News & Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Tue, 2021-11-23

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered a...

Mon, 2021-11-22

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for a four-year term appointment as Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Florida at Tallahassee.  More details are...

Fri, 2021-11-05

The current 14-year term of The Honorable Erik P. Kimball, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Florida at West Palm Beach, expires June 22, 2022. Members of the bar and the public are invited to comment by December 16,...

Wed, 2021-11-03

The current 14-year term of The Honorable Caryl E. Delano, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Florida, expires June 24, 2022.  Members of the bar and the public are invited to comment by December 16, 2021 on whether...

Thu, 2021-10-28

The Gainesville, Newnan, and Rome courthouses of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia will be closed Friday, November 26th and Monday, December 27th.  The Richard B. Russell Federal Building and United States Courthouse in...

Wed, 2021-10-27

Residents of the Northern District of Georgia continue to receive fraudulent phone calls claiming that the victim failed to appear for jury duty in federal court and/or has an arrest warrant or similar adverse situation. The scammer tells the...

Mon, 2021-09-13

After more than 27 years of distinguished service to our court, the federal judiciary, and the people of Georgia and the United States, the Honorable Clarence Cooper has assumed inactive senior status. Judge Cooper is a pioneer in the Atlanta...

Thu, 2021-09-02

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered General Order 21-04 regarding courthouse entrance screening and mask requirements.  This order updates the screening questions previously outlined in General Order 20-08.  ...

Tue, 2021-08-24

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered a Sixth Amendment to General Order 20-04 that further extends its authorization of video and telephone...

Fri, 2021-08-06

The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure has proposed amendments to existing rules and forms, as well as several new rules and forms:

  • Appellate Rules 2 and 4
  • Bankruptcy Restyled Rules Parts...
Wed, 2021-08-04

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has proposed amendments to its local rules and invites comments by September 3rd.  More details are in the official notice available here...

Wed, 2021-07-07

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, is accepting applications for a new magistrate judge to succeed retiring Magistrate Judge Alan J. Baverman, beginning April 4, 2022. The basic authority of a...

Fri, 2021-07-02

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the Atlanta Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host a free, one-hour professionalism CLE on Wednesday, August 4, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell...

Thu, 2021-07-01

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for a fourteen-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Florida at Jacksonville. Applications...

Thu, 2021-06-17

The Atlanta division of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia will be open normal business hours on Friday, June 18, 2021.  The Gainesville, Newnan, and Rome divisions will be closed.

Thu, 2021-05-27

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered a Fifth Amendment to General Order 20-04 that further extends its authorization of video and telephone...

Thu, 2021-05-27

The Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Plan for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has been revised in accordance with the model plan approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States.  The revised plan is now in effect...

Thu, 2021-05-27

On April 8, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia entered General Order 20-07 temporarily closing the public clerk's office counters in the Rome and Gainesville divisions of the Court.  The Court now has entered...

Mon, 2021-05-10

The Honorable Timothy C. Batten, Sr., has assumed the role of Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia effective May 8, 2021, upon the completion of Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr.’s term as chief. Judge Batten was...

Wed, 2021-04-21

Chief Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr., on behalf of the Judges of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, announced yesterday, April 20, that, following a national search, the Court has selected Kevin P. Weimer to be...

Fri, 2021-04-09

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for a fourteen-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Alabama at Montgomery. Applications...

Fri, 2021-03-26

Due to power outages and storm damage in downtown Newnan, the Newnan courthouse will be closed on Friday March 26, 2021.

Wed, 2021-03-17

On Thursday, March 18th, all divisions of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia will be delayed two hours due to weather.

Tue, 2021-03-09

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered a Fourth Amendment to General Order 20-04 that further extends its authorization of video and telephone...

Tue, 2021-03-09

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered an Eleventh Amendment to General Order 20-01 that extends the suspension of jury trials through and including...

Mon, 2021-02-15

On Tuesday, February 16th, all divisions of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia will be delayed two hours.

Wed, 2021-01-27

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered General Order 21-02 regarding the Court’s participation in a two-year district court pilot program to evaluate...

Wed, 2021-01-27

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered a Tenth Amendment to General Order 20-01 that extends the suspension of jury trials through and including...

Wed, 2021-01-13

In response to recent disclosures of wide-spread breaches of both private sector and government computer systems, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered ...

Mon, 2020-12-14

In response to President Trump’s executive order issued December 11, 2020 (available ...

Tue, 2020-12-08

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered a Third Amendment to General Order 20-04 that further extends its authorization of video and telephone conferencing in certain criminal proceedings due to COVID-19. A copy...

Tue, 2020-12-08

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered a Ninth Amendment to General Order 20-01 that extends the suspension of jury trials through and including February 28, 2021 due to COVID-19 but allows for grand jurors to...

Sat, 2020-12-05

Notice of Audio Streaming of Court Proceeding

The following proceeding will be audio streamed on YouTube:

 

Case Name: Pearson, et al. v. Kemp, et al.

Case Number: 1:20-cv-4809...

Fri, 2020-12-04

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for a fourteen-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Florida. The Court is seeking...

Tue, 2020-12-01

Revisions to the following federal rules took effect on December 1, 2020:

  • Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30
  • Federal Rule of Evidence 404
  • Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure 35 and 40
  • Federal...
Mon, 2020-11-16

On Friday November 27th and Thursday December 24th, the Rome, Gainesville, and Newnan courthouses of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia will be closed. The Richard B. Russell Federal Building and United States Courthouse...

Tue, 2020-11-03

If you are an attorney requesting an emergency hearing in an election case that cannot wait until regular business hours on Wednesday, November 4th, you may call 404-215-1544 to speak to a Court staff member. This one-time, emergency phone number...

Thu, 2020-10-29

The Atlanta and Rome Divisions of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia will delay opening until 9:00 a.m. on October 29th due to weather.  The Gainesville and Newnan clerks offices also will delay opening - contact the...

Fri, 2020-10-16

On September 30, 2020, after more than 40 years of distinguished service to our Court, the Federal Judiciary, and the people of Georgia and the United States, the Honorable Orinda D. Evans assumed inactive status as a Senior United States...

Tue, 2020-09-29

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered an Eighth Amendment to General Order 20-01 that extends the suspension of jury trials through and including January 3, 2021 due to COVID-19 but allows for grand jurors to...

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