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.

Wed, 10/06/2021

The U.S. District Court, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and the office of U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services will be closed for Columbus Day on Monday, October 11, 2021.

Mon, 10/04/2021

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is accepting applications for the position of Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Illinois.

This is a four-year appointment. The position is headquartered in East St. Louis...

Fri, 09/17/2021

On September 21, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin will hold a video status conference at 9:00 AM in the consolidated cases of 21-cv-512 and 21-cv-534.

This hearing will be carried live on...

Tue, 06/01/2021

The U.S. District Court has amended its policy for wearing face masks inside the courthouse. A related administrative order is available here.

Thu, 03/25/2021

Congress has authorized the use of video and telephone conferencing for criminal events during the COVID-19 emergency. A related order of the U.S. District Court is available...

Tue, 12/29/2020

Congress has authorized the use of video and telephone conferencing for criminal events during the COVID-19 emergency. A related order of the U.S. District Court is available here.
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Wed, 12/16/2020

Because of the high rate of COVID-19 infection in Dane County and in the district, generally, the District Court has suspended civil and criminal jury trials through January 31, 2021. The court will continue operations, but the federal courthouse...

Mon, 11/23/2020

The Clerk's Office is closed to the general public. Visitors may file documents by using the drop-box in the courthouse lobby. Credit card payments may be made over the phone (608-264-5156) or online at...

Mon, 11/23/2020

The Western District of Wisconsin will be closed on November 27, December 24, and December 31, 2020. For purposes of Rule 6 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and any other applicable Federal Rules governing the computation of time for...

Thu, 09/24/2020

Congress has authorized the use of video and telephone conferencing for criminal events during the COVID-19 emergency. A related order of the U.S. District Court is available here.

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