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The U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Office for the District of Minnesota is accepting applications for the position of Executive Assistant to the Chief. Information about the job can be found on the Employment Opportunity web page.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota is accepting applications for the position of Pro Se Law Clerk - Part-Time. Information about the job can be found on the Employment Opportunity web page.

The Office of the District Court of Minnesota will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th, 2014. The CM/ECF system will be available but the CM/ECF Helpdesk will not be staffed.

Chief U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. Davis is pleased to announce the appointment of Becky R. Thorson to the position of United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Minnesota. Thorson took the oath of office in the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis on November 24, 2014. Please click on the link to read the press release.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota is accepting applications for the position of Information Services Specialist. Information about the job can be found on the Employment Opportunity web page.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota will be upgrading its CM/ECF software to the Next Generation (NextGen) of CM/ECF in the upcoming months. The District of Minnesota will be the first district court in the country along with the Northern District of Florida and the District of Kansas to upgrade to this new release. Included in this new release is a central sign-on functionality that will give you both PACER and electronic filing access from your PACER account.

Current users will be required to upgrade their PACER accounts in order to file in the District of Minnesota. For more information on the upgrade process, including electronic learning modules, please access the PACER page Improvements Coming to PACER and CM/ECF.

The target date for the new software to be installed is in early 2015. Please watch for further announcements.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota is accepting applications for the positions of Courtroom Deputy, Criminal Duty Clerk and Operations Generalist. Information about the jobs can be found on the Employment Opportunity web page.

On Saturday, October 25, Pay.gov will be unavailable from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. During this outage, criminal debtors will be unable to make restitution payments online and ECF filers will be unable to file new civil cases, new appeals, and motions for Pro Hac Vice until service is restored. Please plan accordingly.

The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota has approved amendments to the Court's Local Rules and is issuing a new Local Rule for public comment. Local Rule 7.2, Procedures in Social Security Cases is amended, effective September 12, 2014. New LR 12.1, Criminal Discovery and Pretrial Motions, will be effective on October 13, 2014. In addition, the Court is issuing for public comment proposed new LR 49.1, Filing Documents Under Seal in Criminal Cases. Public comments on proposed new LR 49.1 are due on October 13, 2014. Click on the links to read the public notice about the amendments and proposed amendments, amended LR 7.2, new LR 12.1, and the proposed amendments.

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 17, 2015. The proposed amendments and other information are posted on the judiciary's website.

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