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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, 09/12/2023
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has approved amendments to Local Rules 5.1(G) and 72.1 and Local Criminal Rule 59. The amendments to LR 5.1(G) eliminate the requirement for counsel to include a fax number on filings and...
Thu, 09/07/2023
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has approved amendments to Local Rules 5.1 and 72.1 and Local Criminal Rule 59 effective September 7, 2023.  The amendment to Local Rule 5.1(D) requires all margins on filings to be at...
Tue, 08/15/2023
The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of  Practice and Procedure has posted proposed amendments and invites comments by February 16, 2024.  Proposed amendments to the following rules and forms include: Appellate Rules 6 and 39;  Bankruptcy...
Wed, 08/09/2023
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the Atlanta Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host an all-day legal writing CLE seminar at the Richard B. Russell Federal Building & United States Courthouse on Thursday...
Wed, 08/02/2023
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has proposed amendments to its local rules and invites comments by September 1, 2023. More details are in the official notice available here...
Thu, 07/27/2023
The U.S. 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 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Federal...
Tue, 07/11/2023
CM/ECF filers should be aware of the potential to inadvertently share restricted documents when using third-party services or software. Sharing your PACER account credentials with a third-party service provider or designating that provider as a...
Thu, 07/06/2023
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has approved amendments to Local Rule 5.1(D) to require all margins on filings to be at least one inch. Members of the bar and public are invited to submit written comments on these...
Wed, 07/05/2023
The electronic case filing system for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (CM/ECF) will be unavailable from approximately 8 p.m. on Friday July 7, 2023, until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday July 9, 2023, for required maintenance....
Thu, 06/08/2023
Revisions to Local Rule 83.5, which prohibits weapons in Northern District of Georgia courthouses, are now in effect. The amendments clarify that ammunition is not permitted, add additional exemptions from the rule, and include other revisions to...

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