General Orders and Notice Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Court Operations

Please see the attached General Orders and Notice, regarding court operations under the exigent circumstances created by COVID-19. General Order 20-27, General Order 20-30, , General Order 20-40, and General Order 21-05.

There will be a four minute CM/ECF and eJuror service interruption sometime between 05:00 AM and 10:00 AM MST on Saturday, May 15, 2021.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your patience and understanding during this process.

 

The District of Arizona has received several reports from individuals who reside both in our district and abroad who have received a phone call from an individual claiming to be law enforcement.  The individual states that the person receiving the phone call has a warrant for their arrest and must pay a certain dollar amount in order to avoid arrest. 

The Court or any law enforcement agency will never call an individual to threaten arrest or to request payment over the phone....

The following information is being provided by the FBA, Tucson Chapter:

Please join the Tucson Chapter of the Federal Bar Association on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. for an online CLE event focusing on immigration law. “Biden’s Border: What All Attorneys Should Know About Changes in Immigration Law”.  This event will feature discussion by Jesse Bless, Director of Federal Litigation, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Matt Green, Criminal-...

The United States District Court for the District of Arizona has announced plans to recognize teachers who encourage and support students entering the 2021 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest.  Teachers are strongly encouraged to nominate themselves and their colleagues, and to encourage their students to submit nominations for teachers.

Please open the file below for more information regarding the Civics Contest and on the teacher...

The District of Arizona invites high school students to enter the 2021 Ninth Circuit Civics Essay and Video Contest.  In Arizona, the federal courts will hold a local contest to select three finalists in the both the essay and video competitions.  These Arizona finalists will receive prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250 and advance to the final level of the contest at the Ninth Circuit to compete for additional prizes of $2,000, $1,000, and $500 and a trip to the 2021 Ninth Circuit Judicial...

Effective December 1, 2020, certain fees in the District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule will increase due to an adjustment for inflation. Notably, the general administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit, or proceeding in a district court will increase from $50 to $52. This fee is in addition to the existing civil filing fee of $350. Therefore, effective December 1, the total filing fee for filing a new civil case will be $402.

The chart below details the increased amounts for...

New amendments to the Local Rules of Practice for the District of Arizona become effective on December 1, 2020. 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...

Pro bono representation of parties in civil cases, who are unable to afford an attorney, is an important responsibility of the bar.  In addition to providing a valuable service to pro se litigants and the Court, many attorneys find volunteering is a great way to give back to the community and to develop federal court experience.  The United States District Court for the District of Arizona offers opportunities for lawyers to assist self-represented litigants in the following ways, and we...