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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.

Tue, 08/15/2017

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to the attached rules and forms and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.   The...

Tue, 08/01/2017

On June 1, 2017, Herman N. ("Rusty") Johnson, Jr. took the bench as a magistrate judge in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. He was selected by the Court's district judges from applicants...

Fri, 07/21/2017
On July 20, 2017, Magistrate Judge T. Michael Putnam of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama received the prestigious Judge Drayton N. James Award at the Birmingham Bar Association (BBA) Young Lawyers Section'...
Fri, 07/14/2017

On July 12, 2017, Chief Magistrate Judge John Ott of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama received the prestigious Judicial Award of Merit at the Joint Bench and Bar Symposium Breakfast held at the Alabama State...

Thu, 07/31/2014

have been sent to individuals with a request to remit payments to avoid arrest. If you receive such a warrant, do not send money.  Please contact the United States District Court.
 

Thu, 07/31/2014

The federal judiciary has learned of an email scam, in which emails purporting to come from the “National EJuror Program” are instructing recipients to provide personal identifiers (SSN, DOB, mother’s maiden name, etc.) as part...

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