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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.

July 6, 2022

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama is currently accepting applications for a full-time Official Court Reporter. For more information, please visit the Employment Opportunities...

June 6, 2022

The CJA Panel Attorney List has been updated. You can find it under Attorney Information.

April 21, 2022

Judge Nelson has updated her Pretrial Order

March 14, 2022

Notice to attorneys: The 2022 Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference will take place 5 - 6 May 2022. View the Conference Notice PDF for more information. 

January 20, 2022

The Federal Panel of Neutrals has been updated. You can find it under Attorney Information.

September 30, 2021

Please be advised that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama has a new Chief Judge effective tomorrow, October 1, 2021.  Chief United States District Judge Kristi K. DuBose will step down from her duties as Chief Judge, but...

March 1, 2021

The CM/ECF system for our Court will be down on Tuesday, March 2, from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. (CST), while we upgrade to Version 1.6 of the NextGen CM/ECF software.  Version 1.6 includes new rules and restrictions for the electronic filing of PDF...

February 8, 2021

The CJA Plan has been updated as of December 16, 2020. Find the updated version under Court Info > Court Plans or Court Info...

October 21, 2020

The Court is seeking to recruit pro bono attorneys to assist with the urgent and ever-increasing need to provide counsel for indigent litigants in certain pre-screened civil cases.  While the Court has traditionally relied upon a handful of...

April 22, 2020

Town Hall Bulletin for April 2020 has been posted in the Construction Updates section.

March 18, 2020

Town Hall Bulletin for March 2020 has been posted in the Construction Updates section.

February 14, 2020

Town Hall Bulletin for February 2020 has been posted in the Construction Updates section.

January 24, 2020

The Federal Panel of Neutrals has been updated. You can find it under Attorney Information.

January 15, 2020

Attorney Case Opening via CM/ECF is now available in the Southern District of Alabama by selecting the Civil Menu and Attorney Case Opening. Detailed instructions can be found on our website at Electronic...

January 14, 2020

Town Hall Bulletin for January 2020 has been posted in the Construction Updates section.

December 9, 2019

Town Hall Bulletin for December 2019 has been posted in the Construction Updates section.

December 9, 2019

Amendments to the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure went into effect on December 1, 2019. Click here for more information on the Amendments. 

December 9, 2019

Effective January 1, 2020, the quarterly threshold for waiving Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) fees will increase from $15 to $30. As a result, PACER users will not be charged a fee for usage that does not exceed $30 in a given...

November 25, 2019

Our court has recently updated our electronic filing software to activate the “PageID” feature.  PageID essentially functions like an electronic Bates stamping utility for the District Court record.  It automatically creates a unique page number...

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