Welcome

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

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.

12/16/2016
Public Notice - For the Reappointment of Incumbent Magistrate Judge
The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Charmiane G. Claxton, whose primary duty station is Memphis, Tennessee, is due to expire on May 31, 2017. Comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether the incumbent Magistrate Judge should be recommended by the Merit Selection Panel for reappointment by the District Court. Further Information

12/14/2016
2016 Standing Local Rules Committee Nominations
The Standing Local Rules Committee for the US District Court for the Western District of Tennessee is accepting nominations for new members. Current Committee openings are for two civil and two criminal practitioners. More information.

12/5/2016
Job Opportunity - US Probation Officer
The US Probation Office for the Western District of Tennessee is accepting applications for a US Probation Officer in the Memphis division. Job Announcement - PDF.

11/22/2016
Civil Procedure - Three New Amendments Adopted
The Supreme Court of the United States adopted three amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure which will take effect December 1, 2016. Information on the amendments can be found here: More Information

11/16/2016
Job Opportunity - Generalist Clerk
The US District Court for the Western District of Tennessee is accepting applications for a Generalist Clerk in the Jackson division. Announcement. Job Application - Word, WordPerfect, PDF.

11/16/2016
Job Opportunity - Generalist Clerk
The US District Court for the Western District of Tennessee is accepting applications for a Generalist Clerk in the Memphis division. Announcement. Job Application - Word, WordPerfect, PDF.

10/23/2016
Job Opportunity - Pretrial Services Officer
The U.S. Pretrial Services Office for the Western District of Tennessee is accepting applications for the position of United States Pretrial Services Officer in the Memphis office. Announcement. Job Application - Word, WordPerfect, PDF.

10/23/2016
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 November 4, 2016. Announcement.

8/25/2016
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.

1/6/2016
Mileage Rate Update
The mileage reimbursement rate has been updated to 54 cents/mile, effective January 1, 2016.

1/4/2016
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.

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