United States District Court, Northern District of Florida

Notice to Filers of Emergency Motions

Per Local Rule 7.1(L), "A motion that requires a ruling more promptly than would occur in the ordinary course of business may be labeled an emergency. The motion or supporting memorandum should explain the emergency. The moving party should orally advise the Clerk’s office that the emergency motion has been filed. The Court may require an expedited response or otherwise amend the schedule as appropriate."

Parties who file an emergency motion must immediately contact the Clerk's Office in the division in which the motion is filed. Contact numbers for all divisions are below.

Gainesville 352-380-2400
Panama City 850-691-0770
Pensacola 850-435-8440
Tallahassee
850-521-3501

For after-hours emergency notification, please press option 8 after calling the number, above.


Employment Opportunities

The Northern District of Florida has several employment opportunities available in the Pensacola division. Click here to view job postings.

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.

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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