SCAM ALERTS: Throughout the United States, including in Minnesota, citizens are being targeted by emails, phone calls and postal mail. Please click here for more information.
News & Announcements
February 28, 2014 NEW
The U.S. Probation Office is accepting applications for the positions of Support Specialist and Services Assistant. Information about the jobs can be found on the Employment Opportunity web page.
Attorney Re-Registration for A-G Attorneys
February 12, 2014
Attorney re-registration notices were sent to attorneys with last names beginning with the letters A-G. If you are an A-G attorney admitted to the Bar of the District of Minnesota and have not re-registered, you must do so by March 14, 2014. Attorneys should re-register using ECF and Pay.gov. Click here for more re-registration information.
PUBLIC ALERT: Scam Emails Carry Computer Virus
January 31, 2014
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.
According to the Security Operations Center of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the emails are instructing recipients to report to a hearing on a specified day and time or in the form of an eviction notice. The emails also instruct recipients to review an attached document for detailed case information. When the attachments or links in the email are opened, a malicious program is launched that infects the recipient's computer. Several state courts have reported similar schemes, and also are warning the public about potential viruses.
Unless you are actively involved in a case in federal court and have consented to receive court notifications electronically, you generally will not be served with court documents electronically. Click here for examples (without the virus).
Notice of Merit Selection Panel Appointment
January 3, 2014
The Court has appointed a Merit Selection Panel to advise the Court on the selection of a new U.S. Magistrate Judge. Lewis Remele, Jr. and Rachna Sullivan will co-chair the Panel. To read more information about the Panel appointment, read the public notice.