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, 2023-01-12

Due to severe weather, the public counters in all divisions of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia are closing at 3:00 p.m. on January 12, 2023. The drop box may be used to deposit filings.

Wed, 2023-01-11

The current 4-year term of Kevin L. Butler, Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Alabama at Birmingham, expires October 16, 2023. Members of the bar and the public are invited to comment by February 10, 2023 on whether Mr. Butler...

Tue, 2022-12-27

The Richard B. Russell Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse continues to experience low or no water pressure due to water main breaks in the area. Therefore, the Atlanta Division of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia...

Tue, 2022-12-27

The Richard B. Russell Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse continues to experience low or no water pressure due to water main breaks in the area. Therefore, the Atlanta Division of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia...

Mon, 2022-12-26

On Tuesday, December 27th, opening of the Rome Division of the Court will be delayed until 12:00 p.m. due to weather.

Thu, 2022-12-22

The Atlanta, Gainesville, Newnan, and Rome courthouses of the Northern District of Georgia will be closed on December 23, 2022.

Mon, 2022-12-05

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has proposed amendments to its local rules and invites comments by January 4, 2023.  More details are in the official notice available here...

Thu, 2022-12-01

Revisions to Local Rule 3.3, which governs the Certificate of Interested Persons and Corporate Disclosure Statement in the Northern District of Georgia, are now in effect in response to the December 1, 2022 amendments to Fed. R. Civ. P. 7.1. The...

Fri, 2022-11-18

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, 2022-11-15

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

Tue, 2022-11-01

On Friday November 25th and Friday December 23rd, the Gainesville, Newnan, and Rome 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...

Mon, 2022-10-03

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has proposed amendments to Local Rule 3.3, which governs certificates of interested persons and corporate disclosure statements, and invites comments by November 2, 2022.  More...

Mon, 2022-10-03

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Catherine M. Salinas expires on June 30, 2023.  The Northern District of Georgia, as required by law, has established a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of magistrate...

Mon, 2022-10-03

The U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered an amendment to General Order 21-04 regarding courthouse entrance screening and mask requirements.  This order updates the entrance screening questions and mask...

Wed, 2022-08-17

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

Mon, 2022-08-15

The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of  Practice and Procedure has posted proposed amendments and invites comments by February 16, 2023.  More details are in the official announcement found...

Thu, 2022-08-04

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has proposed amendments to its local rules and invites comments by September 2, 2022.  More details are in the official notice available here...

Wed, 2022-08-03

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has proposed an amendment to its local patent rules and invites comments by September 2, 2022.  More details are in the official notice available...

Wed, 2022-08-03

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

Wed, 2022-08-03

Beginning Monday August 8th, 2022, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals is moving its library staff from the library on the 23rd floor of the Richard B. Russell Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse to the Eleventh Circuit library in the Tuttle...

Tue, 2022-08-02

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 Thursday, September 1, from 11:00 to 12:00 p.m. at the Richard B....

Mon, 2022-07-18

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has appointed a Committee on Discipline to serve a three-year term beginning July 15, 2022. The appointment order is available...

Fri, 2022-06-17

The Northern District of Georgia has revised the procedures and filing instructions for its Accountability, Treatment, and Leadership Court (“ATL Court”). An overview document with more information is available here...

Fri, 2022-06-03

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for a 14-year term appointment as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Florida at Miami.  More details...

Thu, 2022-05-19

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

Mon, 2022-04-11

Today the Northern District of Georgia announces the launch of a new pretrial diversion court—the Accountability, Treatment, and Leadership Court (“ATL Court”)—which will provide an alternative to incarceration for federal pretrial defendants who...

Wed, 2022-04-06

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has proposed amendments to its local rules and invites comments by May 6, 2022. More details are in the official notice available here....

Mon, 2022-04-04

The U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered an amendment to General Order 21-04 regarding courthouse entrance screening and mask requirements.  This order updates the mask and social distance requirements previously...

Thu, 2022-03-24

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia is pleased to announce that it has selected Magistrate Judge Russell G. Vineyard to serve as the court’s next chief magistrate judge. Judge Vineyard will begin his term as...

Thu, 2022-03-24

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia is pleased to announce that it has selected Ms. J. Elizabeth McBath to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Chief Magistrate Judge Alan J. Baverman. Ms. McBath will...

Fri, 2022-03-11

The 2022 Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference will take place May 5-6, 2022, at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The Conference is being convened by the judges of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit (Alabama, Florida, and...

Mon, 2022-03-07

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Russell G. Vineyard expires on October 22, 2022.

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

Wed, 2022-03-02

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has appointed a new Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel to serve a three-year term from April 1, 2022, through March 31, 2025. The appointment order is available...

Tue, 2022-03-01

Chief Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr., has entered an amendment to General Order 22-01, which, among other things, suspends large, multi-defendant trials through April 30, 2022, due to COVID-19. A copy of the order is available...

Tue, 2022-03-01

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

Fri, 2022-02-18

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered an Eighth 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, 2022-02-01

Chief Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr., has entered General Order 22-01, which, among other things, suspends large, multi-defendant trials through March 31, 2022, due to COVID-19. A copy of the order is available...

Wed, 2022-01-19

The electronic case filing system for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (CM/ECF) will be unavailable from approximately 10:00 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. Saturday, January 29, 2022 for required maintenance.  During...

Fri, 2022-01-14

The Newnan courthouse is closed as of 1:30 p.m. today. It will reopen for business on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.  Courthouses in Atlanta, Gainesville and Rome remain open for business.

Tue, 2021-12-21

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. Sunday, January 9, for required maintenance. During this period, members...

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