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Court Notices & Important Announcements
2016 FBA Annual Federal Practice Seminar - Oct. 28
The Memphis/Mid-South Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will hold its 2016 Federal Practice Seminar on Friday, Oct. 28, at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Announcement and Registration Information
Job Opportunity - Pretrial Services Officer
The U.S. Pretrial Services Office for the Western District of Tennessee is accepting applications for a transfer to the position of United States Pretrial Services Officer in the Memphis office. Open only to existing U.S. Pretrial Services or Probation Officers. Update: This opening has been extended to October 28, 2016. Announcement.
Filing the State Court Record in Habeas Petitions
If you are filing a habeas corpus petition pursuant to 28 USC 2254 or 2241, please see Administrative Order 2016-31 for instructions on filing the state court record.
2016 FBA Summer Seminar in Jackson
The Memphis/Mid-South chapter of the Federal Bar Association invites you to its 2016 Jackson Seminar on Friday, July 22, at the Federal Courthouse in Jackson, TN. Information and registration.
Job Opening - Satellite Librarian
The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is accepting applications for a Satellite Librarian in Nashville, TN. Announcement.
Job Openings - Two IT Positions
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee is accepting job applications for two IT positions, a Systems and Applications Administrator, and a Network and Server Support Administrator. Announcement. Job Application - Word, WordPerfect, PDF.
Update: The Systems and Applications Administrator position has been filled.
Magistrate Judge Bryant's Reappointment
Comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether Magistrate Judge Edward Bryant should be recommended for reappointment by the District Court. Announcement
CJA eVoucher is now LIVE
The US District Court for the Western District of Tennessee is now live on the new CJA eVoucher application. Please visit our CJA Portal Page for documentation and training materials.
Mileage Rate Update
The mileage reimbursement rate has been updated to 54 cents/mile, effective January 1, 2016.
Updates to CJA Hourly Rates and Maximum Compensation Amounts
CJA hourly rates and maximum compensation amounts have been updated for 2016. Please see our CJA Hourly Rates and Mileage and CJA Case Compensation Limits for details.
Court Holiday Closing
The Clerk's Office and all courtroom operations will be closed on Thursday, December 24, 2015 and Friday, December 25, 2015. As always, electronic access for researching, filing and/or retrieving case records will still be available though the Court's CM/ECF website portal and the PACER system.
Notice: Attorney Admission Fees to Increase Effective February 1, 2016
On February 1, 2016, the cost of general admission to the bar of this Court and pro hac vice fees will increase. General admission shall increase to $226.00 and pro hac vice fees to $150.00. A $50.00 portion of the general admission fee shall be deposited in the Court Improvement Fund and the entirety of the pro hac vice fee ($150.00) shall likewise be deposited into the Court Improvement Fund. Administrative Order 2015-22.
2015 FBA Ethics CLE and Social
The Memphis/Mid-South Chapter of the Federal Bar Association invites attorneys to attend its 2015 Annual Ethics CLE and Social on Thursday, Dec. 17, at the High Cotton Tap Room. More Information.
Announcing the Implementation of CJA eVoucher
The Court will be implementing a new electronic CJA vouchering system called "eVoucher", which is a web-based application that provides CJA panel attorneys, court staff and Judges the ability to electronically create and process CJA vouchers and related documents. Announcement and further information. Memo from the Clerk of Court.
Election Day Emergency Petitions
The court has issued instructions regarding emergency petitions relating to the upcoming City of Memphis elections on October 8. Instructions
2015 FBA Annual Seminar
The 2015 Annual Seminar for the Memphis/Mid-South Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will take place on Friday, Oct. 30, at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Agenda and Registration Information
Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference, May 12-15
The 73rd Judicial Conference of the Sixth Circuit will be held May 12-15 in Detroit, MI. Announcement