legal Services
    • Yvette Lopez Cooper, Executive Direc-tor of the San Diego Family Justice Center
    • Stephanie Baez, Supervising Attorney-Family Law and Domestic Violence for San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program

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    Date Posted: 7/9/2019

    CJO #3
    Adopting Lawyer Representatives Selection Committee and Notice to Select New Lawyer Representatives.
    Date Posted: 6/28/2019

    The United States District Court for the Southern District of California is pleased to announce the creation of the “Hon. David H. Bartick Award for Civility and Professionalism.” This award will recognize one individual per year who has demonstrated civility and professionalism in his or her practice of law. The annual recipients of the Bartick Award will have their names engraved on a permanent award displayed in the lobby of the Carter/Keep courthouse.

    Additional information about the award, including eligibility criteria and instructions for submitting a nomination, are attached. Nominations are due on or before July 12, 2019. The 2019 Bartick Award recipient will be announced at the October 10, 2019 State of the District Luncheon.
    Date Posted: 6/21/2019

    U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Bermudez Montenegro and her law clerk Devin H. Mirchi, both front and center, led students in practicing civil discourse skills as jurors at the courthouse in El Centro, California. In the courtroom, students used these skills during jury deliberations exploring their Fourth Amendment rights at school using a fictional scenario on vaping. Read Full Article.
    Date Posted: 6/6/2019

    Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judges Barbara L. Major and Karen S. Crawford.
    Date Posted: 6/6/2019

    Preliminary judging has been completed in the 2019 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest for high school students in the western United States, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. All told, over 1,300 young people entered the contest, which offers cash prizes and a chance to meet some of the nation’s preeminent jurists and legal practitioners.
    Date Posted: 6/4/2019

    The San Diego Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, in partnership with the University of San Diego School of Law, presents the 2019 Leadership in the Law Conference: Effective Leadership at All Levels. The attached flyer provides information on registration, location, speakers and cost.
    Date Posted: 5/22/2019

    Proposed Local Rule Changes and Comment Periods
    The following General Orders outline proposals to change the local rules and when the comment periods end.

    GO #705, Public Comment ending May 5, 2019
    GO #706, Public Comment ending May 5, 2019
    GO #709, Public Comment ending May 26, 2019
    Date Posted: 5/3/2019

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