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The 2016 Annual Report for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has been released, in conjunction with the Court's quadrennial Federal Practice Seminar being held Thursday, October 19 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand... Read More »
October 18, 2017
Federal court practitioners are strongly encouraged to register for the 2017 Federal Practice Seminar to be held next Thursday, October 19th at the Marriott Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis. This seminar, jointly sponsored by the United States... Read More »
October 11, 2017
The United States Eastern District of Missouri District Courts, Clerks Office, Probation and Pretrial Services will be closed on Monday, October 9th in celebration of Columbus Day. All electronic systems will be in operation including CM/ECF, PACER... Read More »
October 6, 2017
Click here for details regarding this position is located in the District Court headquarters office in St. Louis, MO. The Assistant Case Manager I position operates in a team environment and must handle all aspects of judicial support. Duties... Read More »
October 3, 2017
August 31, 2017 will be a bittersweet day in the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse, as United States District Judge Carol E. Jackson will retire. Judge Jackson formally announced her retirement by letter to the Chief Justice of the United States and to... Read More »
August 16, 2017
The next bi-annual meeting of the Court's Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Committee will be held in September of 2017. Any attorney requesting to be a new member of the CJA Lead Panel or Training Panel for the Eastern District of Missouri shall submit a... Read More »
July 19, 2017
CM/ECF Basic User Training – Registration is now open for the Court’s webinar on CM/ECF Basic User Training to be held on July 20, 2017.  This free one-hour session has been approved for 1.2 MCLE.  Additional webinars will be held on August 23, 2017... Read More »
July 11, 2017
U.S. District Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. on Wednesday, June 14 will preside over a naturalization ceremony at the Old Courthouse at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in an annual event commemorating Flag Day.
June 12, 2017
The U.S. District Court's Northern Division Bench & Bar Seminar will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017, at the United States Federal Building and Courthouse in Hannibal, Missouri.  Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with welcoming remarks at 12:00... Read More »
June 1, 2017
The U.S. District Court is pleased to announce the following free seminars to be held in 2017 for federal practitioners: Southeastern Division Bench & Bar Seminar - Monday, May 1, 2017, at the Rush Hudson Limbaugh U.S. Courthouse in Cape... Read More »
March 9, 2017
New Local Rules 2.08, 8.03, and 13.05 will take effect on February 1 in the Eastern District of Missouri. The attached press release describes the changes and contains links to more detailed information. Clean and track changes versions of the new... Read More »
February 1, 2017
The U.S. District Court offices, (Chambers, Clerk, US Probation and US Pretrial) in the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in St. Louis and the Rush Hudson Limbaugh Sr. U.S. Courthouse in Cape Girardeau be will closed on Friday, January 13, 2017 due... Read More »
January 13, 2017
The United States Eastern District of Missouri District Courts, Clerks Office, Probation and Pretrial Services will be closed on Monday, January 16th in celebration of Martin Luther King Day. All electronic systems will be in operation including CM/... Read More »
January 12, 2017
The next bi-annual meeting of the Court's Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Committee will be held in March of 2017. Any attorney requesting to be a new member of the CJA Lead Panel or Training Panel for the Eastern District of Missouri shall submit a... Read More »
January 3, 2017
The United States Eastern District of Missouri District Courts, Clerks Office, Probation and Pretrial Services will be closed on January 2nd in celebration of the New Year. All electronic systems will be in operation including CM/ECF, PACER, E-Pro... Read More »
December 23, 2016
Holiday hours for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Clerk's Office, Probation and Pretrial Services will be as follows: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 8:30 - noon Monday, December 26, 2016 - Closed Monday, January 2... Read More »
December 12, 2016
Recent federal rules changes that took effect December 1, 2016 have eliminated the 3-day grace period for electronic filing in both civil and criminal cases. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 6(d), Fed. R. Crim. P. 45(c). The Supreme Court has ordered that the... Read More »
December 9, 2016
Congress has taken no action on the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Procedure, adopted by the Supreme Court and transmitted to Congress on April 28, 2016. Under the Rules Enabling Act, 28 U.S.C... Read More »
December 2, 2016
At its September 2016 session, the Judicial Conference approved inflationary adjustments to fees on the appellate, district, and bankruptcy court miscellaneous fee schedules, as well as on the Court of Federal Claims and the Judicial Panel on... Read More »
December 1, 2016
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri announces that revisions to Local Rules 6.03, 12.01, 13.03, and 13.04 will take effect today, December 1, 2016 as proposed. Proposed Local Rules 2.08 and 8.03 have been amended... Read More »
December 1, 2016
The Eastern District of Missouri is looking for a motivated professional who is interested in a part time career opportunity with the United States District Court. The Information Systems Technician is located in the Clerk=s office and provides... Read More »
November 29, 2016
This position is located in the District Court headquarters office in St. Louis, MO. The Financial Specialist position assists in performing and coordinating administrative, technical, and professional work related to financial and accounting... Read More »
November 29, 2016
In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Clerk's Office will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25, 2016. Offices will reopen on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. All electronic systems will be in operation including... Read More »
November 18, 2016
The amendment to Local Rule 13.05, Pleadings and Documents Filed Under Seal, will take effect on February 1, 2017. This amendment establishes a process for creating a sealed record in all criminal cases so that a defendant's cooperation or lack of... Read More »
November 15, 2016
Due to scheduled maintenance, the courts website will be unavailable from approximately 6:00pm till midnight , November 10, 2016
November 10, 2016
The trial in Moore v. Ferguson (4:14-CV-1443-SNLJ; consolidated with 4:14-CV-1447) is set to begin Monday October 31, in the 3rd floor north courtroom at the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse, with jury selection at 1:30 pm. Plaintiffs, including the... Read More »
October 31, 2016
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has released contact and filing information for any emergency election-related cases, until Election Day. The United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri has... Read More »
October 28, 2016
The registration deadline for the Eleventh Annual Federal Practice Fundamentals Seminar to be held on November 3, 2016, at the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse is extended to October 27, 2016.  Inside the Federal Courts: A Tutorial for New... Read More »
October 19, 2016
The U.S. Courts News has recognized United States Magistrate Judge David Noce for his 40 years of service as a Magistrate Judge.  He is the longest-serving currently active Magistrate Judge in the country. Judge Noce remains active with the Court,... Read More »
October 14, 2016
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has released amendments to local rules 2.08, 6.03, 8.03, 12.01, 13.03, 13.04, and 13.05. See the attached release for a description of the changes. Both a clean and a track... Read More »
October 13, 2016
The United States Eastern District of Missouri District Courts, Clerks Office, Probation and Pretrial Services will be closed on Monday, October 10th in celebration of Columbus Day. All electronic systems will be in operation including CM/ECF, PACER... Read More »
October 4, 2016
Access to this website will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance on Friday, October 7th at 4:00pm until Sunday, October 10th at 4:00pm.
October 4, 2016
The United States District Court - Eastern District of Missouri and the Federal Practice Memorial Trust will sponsor the Eleventh Annual Federal Practice Fundamentals Seminar on November 3, 2016, at the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse. This session is... Read More »
October 3, 2016
Starting Thursday, September 1, 2016, the Eastern District of Missouri will implement the electronic submission of Notices Regarding Magistrate Judge Jurisdiction.  Counsel will submit the forms through CM/ECF which will generate a special e-mail to... Read More »
September 23, 2016
On September 21, 2016, Hon. Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. entered a Memorandum and Order in the above-styled case on three consolidated lawsuits relating to the St. Louis Rams' January 2016 decision to move the team to a new stadium in Inglewood,... Read More »
September 21, 2016
The jury duty scam, previously noted two weeks ago, has continued to cause problems in the Eastern District of Missouri. It has been reported that a person receives a call or message from someone identifying himself or herself as a Deputy U.S.... Read More »
September 2, 2016
The United States Eastern District of Missouri District Courts, Clerks Office, Probation and Pretrial Services will be closed on Monday, September 5th in celebration of Labor Day. All electronic systems will be in operation including CM/ECF, PACER,... Read More »
September 2, 2016
Service may be disrupted because of a scheduled power outage in the Thomas Eagleton Courthouse, Saturday August 27, 2016 between 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m Service is expected to resume Saturday at 10:00 a.m.. We apologize for any inconvenience this may... Read More »
August 24, 2016
The United States District Court - Eastern District of Missouri and the Federal Practice Memorial Trust will sponsor the Eleventh Annual Federal Practice Fundamentals Seminar on November 3, 2016, at the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse. This session... Read More »
August 19, 2016
The Judicial Conference of the United States has requested public comment on several proposed rules and forms. The link below describes how you can submit your comments: http://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/proposed-amendments-published-public-... Read More »
August 17, 2016
A Jury Duty Scam has resurfaced in the Eastern District of Missouri. It has been reported that a person receives a call or message from someone identifying himself or herself as a Deputy U.S. Marshal or officer of the court. The caller states that... Read More »
August 16, 2016
The United States Eastern District of Missouri District Courts, Clerks Office, Probation and Pretrial Services will be closed on Monday, July  4th in honor of Independence Day. All electronic systems will be in operation including CM/ECF, PACER, E-... Read More »
June 28, 2016
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri is pleased to release its 2015 Annual Report. The report can be found at the link below. For more information contact Clerk of Court Greg Linhares at 314-244-7890 or at... Read More »
June 18, 2016
The Court has adopted practices (these practices may already be standard for some judges) concerning modification or revocation of bond, as well as waiver of indictment. The new procedures are set out in the attachments below. These procedures will... Read More »
June 12, 2016
The United States Eastern District of Missouri District Courts, Clerks Office, Probation and Pretrial Services will be closed on Monday, May 30th in celebration of Memorial Day. All electronic systems will be in operation including CM/ECF, PACER, E-... Read More »
May 27, 2016
The Court is pleased to announce that District Judge Catherine D. Perry is this year’s recipient of the American Inns of Court Professionalism Award. The award was presented at the Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference in Rogers, Arkansas, on May 5,... Read More »
May 6, 2016
The U.S. District Court and the Office of Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Missouri are pleased to announce the Fourteenth Annual Criminal Justice Act Seminar to be held Thursday, May 12, 2016, at the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse... Read More »
May 3, 2016
The U.S. District Court's Northern Division Bench & Bar Seminar will be held on Friday, June 24, 2016, at the United States Federal Building and Courthouse in Hannibal, Missouri. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with welcoming remarks at 12:00... Read More »
May 2, 2016
The U.S. District Court's Southeastern Division Bench & Bar Seminar will be held on Friday, April 22, 2016, at the Rush Hudson Limbaugh U.S. Courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with welcoming remarks at 12:... Read More »
April 4, 2016
Hon. Catherine D. Perry has set Tuesday, April 19 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 3N of the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse for public comment on the proposed consent decree in the case of US v. City of Ferguson, 4:16-cv-180-CDP. Those interested in... Read More »
March 28, 2016
The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (A.O.) has required all courts to centralize their CM/ECF & eJuror servers in order to decrease costs, improve efficiency, and allow for a more uniform roll out of the new version of CM/ECF (aka... Read More »
March 2, 2016
The US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri is pleased to announce that Hon. Audrey Fleissig has been selected as Missouri Lawyers Weekly's Woman of the Year. "I'm very humbled and honored knowing how many women lawyers with... Read More »
March 2, 2016
The current term of office of Judge Kathy A. Surratt-States, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri is due to expire on March 17, 2017. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit is considering the... Read More »
February 26, 2016
The United States Eastern District of Missouri District Courts, Clerks Office, Probation and Pretrial Services will be closed on Monday, February 15th in celebration of Washington's Birthday. All electronic systems will be in operation including CM/... Read More »
February 11, 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 Basebal Rob Manfred.... Read More »
February 3, 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... Read More »
January 6, 2016
 Retiring Judge, New Judge, New Chief Judges and New Rules and more. 
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.
January 4, 2016
We have received reports of individuals posing as officials of this Court directing people to report to various non-Court locations and pay a fine for failing to show up for jury duty. No one will ever be contacted by this Court over the phone and... Read More »
November 19, 2015
The United States Eastern District of Missouri District Courts, Clerks Office, Probation and Pretrial Services will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th in celebration of Veterans Day. All electronic systems will be in operation including CM/ECF,... Read More »
November 9, 2015
The US District Court for Eastern District of Missouri is proposing local rules changes. A press release describing the changes, as well as both clean and track changes versions of the proposed amendments, is attached below. The public comment... Read More »
November 6, 2015
The position for Courtroom Technology Specialist is located in the Clerk's office and provides audio/visual technical, administrative and end-user support for the judges and staff of the District Court, Probation and Pretrial Services offices.
October 9, 2015
Twenty new citizens will take the oath of allegiance to the United States at a special naturalization ceremony on Constitution Day. District Judge Henry E. Autrey will preside.
September 15, 2015
Participants from area high schools will speak with a panel of experts, including Chief Judge Catherine D. Perry, at the annual Constitution Day event.
September 15, 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... Read More »
August 11, 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... Read More »
August 6, 2015
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit seeks applications from highly qualified candidates for a fourteen-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Minnesota
July 29, 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.
April 15, 2015
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... Read More »
December 17, 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... Read More »
December 16, 2014
The District Court, Probation Office and Pretrial Services will close at noon today (Wednesday, November 26) All electronic systems will be in operation including CM/ECF, PACER, E-Pro Se, and E-Juror
November 26, 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.
November 18, 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... Read More »
November 14, 2014
The Clerk’s Office will be closed between 11:45am and 1:00pm today for an all staff meeting.
October 21, 2014
Due to scheduled maintenance at the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse, the district court's website will be unavailable from 4:00pm Friday, October 10 until 7:00pm, Monday, October 13. The following links will still be available and accessible from this... Read More »
October 7, 2014
September 11, 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.... Read More »
August 15, 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... Read More »
August 14, 2014
This position is located in the District Court headquarters office in St. Louis, MO. The Assistant Case Manager I position operates in a team environment and must handle all aspects of judicial support. Duties include docketing, case management of... Read More »
August 14, 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... Read More »
July 31, 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... Read More »
June 3, 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... Read More »
May 23, 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.... Read More »
March 31, 2014
Parties Announce a Proposed Settlement in the NuvaRing Multidistrict Litigation case. The settlement agreement is contingent upon participation thresholds. Below are links to view the Order regarding the Settlement Agreement, the attached Settlement... Read More »
March 13, 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.... Read More »
February 4, 2014
Effective January 1, 2014 - Changes to Rule 16-6.03(A) Certification of Neutrals. www.moed.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/06_03.pdf
January 7, 2014
CM/ECF and E-Juror will be down on November 8, 2013 from 4:00pm until 4:30pm. and November 10, 2013 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.
November 4, 2013
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.... Read More »
September 30, 2013
Local rule 6.03(A) of the practice and procedure for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has been amended and shall be effective January 1, 2014, upon approval of the Eighth Circuit Judicial Council. The judges of... Read More »
September 5, 2013
As noted in Judge Hogan’s memorandum dated January 15, 2013, (New Mileage Rates Effective January 1, 2013) all judges, employees, and jurors were eligible to claim the increased mileage rates for POV, motorcycles, and airplanes for travel performed... Read More »
March 6, 2013
Chief Judge Catherine D. Perry announced today that Shirley A. Padmore Mensah took the oath of office on Monday, September 10, 2012 to begin her new duties as United States Magistrate Judge. Judge Mensah was selected in June 2012 from nominees... Read More »
September 12, 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... Read More »
July 25, 2012