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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.

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

Tue, 2013-08-13

Public comment period closes on February 15, 2014.

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Bankruptcy and Civil Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment:

Preliminary Draft of Proposed Amendments