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News & Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Fri, 05/28/2021
On May 27, 2021, the Court modified Standing Order 18 relating to procedures for the filing, service, and management of highly sensitive documents (HSDs), which will be posted to the Court’s external website.  The Administrative Office suggested...
Wed, 05/26/2021
On May 26, 2021, the Court modified COVID-19 related Standing Orders 12 and 16. Please refer to the Court’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance page for further information.
Fri, 03/12/2021
The Clerk's Office has published its Top 10 Filiing for 2021.  For further information, please follow the link to the Top 10 Helpful Filing Tips for 2021.
Thu, 02/04/2021
Local Patent Rules - The Court approved amendments to Local Patent Rules 101.1, 101.2, 101.3, 102.1, 102.2, 102.5, 103.1, 103.2, 103.3, 103.4, 103.5, 103.6, 103.7, 104.1, 104.2, and 104.3, which will be effective February 8, 2021. Please go the...
Fri, 01/15/2021
The federal Judiciary is responding to the recent disclosure of cybersecurity breaches of government computer systems with new security procedures to protect highly sensitive confidential documents. These new procedures will not change current...
Wed, 12/16/2020
Public Notice of Proposed Local Rule Changes            Changes to several of the Local Civil Patent Rules have been proposed by the Local Patent Rules Committee. A summary of the changes and a marked-up version of the rules can be accessed below...
Wed, 12/02/2020
On December 1, 2020, certain fees charged by the District Court were increased.  A copy of the schedule, which shows the fees that will increase and by how much, is attached at the following link: Fee Increases Effective...
Tue, 11/17/2020
Please review the current job vacancy for a Administrative Support Clerk.  Priority consideration gvien to applications received by November 27, 2020.  The United States District and Bankruptcy Courts are Equal Opportunity Employers.
Thu, 09/10/2020
Please follow this link to access information about a panel dicussion about Pro Bono legal services.
Mon, 08/10/2020
Changes to Local Civil Rules 5.4, 5.5, 16.1(b), 16.2, 16.3, 26.2, 40.1(d) and 56.1(b) have been proposed. A summary of the changes and a marked-up version of the rules can be accessed below. Written comments on these proposed amendments can be...