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The Fergus Falls Office will be closed Monday, December 5th, 2016. For immediate assistance, please contact the St. Paul Clerk's Office at 651-848-1100.

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. To read more about the upcoming changes, please read the public notice.

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.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota is accepting applications for the position of Operations Generalist, in Minneapolis, MN. Information about the job can be found on the Employment web page.

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.

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.

Two Minneapolis attorneys have been appointed to co-chair a Merit Selection Panel. Please view the public notice for more information.

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.

The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota has approved amendments to the Court's Local Rules. Amendments to LR 49.1, Filing Documents Under Seal in Criminal Cases, take effect on May 16, 2016. Click on the links to read the public notice and amended LR 49.1.

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.

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 Friday, July 29, 2016.

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