On Friday, June 27, 2014, the Court will host a free continuing legal education seminar on medical issues in prisoner litigation. Lawyers recently appointed by the Court to represent a prisoner and those interested in accepting pro bono appoinments are strongly encouraged to attend this special seminar. Please see the attached for more information.
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.
On Friday, April 18, 2014, Chief Judge Young issued an Order Granting the Plaintiffs' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order. Please see the attached order for details.
The Southern District of Indiana will upgrade CM/ECF to Version 6.1 on Saturday, April 12, 2014. For information on the upgrade, please click on the link below.
CM/ECF Version 6.1 Upgrade
Hyperlinking is now available in the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Attorneys may file documents with active hyperlinks within e-filed documents. Please click on the attached Notice for more information.
Notice Regarding Hyperlinking
On Monday, March 31, 2014, Judge Barker issued and Order granting summary judgment in favor of Defendant. Please see the attached order for more details.
Order on Motions for Preliminary Injunction and Summary Judgment
The Honorable Sarah Evans Barker, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana, notified President Barack Obama of her intention to take senior status effective June 30, 2014. Please see attached press release for more details.
Honorable Sarah Evans Barker to Take Senior Status - Press Release
The Southern District of Indiana is beginning a pilot program that will allow inclusion of active hyperlinks within e-filed and Court-issued documents. Please see the attached Notice for more information.
Notice Regarding Hyperlinking Pilot Program
Federal Court officials produced a video warning the public about a jury duty phone scam. Please click on the link below.
Jury Duty Phone Scam Video
FREE Black History Month Continuing Legal Education event -- Schools, Politics, and the Courts: The Case that Divided a City, featuring a dramatic interpretation of actual events and remarks by Magistrate Judge Denise K. LaRue. Wednesday, February 12, at 2:00 PM.
The federal judiciary has learned of an email scam, in which emails purporting to come from federal and state courts are infecting recipients with computer viruses. Please click here for more information.