June 14, 2021
Request for Comment on Privilege Log Practice
Request for Comment on Privilege Log Practice

The Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure and its Advisory Committee on Civil Rules invite public input on privilege log practice. Specifically, the Advisory Committee would like to determine:

  • the difficulties encountered in complying with Civil Rule 26(b)(5)(A); and
  • whether those difficulties could be solved by rule amendments.


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June 14, 2021
COVID-19: Court Operations, Restrictions, and Hours of Operation

Effective Monday, June 14, 2021, the Robert T. Matsui and Robert E. Coyle United States Courthouses are open to the public from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily.

The Clerk's Office is open to the public from: 

9:00 am - 1:00 pm daily and;
9:00 am - 4:00 pm via phone or email


866-884-5525 or 916-930-4000         Sac-Info@caed.uscourts.gov  


866-884-5444 or 559-499-5600   Fresno-Info@caed.uscourts.gov  


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June 10, 2021
New Social Security Case Procedures Effective after June 15, 2021

All Social Security Practitioners

In cases filed after June 15, 2021, or as otherwise ordered by the court, the Eastern District of California will be adopting new procedures in Social Security Cases.

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March 3, 2021
Congressional Hearing: The Need for New Lower Court Judgeships, 30 Years in the Making

On February 24, 2021 the U.S. House of Representatives Subommittee on the Judiciary held a hearing in order to consider judicial crisis being experienced in Courts and Circuits across the United States.

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Zoom Guidance

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June 29, 2020
Eastern District of California’s Judicial Emergency Exacerbated by the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic


As the Senate Judiciary Committee meets Tuesday, June 30, 2020 to address the Judicial Conference’s recommendation for more judgeships, the Eastern District of California continues to experience a long-standing judicial emergency now exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Get Ready for NextGen CM/ECF

The Eastern District of California will migrate to NextGen CM/ECF on July 6, 2021.
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February 6, 2020
Two Judicial Vacancies Exacerbate Caseload Pressure

Two Judicial Vacancies Exacerbate Caseload Pressures in Eastern District’s Fresno Division

As of February 3, 2020, the Eastern District of California has two judicial vacancies. The vacancies are created by District Judge Morrison C. England’s having taken senior status in December 2019 and District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill’s assuming inactive senior status on February 2, 2020. As a result, District Judge Dale A. Drozd is the only judge hearing criminal cases in the court’s Fresno Division...


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Holiday Closure

The Court will be closed on Friday, June 18th in observance of Juneteenth...

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