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Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference

February 3, 2016

The judges of the Eighth Circuit courts invite you to join them May 3 - 5, 2016, at the Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas for the Judicial Conference. Guest Speakers will include Chief Justice John Roberts and Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred. You may register for the conference at: www.yesevents.com/8thCircuitJC


See attachment for more details.


Federal Courthouses in Eastern Missouri Will Still Accept Missouri IDs for Entry Into Courthouse

January 6, 2016

The US Marshal's Office in Eastern Missouri has released the following statement in response to concerns that Missouri state IDs would no longer be accepted in federal courthouses due to the federal Real ID Act: "At this point in time we are not changing our identification and security procedures in response to the Real ID Act.

2016 Brings Several Changes

January 4, 2016

 Retiring Judge, New Judge, New Chief Judges and New Rules.  See attachment for the whole story.


Order - The Appointment of the Merit Selection Panel

January 4, 2016

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that a Merit Selection Panel for the consideration of the reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge David D. Noce is established.


November 19, 2015

Public Notice

November 6, 2015

Proposed Amendments To Local Rules

Press Release: Court Selects A New Magistrate Judge

August 11, 2015

Chief Judge Catherine D. Perry announced today that the district judges of the United States District Court have selected Judge Patricia L. Cohen to fill the upcoming vacancy for United States Magistrate Judge. The selection was made from nominees submitted by a Merit Selection Panel consisting of attorneys and lay persons residing within the district.

2014 District Court Annual Report Released

August 6, 2015

Today, Chief Judge Catherine Perry and Clerk of Court Greg Linhares announced the release of the Court's 2014 Annual Report. Please click on the attached link for the full report on the ways in which the Court worked to serve the public, bench, and bar in 2014


Merit Selection Panel Appointment

May 14, 2015

United States Magistrate Judge Terry I. Adelman Retires

April 15, 2015

Hon. Terry I. Adelman is serving his final day as a United States Magistrate Judge today. See the following press release for more information.


John Bodenhausen Selected As New Magistrate Judge

December 17, 2014

Chief Judge Catherine D. Perry announced today that the district judges of the United States District Court have selected John M. Bodenhausen to fill the upcoming vacancy created when United States Magistrate Judge Terry I. Adelman retires in April 2015.


Local Rules - Proposed November changes take effect

December 16, 2014

Several amendments to The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri’s local rules took effect yesterday. No public comments were received on the rules. The rules are effective immediately but are still subject to review and approval by the 8th Circuit Judicial Council.

Instructions - Re Registration Fee Payment Instructions

November 18, 2014


Pursuant to Local Rule 12.01(D), all attorneys admitted to the Bar of the Eastern District of Missouri must renew their membership every four years. The purpose of the re-registration is to keep the court's attorney database accurate.


Press Release

November 14, 2014

Lawyers admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri will be hearing from the Clerk of Court beginning November 17, 2014. Every member of the bar will receive an e-mail message explaining the court’s requirement that lawyers renew their registration and provide an update of their profile.

Order: Merit Selection Panel

September 11, 2014

Proposed Amendments Published for Public Comment

August 15, 2014

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.

Ronnie L White Appointed District Judge

August 14, 2014


United States District Judge Ronnie L. White began his full-time work in the Thomas F. Eagleton Building at the beginning of August. He is in the process of receiving and reviewing his assigned caseload, hiring his staff, working with counsel on his assigned cases, and gradually receiving new cases as they are filed.


Notice of Juror Phishing Scam

July 31, 2014

A number of district courts have reported in the last few days that citizens are being targeted by a juror phishing email. This email asks recipients to provide personal identifiers (SSN, DOB, mother’s maiden name, etc.) on an attached PDF form to be emailed back to the originator. A sample of the scam email is included at the end of this notice.

2013 Annual Report

June 3, 2014

The 2013 Annual Report for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri is now available online. Please select the preceding 2013 Annual Report hyperlink to view the report or go to the Clerk's Office tab and select Annual Reports.

Press Release: New Clerk of Court

May 23, 2014

Chief Judge Catherine D. Perry announced today that the District Judges of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri have selected Gregory J. Linhares as the next Clerk of Court. Linhares will assume the position when current Clerk, James G. Woodward, retires on June 30, 2014.

Opt-In Deadline Extended in NuvaRing Settlement

March 31, 2014

The deadline for Plaintiffs to opt-in to the proposed settlement in the In re NuvarRing multidistrict litigation case has been extended to April 9, 2014. For more information, please visit the official NuvaRing settlement website at www.nuvaringofficialsettlement.com.


Proposed Settlement in the NuvaRing Multidistrict Litigation case

March 13, 2014

Parties Announce a Proposed Settlement in the NuvaRing Multidistrict Litigation case. The settlement agreement is contingent upon participation thresholds.

Pro Bono Public Service Opportunity

February 4, 2014

Attorneys in the Eastern District of Missouri have a unique opportunity to fulfill their professional obligation to perform pro bono public service by providing legal assistance to unrepresented civil litigants in the United States District Court.

Attorney Admission Process Is Now Electronic!

July 25, 2012

The Eastern District of Missouri will be implementing a new electronic attorney admission process beginning August 1, 2012. An applicant, seeking admission to the Eastern District of Missouri, will be able to complete an application for admission online and submit the application and fee using CM/ECF.

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