The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Arizona at Phoenix, Arizona. This position is created by the elevation of former United States Magistrate Judge Bridget S. Bade to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The full public notice and the application for the magistrate judge position is available below.  Applications must be received no later than July 1, 2019.

The U.S. Probation Office is seeking multiple vendors to provide substance abuse treatment in the Havasupai and Tusayan area.  This announcement is for a Blanket Purchase Agreement.  Interested parties should contact Betty Tovar, Contracts Administrator, at betty_tovar@azd.uscourts.gov or 602-322-7450.

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The U.S. Probation Office is seeking multiple vendors to provide sex offender treatment and evaluations in the Tucson Metro area.  This announcement is for a Blanket Purchase Agreement.  Interested parties should contact Betty Tovar, Contracts Administrator, at betty_tovar@azd.uscourts.gov or 602-322-7450.

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Due to the government shutdown, the District of Arizona Annual Conference, originally set for Friday, March 8, 2019, will be postponed.  We will post the new date as soon as one is established.

New amendments to the Local Rules of Practice for the District of Arizona become effective on December 1, 2018. 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. Visit our website at http://www.azd.uscourts.gov/ to view a summary table and text of the new amendments, or cut and paste the following link to your browser:

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The Court’s Electronic Case Filing Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual has been revised to limit receipt of e-mail notification to the attorney and his/her staff.

The first two paragraphs in Section I.C. now read:

C.  REGISTRATION

Before filing in this court, all attorneys in good standing must register for the ECF system by completing the online registration form.

Registration permits filing and retrieval of documents and constitutes consent to...

The District of Arizona has received several reports from individuals who reside both in our district and abroad who have received what appears to be a court order filed in the District of Arizona.  The document states that the individual receiving the document must decide whether they want to be part of a Class Action Settlement.  The document further states that in order for the individual’s claim to be considered they must submit a “proof of claim and release form in order to be eligible...

Pursuant to General Order 18-18, the fee for appearing pro hac vice in the District of Arizona will be increased from $75 to $100.  The $100 admission fee will apply to any proper pro hac vice application received by the Clerk on or after October 1, 2018.

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