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Court Announcements and News: 2022

STUDENT CONTEST: To commemorate Bill of Rights Day 2022, the Court invites students to submit art and essays about the importance of the Bill of Rights. The third annual student contest is open to students in grades 5-12. Students can win up to $500...
September 23, 2022
September 23, 2022
The ADR Court-Certified Neutrals Seminar will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at the Eagleton Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri.  Attendance at this in-person program will satisfy the mandatory hours of accredited continuing legal education...
September 23, 2022
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 30th from 12:00-1:30 p.m.  St. Louis County Circuit Judge Jason...
September 13, 2022
Chief Judge Rodney W. Sippel announced today that the District Judges for the United States District Court have selected Mr. Rodney H. Holmes and Hon. Joseph S. Dueker as the Court’s next United States Magistrate Judges. The selection was made by...
September 1, 2022
Today the Court has continued its remote proceedings authorization and extension of its Speedy Trial Act waiver for an additional 90 day period. The Court has also adopted less restrictive building entry procedures and masking recommendations based...
August 26, 2022
August 15, 2022
Please see the attached report detailing the Missouri-Eastern court community’s activities and achievements from January-June 2022 here. For further questions please contact Clerk of Court Greg Linhares at (314)244-7890 or greg_linhares@moed....
August 1, 2022
The current term of the office of United States Magistrate John M. Bodenhausen expires on April 15, 2023. The United States District Court is required to appoint a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new...
July 18, 2022
July 14, 2022
St. Louis – Susan Hendrickson has been chosen as the new Chief Pretrial Services Officer for the Eastern District of Missouri. Ms. Hendrickson will assume her new role on October 1, 2022 upon the retirement of Mark Reichert, the current Pretrial...
July 5, 2022
A reminder that the Court’s 2022 CJA Application Process will close on July 6, 2022.  Dependent on experience, attorneys not currently on the CJA Panel, who wish to serve as appointed contract counsel on criminal cases, may apply to be members of...
July 1, 2022
Through its Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Plan, the Court's 2022 CJA Application Process is open. Dependent on experience, attorneys not currently on the CJA Panel, who wish to serve as appointed contract counsel on criminal cases, may apply to be...
June 8, 2022
The Eagleton Courthouse has a new temporary Building Entry Order requiring masks in common areas. The temporary Order, put into effect based on local high transmission rates, is effective tomorrow and lasts through Friday, June 17 at which point the...
June 7, 2022
The U.S. District Court's Northern Division Bench & Bar Seminar for federal practitioners will be held on Friday, June 17, 2022, at the United States District Courthouse in Hannibal, Missouri. This program is approved for 4 MCLE credit hours...
June 1, 2022
The US District Court – Eastern MO has extended its remote hearings authorization and its waiver of the Speedy Trial Act until August 29, as it continues to deal with residual COVID-related issues, particularly with incarcerated persons in criminal...
May 31, 2022
Today the Court has appointed its Merit Selection Panel for the vacancies created by the retirements of Magistrate Judges David D. Noce and Nannette A. Baker in 2023.
May 16, 2022
Through its Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Plan, the Court's 2022 CJA Application Process is open.  Dependent on experience, attorneys not currently on the CJA Panel, who wish to serve as appointed contract counsel on criminal cases, may apply to be...
May 9, 2022
Launching for Law Day 2022 St. Louis – After spending years on display at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., the famous black armband once worn by Mary Beth Tinker is now on loan to the U.S. Courts and the Judicial Learning Center in St. Louis.  The...
May 3, 2022
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) Seminar to be held...
May 3, 2022
The U.S. District Court's Southeastern Division Bench & Bar Seminar for federal practitioners will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at the Rush Hudson Limbaugh U.S. Courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  This program has been approved for...
April 20, 2022
By Hon. Rodney W. Sippel, Chief Judge The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri currently has two Judicial vacancies posted, one to succeed U.S. Magistrate Judge Nannette A. Baker and the other to succeed U.S. Magistrate Judge...
April 15, 2022
The U.S. District Court's Southeastern Division Bench & Bar Seminar for federal practitioners will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at the Rush Hudson Limbaugh U.S. Courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  This program has been approved for...
April 8, 2022
On June 1, 2021, revisions to Local Rule 13.05 – Sealing of Materials Filed in Civil and Criminal Cases – took effect in the Eastern District of Missouri and some guidance on filing sealed materials was provided at that time.  Since that date, the...
March 18, 2022
The Federal Bar Association – St. Louis and Southern Illinois Chapters will host a free CLE, A View From the Bench, on March 24, 2022, at 4 p.m.   This event will be held at the Eagleton Courthouse and is open to all members of the Bar.  See the...
March 16, 2022
By Hon. Rodney W. Sippel, Chief Judge The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has a Judicial vacancy to succeed U.S. Magistrate Judge Nannette A. Baker. Judge Baker is retiring in February 2023. Applications will be received...
March 14, 2022
The U.S. District Court is pleased to announce the following seminars to be held in 2022 for federal practitioners:  Southeastern Division Bench & Bar Seminar - Thursday, April 28, 2022, at the Rush Hudson Limbaugh U.S. Courthouse in Cape...
March 7, 2022
The US District Court has revised its attorney admission schedule as follows: Pro Hac Vice fee: $150.00 New Bar Admission fee: $263.00 Bar Renewal Admission fee: $75.00 A full copy of the new fee schedule Order can be found here
February 28, 2022
The US District Court – Eastern MO has extended its remote hearings authorization and its waiver of the Speedy Trial Act until June 1, as it continues to deal with residual COVID-related issues, particularly with incarcerated persons in criminal...
February 28, 2022
As of March 1, building entry standards for both the Eagleton and Limbaugh Courthouses have been revised. Masks are no longer required in common areas of the Courthouse, but remain recommended for unvaccinated persons and persons for whom COVID-19...
February 28, 2022
The Limbaugh Courthouse in Cape Girardeau will be physically closed tomorrow 2/25/22 – remote business may still be conducted as needed, please contact Gregory J. Linhares, Clerk of Court for more information if needed at greg_linhares@moed.uscourts...
February 24, 2022
The Limbaugh Courthouse in Cape Girardeau will be physically closed tomorrow 2/24/22 – remote business may still be conducted as needed, please contact Gregory J. Linhares, Clerk of Court for more information if needed at greg_linhares@moed.uscourts...
February 23, 2022
The Jury Instruction Committee for the Eighth Circuit and the Missouri-Eastern IT department is pleased to announce a new tool with increased functionality for both Civil and Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions. Trial lawyers and judges will benefit...
February 17, 2022
Due to continued inclement weather and the need to ensure clearance of all roadways, both the Eagleton and Limbaugh Courthouses will be closed tomorrow. Remote court will proceed tomorrow as scheduled, and the Court remains open for any business...
February 3, 2022
Both the Thomas F. Eagleton and Rush H. Limbaugh Courthouses will be closed Wednesday, February 2 and Thursday, February 3 due to impending inclement weather. Attorneys should follow instructions in their particular cases as to whether cases are...
February 1, 2022
The US District Court – Eastern Missouri released its semiannual report today, detailing activities for the second half of 2021 and looking forward to events to come in the first half of 2022. See the attached document for details. Contact Clerk of...
January 14, 2022