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Court Announcements and News: 2021

The U.S. - District Court – Eastern Missouri and the Federal Practice Memorial Trust are pleased to announce that the District Court’s premier CLE, the Quadrennial Federal Practice Seminar, will be held Wednesday, November 10, 2021. A number of...
September 20, 2021
In order to allow staff to attend district-wide training, the U.S. District Court Clerk’s Office will be closed September 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Next Gen Case Management/Electronic Case Filing system (NextGen CM/ECF) will be available...
September 9, 2021
Today the Court extended its current Order which allows for remote proceedings and extends the Court’s Speedy Trial Act waiver, as necessary to limit the number of in-person proceedings and jury trials. A copy of the Order can be found here, and...
September 2, 2021
Please see the attached report detailing the Missouri-Eastern court community’s activities and achievements from January-June 2021 here. For further questions please contact Clerk of Court Greg Linhares at (314)244-7890 or greg_linhares@moed....
August 26, 2021
In support of the POWER Act (Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent), a free training webinar will be offered for attorneys of the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri on September 3rd from 10:00-11:30 a.m.  St. Louis County Circuit Judge Jason...
August 17, 2021
The Judges of the Eighth Circuit courts invite you to join them October 27 - 29, 2021, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado for the Judicial Conference.  This is a full conference for all judges and members of the Bar. Registration is now...
August 2, 2021
Revised building entry standards have been issued for all federal courthouses in Eastern Missouri, requiring masks in all common areas of the Courthouse, consistent with updated health guidance. A full copy of the revised building entry order can be...
July 30, 2021
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri is issuing proposed local rules for public comment. To read them, click on the full text of the rules in the attached .pdf documents. Clean and track changes versions of the rules...
July 13, 2021
Chief Judge Rodney W. Sippel has entered an Order permitting vaccinated persons to remove masks while in common areas of all Eastern District courthouses. As has been the case previously, each Court or agency may also establish masking or social...
June 25, 2021
NOTE: Existing CJA Panel attorneys should not reply to this application request. You will be contacted separately with reapplication directions. The Court’s 2021 Criminal Justice Act (CJA) New Application Process has been EXTENDED through July 6,...
June 22, 2021
NOTE: Existing CJA Panel attorneys should not reply to this application request. You will be contacted separately with reapplication directions. The Court’s 2021 Criminal Justice Act (CJA) New Application Process remains open through June 28, 2021....
June 7, 2021
Due to considerable public interest, Courtroom 3N has been marked for fully vaccinated and socially-distanced spectators. Seating will be available for approximately 30 members of the public, including dedicated seats for media. No photos, and no...
June 4, 2021
  The US District Court – Eastern Missouri issued an Order extending the authority to waive the Speedy Trial Act and continuing to allow the use of remote proceedings. The Order can be found here. This Order is identical to the Order issued in March...
June 4, 2021
New rules and processes for all sealed documents filed in USDC-EDMO take effect on Tuesday, June 1. This is a substantial rewrite of the process regarding sealed documents, and all persons having business with the Court should consider the changes...
May 28, 2021
Revised building entry standards were released today for the Eagleton and Limbaugh Courthouses. Masks and social distancing are still required in all common areas of the courthouses, but each agency, court, or judge is allowed to adopt its own...
May 27, 2021
NOTE: Existing CJA Panel attorneys should not reply to this application request. You will be contacted separately with reapplication directions. Through its Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Plan, the Court's 2021 CJA Application Process is open. Dependent...
May 17, 2021
Judges see jurors as their partners in justice and an integral part of a fair and impartial judicial process. https://www.uscourts.gov/news/2021/05/13/judges-appreciate-jurors-their-partners-justice
May 13, 2021
The 2021 Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Webinar will be held on May 20, 2021, from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Registration is open for all CJA Panel/Mentee Panel Attorneys and Federal Public Defenders of EDMO and SDIL. Attorneys with a primary law practice of...
May 7, 2021
In December of 2020, the U.S. District Court – Eastern Missouri issued for public comment a proposed rewrite of Local Rule 13.05 relating to the sealing of materials filed in civil and criminal cases. The Court received numerous comments and remarks...
April 16, 2021
The US District Court – Eastern Missouri is participating in a YouTube audio-only livestreaming pilot in civil cases where both parties consent to the livestream. The first case for the pilot will be a status hearing in the ongoing case of US v....
April 2, 2021
On Monday, March 15 the Eagleton and Limbaugh Courthouses will be reopened for limited in-person business, including some jury trials and other limited in-person proceedings. As the Court’s Building Entry Standards Order states, COVID protocols...
March 9, 2021
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and the Federal Public Defender Offices of the Eastern District of Missouri and the Southern District of Illinois are pleased to announce the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Webinar to be held...
March 5, 2021
Today the US District Court – Eastern Missouri released reports detailing its caseload, significant events, and activities over the course of the year 2020. The first report covers January-June 2020 and the second covers July-December 2020.
February 9, 2021
The current term of the office of United States Magistrate Abbie S. Crites-Leoni expires on February 28, 2022. The United States District Court is required to appoint a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new...
February 1, 2021
The current term of the office of United States Magistrate Judge Noelle C. Collins expires on November 30, 2021. The United States District Court is required to appoint a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a...
February 1, 2021
Today Chief Judge Rodney W. Sippel signed an Order declaring certain documents as Highly Sensitive Documents (HSDs), and creating a filing and retention process for those documents outside of the electronic case management system. The accompanying...
January 14, 2021
The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has provided notice of serious security vulnerabilities in CM/ECF that greatly risk compromising highly sensitive non-public documents stored on CM/ECF, particularly sealed filings. An apparent compromise...
January 7, 2021
Have you ever wondered why some cases are heard in federal court and others are heard in state court? Missourians now can learn the answer directly from judges, thanks to a comprehensive new civic education program created by the U.S. District Court...
January 5, 2021
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI SELECTS JUDGE SHIRLEY MENSAH TO SERVE AS CHIEF MAGISTRATE JUDGE, THANKS JUDGE NANNETTE BAKER FOR SERVICE AS CHIEF MAGISTRATE JUDGE United States Magistrate Judge Shirley Mensah will...
January 4, 2021