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.
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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: This order supersedes and replaces all prior orders of this Court on these subjects and establishes the security procedures applicable to all persons entering federal court facilities in the Southern District of Indiana, including the Birch Bayh Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Indianapolis, the United States Courthouse in Terre Haute; the United States Courthouse in Evansville; and the Lee H. Hamilton Federal Building and Courthouse in New Albany (collectively referred to as "U.S. Courthouses in the Southern District" or "Courthouse Facilities").
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 $226, with $176 of that fee to be deposited into the U.S. Treasury and $50 to be deposited into this Court's Library Fund. The Court also has established a fee of $100 per request to be admitted pro hac vice, 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, 2016.
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: ...The Court now orders that amended Federal Rule of Civil Procecure 4(m), effective December 1, 2015, shall apply only to cases in this Court commenced on or after December 1, 2015.
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: The Indiana Federal Community Defenders Office, Inc., ("IFCD"), is hereby appointed to represent any defendant who was previously determined to have been entitiled to appointment of counsel or who is now indigent, to determine whether that defendant may qualify for federal habeas relief under either 28 U.S.C. § 2255 or 28 U.S.C. § 2241 in light of Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 2551, 2015 WL 2473450 (June 26, 2015).
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.