October 21, 2021
Upcoming Payment Change

UPCOMING PAYMENT CHANGE

Beginning January 1, 2022, the Clerk's Office will no longer accept cash for payments of any kind.

For further information, please visit our Paying Fees and Finacial Information page.

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August 5, 2021
COVID-19: Court Operations, Restrictions, and Hours of Operation

Chief Judge issues General Order No. 635 - Coronavirus Public Emergency Authorizing Video-teleconferencing and Telephone Conferencing for Criminal Proceedings Under Section 15002 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act September 28, 2021.

 

This General Order extends General Orders No. 614, No. 620, No. 624, No. 628, No. 630 and No. 632.

 

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

9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily

Sacramento:

866-884-5525 or 916-930-4000          

Fresno:

866-884-5444 or 559-499-5600  

 

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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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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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