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Court Announcements and News

Holiday Closure - Independence Day

June 29, 2015

The United States Eastern District of Missouri District Courts, Clerks Office, Probation and Pretrial Services will be closed on Friday, July  3rd in honor of Independence Day.


All electronic systems will be in operation including CM/ECF, PACER, E-Pro Se, and E-Juror

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.


Public Notice: Magistrate Judge Vacancy

March 17, 2015

The Judicial Council of the Eighth Circuit and the Judicial Conference of the United States Committee on the Administration of the Magistrate Judges System have authorized the appointment of a full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri to fill the vacancy created by the planned retirement of Judge Thomas C. Mummert, III.

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.

Public Notice - Bankruptcy Judge Vacancy

February 26, 2014

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 Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. The position is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. The vacancy will occur on December 31, 2014.


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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