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News & Announcements: 05/2021

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, 2021-05-25

Pursuant to a meeting of and unanimous votes by the Facility Security Committees for the federal courthouses in the Southern District of Indiana, Chief Judge Tanya Walton Pratt today issued a General Order, effective June 7, 2021, stating that fully vaccinated individuals will be allowed to access public areas of the four courthouses of the Southern District of Indiana without wearing a face covering or observing social distancing. Members of the public who are not fully vaccinated must wear a face covering and practice social distancing throughout the courthouses. An exception may be made for a person providing documentation that he or she is unable, for medical reasons, to wear a face covering. All persons entering the courthouses will be asked a series of health screening questions. Please see the Order or Press Release for full details. 

Thu, 2021-05-20

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 21, 2021, the revision of certain Local Rules of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.  Please click on the Public Notice below for more details.

  Public Notice Re:  Proposed Amendments to Local Rules

Wed, 2021-05-12

Teachers, have you ever wondered what happens in federal court? Are you looking for a fun summer workshop to fulfill your professional development hours? The annual Federal Court Teacher Institute organized by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana is for you! Registration is now open for this immersive workshop, which will take place on June 16-17, 2021 from 9:00am to 1:00pm, via Zoom. For full details, see the Press Release.