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, 05/26/2022

The Western District Bar Association will host a roundtable with the Western District judges on Friday, June 10, to discuss civil pretrial procedures. The session will take place in room 220 of the federal courthouse in Madison from 2:00 to 4:00...

Wed, 04/27/2022

On Thursday, May 5, 2022, Joel W. Turner was sworn in as the Clerk of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. Turner fills the vacancy created by the retirement of former Clerk Peter Oppeneer. Turner has been working for...

Wed, 04/20/2022

In preparation for a planned upgrade to NextGen CM/ECF, the District Court wil stop processing applications for ECF registration on Thursday, April 21, 2022. The court will begin the upgrade on Friday, April 22. PLEASE NOTE: The electronic filing...

Tue, 03/01/2022

In-person hearings have resumed, effective March 1, 2022. A related administrative order is available here. Administrative Order 384,...

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...

Thu, 07/23/2020

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin has temporarily canceled all CVB hearings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CVB hearings wil be rescheduled when the courthouse resumes normal operations. The Central Violations Bureau...

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