United States District Court, Central District of California

FAQs about Judges' Procedures and Schedules

Last Updated: 12/01/2015

Name:Title:Court RoomLocation:
Hon. Percy AndersonJudge15 - Spring St. FloorLos Angeles - Spring Street

Courtroom Deputy Clerk:Telephone:
Stephen Montes Kerr213-894-1795


The best way to contact the judge's courtroom deputy clerk is by calling (213) 894-1795; if the clerk does not answer the phone, be sure to leave a voice-mail message.

Please note new procedures re Under Seal Filings under Item # 15

Hon. Percy Anderson
Court Clerk: Stephen Montes Kerr
Court Reporter: As Assigned
Courtroom No.: 15
Telephone: 213-894-1795
Telephone: 213-894-5384

  1. Civil Motions are heard on Mondays at 1:30 p.m.
    Criminal motions are heard on Mondays at 3:00 p.m.
    (If Monday is a holiday, the next motion date is the following Monday.)
    It is not necessary to clear a motion date with the court clerk prior to filing the motion.

  2. Discovery motions are to be calendared before the magistrate judge.

  3. Tentative rulings are not issued.

  4. Conformed mandatory chambers copies of all motions, opposition and reply papers shall be hand delivered to chambers (Room 163) on Spring Street and placed in a courtesy copy bin located on a wall outside the entry door to chambers.

    Mandatory chambers copies of e-filed documents shall be delivered to chambers.

  5. Ex parte applications are for extraordinary relief. See Mission Power Engineering Co. v. Continental Casualty Co., 883 F. Supp. 488 (C.D. Cal. 1995). Applications must be in accordance with Local Rule 7-19 and any applicable General Order. Ex parte applications are normally considered on the papers and are rarely set for hearing. If a hearing is necessary the parties will be notified. Opposition papers are to be filed no later than 3:00 p.m. on the first business day following service of the application. A conformed mandatory chambers copy of moving, opposition, or notice of non-opposition papers are to be hand-delivered to the courtesy box outside the entrance to chambers on the Spring Street level of the U.S. Courthouse, 312 North Spring Street. Counsel will be notified by the clerk of the Court’s ruling. Sanctions may be imposed for misuse of ex parte applications. Unless specifically requested or authorized by the Court, the Court will not accept or consider reply papers in support of ex parte applications.

  6. Continuances are granted only upon a showing of good cause. Requests for continuances must be by motion, stipulation or application accompanied by a declaration setting forth the reasons for the requested continuance. The declaration should also include whether there have been any prior requests for continuances and whether these requests were granted or denied by the Court. Stipulations extending dates set by this Court are not effective unless approved by the Court. Requests for continuance should be submitted well in advance of the requested relief. Requests for continuance not in compliance with this Order or the Local Rules of Practice for the Central District of California will be denied.

  7. Counsel should not contact the judge’s law clerk or secretary unless responding to an inquiry they initiated.

  8. Calls will not be returned regarding the status of submitted motions, stipulations or proposed orders. Counsel may determine the status of any submitted motion, stipulation or proposed order by accessing the docket sheet through PACER.

  9. If counsel have a calendar conflict, they should notify the deputy court clerk as soon as possible.

  10. Contact the court clerk if you wish to bring electronic equipment into the courthouse.

  11. For general information on how to order a transcript of any reported or digitally recorded proceeding, please contact 213-894-3015 or visit the court website (www.cacd.uscourts.gov) section referring to Court Reporter/Recorder Transcripts. If you require an estimate of cost for the preparation of a transcript, contact the court reporter/recorder for the desired proceeding.

    To determine the court reporter/recorder for a particular proceeding, go to the Court Reporter Schedule web page and click on View by Date. Once you've determined the correct court reporter/recorder for the desired session, click on Court Reporter Phone and Email List for contact information.

  12. Please call (213) 894-5774 if you have questions regarding law clerk or extern positions.

  13. Trial Preparation

    1. Court hours: Trials are conducted Tuesday through Friday. Trial is from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the first day of trial and 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day thereafter.

    2. For details concerning the manner in which the Court conducts trials, and the requirements for the preparation of pretrial documents, please consult the Court’s Standing Order, Order Following Scheduling Conference, and Civil Trial Order (links to the most recent version of each of these Orders are at the bottom of this page).
14.Alternative Dispute Resolution

Pursuant to Local Rule 16-15.2, the parties in every case must participate in an ADR Procedure no later than 45 days before the Final Pretrial Conference. If counsel has received a “Notice to Parties of Court-Directed ADR Program” (form ADR-08), the Court will presumptively refer the case to the Court Mediation Panel or to a private mediation at the time of the initial scheduling conference. See General Order 11-10, 5.1. Counsel are directed to furnish and discuss this Notice with their clients in preparation for the parties’ Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f) conference. Counsel should include their shared or separate views regarding a preference for the Court Mediation Panel or private mediation, and when the mediation should occur, in the written report required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f) and Civil L.R. 26-1. For information about the Court’s ADR program, see General Order 11.10, which is located in the “General Orders” section on the home page and in the “ADR” page on the Court’s website.

15. UNDER SEAL FILINGS

Parties shall make every effort to limit the number and volume of under seal filings. In most circumstances, parties should seek to file under seal only the specific exhibits or documents for which there is a valid basis for filing under seal.

Pursuant to Local Rule 79-5.2.2, except in sealed civil cases, “no document may be filed under seal without prior approval by the Court.” When seeking the Court’s approval for an under seal filing, the submitting party shall comply with the procedures established in Local Rule 79-5.2.2(a). Because documents filed under seal are only visible on CM/ECF or Pacer to Court personnel and the party that filed the document, a party electronically filing a document under seal may not rely on the Court’s CM/ECF System to effect service as provided in Local Rule 5-3.2.1. Therefore, documents filed electronically under seal must be served in accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5. Additionally, at the time of filing, the documents filed electronically under seal must be accompanied either by a Proof of Service in the form required by Local Rule 5-3.1.2 or a declaration explaining why service is not required.

Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, the submitting party shall deliver a Mandatory Chambers Copy of the Ex Parte Application, proposed Order, Declaration in Support of Ex Parte Application, and the document(s) and/or exhibit(s) the party seeks to file under seal to the Court’s courtesy copy box located outside chambers no later than 12:00 p.m. on the following business day.

The submission of documents for in camera review is governed by Local Rule 79-6.



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Civil Trial Order.pdf
Civil Trial Order.pdf

Order Following Scheduling Conference.pdf
Order Following Scheduling Conference.pdf

Order Setting Scheduling Conference.pdf
Order Setting Scheduling Conference.pdf

Criminal Standing Order.pdf
Criminal Standing Order.pdf

Standing Order (2015 revised under seal procedures).pdf
Standing Order (2015 revised under seal procedures).pdf

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