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, 01/15/2020

The U.S. District Court, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and the Office of U.S. Probation will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020.

Thu, 12/12/2019

The U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts and the Office of U.S. Probation will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, and at noon on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. For purposes of Rule 6...

Mon, 11/18/2019

The U.S. District Court is seeking applicants for two full-time positions: a Case Administrator to work in the clerk's office in Madison, and an IT Security Officer to work in the federal courthouse in Madison or Eau Claire. The...

Wed, 05/15/2019

Effective May 15, 2019 attorneys may choose to open their own civil cases in the Western District of Wisconsin 24/7 without first having to contact the clerk's office for a shell case. 

 

More information about this option...

Tue, 02/05/2019

The policy of the United States District Court in Madison is that the building shall be open to the public as long as the ...

Thu, 01/10/2019

Chief Judge Peterson has issued an administrative order appointing Federal Defender Services of Wisconsin, Inc. to advise individuals convicted in this district of their eligibility for relief under the First Step Act and, where appropriate, to...

Sun, 07/01/2018

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. Please use the button on the home page labeled "Criminal Debt Payments." A...

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...

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