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 



GO #689
Operating the court in absence of an appropriation or continuing resolution.

1/11/2019 5:38:52 PM
GO #688
Temporary General Order Staying Civil Matters Involving the United States as a Defendant

1/10/2019 12:51:11 AM
GO #687
Special Admission of Attorney From Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.

1/10/2019 12:50:01 AM
12/18/2018 11:46:58 PM
12/11/2018 8:05:45 PM
GO #682-A
General Order 682-A Local Rule Changes

​Local Rule Changes Effective December 1, 2018

12/3/2018 7:23:31 PM
GO #683
    Appointment of United States Magistrate Judge Linda Lopez​

  • GO 683.pdf
10/26/2018 11:40:45 PM
GO #682
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.

10/22/2018 6:57:01 PM
GO #681
General Order #681 and Public Notice

​Reappointment of Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge Mitchell D. Dembin. Comments must be received by close of business November 26, 2018.

10/17/2018 10:08:00 PM
General Notice to CJA Attorneys

10/15/2018 2:48:18 PM
State of the District Luncheon
State of the District Invitation

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 fbasd.org!

Date:      Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time:     12:00-1:30 PM (registration from 11:30 AM)
Place:    Westin San Diego - Gaslamp, San Diego Ballroom, 4th Fl., 910 Broadway Circle, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost:     $50 for FBA members and Public/CJA Attorneys, $75 for Non-Members

For questions, please contact David Finn at David.Finn@usdoj.gov.

10/9/2018 11:58:02 PM
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."

  • Application 2018.docx
  • Lawyer Representative Selection Procedures 2018.pdf
  • NOTICE 2018.pdf
9/20/2018 3:48:28 PM
9/20/2018 3:48:09 PM
CJA Appellate Panel Application For Term 2019-2020
9/20/2018 3:46:37 PM
GO #678
General Order 678

​Appointment of United States Magistrate Judge Ruth Bermudez Montenegro, stationed in El Centro, CA.

8/14/2018 11:02:31 PM
GO #677
General Order 677: 8 U.S.C. § 1325 Trial Assignments

8/13/2018 6:54:58 PM
The 14th Annual Judith N. Keep Federal Civil Practice Seminar - September 5, 2018

    ​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.​

  • CLICK HERE to View the Event Flyer.pdf
8/7/2018 8:50:31 PM
2018 Equality in the Law Conference - August 16, 2018
8/7/2018 8:42:02 PM
GO #634-C
GO #634-C

​Appointment of Attorneys to the Criminal Justice Act Advisory Committee

7/18/2018 11:50:04 PM
GO #676
Waiver of PACER Fees for Kate Stith

7/2/2018 11:50:07 PM
GO #675
Waiver of PACER Fees for Jeffrey S. Gutman

7/2/2018 11:49:25 PM
GO #674
GO #674

​Waiver of PACER Fees for Eric De Rosia

6/22/2018 12:02:11 AM
GO #673
GO #673

​Waiver of PACER Fees for Calipatria and Centinela State Prison

6/22/2018 12:01:25 AM
GO #653-A
GO #653-A

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

6/22/2018 12:00:41 AM
GO #644-C
6/12/2018 8:51:17 PM

The San Diego Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California are please to present "INTRODUCTION TO LITIGATION IN FEDERAL COURT​". This introductory level seminar is geared toward recently admitted attorneys and those with little experience in federal court.

6/8/2018 4:01:37 PM
GO #671
Criminal Case Management Committee

​Creation of Criminal Case Management Committee

5/21/2018 7:28:34 PM
GO #644-B
4/25/2017 5:27:44 PM
GO #658
4/25/2017 5:27:00 PM
GO #657
4/25/2017 5:24:43 PM
GO #575-A
4/25/2017 5:07:21 PM
General Order #610-A
7/7/2016 6:59:27 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
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




**Public Notice **

The Court will remain open
during a shutdown of the
federal government. Jurors
should report for duty
as instructed.

U.S. District Court, Southern
District of California, will be closed
on Monday, January 21, 2019
in observance of the
Martin Luther King Day.