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Entrance to New Federal Courthouse on First Street, Opened 2016

Entrance to new First Street U.S. Courthouse in Downtown Los Angeles, opened 2016. Los Angeles Almanac photo.

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals in Pasadena, California

The Richard H. Chambers U.S. Court of Appeals Building, towering above the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena, was once a resort hotel and later a hospital. Los Angeles Almanac photo.

The Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals is headquartered in San Francisco and has jurisdiction over the U.S. District Courts in nine states (California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, Hawaii, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska) and the U.S territories of Guam and Northern Mariana Islands. The courthouse in Pasadena is one of the court's regular meeting places and reviews cases appealed from Central District courts (see Central District of California below). At last count, ten of the more than 50 circuit judges in the Ninth Circuit are based in Pasadena, although these may travel to other circuit locations to sit on panels and circuit judges from elsewhere in the circuit may travel to review cases in Pasadena.

The Richard H. Chambers Courthouse
125 S Grand Ave, Pasadena 91105
(626) 229-7250

Ninth Circuit Opinions

U.S. District Court
Central District of California

Western Division (Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, & San Luis Obispo Counties)
First Street United States Courthouse
350 W First St, Los Angeles 90012
(213) 894-1565

Edward R. Roybal Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse
255 E Temple St, Los Angeles 90012
(213) 894-1565

Eastern Division (San Bernardino & Riverside Counties)
George E. Brown, Jr. Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse
3470 Twelfth St, Riverside 92501
(951) 328-4450

Southern Division (Orange County)
Ronald Reagan Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse
411 W 4th St, Room 1053, Santa Ana 92701
(714) 338-4750

Old Los Angeles Federal Courthouse
The old Federal Courthouse at 312 North Spring Street was built between 1937 and 1940 and was the third Federal Courthouse to be built in Los Angeles. At the time of its completion, it was the largest federal structure in the western United States. The courthouse served the federal judiciary until 2016, after which federal courts were moved into the newly-built courthouse on First Street. Currently, the Los Angeles County Superior Court occupies the old building. Photo by Felicia Aparicio.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Central District of California

Los Angeles Division
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
255 E Temple St, Los Angeles 90012
(855) 460-9641

Riverside Division
United States Courthouse
3420 Twelfth St, Riverside 92501
(855) 460-9641

San Fernando Valley Division
21041 Burbank Blvd, Woodland Hills 91367
(855) 460-9641

Santa Ana Division
Ronald Reagan Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse
411 West Fourth St, Santa Ana 92701
(855) 460-9641

Northern Division
1415 State St, Santa Barbara 93101
(855) 460-9641