News and Features of our District


What's New

Recent activity in our district including General Orders,
updated documents, and
other public notices.



Docket Calendars are produced for each Judge daily and are posted for public viewing.




Chambers Rules have been defined for each Judge's Chambers. Users may also view the Court's Local Rules and General Orders.



Forms are provided for Attorney Assistance and for File Review Procedures.

Court Info

Telephone Lists, Courthouse Locations, Updated Address Information and more can all be found here.



Attorney Admission

Requirements, Fees, Admissions, and Documentation for Government and Pro Hac Vice attorneys.


Juror instructions

Federal Jury information, online summons forms, juror status, and other jury information.



All Information regarding Case Management/Electronic Case Filing including Policies & Procedures, Training, Registration, and access to the CM/ECF system.


What's New 





CJA Appellate Panel Application for Term 2016-2017
9/15/2015 4:13:12 PM
State of the District Luncheon
9/15/2015 2:47:57 PM
Eleventh Annual Judith N. Keep Federal Civil Practice Seminar

​The San Diego Chapter of the FBA is hosting the JNK seminar on September 17th, 2015. Please see the attached flyer for Program information

8/12/2015 3:06:04 PM
Selection of Lawyer Representatives
8/11/2015 5:59:08 PM
General Order 646
Reappointment of Magistrate Judge Nita L. Stormes
8/7/2015 6:08:53 PM
In Memoriam: The Hon. Gordon Thompson, Jr.


7/8/2015 3:03:38 PM
CJA Defense Attorney Panel Application for Term 2015-2017
6/26/2015 7:58:06 PM
CJA Material Witness Attorney Panel Application for Term 2015-2017
6/26/2015 7:57:52 PM
Introduction to Civil Litigation in Federal Court

​An introductory level seminar geared toward recently admitted attorneys and those with very little experience in federal court.

6/17/2015 9:21:50 PM
GO #645

​Reappointment of Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge Nita L. Stormes

4/20/2015 4:12:42 PM
GO #644

​Student Practice in the Southern District of California

4/14/2015 10:06:51 PM
CJA Appellate Panel Application for Term 2016-2017
Applications will be available after September 1, 2015 and will be due October 30, 2015
4/7/2015 6:58:57 PM
2/25/2015 12:28:59 AM
GO #634-A
Appointment of Attorneys to the Criminal Justice Act Advisory Committee
2/5/2015 8:51:31 PM
GO #499-C
Amendment of Criminal Justice Act Plan
2/5/2015 8:50:45 PM
General Order 643-A

​Local Rules Amendments Effective February 2, 2015

1/31/2015 4:33:51 PM
GO 277-J
Adopting Disciplinary Committee
1/22/2015 4:54:28 PM
CJA Panel Application for Term 2014-2016
1/15/2015 9:28:21 PM
Part Time Temporary Court Reporter
1/12/2015 11:04:13 PM
Software Developer
12/31/2014 7:14:45 PM
GO #643
Local Rules Amendments: The period for Public Commment will be until January 12, 2015. Any comments should be submitted to the Clerk, U.S. District Court, at 333 W. Broadway, Suite 420, San Diego, California 92101. Please note on the envelope "In Re: Local Rules Amendments"
12/11/2014 12:31:56 AM
GO #642
District Protocol for Processing Applications under Guidelines Amendment 782
12/11/2014 12:29:36 AM
GO #499-B
Amendment of Criminal Justice Act Plan
12/11/2014 12:27:24 AM
GO #626-B
Compliance with Jury Directives of the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
12/2/2014 9:27:21 PM
New Civil Chambers Rules for Hon. Barry Ted Moskowitz
7/22/2014 10:57:28 PM
The Tenth Annual Judith N. Keep Federal Civil Practice Seminar
6/17/2014 12:07:15 PM
GO #640
Related MDL Cases and Related Patent Cases
6/12/2014 8:58:05 PM
GO #639
The Transfer of Cases to New Magistrate Judges
6/12/2014 8:57:06 PM
GO #638
Cases to be Transferred to the Calendar of the Hon. Cynthia Ann Bashant
6/12/2014 8:56:36 PM
Swearing In Ceremony for The Honorable Jill L. Burkhardt
6/9/2014 8:40:00 PM
Notice: Court Seeks Applications for Pro Bono Panel
6/4/2014 12:10:54 PM
Lawyer Representative (2014-2015)
5/14/2014 10:31:45 PM
Federal Public Defender Vacancy Announcement
5/8/2014 12:39:20 PM
General Order 637

​Appointment of John Morrill as Clerk of Court for the Southern District of California

4/30/2014 11:22:44 PM
Notice to Customers Presenting Checks
3/28/2014 9:33:54 PM
GO #636
Appointment of United States Magistrate Judge Jill L. Burkhardt
3/11/2014 6:25:18 PM
GO #602-B
Use of Associates and Contract Attorneys on CJA Cases
2/28/2014 8:16:04 PM