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CJA Panel Attorneys Interim Compensation
Date Posted: 6/20/2024


Notice to all prospective members of the CJA Criminal and Ninth Circuit Criminal Appellate Defense Panel for the United States District Court for the 2025-2026 term.
Date Posted: 6/14/2024


Appointment of Clerk of Court as Agent for Acceptance of Service for Southern District of California Judges and Employees
Date Posted: 6/6/2024


General Order Establishing the Position of Presiding Magistrate Judge
Date Posted: 5/22/2024


History Committee Members
Date Posted: 4/23/2024


Appointment of the Criminal Justice Act Committee
Date Posted: 4/11/2024


Release of the Pretrial Services Report
Date Posted: 4/1/2024


Order Designating Magistrate Judge D. Thomas Ferraro to Serve in the Southern District of California
Date Posted: 2/6/2024


Appointment of United States Magistrate Judge Valerie E. Torres
Date Posted: 12/8/2023


History Committee Members
Date Posted: 11/29/2023


Pro Hac Vice Admission Fee - Allocation of Admission Fee
Date Posted: 11/13/2023


Admission Fee - Allocation of Admission Fee
Date Posted: 11/13/2023


District Protocol for Processing Applications Under Guidelines Amendment 821
Date Posted: 10/26/2023


CJA Criminal Defense Advisory Committee
Date Posted: 10/26/2023


Non-Discrimination Statement in the Southern District of California's Criminal Justice Act Plan
Date Posted: 10/17/2023


On behalf of the San Diego Criminal Justice Memorial Committee, you and your family and friends are invited to a ceremony on Friday, October 20, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. at the County Courthouse, 1100 Union Street, Jury Lounge, 3rd floor. Click here for event details.
Date Posted: 10/12/2023


Operating the Court in the Absence of an Appropriation or a Continuing Resolution
Date Posted: 9/29/2023


Amendments to the Local Rules
Date Posted: 9/22/2023


Transcript Rates
Date Posted: 9/22/2023


The United States District Court for the Southern District of California is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Edward Patrick (Pat) Swan, Jr. as the 2023 recipient of the Hon. David. H. Bartick Award for Civility and Professionalism.
Date Posted: 8/18/2023


Appointment of United States Magistrate Judge Michelle M. Pettit
Date Posted: 7/24/2023


Amendments to Local Rules
Date Posted: 7/12/2023


The United States District Court for the Southern District of California draws names of prospective jurors from a master wheel created from registered voters, provided by the California Secretary of State, supplemented by the California driver's license for non-AB60 licenses and state ID information, provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles for both San Diego and Imperial Counties. Names are selected at random using an automated jury management program. This notice is provided pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1864.
Date Posted: 07/03/2023


Appointment of United States Magistrate Judge Steve B. Chu
Date Posted: 6/30/2023


Duties and Powers of United States Magistrate Judges Regarding Misdemeanor and Petty Offenses: Forfeiture of Collateral
Date Posted: 6/21/2023


Selection of Lawyer Representatives
The Southern District of California is now accepting applications for new Lawyer Representatives. Applications must be submitted by Friday, July 14, 2023. Please refer to the notice for details. 
Date Posted: 6/16/2023


See The Hon. David H. Bartick Award for Civility and Professionalism nomination form for details. All nominations are due on or before Wednesday, July 12, 2023.
Date Posted: 6/6/2023


The Transfer of Cases to New Magistrate Judges
Date Posted: 5/24/2023


The End of the Covid-19 Public Emergency for the Judiciary.
Date Posted: 5/18/2023


Notice - General Order #750
Appointment of a Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge
Date Posted: 5/10/2023


Amendments to the Local Rules
Date Posted: 5/10/2023


Adoption of a Jury Selection Plan (As Amended)
Date Posted: 4/7/2023


Amendments To The Local Rules
Date Posted: 3/16/2023


Civics Contest Deadline Extension to March 20th, 2023

Deadline for submitting entries to the 2023 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest has been extended to March 20th, 2023. Click here for more details.

Date Posted: 3/3/2023


Interpreter Fees Allowable Under the Criminal Justice Act
Date Posted: 1/27/2023


Investigator Fees Allowable Under the Criminal Justice Act
Date Posted: 1/27/2023


Amendments to Civil Local Rule 7.1
Date Posted: 1/11/2023


Amendments to Civil Local Rule 7.1
Date Posted: 12/15/2022


In the matter of the appointment of the Criminal Justice Act Committee
Date Posted: 12/7/2022


Appointment of Attorneys to the Criminal Justice Act Advisory Committee
Date Posted: 11/30/2022


Plan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California Pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act
Date Posted: 11/30/2022


Criminal Case Proceedings During the COVID-19 Public Emergency 
Date Posted: 11/21/2022


Notice - General Order #746
Appointment of Full-Time United States Magistrate Judges
Date Posted: 10/6/2022


Appointment of United States Magistrate Judge Lupe Rodriguez, Jr. 
Date Posted: 9/29/2022


Appointment of Attorneys to the Criminal Justice Act Advisory Committee
Date Posted: 9/9/2022


The United States District Court for the Southern District of California is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Heather L. Rosing as the 2022 Recipient of the Hon. David H. Bartick Award for Civility and Professionalism
Date Posted: 9/6/2022


Adopting Disciplinary Committee
Date Posted: 8/25/2022


Selection of Lawyer Representatives
The Southern District of California is now accepting applications for new Lawyer Representatives. Applications must be submitted by Friday, September 9, 2022. Please refer to the notice for details. 
Date Posted: 8/22/2022


Appointment of United States Magistrate Judge David D. Leshner
Date Posted: 8/15/2022


Notice to all prospective CJA Criminal Defense Attorney Panel Members for the United States District Court for 2022-2024 Term.
Date Posted: 6/24/2022


The United States District Court in the Southern District of California is excited to announce the district and circuit winners of the 2022 Civics Contest for high school students. This contest was held at the local level in each district and then winners advanced to the circuit contest. The contest offered cash prizes and a chance to meet preeminent jurists and legal practitioners at the Ninth Circuit Conference.
Date Posted: 6/21/2022


Amendment to Criminal Local Rule 17.1
Date Posted: 6/17/2022


See The Hon. David H. Bartick Award for Civility and Professionalism nomination form for details. All nominations are due on or before Friday, July 8, 2022.
Date Posted: 6/8/2022


Amendments to Civil Local Rule HC.3
Date Posted: 6/3/2022


Adopting History Committee
Date Posted: 5/27/2022


Criminal Case Proceedings During the COVID-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 5/23/2022


Obtaining CJA Services Without Prior Authorization (As Amended)
Date Posted: 5/19/2022


Amendment of Criminal Justice Act Plan
Date Posted: 5/19/2022


The Appointment of Randy S. Grossman as United States Attorney
Date Posted: 4/19/2022


Adopting Disciplinary Committee
Date Posted: 4/15/2022


Amendments to Civil Local Rules 16.1.c and 16.3
Date Posted: 3/17/2022


Extending Interim Safety Protocols For In-Person Court Proceedings
Date Posted: 3/15/2022


Criminal Case Proceedings During the Covid-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 3/2/2022


Notice - General Order #737
Appointment of Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge
Date Posted: 2/9/2022


In the matter of Reappointment of Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge Jill L. Burkhardt
Date Posted: 1/18/2022


The United States District Court for the Southern District of California invites you to attend a webinar titled “How to Apply to be a U.S. Magistrate Judge.” The San Diego Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will present this webinar on January 18, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Click the link for details.
Date Posted: 1/12/2022


Criminal Case Proceedings during the COVID-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 12/23/2021


Notice - General Order #735
Application for Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge 
Date Posted: 12/21/2021


The Filing of Documents by Criminal Defendants who are represented by Counsel in Violation of CivLR 83.3(f), CrimLR 1.1(e)(21)
Date Posted: 12/15/2021


Extending Interim Safety Protocols for In-Person Court Proceedings
Date Posted: 12/14/2021


Pursuant to Title 28, United States Code, Section 753, the following transcript rates per page are prescribed by the Court and are effective this date.
Date Posted: 12/8/2021


Criminal Case Proceedings during the COVID-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 10/25/2021


In the matter of Reappointment of Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge Jill L. Burkhardt
Date Posted: 10/19/2021


Appointment of the Chief Bankruptcy Judge
Date Posted: 10/14/2021


The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California and the FBA-San Diego chapter will host the Annual State of the District Event on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at the James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse. To register please visit www.fbasd.org.
Date Posted: 10/13/2021


The United States District Court for the Southern District of California is pleased to announce the selection of Alexandra F. Foster as the 2021 recipient of the Hon. David H. Bartick Award for Civility and Professionalism. 

Please see the attached press release for more information.
Date Posted: 9/15/2021


Criminal Case Proceedings During the COVID-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 9/1/2021


The United States District Court for the Southern District of California and the San Diego Chapter of the Federal Bar Association are pleased to present the Seventeenth Annual Judith N. Keep Federal Civil Practice Seminar on Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 1:00pm-5:15pm at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter, with a reception to follow.

The annual seminar is dedicated to the memory of former 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. This year's seminar will focus on pretrial and trial practice, including making a record for appeal. The program will include four speaker panels featuring Ninth Circuit Judge John B. Owens and many Southern District of California District Judges and Magistrate Judges.

To RSVP, Click here.
Date Posted: 8/16/2021


Criminal Case Proceedings During the COVID-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 7/27/2021


Notice to all prospective CJA Criminal and Material Witness Defense Panel Members for the United States District Court for 2021-2023 Term.
Date Posted: 6/23/2021


Leave Due to New Federal Holiday for Juneteenth National Independence Day
Date Posted: 6/17/2021


See The Hon. David H. Bartick Award for Civility and Professionalism nomination form for details. All nominations shall be submitted on or before Friday, July 16, 2021..
Date Posted: 6/16/2021


Grand Jury Proceedings During COVID-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 6/16/2021


Criminal Case Proceedings During the COVID-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 6/11/2021


Civil Case Proceedings During the COVID-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 6/11/2021


Extending Interim Safety Protocols for In-Person Court Proceedings
Date Posted: 6/11/2021


Supplement to District Trial Reopening Plan
Date Posted: 6/11/2021


Criminal Case Proceedings During the Covid-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 5/24/2021


Civil Case Proceedings During the Covid-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 5/24/2021


Supplement to District Trial Reopening Plan
Date Posted: 5/24/2021


Pursuant to the Pro Bono Plan as adopted by General Order 596, the Court is once again soliciting applications for new law firms and attorneys to serve on the Panel. Law firms and attorneys currently serving on the Panel will remain on the Panel and need not reapply.
Date Posted: 5/17/2021


Proposed Local Rule Amendments
Date Posted: 5/4/2021


The Amendment of the Jury Selection Plan
Date Posted: 5/3/2021


Criminal Case Proceedings during the COVID-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 4/14/2021


Adoption of a Jury Selection Plan (As Amended) and Proposed Local Rule Change
Date Posted: 3/24/2021


District Protocol for Processing Applications under First Step Act
Date Posted: 3/4/2021 00:00


Criminal Case Proceedings During the Covid-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 3/2/2021 00:02


Civil Case Proceedings During the Covid-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 3/2/2021 00:01


Supplement to the District Trial Reopening Plan
Date Posted: 3/2/2021


Renewed Suspension of Jury Trials and other In-Person Proceedings during COVID-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 2/2/2021


Extending Interim Safety Protocols for In-Person Court Proceedings
Date Posted: 2/1/2021


Grand Jury Proceedings and Preliminary Hearings During Covid-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 2/1/2021


Use of Video Teleconferencing or Telephone Conferencing in certain Criminal Proceedings during COVID-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 1/25/2021


Extending Renewed Suspension of Jury Trials and Other In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 1/14/2021


Extending Renewed Suspension of Jury Trials and Other In-Person Proceedings During Covid-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 1/4/2021


Adopting a Policy on Privacy and Public Access to Electronic Case Files
Date Posted: 12/22/2020


Admission Fee; Allocation of Admission Fee
Date Posted: 12/22/2020


The United States District Court in the Southern District of California is excited to announce the 2020 Civics Contest for high school students in the western United States, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. This essay and video contest offers cash prizes and a chance to meet some of the nation’s preeminent jurists and legal practitioners.
Date Posted: 12/18/2020


Adoption of a Jury Selection Plan (as amended) and Proposed Local Rule Change
Date Posted: 12/9/2020


Renewed Suspension of Jury Trials and other In-Person Proceedings during COVID-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 12/8/2020


Renewed Suspension of Jury Trials and other In-Person Proceedings during COVID-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 12/8/2020


Appointment of Attorneys to the Criminal Justice Act Material Witness Defense Advisory Committee
Date Posted: 12/3/2020


Proceedings During the Covid-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 11/19/2020


Extending Interim Safety Protocols for In-Person Court Proceedings
Date Posted: 11/18/2020


The United States District Court for the Southern District of California is pleased to announce the selection of Charles Halligan Adair as the 2020 recipient of the Hon. David H. Bartick Award for Civility and Professionalism. The Court also honors attorneys Bruce C. Smith and Peter J. Mazza as posthumous recipients of the Bartick Award.

Please see the attached press release for more information.

Date Posted: 10/16/2020


Adoption of a Jury Selection Plan (As Amended)
Date Posted: 10/15/2020


Proceedings During the Covid-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 10/14/2020


Extending Interim Safety Protocols for In-Person Court Proceedings
Date Posted: 10/14/2020


Appointing Stacey Kartchner Chairperson of the Material Witness Defense Advisory Panel
Date Posted: 10/5/2020


Extending COVID-19 Public Emergency Use of Video and Telephonic Conference Technology in Certain Criminal Proceedings
Date Posted: 9/29/2020


Extending Interim Safety Protocols for In-Person Court Proceedings
Date Posted: 9/29/2020


Proceedings During the COVID-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 9/18/2020


Proceedings During the Covid-19 Public Emergency
Date Posted: 9/17/2020


Date Posted: 8/27/2020