On January 12, 2017, the Court, in cooperation with the U.S. Attorney's Office and Office of Federal Public Defender, hosted an open forum to discuss the amendments to Local Rule 13.05, Pleadings and Documents Filed Under Seal. These amendments will take effect on February 1, 2017. A process has been established for creating a sealed record in all criminal cases so that a defendant's cooperation, or lack thereof, cannot be determined from the public record. The new processes regarding written communications to the Court by non-parties and updated revisions of the conditions of Probation and Supervised Release were also outlined. The webinar and materials attached below.