General Orders

Excerpt:  IT IS HEREBY ORDERED by the Court that pursuant to the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990, 28 U.S.C. Sec. 471 et seq. the District Court having reviewed and considered the Report of the Civil Justice Advisory Group of the Southern District of Indiana now adopts the Civil Justice Expense and Delay Reduction Plan.

Excerpt:  Pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act of 1964, as amended (section 3006A of Title 18, United States Code (the "CJA"), and the "Guidelines for the Administration of the Criminal Justice Act," contained in the Guide to Judicial Policies and Procedures (the "CJA Guidelines"), the United States District Court for the Southern District oflndiana adopts this Amended Criminal Justice Act Plan (the "Amended CJA Plan") to prescribe the procedures and requirements for furnishing representation in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana to any person financially unable to obtain adequate representation in accordance with the CJA.

Excerpt:  Accordingly, to further the benefit the bar and the administration of justice, the Court has determined that the attorney admission fee in this District shall be $60, with $50 of that fee to be deposited into the U.S. Treasury and $10 to be deposited into this Court's Library Fund. The Court also has established a fee of $30 per request to be admitted pro hac Fice, with such fee in its entirety to be deposited into the Court's Library Fund. The modification of fees as set forth herein shall be effective January 1, 1998.

Excerpt:  ...the Court now ORDERS that amended Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure 8001 to 8028, effective December 1, 2014, shall apply only to bankruptcy appeals in this Court as to which the notice of appeal is filed on or after December 1, 2014. 

Excerpt:  In an effort to increase compliance with Rule 53 and Judicial Conference policy, as well as to mitigate interference with sensitive courtroom sound equipment, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana hereby ORDERS that cellular phones, electronic tablets, personal digital assistants, and all other electronic devices capable of audio or video recording be turned off (and not simply silenced) in all courtrooms of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

Excerpt:  Proposed Amendment 782 to the United States Sentencing Guidelines ("Amendment 782") will go into effect on November 1, 2014, unless Congress rejects or modified the Amendment before that date.  Once effective, Amendment 782 will reduce the base offense levels for most drug offenses by two levels and will be applied retroactively.

Excerpt:  IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that pursuant to Title 28, United States Code, Section 753, the following transcript rates per page are prescribed by the court and are effective, April 21, 2011.

Excerpt:  Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED, that the Clerk of Court shall deduct from income earned on registry funds invested in interest-bearing accounts or instruments, a fee not exceeding that authorized by the Judicial Conference of the United States and set by the Director of the Administrative Office in accordance with the schedule which shall be published periodically by the Director in the Federal Register. The fee shall be withdrawn whenever income earned becomes available for deduction and shall be deposited in the United States Treasury without further order of the court. This assessment shall apply to all registry funds invested in interest-bearing accounts held outside the United States Treasury.

Excerpt:  IT IS NOW THEREFORE ORDERED that the E-Filing Program shall operate in the following fashion until further directed by the Court...

Excerpt:  Pursuant to the Jury Selection and Service Act of 1968, as amended, (28 U.S.C. § 1861, et seq.), the following Plan is hereby adopted by the Judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, subject to approval by the Reviewing Panel for the Judicial Council for the Seventh Circuit and to such rules and regulations as may be adopted from time to time by the Judicial Conference of the United States.

EFFECTIVE DATE AND DURATION
This Plan for Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors (the “Plan”) will become effective August 14, 2012, as approved by the Reviewing Panel as provided in 28 U.S.C. § 1863 (a) and (c). It will remain in force and effect until modified by the court with the approval of the Reviewing Panel.

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