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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.

Mon, 2015-08-10
A free "Symposium on the Magna Carta and Rule of Law" is scheduled to be held from 1:00-4:30 pm on Tuesday, September 15 in Federal Hall at Indiana State University. Formerly known as the United States Courthouse and Post Office in Terre Haute, Federal Hall features a large mural of King John signing the Magna Carta and is thus a perfect setting for this dynamic event. Speakers include the Honorable Loretta Rush, Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court; the Honorable Jane E. Magnus-Stinson, United States District Judge; United States Attorney Josh Minkler; former Indiana Supreme Court Justice Frank Sullivan; two United States Magistrate Judges; and many other notable legal professionals. A reception will be held after the event.
Three hours of Continuing Legal Education credit has been approved for this program.
To register to attend, please email Brittany Bennett at Members of the media and those with questions should contact Doria Lynch at or 317-229-3729.
See the attached press release and agenda for full details. 
Thu, 2015-08-06

Effective Friday, August 7, 2015, Local Criminal Rule 13-1 - Sentencing Procedure is amended.  Please see the attached Order for the amendment details.
  Order Amending Local Criminal Rule 13-1

Tue, 2015-06-23

A display celebrating Judge John Daniel Tinder's career has been installed in the main hall of the first floor of the Birch Bayh Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Indianapolis. The display, which features a collection of awards, photographs, presidential commissions, and other ephemera, will be in place until August 15. Judge Tinder has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit since 2007. He served on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana from 1987 until his elevation, and prior to that was United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana (1984-1987).

Judge Tinder has announced his retirement effective later this summer, and the display is a fun opportunity for the public and staff to reflect on Judge Tinder's lengthy career in public service. 


Wed, 2015-06-10

Magistrate Judge William G. Hussmann has announced his retirement effective January 31, 2016. Please see the attached press release for details. 
 Hussmann Retirement Press Release

Fri, 2015-06-05

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana at Evansville, effective upon Magistrate Judge William G. Hussmann, Jr.'s, retirement on January 31, 2016.  Attached below is the full public notice.


  Public Notice for Appointment of a Full-Time United State Magistrate Judge

Fri, 2015-05-22

The Local Rules Advisory Committee for the Southern District of Indiana has recommended, and the District Court has authorized release for a period of public comment through June 22, 2015, the revision of certain Local Rules.  For more information, please see the attached Notice. 

  Public Notice - Amendments to Local Rules

Wed, 2015-05-20

To allow for easier public access to specific data, PACER users and attorney e-filers may now use RSS feeds for notification of docketed events in civil and MDL matters.  For more information on this new feature, please click here

Fri, 2015-05-15

Van T. Willis was sworn in as Part-Time Magistrate Judge for the New Albany division of the Southern District of Indiana in a private ceremony on Friday, May 15. Please see the attached press release for further details.

 Willis Swearing In PR

Mon, 2015-04-20

A formal swearing-in ceremony for United States Bankruptcy Judge Jeffrey J. Graham has been set for Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Please see the attached press release for full details.
 Graham investiture PR.pdf

Mon, 2015-02-09
On Thursday, April 2, 2015, the court will host a continuing legal education seminar on pro bono opportunities in the Southern District of Indiana. The seminar
will educate attorneys about the Mediation Assistance Program (“MAP”) and the Civil Trial Assistance Panel (“CTAP”), and provide information about the types of cases handled by the two programs. See the attached press release for full details.