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PACER will be unavailable on November 29, 2014 from 7:00 am CT to 10:00 am CT. You will be able to file documents in ECF in the District of Minnesota and other District Courts. However, you will not be able to file in the 2nd or 9th Circuit Court of Appeals during this time.

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 Fergus Falls Clerk's Office will be closed Wednesday, November 5, 2014. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the St. Paul Clerk's Office at 651-848-1100.

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

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.

A new juror scam email seeking personal information (social security number, date of birth, driver's license numbers, etc.), which could aid in identity theft has been reported in several federal courts. Please see the "Public Alert" on the United States Courts website.

The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota is issuing for public comment proposed amendments to the Court's Local Rules. The proposed amendments affect Local Rule 7.2 and a new proposed Local Rule 12.1, Criminal Discovery and Pretrial Motions. Please click on the links to read the public notice for a brief summary of the proposed amendments and the proposed amendments in redline and final form. All public comments to the proposed amendments must be submitted by August 18, 2014.

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of one part-time United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.

The salary of the part-time position is $13,439 per year and the position will be located in Bemidji. The term of office for a part-time magistrate judge is four years; incumbents may be reappointed to successive terms.

To read the full public notice, application instructions, and application form, click on the links. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Central Time on Monday, August 11, 2014.

Chief U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. Davis is pleased to announce the appointment of Hildy Bowbeer to the position of United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Minnesota. Bowbeer took the oath of office in the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis on June 23, 2014. Please click on the link to read the press release.

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