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Court Announcements and News: 2020

Today Chief Judge Rodney W. Sippel issued the following Order allowing for expanded use of videoconferencing, or teleconferencing when video is not available, in pretrial criminal matters, pleas, and sentencings as authorized under emergency...
March 30, 2020
In an Order dated March 23, 2020, Chief Judge Rodney W. Sippel issued further restrictions to entry in Missouri-Eastern courthouses. The Court and all other agencies in the building are open, but public entry is now restricted to the main lobby on...
March 23, 2020
In an Order signed today by Chief Judge Rodney W. Sippel, the Court suspended all requirements related to in-person participation in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) under Local Rule 6.02(C) in order to allow for ADR to take place by any remote...
March 18, 2020
In addition to its Order last Friday which can be found HERE , Chief Judge Rodney W. Sippel today ordered the following measures in response to COVID-19: The United States Courthouses located within the District shall remain open, but office hours...
March 17, 2020
Payment of criminal debt including special assessments, restitution and fines may be mailed to the U.S. District Court in place of making a payment in person. Payments in the form of checks and money orders may be mailed to: U.S. District Court,...
March 16, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control has advised people to take precautions in light of the COVID-19 virus outbreak and noted that the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Therefore, effective immediately, per order of...
March 13, 2020
February 20, 2020
February 20, 2020
On February 12, 2020, the United States Senate confirmed Matthew T. Schelp as the next District Judge for Eastern District of Missouri. Schelp will begin his tenure as a District Judge immediately after District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. takes...
February 14, 2020
Chief Judge Rodney W. Sippel announced today that the District Judges for the United States District Court have selected Stephen R. Welby as the Court’s next United States Magistrate Judge. The selection was made from nominees submitted by a Merit...
February 7, 2020
February 7, 2020
January 28, 2020
Today, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri released its January 2020 report, detailing court activity from July-December 2019 and previewing activity for January-June 2020.
January 27, 2020
The U.S. District Court is pleased to announce the following seminars to be held in 2020 for federal practitioners. Pro Bono Services Training / Recognition Ceremony – Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse in St. Louis,...
January 15, 2020
The St. Louis and Southern Illinois Chapters of the Federal Bar Association will host A View from the Bench: Perspectives on Professionalism and Advocacy from a Panel of Federal Judges at the Eagleton Courthouse on January 30, 2020 at 4 p.m. This...
January 9, 2020
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., has issued his 2019 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary (pdf). This is the 15th report Chief Justice Roberts has issued since he was appointed chief justice in 2005. For reports from previous years, visit the...
January 9, 2020