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


    Click here for more job opportunities.
    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

    RSVP to: Gabriel_Peixoto@casd.uscourts.gov

    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


    Screening New Inmates for Tuberculosis Prior to Court Appearance
    Date Posted: 4/30/2019


    Trial and Media Protocol during the Apple, Inc. v. Qualcomm Incorporated Proceedings
    Date Posted: 4/19/2019


    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: 4/15/2019


    Adopting Disciplinary Committee.
    Date Posted: 4/12/2019 04:00


    General Consent to U.S. Magistrate Judge Social Security Cases
    Date Posted: 4/12/2019 03:00


    Notice - General Order #677-A
    8 U.S.C. § 1325 Trial Assignments
    Date Posted: 4/12/2019 01:00


    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


  • 8/2/2019
    Appointment of United States Magistrate Judge Allison H. Goddard
    7/17/2019
    All applications must be filed online between July 17, 2019 and October 17, 2019 by 4:00 PM (PST)
    7/10/2019
    Adopting Selection Committee for Chief Probation Officer
    7/9/2019

    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

    RSVP to: Gabriel_Peixoto@casd.uscourts.gov

    6/28/2019
    CJO #3
    Adopting Lawyer Representatives Selection Committee and Notice to Select New Lawyer Representatives.
    6/21/2019
    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.
    6/6/2019
    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.
    6/6/2019
    Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judges Barbara L. Major and Karen S. Crawford.
    6/4/2019
    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.
    5/22/2019
    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.
    5/3/2019
    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
    4/30/2019
    Screening New Inmates for Tuberculosis Prior to Court Appearance
    4/19/2019
    Trial and Media Protocol during the Apple, Inc. v. Qualcomm Incorporated Proceedings
    4/15/2019

    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.

    4/12/2019 04:00
    Adopting Disciplinary Committee.
    4/12/2019 03:00
    General Consent to U.S. Magistrate Judge Social Security Cases
    4/12/2019 01:00
    Notice - General Order #677-A
    8 U.S.C. § 1325 Trial Assignments
    2/25/2019
    Contest Rules, entry instructions are posted! Visit Ninth Circuit Civic Contest page for more details.
    2/8/2019
    District Protocol For Processing Applications Under First Step Act § 404 (2018)
    2/8/2019
    Notice - General Order #691
    Appointment of Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge
    1/11/2019
    Operating the court in absence of an appropriation or continuing resolution.
    12/3/2018

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

    10/25/2018
    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.
    10/15/2018
    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...
    10/9/2018
    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.
    10/5/2018

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

    9/24/2018
    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."
    9/24/2018
    Appointment of United States Magistrate Judge Ruth Bermudez Montenegro, stationed in El Centro, CA.
    8/13/2018
    8 U.S.C § 1325 Trial Assignments