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Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Posted: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The following proposed amendments were approved for... more »

Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014

The hourly pay rates for lawyers who represent indigent defendants in federal criminal cases, which were temporarily reduced last year, have been restored, effective March 1, 2014. In an emergency move last August, the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States reduced... more »

Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Be aware of a scam that involves a fictitious arrest warrant on a criminal charge sent to an individual, offering a chance to avoid arrest through the payment of a specific amount. While these scams are more prevalent in state and county courts, this particular scheme has occurred in the Western District... more »

Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2013

LinkBuilder is a new program that allows attorneys to create hyperlinks easily and efficiently.  LinkBuilder is an add-in for Word that automates the creation of cross-document hyperlinks between filings in the federal court's CM/ECF system.  This handy tool was originally envisioned and developed... more »

Posted: Monday, August 26, 2013

At its August 15-16, 2013, meeting, the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States determined that it is necessary to implement a temporary emergency $15 reduction in the hourly rates of compensation for Criminal Justice Act (CJA) “panel” attorneys appointed to represent... more »

Posted: Friday, August 2, 2013

The guidelines for cases involving electronically stored information (ESI) have been updated. The changes and full guidelines can be found at more »

Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A computer virus that locks up personal computers, and then issues a demand for money from the Department of Justice and the U.S. Courts, is a scam and has no link to the courts or other federal agencies. The virus locks up computers and warns users that they face criminal prosecution unless they pay... more »

Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013

The District Court issued Standing Order 13-1 on June 24, 2013, to address the Supreme Court’s holding in Stern v. Marshall, 131 S.Ct. 2594 (2011), that although the bankruptcy court had statutory authority to enter judgment on a common law tort matter under 28 U.S.C. § 157(b)(2)(C), the bankruptcy... more »