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updated documents, and
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What's New 



General Order #654
​Appointment of New Magistrate Judge Andrew G. Schopler


9/30/2016 11:03:16 PM
General Order #653
GO #653

​Rules of Procedure for the Electronic Submission of Litigation by Plaintiffs Incarcerated at Certain Identified CDCR Facilities

9/28/2016 4:43:00 PM
CJA Appellate Attorney Panel Application for 2017-2018 Term
8/29/2016 6:08:03 PM
Whitlow et al v. Department of Education, State of California et al
ORDER Denying Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction

8/26/2016 11:48:52 PM
Central Violations Bureau (CVB) Defense Attorney Panel Application for Term 2016-2019

    ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE (James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse 12th Floor Intake Window) BY OCTOBER 17, 2016 - 4:00 P.M.

    ​Applications that are not timely received in the Clerk’s Office and officially stamped will not be considered.

  • Notice To All Prospective Defense Attorney CVB Panel Members.pdf
8/12/2016 3:09:44 PM
General Order #610-A
7/7/2016 6:59:27 PM
CJA Defense Attorney Panel Application for Term 2016-2018
7/1/2016 11:31:34 PM
Selection of Lawyer Representatives
6/28/2016 12:04:05 AM
50th Anniversary Special Program
Resolution of Water Rights Disputes in Imperial and San Diego Counties: Litigation/Settlements

5/3/2016 5:48:38 PM
GO #644-A
General Order 644-A: Student Practice in the Southern District of California

​Student Practice in the Southern District of California

4/14/2016 10:05:08 PM
GO #652
GO #652

​Identifying Jurors for Participation in 2016 District Conference

3/4/2016 12:51:11 AM
CVB Defense Counsel Application
3/3/2016 1:37:10 AM
GO #648-C
GO #648-C

​Amendment to Criminal Local Rule 32.1.8 (amendment stayed)

3/1/2016 7:10:44 PM
GO #651
GO #651

​Local Rules Amendments Civil L.R. 83.7 and public comment period

2/9/2016 8:04:49 PM
GO #648-B
General Order 648-B

​Local Rules Amendments effective January 30, 2016

1/27/2016 11:55:34 PM
GO #650
1/26/2016 4:50:53 PM
San Diego Panel 2015-2017
12/2/2015 10:08:26 PM
Material Witness Panel
12/2/2015 10:06:38 PM
GO #648
11/24/2015 11:43:18 PM
General Order 646
8/7/2015 6:08:53 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
2/25/2015 12:28:59 AM
GO #634-A
2/5/2015 8:51:31 PM
GO #499-C
2/5/2015 8:50:45 PM
GO 277-J

Adopting Disciplinary Committee
1/22/2015 4:54:28 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"
  • General Order 643.pdf
12/11/2014 12:31:56 AM
GO #642
12/11/2014 12:29:36 AM
GO #499-B
12/11/2014 12:27:24 AM
GO #626-B
12/2/2014 9:27:21 PM
New Civil Chambers Rules for Hon. Barry Ted Moskowitz
Moskowitz Civil Chambers Rules

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
6/12/2014 8:58:05 PM
GO #639
6/12/2014 8:57:06 PM
GO #638
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
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

  • General Order 637.pdf
4/30/2014 11:22:44 PM
Notice to Customers Presenting Checks
3/28/2014 9:33:54 PM
GO #636
3/11/2014 6:25:18 PM
GO #602-B
2/28/2014 8:16:04 PM