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Welcome to the official website of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Our website was designed to provide attorneys and public users convenient access to current information about our Court and the cases being adjudicated in this District. Our Court's mission is to facilitate the prompt and equitable administration of justice while maintaining the highest standards of integrity and accountability. We believe that this website plays a vital role in achieving that goal, so we welcome your suggestions as to how we might improve this website to better serve your needs.

Court Notices & Important Announcements

6/12/2018
Job Opening - U. S. Probation Officer Post Conviction
The United States Probation Office for the Western District of Tennessee is accepting applications for a United States Probation Officer.
Announcement and Job Description
Job Application (PDF)
Job Application (Microsoft Word)

6/4/2018
Import Public Notice - Scam Phone Calls
The Clerk's Office for the US District Court for the Western District of TN has been alerted to a malicious scam which is spoofing the phone number of the Clerk's Office. The perpetrator claims that an arrest warrant will be issued for the recipient if money is not wired to pay a fine.

The Clerk's Office does not request payments through phone calls.

Anyone receiving these calls should contact the Clerk's Office general number (901-495-1200 in Memphis or 731-421-9200 in Jackson) for assistance. Money should not be wired or otherwise paid to anyone based on one of these calls.

More information

5/31/2018
Publice Notice for the Appointment of a Magistrate Judge
The United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee is recruiting to appoint a full-time United States magistrate judge to a vacancy in Jackson, TN. Announcement and More Information Application

4/27/2018
TNWD Has Upgraded to NextGen CM/ECF
The US District Court for the Western District of Tennessee has upgraded CM/ECF to the new "NextGen" version. Filers will now use their PACER logins for both viewing documents and filing.

The first time you log in, you will need to link your PACER account to your old filing account.
How To Link Your PACER Account To Your Old Filing Account.
More Information about NextGen CM/ECF

4/6/2018
Article on the Court's MLK50 Program
The court's program on the 1968 litigation between the City of Memphis and Martin Luther King, Jr. is covered in a United States Courts news article. Court Recalls MLK's Last Legal Battle

4/5/2018
Transcript of Hearing in City of Memphis v. King
This is a scanned PDF of the transcript of the April 3, 1968, hearing in City of Memphis v. Martin Luther King, Jr., in which the City of Memphis sought a temporary restraining order to prevent King from marching with striking sanitation workers. Transcript in City of Memphis v. King

3/27/2018
An Attempt to Strike the March - Live Streaming Feed
On Thursday, April 5, the US District Court will look back at the 1968 federal litigation involving Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s right to march with Memphis sanitation workers. The event will be begin at 8:30 a.m., and will be held at the University of Memphis Law School. Keynote speakers will be The Honorable Andrew Young and The Reverend James Lawson. Guest speakers include Walter Bailey, Mike Cody, and Charles Newman, attorneys for Dr. King, and Frierson Graves, attorney for the City of Memphis.
Live Streaming Feed
More information

2/5/2018
Thomas L. Parker Sworn in as United States District Judge
The United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee is pleased to announce that Thomas L. Parker took the Oath of Office in a private ceremony Friday, February 2, 2018, to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Judge Parker will take office and commence his official duties later this month. A public investiture ceremony will be held sometime in April.

Judge Parker was appointed by President Donald Trump and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on January 10, 2018. He was appointed to the position left vacant by Judge Samuel H. Mays, who took senior status in 2015.

Judge Parker received his law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1989, and his Bachelor of Science from the University of South Carolina, 1985. Judge Parker was a shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., where he was a civil and criminal litigator. Judge Parker served nine years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Tennessee and is the former President of the Memphis Bar Association.

Judge Parker is married to Mrs. Allison Wellford Parker and they have three daughters, Katherine, Annie, and Ellen. Judge Parker and his family are lifelong Memphians.

2/2/2018
An Attempt to Strike the March - The US District Court and the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike
Please join the Court on Thursday, April 5, as it looks back at the 1968 federal litigation involving Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s right to march with Memphis sanitation workers. More information

1/16/2018
Court Closed Due to Inclement Weather
Due to inclement weather, the US District Court for the Western District of Tennessee will be closed on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Both Memphis and Jackson divisional offices will be closed.

1/1/2018
Updated Mileage Reimbursement Rate
GSA has announced an increase in reimbursement mileage rates for privately owned vehicles. The new reimbursement rate of $0.545 per mile went into effect on January 1, 2018, for travel on or after that date.

9/26/2017
Notice of Local Rules Amendments
The District Court has approved modifications to Local Rule 67.1, Investment of Registry Funds and Local Rule 72.1, Rules Governing Duties and Proceedings before United States Magistrate Judges, as well as modifications to the Local Patent Rules and Appendix A, Stipulated Patent Case Protective Order. The modifications are posted for a period of thirty days for public comment. Comments should be submitted to PublicComments@tnwd.uscourts.gov. Announcement

8/2/2017
Revised CJA Plan
The District Court has approved modifications to its Plan for the Appointment of Counsel Pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act ("CJA Plan"). The amended CJA Plan is available for review.

6/29/2017
Magistrate Judges Bryant and Claxton Reappointed
The judges of the US District Court for the Western District of Tennessee have reappointed Magistrate Judges Edward G. Bryant and Charmiane G. Claxton. Announcement

1/3/2017
New Mileage Rates for 2017
GSA has announced a decrease in the mileage reimbursement rate for travel on or after Jan. 1, 2017. The new mileage rate is 53.5 cents/mile.

The Western District of Tennessee is one of 14 United States District Courts participating in the federal Judiciary's digital video pilot. The pilot, which started July 18, 2011 is scheduled to run through July 2015. To view video recorded in this project, click the Cameras in Courts logo or visit www.uscourts.gov