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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.

Thu, 2014-05-08

On Thursday, May 8, 2014, Chief Judge Young issues an entry granting Plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction.  Please see the attached entry for further details.

  Entry on Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary Injunction

Thu, 2014-04-24

The Indiana State Bar Association’s Federal Judiciary Committee is currently seeking nominations from federal judges, the public, attorneys practicing in Indiana’s federal courts, and a candidate’s peers for the Henry Hurst Judicial Assistance Award.  The Hurst Award is named in memory of Henry Hurst, the first federal clerk of the district court of Indiana, sworn in on May 5, 1817, and serving the entire State until 1835.  Henry Hurst exemplified the importance of having highly skilled personnel assisting the federal judiciary in order to promote justice and efficiency of the courts.  

This year the Hurst Award is to be presented to a member of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. Nominees shall be from the Northern District of Indiana and serve as a member of the district court clerk’s office or the district bankruptcy court clerk’s office, as a staff member to a district court judge or a district bankruptcy court judge, or as a member of the administrative personnel.

Nominations are to be sent to Lyle Hardman at and are to be received by June 1, 2014.  Please identify the nominee’s job title and provide a description of the candidate’s qualifications for the award.

Wed, 2014-04-23

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.

  June 27, 2014, CLE Announcement

Fri, 2014-04-18

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.


Order Granting the Plaintiffs' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order

Fri, 2014-04-11

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

Fri, 2014-04-11

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

Fri, 2014-04-04

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

Mon, 2014-03-31

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

Mon, 2014-02-10

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

Tue, 2014-02-04

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