New amendments to the Local Rules of Practice for the District of Arizona become effective on December 1, 2019. The amended rules apply to pending cases to the extent it is practical and fair. Practitioners are encouraged to review the amendments as soon as possible. Click here to view a summary table and text of the new amendments.

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Bruce G. Macdonald at Tucson, Arizona, is due to expire on May 6, 2020.  The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new eight year term.

The duties of a magistrate judge in this court include the following:

(1) conduct of most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases;
(2) trial and disposition of...

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Leslie A. Bowman at Tucson, Arizona, is due to expire on May 6, 2020. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new eight year term.

The duties of a magistrate judge in this court include the following:

(1) conduct of most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases;
(2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor...

In addition to the legal holidays observed by the District Courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona will be closed on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 31, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.

All electronic systems will be in operation, unless otherwise noticed in advance, including CM/ECF and PACER.