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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, 2014-04-04

On Monday, March 31, 2014, Judge Barker issued and Order granting summary judgment in favor of Defendant.  Please see the attached order for more details.
 Order on Motions for Preliminary Injunction and Summary Judgment

Mon, 2014-03-31

The Honorable Sarah Evans Barker, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana, notified President Barack Obama of her intention to take senior status effective June 30, 2014.  Please see attached press release for more details.
  Honorable Sarah Evans Barker to Take Senior Status - Press Release

Mon, 2014-02-10

The Southern District of Indiana is beginning a pilot program that will allow inclusion of active hyperlinks within e-filed and Court-issued documents.  Please see the attached Notice for more information.
 Notice Regarding Hyperlinking Pilot Program

Tue, 2014-02-04

Federal Court officials produced a video warning the public about a jury duty phone scam.  Please click on the link below. 
 Jury Duty Phone Scam Video

Tue, 2014-01-21

FREE Black History Month Continuing Legal Education event -- Schools, Politics, and the Courts: The Case that Divided a City, featuring a dramatic interpretation of actual events and remarks by Magistrate Judge Denise K. LaRue. Wednesday, February 12, at 2:00 PM.

  Black History Month Program Announcement

Mon, 2014-01-13

The federal judiciary has learned of an email scam, in which emails purporting to come from federal and state courts are infecting recipients with computer viruses.  Please click here for more information.

Thu, 2013-12-05

The Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit is now seeking applicants for a bankruptcy judge position for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

   Bankruptcy Judge Position Press Release 

Thu, 2013-11-07

Effective December 1, 2013, the fee for Filing an Appeal increases from $455 to $505. Also, the Records Retrieval Fee will increase from $53 to $64.
  Notice of Increase to Certain Fees on the District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule

Fri, 2013-10-04

Sixth Annual Court History and Continuing Legal Education Symposium to be held Friday, November 22, 2013, from 1:00 - 4:00 PM. 3 hours CLE credit, pending approval.


"From Cyprus to Indy and the Judge In Between:
The Cypriot Mosaics Case and Judge James E. Noland"

  Full Announcement

Thu, 2013-09-19

The Federal Bar Association, Indianapolis Chapter, and  the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana will host an Advanced Legal Writing Seminar on Friday, November 15, 2013. Interested persons should register by November 8, 2013.

For more information, contact Koryn M. McHone at (317) 231-7525, or


  Program Details & Registration Form