Chief Judge   Philip Simon
Clerk               Robert Trgovich
Chief Deputy Todd Steiner
The Clerk's office, as the doorway to the court, continuously strives to provide quality, courteous, and prompt service with a commitment to professionalism, teamwork, and efficiency based on our belief that all people have the right to be treated with fairness and dignity.
2013 Holiday Closings
The Clerk's Office will be closed on:
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
The Clerk's Office will be on Stand-by Alert on :
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
12/1/2013 - AMENDED LOCAL RULES EFFECTIVE 12/1/2013
General Order 2013-14 adopting Local Rules dated 12/1/2013
Local Rules Notice dated 12/1/2013
Adopted Local Rules effective 12/1/2013
Local Rules Notice including redline amendment dated 9/5/2013
Compilation of Local Rules with the 2009 amendments, committee comments and acknowledgments
11/25/2013 ***JURY SCAM ALERT ***
ANY OFFER by phone, email or text message to avoid arrest through the payment of a specific amount or to pay fines for missing jury duty is NOT VALID. If you receive such a call do not provide any requested information and notify the District Court Clerk’s Office.
Juror scams have been reported in Colorado, New Mexico, New York and Utah.
Most contact between a federal court and a prospective juror will be through the U.S. Mail, and any phone contact by real court officials will not include requests for social security numbers, credit card numbers, or any other sensitive information.
Juror Scams - Additional Information
Amended Fee Schedule effective December 1, 2013
Appellate Filing Fee - from $450 to $500
Records Retrieval Fee - from $53 to $64, $39 for each additional box
Any payment returned or denied funds, $53
09/05/2013 - Proposed Local Rule Amendment
Local Rules Notice dated 09/05/2013
04/30/2013 - Public Notice Concerning Cash Payments
Effective July 1, 2013, the Clerk’s offices in all divisions of the Northern District of Indiana will no longer accept cash when making a transaction over the counter.
04/10/13 - Notice of Fee Increase for Filing a Civil Case
The fee for filing a civil case will increase from $350 to $400 effective May 1, 2013.
Notice of Fee Increase for Filing a Civil Case
04/01/13 - Notice to Customers Making Payment by Check
Beginning May 1, 2013 the Northern District of Indiana will either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.
Notice Making Payments by Check
03/01/13 - Accepted Payment Types over the Counter
Beginning March 1st, 2013 the Northern District of Indiana will accept Credit Cards for transactions in the Clerk's Office.
Compilation of Local Rules with the 2009 amendments, committee comments and acknowledgements
08/01/12 - Public Notice
Amended Jury Plan
06/28/12 - Effective July 16, 2012, the Northern District of Indiana will require online credit card payments, via CM/ECF, for the filing fees associated with civil and criminal notices of appeal. The Pay.gov payment module allows registered CM/ECF users to pay fees by credit card during electronic filing. Users are advised to read the Pay.gov information page, as well as General Order 2012-12 which describes the policy for refunding erroneously paid fees.
The new Pay.gov module in CM/ECF allows e-filers to pay filing fees by credit card over the internet.
Currently, Pay.gov may be used to pay the following types of filing fees:
- The fee for a civil notice of appeal
- The fee for a criminal notice of appeal