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Court Announcements and News: 2018

Through its Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Plan, the Court is seeking applications from attorneys who wish to serve as appointed contract counsel on criminal cases. Attorneys may apply to be members of the CJA Panel or the CJA Mentee Attorney Program... Read More »
May 14, 2018
At its recent Law Day Ceremony on May 2, Hon. Rodney W. Sippel received BAMSL’s Distinguished Lawyer Award. The Distinguished Lawyer Award is the highest honor BAMSL gives. It is given annually to a lawyer who has made a great and lasting... Read More »
May 9, 2018
May 4, 2018
The current term of the office of United States Magistrate Judge Nannette A. Baker expires on February 2, 2019.  The United States District Court is required to appoint a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a... Read More »
May 4, 2018
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri is now on Twitter.  Follow us at @USCourtsMOED for news and information about the District Court.  Privacy, security, and Twitter policies posted here - http://www.moed.uscourts.gov/... Read More »
May 3, 2018
The judges of the Eighth Circuit courts invite you to join them August 15 - 17, 2018, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, for the Judicial Conference. This is a full conference for all judges and members of the Bar.
May 2, 2018
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and the Federal Public Defender Offices of the Eastern District of Missouri and the Southern District of Illinois are pleased to announce the Sixteenth Annual Criminal Justice Act (CJA)... Read More »
April 17, 2018
The U.S. District Court's Southeastern Division Bench & Bar Seminar will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the Rush Hudson Limbaugh U.S. Courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  This program has been approved for 3.8 MCLE credit hours... Read More »
April 11, 2018
CM/ECF Basic User Training will be held on Thursday, April 5 from 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.  This webinar is free to all participants and has been approved for 1.2 MCLE credits.    In addition to a live demo showing how to access and navigate CM/ECF,... Read More »
March 30, 2018
Due to interest in the above-styled closed case, the Court is posting the most recent minute entry on the case: ECF entry 138: Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge Jean C. Hamilton: Telephone Conference held on 3/27/2018.... Read More »
March 28, 2018
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri announces that the previously proposed amendments to Local Rules 2.07 and 6.03, as well as a new Local Rule 4.06, will take effect on March 1, 2018.  See the attached press... Read More »
February 28, 2018
On February 28, 2018, Douglas W. Burris will end his tenure of government service as Chief Probation Officer for the Eastern District of Missouri, a position he has held with distinction and honor since his appointment in 2000. See the attached... Read More »
February 26, 2018
The U.S. District Court is pleased to announce the following free seminars to be held in 2018 for federal practitioners:    Southeastern Division Bench & Bar Seminar - Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the Rush Hudson Limbaugh U.S. Courthouse in... Read More »
February 22, 2018
The US District Court - Eastern Missouri has released its January 2018 report, detailing business and activities from July-December of 2017, summarizing annual statistics from 2017, and looking forward to events through June of 2018. Read the report... Read More »
February 8, 2018
The current term of office of Federal Public Defender Lee T. Lawless,  Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Missouri, is due to expire on November 16, 2018. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit is considering... Read More »
February 6, 2018
In the event of a federal government shutdown on January 19, 2018, the United States District Court - Eastern Missouri will be open for business as usual on Monday, January 22, 2018.  The federal courts currently have sufficient funds on hand to... Read More »
January 19, 2018
The US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois is seeking applicants for two anticipated Magistrate Judge vacancies in early 2019. See the attached link for further information: http://www.ilsd.uscourts.gov/documents/... Read More »
January 17, 2018
In an effort to provide more timely information to the public, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri announces that beginning immediately, it will implement a new schedule for releasing reports. Reports will now issue in... Read More »
January 11, 2018
The US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri is pleased to announce the hiring of current Deputy Chief U.S. Probation Officer Scott Anders as its next Chief U.S. Probation Officer. See the attached press release for further details.
January 8, 2018
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has issued new proposed rules for public comment. The deadline for comment is Friday, January 26 and the proposed effective date of the new rules is Thursday, March 1. Please see the... Read More »
January 5, 2018
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., has issued his 2017 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary. A link to this year's report and previous reports can be found at the web link below:   http://www.uscourts.gov/news/2017/12/31/chief-justice-... Read More »
January 3, 2018