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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.

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.
Wed, 2015-01-21

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana announced on January 21, 2015 that it has selected New Albany attorney Van T. Willis to serve as a part-time Magistrate Judge. Full details are included in the press release below.

 Willis press release.pdf

Fri, 2015-01-09

Join the agencies that comprise the federal court family on Friday, February 13, for their annual Black History Month celebration. This year, Dr. Jakobi Williams, Associate Professor of History at Indiana University-Bloomington, will explore the complex history of the Black Panther Party. This free event will offer one of CLE credit for attorneys (pending approval). Pre-registration is NOT required. Also note that Professor Williams will be selling and signing copies of his book, From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago, after the event. Books are $25 each and can be purchased via cash or check.

 See the Press Release for details: 
 2015 BHM PR.pdf.

Mon, 2014-12-01

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana hereby gives public notice that the following amendments to the Local Rules of this Court are adopted, effective January 1, 2015.  Please click on the link below to view those amendments.
  Notice of Amendments to Local Rules

Mon, 2014-12-01

United States Bankruptcy Judge Frank J. Otte will retire on December 31, 2014. See the attached press release for details. 
 Otte retirement PR.pdf

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