•    During the partial government shutdown, the Judiciary has continued operating using court fee balances and other “no-year” funds. The Judiciary can sustain paid operations using this funding through January 25, 2019. 

•    After January 25, 2019, the Judiciary will reduce activities as is required by the Anti-Deficiency Act to excepted activities to continue during a lapse in appropriations. It will include activities necessary to support the exercise of Article III judicial...

The following message is on behalf of the President, FBA Phoenix Chapter:

Dear FBA Members and Friends,

Please join us for our next lunch program on Thursday, January 17th from 12:00-1:15pm at the Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse. 

The program is Populism and the Rule of Law, by Professor Barak Orbach. Professor Orbach will examine the meaning and causes of populism and the relationship between populism and the rule of law.  


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:


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:

  • Monday, December 31, 2018

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

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:


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.

Click here for information regarding potential juror scams.