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.

Thu, 2016-03-31

The Civil Local Rules have been revised to delete former Local Rule 41.2(B) (Failure to Effectuate Service of Process) and adjust numbering accordingly.  Local Rule 41.2(B) was deleted as redundant with Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m).

The revised...

Wed, 2016-03-23

The Court has revised its plan pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act of 1964, as amended, which appears as Appendix D to the Local Rules.  The revised plan is available here.

Fri, 2016-01-22

On Friday, January 22, 2016, the Atlanta and Gainesville divisions of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia will close at 1:00 p.m.  The Newnan and Rome divisions will remain open normal hours.

Tue, 2016-01-19

CM/ECF, the electronic case filing system for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, will be unavailable from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 24, 2015, for system maintenance.  During that period,...

Fri, 2015-12-18

On Thursday, December 24th, the Gainesville, Newnan, and Rome divisional offices of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia will be closed all day.  The Atlanta division will close at 12:30 p.m.  All divisions will be closed...

Mon, 2015-12-14

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia is pleased to announce that it has selected Mr. John K. Larkins, III, to fill the vacancy to be created with the forthcoming retirement of Magistrate Judge Gerrilyn G. Brill....

Wed, 2015-12-09

The U.S. Marshals are warning the public of an ongoing jury duty telephone scam.

It begins when the scammer, posing as a U.S. Marshal or other law enforcement officer, calls a victim to advise that he or she has missed federal jury duty...

Wed, 2015-12-02

Several changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure became effective on December 1, 2015.  For more information, visit http://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/...

Mon, 2015-11-09

The current four-year term of Michael Caruso, Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Florida at Miami, expires on August 15, 2016. The public notice regarding his reappointment is here...

Mon, 2015-11-09

The current four-year term of Donna Lee Elm, Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Florida at Tampa, expires on September 8, 2016 . The public notice regarding her reappointment is here...

Fri, 2015-09-25

The electronic case filing system (CM/ECF) for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, as well as the Court's website, will be unavailable from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2015, due to testing...

Fri, 2015-09-18

The current 14-year term of office of The Honorable Paul W. Bonapfel, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Georgia at Atlanta, is due to expire on 9 April 2016. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit...

Wed, 2015-09-02

As a result of a recent change in the name of Spring Street, the new address for the Atlanta courthouse is:

75 Ted Turner Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, GA  30303

Although Court stationery may continue to display the Spring Street...

Tue, 2015-08-25

Beginning September 1, 2015, the Northern District of Georgia will increase the permitted size of individual electronic files uploaded to the Court's CM/ECF system from 5 MB to 15 MB.  This change will reduce instances in which a single,...

Wed, 2015-08-19

On Wednesday, September 16, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the Atlanta Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host two legal writing workshops presented by noted speaker and author Ross Guberman,...

Mon, 2015-08-17

SCAM ALERT:  FRAUDULENT PHONE CALLS AND EMAILS REGARDING FAILURE TO APPEAR FOR JURY SERVICE OR RESPOND TO A SUMMONS

Residents of the Northern District of Georgia continue to receive fraudulent phone calls and emails...

Mon, 2015-07-06

The electronic case filing system, CM/ECF, for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, will be unavailable from 7:00 AM until Noon on Sunday, July 19, 2015, for system maintenance.  During that period, members of...

Thu, 2015-06-11

The Administrative Office of the Federal Judiciary has advised that law firms, attorneys and/or parties who are running the recently updated version of McAfee may not receive email from ECF. As we understand it,email generated by ECF may be...

Tue, 2015-06-02

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia is pleased to announce that it has selected Ms. Catherine M. Salinas to fill the vacancy to be created with the forthcoming retirement of Magistrate Judge E. Clayton Scofield,...

Fri, 2015-05-08

Notice
United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia In Re: The Matter of the Reappointment of Linda T. Walker as United States Magistrate Judge

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge...

Thu, 2013-08-01

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has been informed that citizens in various areas of the United States are receiving fraudulent telephone calls threatening them with arrest and prosecution for allegedly...

Tue, 2013-06-04

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...

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