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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.

Thu, 2018-07-12

Public Notice: System Maintenance

The CM-ECF system will be unavailable from 8:00 AM EDT on Saturday, July 28, 2018 until 5:00 PM EDT on...

Mon, 2018-05-07

 In various parts of the United States, including the Northern District of Indiana, citizens are being targeted by emails or phone calls threatening them with prosecution for failure to comply with jury service in federal court. The email or...

Sun, 2018-05-06

Louisiana native Beth Cenac never thought she would be the target of a jury scam. But when a stern voice on the telephone threatened to jail her for allegedly missing jury duty, Cenac was conned out of $3,000.  
 
This...

Thu, 2018-03-29

The judiciary's Defender Services account received fiscal year 2018 funding in the "Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018" to increase the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorney hourly rates from $132 to $140 for non-capital work and from $...

Fri, 2017-11-17

Hammond and Lafayette, IN – The U.S. Marshals are alerting the public of several nationwide imposter scams involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials. They are urging people to report...

Fri, 2017-11-17

Fort Wayne, IN – The U.S. Marshals are alerting the public of several nationwide imposter scams involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials. They are urging people to report the calls not...

Tue, 2017-10-17

The December 2015 amendments to FRCP 37(e) were designed to bring consistency to when courts find the loss of ESI sanctionable. Has the amendment's intent to address the "serious problems resulting from the continued exponential growth in the...

Thu, 2017-06-22

Individuals posing as Deputy U.S. Marshals are calling and attempting to collect money from individuals for missing jury duty.  To add credibility to the scam, the individuals are using names of federal judges and the real address of the...

Fri, 2016-11-18

At its September 2016 session, the Judicial Conference approved several changes to the federal court miscellaneous fee schedules.  As the result, effective December 1, 2016, certain fees on the District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule will...

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