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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.

Tue, 2014-11-04

The Southern District of Indiana's Patent Case Management Plan has been revised and is effective as of November 3, 2014.  This revised plan replaces the former Phases I and II, and the former separate design patent plan.  To view the revised plan, please visit the court's Case Management Plans page by clicking here

Fri, 2014-10-31

The Local Rules Advisory Committee for the Southern District of Indiana has recommended, and the District Court has authroized for a period of public comment through November 30, 2014, the revision of certain Local Rules of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.  Please click on the attached Notice to view the proposed amendments.

  Public Notice - Proposed Amendments to Local Rules

Tue, 2014-10-28

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a part-time United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.  The magistrate judge official duty location for the position will be New Albany, Indiana.  The part-time magistrate judge will be appointed to a four-year term of office by the District Judges of the court, with the possibility of renewal.  For more information, please click on the full Public Notice attached below or visit the court's employment page at:

  Public Notice - Appointment of New Part-Time United States Magistrate Judge

Thu, 2014-10-02

Murder, Marshals, and Bankruptcy: An Inside Look at the Southern District of Indiana is the Seventh Annual Court History and Continuing Legal Education Symposium. The event will be presented on Friday, November 7, 2014, at the Birch Bayh Federal Building and United States Court House, 46 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. The program will be held in the William E. Steckler Ceremonial Courtroom (Courtroom 202). Sponsored by the Historical Society of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, this three-hour Continuing Legal Education event (approval of credit pending) will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. See the attached Press Release for complete details!

 2014 CLE announcement.pdf

Tue, 2014-09-30

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has appointed Jeffrey J. Graham to a 14-year term as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Indiana. Judge Graham takes office on October 1, 2014. Please see the Press Release from the Seventh Circuit for more information.

 BK Judge Graham PRESS RELEASE.pdf

Mon, 2014-09-22

After 14 years of service as a United States Bankruptcy Judge and a 40 year career in the law, the Honorable James K. Coachys will retire on September 30, 2014.  Please click below for the full press release.

  Hon. James K. Coachys to Retire - Press Release

Mon, 2014-09-15

A unique naturalization ceremony will be held at the Indiana State Museum on Thursday, September 18, at 10:00 am as part of the Federal Judiciary's national initiative to recognize and celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. The press and public are welcome to attend. See the attached press release for complete details.

 naturalization Constitution Day PR.pdf

Tue, 2014-09-02

"Indiana's Federal Courts: A Legacy of Justice" is an exciting new journey in the Destination Indiana exhibit at the Indiana Historical Society.  This journey celebrates the history of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana through pictures, maps, and text. View the Press Release for details.

  Destination Indiana press release.pdf

Tue, 2014-08-19

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 publication by the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure in May 2014.  Please click on the link below for further details.  The public comment period closes on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at 11:59 p.m.

Proposed Amendments Published for Public Comment

Mon, 2014-08-04

The current term of the office of United States Magistrate Judge Craig M. McKee at Terre Haute, Indiana, is due to expire August 22, 2015.  Comments from members of the bar and public are invited as to whether the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended by the panel for reappointment.  Please see the full notice for details. 

  Public Notice - Reappointment for Incumbent Magistrate Judge