News & Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Thu, 03/08/2018

The electronic filing system will be offline for maintenance from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM CST on Sunday, March 25, 2018.  During this time, there will be no attorney access to ECF or PACER. Please contact the clerk's office with any questions....

Fri, 02/16/2018

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, along with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the Office of Probation and Pretrial Services, will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018 for Washington's Birthday.

Fri, 01/19/2018

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois is seeking qualified applicants for two full-time positions for United States Magistrate Judge in East St. Louis, Illinois. Confidential applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on...

Tue, 08/29/2017

The court has received reports of fraudulent communications that appear to come from court employees, the U.S. Marshals Service, or other law enforcement organizations. Often, the caller threatens arrest, demands payment, or directs the reader to...

Tue, 07/25/2017

Parties owing criminal debt, including criminal assessments, restitution, and fines, are now able to make payments online. There is a button on the home page...

Tue, 04/18/2017

The court has increased the size limit for any one PDF document from 10 Mb to 35 Mb. Please be aware that ECF may time out if a user attempts to upload multiple attachments at the same time, each approaching the limit of 35 Mb.

Mon, 04/17/2017

The court has updated its policy on electronic transcripts of court proceedings. Parties will no longer be required to file a "Notice of Intent to Request Redactions." Instead, a party who wishes to redact any information, for any reason, must...

Wed, 03/29/2017

The court has recently changed its policy on the use of attorney rooms during trial. The court will now randomly assign rooms to counsel for plaintiff and defendant on the Wednesday before trial.


Tue, 03/28/2017

Attorneys can now check the date of their admission to practice in the Western District of Wisconsin by using the attorney lookup feature in CM/ECF.

Tue, 02/14/2017

The court's opinion and order on summary judgment in the matter of The Estate of Tony Robinson v. The City of Madison et al., Case No. 15-cv-502-jdp, is available here.