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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, 05/03/2023
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has approved amendments to Local Rule 72.1, Local Rule 83.5, and Local Criminal Rule 59. The amendments to LR 72.1 and LCrR 59 set forth page limitations and filing deadlines for...
Mon, 05/01/2023
The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Linda T. Walker expires on January 1, 2024. The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge John K. Larkins III expires on January 18, 2024. The Northern District of Georgia,...
Tue, 04/18/2023
Due to the termination of the COVID-19 National Emergency Declaration effective April 10, 2023, and the anticipated termination of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency on May 11, 2023, the United States District Court for the Northern District of...
Mon, 04/10/2023
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 victim...
Wed, 04/05/2023
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 Georgia at Macon.  Applications must be...
Wed, 04/05/2023
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has proposed amendments to its local rules and invites comments by May 5, 2023.  More details are in the official notice available here...
Mon, 03/27/2023
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has reappointed Magistrate Judge Catherine M. Salinas to a second eight-year term beginning July 1, 2023. The reappointment order is available...
Fri, 03/17/2023
Chief Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr., announces that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has appointed Dr. Donna M. High as Chief United States Probation Officer effective April 2, 2023. Dr. High, a native of White Plains, NY...
Mon, 02/13/2023
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has entered a Twelfth 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 of...
Wed, 01/11/2023
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...

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