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News & Announcements: 11/2017

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.

Tue, 2017-11-28

Chief U.S. District Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson and U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler warn the public of a nationwide scam in which the 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.

Read the full Press Release for more information.

Tue, 2017-11-21

Magistrate Judge Tim A. Baker was today awarded the Dr. Morton Finney Jr. Award for Excellence in Legal Education from the Indianapolis Bar Association in recognition of his long-standing dedication to legal education. Chief Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson expressed the court's pride in Judge Baker, who has served with distinction since being appointed a magistrate judge in 2001. Chief Justice John G. Roberts recently nominated Judge Baker to the Board of Directors of the Federal Judicial Center, another mark of Judge Baker's high standing in the legal community. 

Details about the award are available here.

Fri, 2017-11-17

The Honorable Jane E. Magnus-Stinson, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, is pleased to announce the selection of attorney Doris L. Pryor as United States Magistrate Judge.   Please click on the link below for the full press release.

  Press Release - Doris Pryor Selected as United States Magistrate Judge

Thu, 2017-11-16

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 December 16, 2017, the revision of certain Local Rules of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.  Please see the attached Notice for details.

  Public Notice for Proposed Amendments to Local Rules