Holiday Closure

The Court will be closed on Monday, February 17th in observance of George Washington's birthday ...

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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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Pro Se Help Days 2020

Pro Se Help Days 2020- March 6th, June 5th, September 4th, & December 4th. United States Federal Courthouse, 501 I Street, 1st Floor, Sacramento, CA.  Come talk to McGeorge and UC Davis law students and professors, as well as local practitioners, for pro bono assistance with your case or a case you anticipate filing in the Eastern District. 

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July 3, 2018
Important Letter RE. Caseload Crisis

An Important Letter to Congress from the Judges
of the Eastern District of California Regarding Our Caseload Crisis

It has been four decades since the last judgeship was created in the Eastern District of California. In that period of time the population of the district has grown 220%. The judges of the Eastern District routinely carry one of the heaviest caseloads in the country....

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