Public Notice - Order appointing the merit selection panel U.S. Magistrate Judge - Northern District of Florida

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER - In accordance with the provisions of Title 28, United States Code, Section 631 and the policies promulgated by the Judicial Conference of the United States, the
following individuals, all residents of the Northern District of Florida, are hereby appointed as members of the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel to fill one fulltime
magistrate judge position in the Pensacola Division of this Court.

Public Notice - Appointment of Full-Time United States Magistrate Judge

The Judicial Conference of the United States is expected to authorize the appointment of a full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Florida in Pensacola, Florida. The essential function of the United States District Court is to dispense justice and United States Magistrate Judges provide an important component of this function.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

In consideration of the serious health crisis facing the nation from COVID-19 and in an effort to maintain the orderly administration of justice, the Court has determined that it is necessary and in the interest of public safety and justice, to take proactive measures to slow the spread of the virus and protect the health and safety of litigants, counsel, Court staff, grand jurors, petit jurors, witnesses, and the public by requiring all unvaccinated persons who enter any courthouse within the Northern District of Florida to practice social distancing measures and to wear cloth face masks or other face coverings that cover the person’s nose and mouth while in any public or common area within the facility.

Per Administrative Order, to protect the health and safety of all occupants, all unvaccinated persons who enter any courthouse within the Northern District of Florida are required to practice social distancing measures and to wear cloth face masks or other face coverings that cover the person’s nose and mouth while in any public or common area within the facility. All entrances and exits, hallways, lobbies, restrooms, elevators, stairwells, jury assembly rooms or other locations used to process prospective jurors, clerk’s office intake areas, and other similar areas accessible to the public are considered public or common areas covered by this Order. Those unvaccinated individuals with a medical condition that precludes them from wearing a face mask and children under the age of two (2) are exempt from the requirement to wear face masks in common or public areas.

Staff in the Clerk’s Office are directed to telework and are available by telephone or email.

Covid Policy MCR Courtroom 5

     Covid Policy MCR

Covid Verification Statement MCR

     Covid Verification Statement

Naturalization Ceremonies Suspended

All naturalization ceremonies in the Northern District of Florida are suspended through June 30th, 2021. Questions regarding naturalization should be directed to USCIS at 800-375-5283.

Courthouse Contact Information

Use the links below to find contact information for District Court, Bankruptcy Court, Probation, and other agencies in each courthouse location.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 4:18cv282 Hill v. Johnson

This  is  notice  of  an  opportunity  to  provide  pro  bono  service  either individually or by overseeing  work  of  a  law  student  or  other  qualified individual, including, for example, a
retired attorney.  The  case  is  Deonsey  Lonte  Johnson  v.  Jerry  Hill,  No.  4:18cv282- MW/MAF. A jury trial is set for on June 13, 2022, in Tallahassee.  The trial will probably last three days.

 

Availability of Federal Public Defender Position Northern District of Florida

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit invites applicants for the Federal Public Defender position for the Northern District of Florida stationed at Tallahassee. The Federal Public Defender serves a four-year term and may seek reappointment. The Federal Public Defender, under authority of 18 U.S.C. § 3006A(g)(2)(A), provides criminal defense services to individuals unable to afford counsel and supervises a staff of full-time attorneys and administrative and clerical personnel.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 5:19-cv-0291-TKW-MJF Garrison v. Pope

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in the case of Garrison v. Pope, Case No. 5:19-cv-291-TKW/MJF.
Plaintiff, an inmate in the custody of the Florida Department of Corrections, alleges that two Defendants violated his rights under the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Plaintiff alleges that on January 15, 2019, the Defendants maliciously sprayed a chemical agent directly into his cell in response to Plaintiff informing them that he was having an asthmatic attack.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 4:19-cv-0225-RH-HTC Tullis v. Wilson

This is notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in a jury trial. The case is Terrelle A. Tullis v. Matthew Wilson et al., Case No. 4:19cv225-RH-HTC.
The trial date will be set to accommodate an attorney who agrees to represent Mr. Tullis. The trial probably will take two or three days.
Access to the electronic docket will be made available without charge for consideration of a response to this notice.
An attorney who wishes to appear should file a notice of appearance as soon as the decision is made and in any event by December 15, 2021.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 4:19-cv-0210-RH-HTC: Lee v. Centurion

This is notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono service either individually or by overseeing work of a law student or other qualified individual, including, for example, a retired attorney.
The case is Mustafa Lee v. Centurion of Florida, LLC, No. 4:19cv210-RH-HTC. A jury trial will be set in Tallahassee at a date acceptable to both sides.
The trial will probably last three days. Mr. Lee is an inmate in the Florida Department of Corrections. He became blind in his left eye while incarcerated. He asserts the

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 1:20-cv-96-AW-GRJ Lee v. Centurion

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in a trial and all matters leading up to trial in Denorris Wright v. Officer Luke S. Grant, No. 1:20-cv-96-AW-GRJ (N.D. Fla.). Plaintiff is an inmate in the custody of the Florida Department of Corrections. Under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, he raises an Eighth Amendment excessive force claim against Defendant, a correctional officer with the Department of Corrections. The factual basis for Plaintiff’s claims is provided in the July 7, 2021, report and recommendation denying Defendant’s motion for summary judgment. ECF No. 39.

Pro Bono Opportunity in Case 3:20-cv-5421-MCR-MAF Woullard v. Carter

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in a jury trial. This case is Woullard v. Carter, No 3:20cv5421-MCR-MAF
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