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.

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 CM/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...

Thu, 03/30/2017

The United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin invites summer legal interns and new associates from southern Wisconsin to attend an orientation program at the United States Courthouse, 120 North Henry Street, Courtroom 250...

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.


Wed, 03/29/2017

The court has received reports of fraudulent e-mails and phone calls that appear to come from court employees. Often, the sender demands money or personal financial information, or directs the reader to open an attachment. The message may look...

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 U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, including the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services, will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017 for Washington's Birthday.

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.

Thu, 01/19/2017

The current term of part-time United States Magistrate Judge Peter Oppeneer at Madison, Wisconsin, is due to expire on July 22, 2017.  The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the...

Tue, 12/20/2016

A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin has issued an Opinion and Order in case number 15-cv-421-bbc, William Whitford et al. v. Beverly R. Gill  et al. A copy of the opinion and order is...