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, 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...

Mon, 2020-03-23

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia continues to monitor the most current statements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO)...

Mon, 2020-03-23

Consistent with General Order 20-03, available here, the federal building located at 600 East First Street, Rome, GA, which houses the Court’s Rome division, will re-open on March 24, 2020...

Tue, 2020-03-17

Pursuant to General Order 20-02, available here, the federal building located at 600 East First Street, Rome, GA, which houses the Court’s Rome division, is temporarily closed until...

Mon, 2020-03-16

DEFENDANT’S WAIVER OF APPEARANCE AT ARRAIGNMENT PURSUANT TO FED. R. CRIM. P. 10

Rule 10(a) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure requires that an arraignment be conducted in open court. Rule 10(b), Fed. R. Crim. P.,...

Wed, 2020-03-11

Because of the evolving threat represented by the outbreak and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States and in the State of Georgia, and in view of the warnings issued by the Center for Disease Control, as well as by Governor...

Wed, 2020-03-11

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia continues to monitor the most current statements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as all communications disseminated by the Administrative...

Thu, 2020-02-20

Due to the threat of inclement weather, on Friday, February 21, 2020, the Rome and Gainesville divisions of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia will delay opening until 10:00 a.m.  The Atlanta and Newnan divisions are...

Wed, 2020-02-12

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge J. Clay Fuller at Gainesville, Georgia expires on September 3, 2020. 

The United States District Court, as required by law, has established a panel of citizens to consider the...

Mon, 2020-01-27

On behalf of the Judges of the Northern District of Georgia, I am pleased to formally announce the selection of Ms. Regina D. Cannon to join our Court as a United States Magistrate Judge. On February 3, 2020, Ms. Cannon will assume the position...

Wed, 2020-01-22

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...

Tue, 2020-01-07

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Justin S. Anand at Atlanta, Georgia expires on June 3, 2020.

The duties of a magistrate judge in the Northern District of Georgia include the following:

  1. Trial and...
Wed, 2019-12-18

In response to President Trump’s executive order issued December 17, 2019 (available ...

Thu, 2019-12-05

Revisions to the Federal Rules of Evidence, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rules Governing 28 U.S.C. Sections 2254 and 2255 Proceedings, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, and Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure took effect on December...

Mon, 2019-11-04

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 Southern District of Florida at Fort Lauderdale. More...

Fri, 2019-09-13

On August 29, 2019, a class action settlement was preliminarily approved in the referenced matter.  Pursuant to § 8 of the Settlement, a Notice of Pendency and Proposed Settlement of...

Thu, 2019-09-05

On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the Atlanta Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will present two 3-hour legal writing CLEs at the State Bar of Georgia, 104 Marietta Street...

Tue, 2019-08-20

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

  • Appellate Rules 3, 6, and 42 and Forms 1 and 2;
  • Bankruptcy Rules 2005, 3007, 7007.1...
Fri, 2019-08-09

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. The scammer tells the victim that he or she can avoid arrest by making a payment,...

Wed, 2019-08-07

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 28, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell...

Tue, 2019-08-06

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has proposed amendments to its local rules and internal operating procedures and invites comments by September 6th. More details are in the official notice available...

Mon, 2019-07-08

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit is considering whether to reappoint Bankruptcy Judge Susan D. Barrett to a new 14-year term of office in the Southern District of Georgia at Augusta. The official public notice concerning this...

Tue, 2019-06-18

This is a public notice concerning the availability of a bankruptcy judgeship position in the Middle District of Florida at Orlando.  Click here for more information.

Fri, 2019-06-14

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit is considering whether to reappoint the following bankruptcy judges to a new 14-year term of office:

Laurel Myerson Isicoff, Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in the Southern...

Wed, 2019-04-17

The district judges of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia have appointed the following persons to its Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for a term of three years ending April 1, 2022:

J. Anderson Davis...

Mon, 2019-04-15

Effective Monday, April 15, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia is Live on NextGen CM/ECF.  As a result, the following changes now are in effect:

New Sign-on Process for E-Filing

To...

Thu, 2019-04-11

The Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia are considering proposed amendments to the Local Bankruptcy Rules.  The proposed amendments are available for public comment...

Wed, 2019-03-20

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 Janet F. King, beginning February 1, 2020. The basic authority of a...

Wed, 2019-03-20

Effective April 15, 2019, the process for attorney admissions in the Northern District of Georgia will change in connection with the Court’s implementation of NextGen CM/ECF.  To accommodate this transition, the last application under the legacy...

Wed, 2019-02-13

On April 15, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia plans to upgrade to NextGen CM/ECF. To accommodate this upgrade, the CM/ECF system will not be available from 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12th until 8:00 a.m. on...

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