Reappointment of Federal Public Defender in the Northern District of Alabama

The current four-year term of Kevin L. Butler, Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Alabama at Birmingham, expires 16 October 2019. 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 full-time staff of attorneys and administrative and clerical personnel.

Pro Bono Opportunity in case 1:17cv241

This is a notice of an opportunity to provide pro bono representation in Mann v. Calderon, et al., Case No. 1:17-cv-241-MW-GRJ.

Plaintiff, an inmate in the Florida Department of Corrections, currently incarcerated at Tomoka Correctional Institution, seeks relief under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in connection with alleged deliberate indifference to Plaintiff’s serious medical needs. A Clerk’s default has been entered with respect to two defendants, and the Court is prepared to set an evidentiary hearing with respect to Plaintiff’s damages claim.

Jury Scam Warning

Jury scams have seen a resurgence in recent months. If you receive a phone call or an email from someone claiming to be a court official, DO NOT give them your social security number, credit card number, or other personal information. 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.

Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission

The Member List, Rules of Procedure, Notice Related to Applications, and the Application for U.S. District Judge are now available.

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.


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