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The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota and the U.S. General Services Administration have renamed the Courthouse in Fergus Falls, located at 118 South Mill St.

The courthouse was renamed after the late Judge Edward J. Devitt, one of Minnesota's most distinguished public servants. The renaming took place in a formal ceremony at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, in which Chief Judge Michael J. Davis presided. The official name of the building is the Edward J. Devitt United States Courthouse and Federal Building.

The Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference is being held in Omaha, Nebraska, August 6th-8th, 2014. Please click on the link for additional information

Effective Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Judge Mayeron will be chambered in the Minneapolis Courthouse. Her new address and phone number will be:

Magistrate Judge Janie S. Mayeron
United States Courthouse
300 South Fourth Street - Suite 9E
Minneaoplis, MN 55415
(612) 664-5460

Judge Mayeron will be located on the 9th Floor and will be using Courtroom 9E.

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

Second and final attorney re-registration email notices were sent to all A-G attorneys who have not yet re-registered. If you are an A-G attorney admitted to the Bar of the District of Minnesota and have not yet re-registered, you must do so by March 28, 2014.

Click here for more re-registration information.

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 Rules 16.5, 83.5, and 83.6, and include a new proposed Local Rule 49.1, Filing Documents under Seal in Criminal Cases. 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 14, 2014.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit seeks applications from highly qualified candidates for a fourteen-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. The position is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. The vacancy will occur on December 31, 2014. Information about the position can be found on the Employment Opportunity web page.

Attorney re-registration notices were sent to attorneys with last names beginning with the letters A-G. If you are an A-G attorney admitted to the Bar of the District of Minnesota and have not re-registered, you must do so by March 14, 2014. Attorneys should re-register using ECF and Pay.gov. Click here for more re-registration information.

The federal judiciary has learned of an email scam, in which emails purporting to come from federal and state courts are infecting recipients with computer viruses.

According to the Security Operations Center of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the emails are instructing recipients to report to a hearing on a specified day and time or in the form of an eviction notice. The emails also instruct recipients to review an attached document for detailed case information. When the attachments or links in the email are opened, a malicious program is launched that infects the recipient's computer. Several state courts have reported similar schemes, and also are warning the public about potential viruses.

Unless you are actively involved in a case in federal court and have consented to receive court notifications electronically, you generally will not be served with court documents electronically. Click here for examples (without the virus).

The Court has appointed a Merit Selection Panel to advise the Court on the selection of a new U.S. Magistrate Judge. Lewis Remele, Jr. and Rachna Sullivan will co-chair the Panel. To read more information about the Panel appointment, read the public notice.

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