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News & Announcements
Local Rule Amendments
May 14, 2013 NEW
The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota has approved amendments to the Court's Local Rules, effective May 14, 2013. The following Local Rules are amended: 7.3, 9.1, 39.1, 39.2, 40.1, 47.2, 54.3, 58.1, 67.1, 71.1, 72.1, 72.2, 79.1, 80.1, 83.10, 83.11, 83.12, and 83.13. To see the public notice and the amendments, click on the links.
May 3, 2013 NEW
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit is accepting applications for the position of Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Missouri headquartered in Kansas City. Information about the job can be found on the Employment Opportunity web page.
Notice of Fee Increase for Filing a Civil Case
April 17, 2013
The Judicial Conference of the United States approved a new $50 administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit, or proceeding in a district court. As a result, the fee for filing a civil case will increase from $350 to $400 effective May 1, 2013. See attached notice for more information.
Early Settlement Conference Project
March 27, 2013
The US District Court, District of Minnesota, recently expanded the Minnesota Chapter Federal Bar Association's Pro Se Project by approving a pilot Early Settlement Conference Project (ESCP). If a case is deemed appropriate for the program, volunteer attorneys will be permitted to enter a limited appearance for the purpose of assisting pro se litigants with a court-annexed early settlement conference.
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Attorney Re-Registration 2013 - Final Notice
March 27, 2013
Second and final attorney re-registration email notices were sent to all N-Z attorneys who have not yet re-registered. If you are a N-Z attorney admitted to the Bar of the District of Minnesota and have not yet re-registered, you must do so by April 12, 2013.
Click here for more re-registration information.
Proposed Local Rule Amendments
March 19, 2013
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 several Local Rules and include a new proposed rule on 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 final and redline form. All public comments to the proposed amendments must be submitted by April 19, 2013.