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.

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...

Sat, 2020-09-26

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered a second amendment to General Order 20-04 to further extend its authorization of video and telephone conferencing in certain criminal proceedings due to COVID-19. General...

Fri, 2020-09-18

Following a temporary outage, the Court’s telephone service has been restored. Thank you for your patience.

Thu, 2020-09-17

Due to an outage affecting the entire federal judiciary, the Court’s telephone service temporarily is unavailable. The outage is being addressed, and this website will be updated when phone service is restored. Thank you for your patience.

Tue, 2020-09-15

There is an issue with the Chrome browser that may cause a user to receive an error message such as, “Cannot redisplay ____.pdf, it has already been shown,” when attempting to view a document in CM/ECF through a hyperlink contained in a Notice of...

Tue, 2020-09-08

The electronic case filing system for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (CM/ECF) will be unavailable from approximately 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. this Saturday, September 12th, for required maintenance. During this...

Fri, 2020-09-04

The electronic case filing system for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (CM/ECF) will be unavailable from approximately 12:30 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. this Sunday, September 6th, for required maintenance. During this period...

Tue, 2020-09-01

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered a Seventh Amendment to General Order 20-01 that extends the suspension of jury trials through and including November 1, 2020, due to COVID-19 but allows for grand jurors to...

Tue, 2020-08-18

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to the following rules:

  • Appellate Rule:  25;
  • Bankruptcy Rules:  Restyled Rules Parts I and II;...
Mon, 2020-08-03

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered a sixth amendment to the Court’s General Order 20-01 that extends the suspension of jury trials through and including October 4, 2020, but allows for grand jurors to...

Mon, 2020-07-27

Following a temporary closure, the Sidney O. Smith Jr. Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Gainesville has re-opened. Entry to all federal courthouses in the Northern District of Georgia continues to be subject to the entry restrictions set...

Wed, 2020-07-15

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered General Order 20-09, which temporarily closes the Gainesville division courthouse until further notice. The Atlanta...

Fri, 2020-07-10

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered a fifth amendment to the Court’s General Order 20-01 that extends the suspension of jury trials through and including August 30, 2020, but allows for grand jury proceedings...

Wed, 2020-07-01

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered General Order 20-08, which requires all employees, visitors, and contractors entering the United States courthouses...

Wed, 2020-07-01

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered a fourth amendment to the Court’s General Order 20-01 that extends the suspension of jury trials through and including July 31, 2020, but allows for grand jury proceedings...

Mon, 2020-06-29

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has amended General Order 20-04 to extend its authorization of video and telephone conferencing in certain criminal proceedings...

Mon, 2020-06-29

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has approved revisions to Local Rule 83.1(A)-(E), which now are in effect. The revisions address attorney admission (both regular and pro hac vice) and withdrawal. The new...

Mon, 2020-06-08

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the computer terminals at the Clerk’s Office intake counters designated for use by members of the public to review dockets in cases filed in the Northern District of Georgia temporarily are unavailable. You may...

Tue, 2020-06-02

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered Administrative Order 20-04. Pursuant to this order, individuals who have been provisionally admitted to the State...

Tue, 2020-05-26

A third amendment to the Court’s General Order 20-01 has been entered that extends the suspension of jury trials through July 3, 2020, but allows for the summoning of jurors for trials scheduled in July and for the meeting of the Grand Jury in...

Wed, 2020-05-06

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has approved revisions to Local Rules 83.1(A) through (E), which govern attorney admission and withdrawal. A full copy of the public notice identifying the approved revisions...

Fri, 2020-05-01

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Court has issued a second amendment to General Order 20-01 to extend its specified 30-day time periods through and including May 29, 2020. A copy of...

Mon, 2020-04-20

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has issued Administrative Order 20-03, which authorizes media and public access to video...

Tue, 2020-04-14

The evidentiary hearing scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. in Sara Carter and Georgiacarry.org, Inc. v. Brian Kemp and Pinkie Toomer, Case No. 1:20-CV-1517-SCJ, will take place via telephone conference. Members of the...

Fri, 2020-04-10

Ordinarily, members of the bar of the Northern District of Georgia may apply for an attorney photo ID card (also known as the “blue card”) that allows them to bring certain equipment into the federal courthouses of the Northern District of...

Thu, 2020-04-09

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has issued General Order 20-07, which temporarily closes the public counters in the Rome and Gainesville divisions until further notice. A copy of the...

Wed, 2020-04-01

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has developed temporary procedures to provide an electronic means for attorneys to file sealed documents in both unsealed and sealed criminal matters. The...

Mon, 2020-03-30

Due to the exigent circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Court has entered the following general orders that impact criminal matters:

General Order 20-04: ...

Mon, 2020-03-30

As the exigent circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic have worsened, the Court has amended General Order 20-01 to extend its specified 30-day time periods through and including May 15, 2020. A copy of the amendment is available...

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