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News & Announcements
PROPOSED LOCAL RULE AMENDMENTS
February 22, 2017 NEW
The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota is issuing for public several amendments to its local rules. Please click on the links to read the public notice for a brief summary of the proposed amendments and to see the amendments in redline and final form. All public comments to the proposed amendments must be submitted by March 22, 2017.
February 21, 2017 NEW
The U.S. District Court ECF system will be unavailable, February 24, 2017, at 9:00 pm to February 25, 2017, at 3:00 pm Central Time, due to the installation of the new sealed civil events. This outage will affect access to attorney and public users. Please plan accordingly.
February 3, 2017
The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota is accepting applications for the position of Financial Criminal Debt Specialist. Information about the job can be found on the Employment web page.
David T. Schultz Selected to Serve as Next U.S. Magistrate Judge
January 31, 2017
Chief U.S. District Judge John R. Tunheim is pleased to announce that the Court has selected David T. Schultz to serve as its next U.S. Magistrate Judge. Schultz will replace Magistrate Judge Janie S. Mayeron who is retiring. Schultz will take the oath of office on February 7, 2017. Please click on the link to read the press release.
Transcript and Audio File Request Changes, effective January 1, 2017
December 30, 2016
Beginning January 1, 2017, the process for requesting transcripts, realtime or daily court reporting services, and copies of audio recordings from the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota will change. As of January 1, 2017, all such requests must be filed in CM/ECF. Read the public notice for a brief description of the upcoming changes. For detailed filing instructions and other important information concerning transcripts, court reporters, and digital audio recordings, visit the new webpage that may be accessed using the menu options on the left-side of the Court's website.
Miscellaneous Fee Schedule Changes
December 1, 2016
The Judicial Conference of the United States has approved changes to the District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule. The fee changes are effective December 1, 2016. Three of the most notable changes to the fee schedule are the attorney admission fee which will increase from $200 to $205; the miscellaneous case filing fee will increase from $46 to $47; and the certificate of good standing or duplicate certificate of admission fee will increase from $18 to $19. For a complete list of fees, please visit the court fees page of our website by clicking here.
Local Rule Amendments
November 16, 2016
The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota has approved amendments to the Court's Local Rules. The Court has adopted new LR 5.6, Filing Documents Under Seal in Civil Cases, and the new Joint Motion Regarding Continued Sealing Form. New LR 5.6 and the joint motion form will take effect on Monday, February 27, 2017. Click on the links to read the public notice and to see new LR 5.6 and the Joint Motion Form Regarding Continued Sealing Form.
Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules Published for Public Comment
August 12, 2016
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms and are seeking public comment. The public comment period closes on February 15, 2017. The proposed amendments and other information are posted on the Judiciary's website at: http://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/proposed-amendments-published-public-comment.
Notice of Merit Selection Panel Appointment
July 18, 2016
Two Minneapolis attorneys have been appointed to co-chair a Merit Selection Panel. Please view the public notice for more information.
PROPOSED LOCAL RULE AMENDMENTS.
May 16, 2016
The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota is issuing for public comment proposed new LR 5.6, Filing Documents Under Seal in Civil Cases, and Joint Motion Regarding Continued Sealing Form. Please click on the links to read the public notice for a brief summary of the proposed new rule and to see the proposed new LR 5.6 and Joint Motion Form Regarding Continued Sealing Form. All public comments to the proposed amendments must be submitted by July 29, 2016.
LOCAL RULE AMENDMENTS.
May 16, 2016
Notice of U.S. Magistrate Judge Vacancy.
May 16, 2016
The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of one full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
The salary of the full-time position is $186,852 per year and the position will be located in Minneapolis or St. Paul. The term of office for a full-time magistrate judge is eight years; incumbents may be reappointed to successive terms.