On November 28, 2017, Chief U.S. District Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson and U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler warned the public of a nationwide scam in which callers pose as U.S. Marshals or other government officials and claim that the victim is about to be arrested for not appearing for jury duty, but can avoid arrest by paying a fine. The Southern District of Indiana has recently received an increased number of phone calls from victims regarding these scams and deems it of the utmost importance to reissue this Press Release to promote awareness and prevent more people from falling prey to such scams. Please click on the link below for the full Press Release.
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The Women's Voices in the Courtroom event set for January 25, at 1:00 pm, has been moved to the Wynne Courtroom, Inlow Hall, 530 West New York Street, Indianapolis, at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Individuals who previously registered but can no longer attend due to the change in venue are requested to email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to withdraw their registration. Please see the Press Release for further details.
In 2011, Marcia M. Anderson made history as she became the first African American woman to achieve the rank of Major General in the United States Army. General Anderson retired from the U.S. Army Reserve in 2016 after 36 years of service; also an attorney, she has spent over 25 years as the clerk of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. Her accomplishments make General Anderson the ideal speaker for the federal court family’s annual Black History Month event.
On Thursday, February 14, 2018, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana will host General Anderson as she presents “Black Migrations: The Impact on Society and Social Justice in America.” This free event will begin at 2:00 pm in the William E. Steckler Ceremonial Courtroom (courtroom 202) at the Birch Bayh Federal Building and United States Courthouse, 46 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. Click on the Press Release for further details!
In observation of the national day of mourning declared by the President of the United States, in recognition of the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, and balancing with the needs of the public and litigants, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana will be operating on a modified basis on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The Terre Haute and New Albany Divisions will be closed. The Indianapolis and Evansville Divisions will operate with limited staff. Litigants with proceedings scheduled in the Indianapolis and Evansville Divisions should assume all scheduled proceedings will move forward, unless specifically notified otherwise by the Court.
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana hereby gives public notice that certain amendments to the Local Rules of this Court are adopted, effective December 1, 2018. Please see the Public Notice (attached below) for details.
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana hereby gives public notice that effective December 1, 2018, the Local Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement of this Court are deleted and replaced with the rules as set forth in the attached Public Notice.
The Honorable Jane E. Magnus-Stinson, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, announced that a formal swearing-in ceremony for United States District Judge James R. Sweeney II will be held Friday, November 16, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Birch Bayh Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Chief Judge Magnus-Stinson will preside over the en banc ceremony in the William E. Steckler Ceremonial Courtroom (courtroom 202). Please see the Press Release for full details.
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana is pleased to announce that James Patrick Hanlon took the oath of office to become a United States District Judge on November 13, 2018. Chief Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson administered the oath at 8:30 a.m., fulfilling the final step in Judge Hanlon’s ascension to the bench. Please see the Press Release for full details.
The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Craig M. McKee at Terre Haute, Indiana, is due to expire on August 22, 2019. 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 by the court. Please see attached Public Notice for more information.
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 November 16, 2018, the revision of certain Local Rules of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. The proposed revisions are attached below.