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General Orders

Excerpt:  The District Court Judges, in conjunction with the Magistrate Judges, and the Indiana Federal Community Defender (the "Federal Defender"), oversee a program wherein attorneys who do not have the requisite experience for membership on a Criminal Justice Act ("CJA") Panel (see, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A) are eligible to assist or be mentored by the Federal Community Defender, an Assistant Federal Defender, or a member of the CJA Panel as to cases pending in the Evansville Division and some cases pending in the New Albany Division.

Excerpt:  Pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act of 1964, as amended (section 3006A of Title 18, United States Code (the "CJA"), and the "Guidelines for the Administration of the Criminal Justice Act," contained in the Guide to Judicial Policies and Procedures (the "CJA Guidelines"), the United States District Court for the Southern District oflndiana adopts this Amended Criminal Justice Act Plan (the "Amended CJA Plan") to prescribe the procedures and requirements for furnishing representation in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana to any person financially unable to obtain adequate representation in accordance with the CJA.

Excerpt:  The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana adopts the following plan governing requests for prepayment or reimbursement of expenses incurred by counsel recruited to represent indigent civil litigants pursuant to Local Rule 87.

Excerpt:  The United States District Court for the Southern District of indiana establishes the following threshold numbers of appearances in a civil case to determine which attorneys qualify for placement on the Obligatory Panel pursuant to Local Rule 87.  This number is established based on the need for representation in a given year.

Excerpt:   Documents submitted to the Clerk for filing with this Court must not be contaminated or tainted with any substances that are or could reasonably be believed to be a bodily fluid or other biohazard...Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Clerk, Deputy Clerks, and other Court staff will reject materials of any kind that are submitted for filing but which are or are reasonably believed to be contaminated or tainted with blood, any other bodily fluid, or other biohazardous matter.

Excerpt:  This order supersedes and replaces all prior orders of this Court on these subjects and establishes the security procedures applicable to all persons entering federal court facilities in the Southern District of Indiana, including the Birch Bayh Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Indianapolis, the United States Courthouse in Terre Haute; the United States Courthouse in Evansville; and the Lee H. Hamilton Federal Building and Courthouse in New Albany (collectively referred to as "U.S. Courthouses in the Southern District" or "Courthouse Facilities").

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Excerpt:  Accordingly, to further the benefit the bar and the administration of justice, the court has determined that the attorney admission fee in this District shall be $231, with $181 of that fee to be deposited into the U.S. Treasury and $50 to be deposited into this Court's Library Fund. The Court also has established a fee of $100 per request to be admitted pro hac vice, with such fee in its entirety to be deposited into the Court's Library Fund. The modification of fees as set forth herein shall be effective December 1, 2016.

Excerpt:  ...the Court now ORDERS that amended Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure 8001 to 8028, effective December 1, 2014, shall apply only to bankruptcy appeals in this Court as to which the notice of appeal is filed on or after December 1, 2014. 

Excerpt:  ...The Court now orders that amended Federal Rule of Civil Procecure 4(m), effective December 1, 2015, shall apply only to cases in this Court commenced on or after December 1, 2015.

Excerpt:  In an effort to increase compliance with Rule 53 and Judicial Conference policy, as well as to mitigate interference with sensitive courtroom sound equipment, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana hereby ORDERS that cellular phones, electronic tablets, personal digital assistants, and all other electronic devices capable of audio or video recording be turned off (and not simply silenced) in all courtrooms of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.