United States District Court, Northern District of Florida

Public Notice - Revision of the Local Rules of the Northern District of Florida

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida has revised its Local Rules. The revised rules are now in effect. The revised rules include significant changes from the prior rules. And the revised rules include changes from the draft that was circulated for public comment in May 2015. The full public notice, which includes a summary of the most significant changes is available here.

Vacancy Announcement - Procurement Specialist I - II

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Procurement Specialist I - II. The Procurement Specialist performs and coordinates administrative, technical, and professional work ensuring that the court unit is provided with supplies, materials, equipment, and services required for optimal functionality. More details about this position, including application information, can be found here. Applicants will need to complete form AO-78 in addition to other application requirements.

Vacancy Announcement - Judicial Law Clerk

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of term judicial law clerk. Term law clerks may be appointed for up to four years. The judicial law clerk serves as a legal advisor to the Honorable Charles A. Stampelos, United States Magistrate Judge, Tallahassee Division. Law clerk duties include management of civil and criminal cases, legal research, drafting orders, and clerical and administrative duties. More details about this position, including application information, can be found here. Applicants will need to complete form AO-78 in addition to other application requirements.

Vacancy Announcement - Court Intern (Temporary)

The position of Court Intern is a non-civil service temporary position located in the office of the Clerk of Court. The Court Intern will assist with tasks related to court operations, administration, and automation. One or more positions may be filled in the division offices located in Pensacola and Tallahassee, Florida. More details about this position, including application information, can be found here. Applicants will need to complete form AO-78 in addition to other application requirements.

Notice of Pro Bono opportunity in case 4:13-cv-566

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation or provide consultation for the Plaintiff in a civil case in the Tallahassee Division of this court. More details about this case can be found here, and the full public docket is available here.

CM/ECF NextGen PACER Account Requirements

Please review this announcement regarding upgrading your PACER account to work with the upcoming "CM/ECF NextGen" system.

Case 4:14cv107 - Brenner v. Scott, and Case 4:14cv138 - Grimsley v.Scott

An Order has been posted to case 4;14cv107, Brenner et al. v. Scott, and case 4:14cv138, Grimsley et al. v. Scott. Click here to view the full Order.

ALERT - EMAIL SCAM - SUBPOENA IN CRIMINAL CASE

The federal judiciary has learned of an email scam in which emails purporting to come from federal and state courts are infecting recipients with computer viruses.

The emails are addressed to an individual as a SUBPOENA IN CRIMINAL CASE instructing recipients to report to a hearing on a specified day and time. The emails also instruct recipients to review an attached document for detailed case information. When the attachments or links in the email are opened, a malicious program is launched that infects the recipient's computer. Several state courts have reported similar schemes, and also are warning the public about potential viruses. If you receive an email regarding a federal court case or matter of which you are unaware, you should contact the federal court in your jurisdiction before opening any attachments or links

ALERT - JUROR SCAMS - UPDATE

In various parts of the United States, citizens are being targeted by phone calls and threatened for failing to comply with jury service. These calls are not from real court officials. Federal courts do not require anyone to provide any sensitive information in a telephone call. Persons receiving such a telephone call should not provide the requested information, and should notify the Clerk of Court's office in their area.If you receive such a call or email, immediately contact the jury administrator by phone, toll-free, at (866) 560-4756 or by email using our online contact form. Our court will never ask for personal information over the phone or by email. More information about these type of scams is available here. Please read this press release regarding a scam targeting individuals living in the Northern District of Florida. Read more about these types of scams here.

ALERT: SCAM EMAILS ABOUT PHONY COURT CASES CARRY COMPUTER VIRUS

The federal judiciary has learned of an email scam in which emails purporting to come from federal and state courts are infecting recipients with computer viruses.

According to the Security Operations Center of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the emails are instructing recipients to report to a hearing on a specified day and time. The emails also instruct recipients to review an attached document for detailed case information. When the attachments or links in the email are opened, a malicious program is launched that infects the recipient's computer. Several state courts have reported similar schemes, and also are warning the public about potential viruses.
Unless you are actively involved in a case in federal court and have consented to receive court notifications electronically, you generally will not be served with court documents electronically.
If you receive an email regarding a federal court case or matter of which you are unaware, you should contact the federal court in your jurisdiction before opening any attachments or links.

ALERT - FICTITIOUS ARREST WARRANT SCAM

Please be aware of a scam that has recently been attempted in other parts of the United States, threatening individuals with an arrest warrant on a criminal charge. The recipient of one of these fictitious warrants is provided with an opportunity to avoid arrest through the payment of a specific dollar amount. If you have any questions about a document you have received from our court, please contact your nearest Clerk's Office (Gainesville, Panama City, Pensacola, or Tallahassee).

 
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