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The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota has approved amendments to LR 5.6, Filing Documents Under Seal in Civil Cases and the Joint Motion for Continued Sealing Form, to take effect on April 1, 2019. Please click on the link to read the public notice and the amendments in redline and final form, and the revised joint motion form.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota is accepting applications for the position of Case Administrator, located in our Duluth, MN office. Preference will be given to resumes received by Friday, March 29, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Central Time. Information about the job may be found on the Employment web page.

Attorney Re-Registration starts today for attorneys with last names beginning with the letters N-Z. If you are a N-Z attorney admitted to the Bar of the District of Minnesota, you should re-register by April 4, 2019. Click here for more re-registration information.

Chief Judge John R. Tunheim is pleased to announce Judge Eric C. Tostrudís formal investiture took place at the Landmark Center in St. Paul on Friday, February 15, 2019. Chief Judge John R. Tunheim administered the oath of office to Tostrud, who fills the vacancy that was created when Judge Donovan W. Frank took senior status in 2016. Please view the full notice.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota is accepting applications for the position of Judicial Assistant. Information about the job may be found on the Employment web page.

Chief Judge John R. Tunheim is pleased to announce Judge Nancy E. Braselís formal investiture took place at the Depot Renaissance Hotel in Minneapolis on Friday, January 11, 2019. Chief Judge John R. Tunheim administered the oath of office to Brasel, who becomes only the sixth woman to receive a lifetime appointment as a District Judge in Minnesota. Please view the full notice.

The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota can sustain paid operations through January 18, 2019. During the partial government shutdown, criminal proceedings will proceed normally, however there may be interruption in civil litigation involving Assistant U.S. Attorneys as the Department of Justice is also impacted by the lapse in funding. Because other government agencies may be affected by a shutdown, counsel should consult with courtroom deputies if they have proceedings scheduled that involve other federal agencies. Unless otherwise notified, jurors should report to the federal courthouses as scheduled. Business hours and building access are Monday-Friday from 8:00 to 5:00pm.

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

Beginning January 1, 2019, The District of Minnesota will require the AO 120 form in patent/trademark cases and the AO 121 form in copyright cases to be completed and filed when the complaint and amended complaints are filed. The forms are located on the Court Forms page under Initiating Documents Forms.

Chief Judge John R. Tunheim is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Magistrate Judge Tony N. Leung to the United States District Court, District of Minnesota. Judge Leung took his initial oath of office on April 29, 2011 and was re-appointed to another eight-year term on December 20, 2018. Click on the link to view the public notice.

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