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.

Fri, 03/01/2019

Registration is open for the July 25, 2019 Summer Legal Intern & New Associate Day. Registrations are due by July 19, 2019.

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...

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.

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