Current edition of the of the Southern District Court of California Local Rules, General Orders and Chambers Rules have been defined for each Judge's Chambers. These rules are subject to change due to changes in statewide rules, statutes, or local business practices.

Local Rules

The Local Rules of Practice for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California are listed below. Civil Rules may be cited as CivLR___; criminal rules may be cited as CrimLR____; patent rules should be cited as Patent LR____.

Rules covering admiralty and habeas corpus proceedings may be cited as A.1-E.1; and HC.1, HC.2, et seq.