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News from 2014
     
6/3/2014   Employment opportunities with the Court and public defenders office have been posted. See the Job Announcement page for details.

6/18/2014
 
An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of (IT) Shared Services Manager.

5/08/2014   Please be advised that due to routine Maintenance the CM/ECF system will be shutdown at 6 PM Friday night (5/9/14) and will remain unavailable until 12 noon Saturday (5/10/14).


02/05/2014
 
The following is an important message from the Southern District of Ohio District Court:

Due to inclement weather and driving conditions, Chief Judge Dlott has authorized a delayed opening for the Court in Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus this morning.
Employees should report to work no later than 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Please use your best judgment in determining if hazardous driving conditions exist and consult with your Supervisor regarding your status.

News from 2013

12/4/2013  

CJA 2014 Panel Application for Admission: Deadline January15.

Southern District of Ohio Announcement

CJA Panel Application for Admission Form


12/20/2013  

The Clerk’s Office will be closed for the Holidays
Tuesday, December 24
Wednesday, December 25

Wednesday, January 1.  

For Emergency Filings during the Holiday

12/10/2013   Please be advised that the CM/ECF system will be shutdown at 6 PM Friday night (12/13/13) and will remain unavailable until 6 PM Sunday (12/15/13). This downtime is to facilitate upgrade of CM/ECF to version 6.1.
12/4/2013  

Criminal Justice Act Plan and Tools Now Available Online

CJA Plan           
This Plan has been approved by the District Court at its November 2013 meeting and is awaiting final approval by the Judicial Council of the Sixth Circuit.

11/26/2013  
Notice of Appeal and Retrieval from Federal Records Center Fees Increasing December 1, 2013 - Notice of Appeal Fee includes the $5.00 fee for the Court of Appeals for an appeal from District Court to Circuit Court. A separate fee shall be paid by each party filing a Notice of Appeal. Parties filing a joint Notice of Appeal are required to pay only one fee.

11/26/2013  

The Clerk's Office will be Closed for the Holiday

Thursday, November 28

Friday, November 29

For Emergency Filings during the Holiday

8/13/2013   An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of Financial Administrator in Columbus.
8/6/2014   Judge Merz to receive the American Bar Association 2013 Robert B. Yegge Award for Outstanding Contribution to the field of Judicial Administration.
7/29/2013  

Notice to Customers Presenting Checks
When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.

Privacy Act – A Privacy Act Statement required by 5 U.S.C. § 552a(e)(3) stating our authority for soliciting and collecting the information from your check, and explaining the purposes and routine uses which will be made of your check information, is available from our internet site at (http://www.fms.treas.gov/otcnet/index.html), or call toll free at (1-866-945-7920) to obtain a copy by mail. Furnishing the check information is voluntary, but a decision not to do so may require you to make payment by some other method.

7/17/2013   NOTICE: The Dayton, Ohio court location is closed today (Wednesday, July 17, 2013) due to issues with the building cooling system. Please address any questions to 937-512-1400.

7/16/2013   Please be advised that the CM/ECF system will be shutdown at 6 PM Friday night (7/19/13) and will remain unavailable until noon Sunday (7/21/13). This downtime is to facilitate upgrade of CM/ECF to version 6.0.

6/25/2013  

Public Notice: Comments sought on the reappointment of the
Honorable John E. Hoffman, Jr. United States Bankruptcy Judge
Southern District of Ohio to a 14-year term commencing February 25, 2014.
Please visit our website at www.ca6.uscourts.gov for detailed notice.

5/7/2013   An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of Court Reporter in Columbus.

4/23/2013   Civil Filing Fee Increases on May 1, 2013
The Judicial Conference has established a $50 administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit or proceeding in a U.S. District Court. As a result, the fee for filing a new civil case will increase to $400 ($350 filing fee + $50 administrative fee) on May 1, 2013.

The $50 administrative fee does not apply to miscellaneous civil cases; habeas corpus cases; or to cases filed by pro se prisoner plaintiffs who have been provisionally granted permission to proceed in forma pauperis.

3/1/2013   The Civil/Criminal Cases - Electronic Filing Policies and Procedures Manual has been updated. It can be found at the Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) tab.
2/27/2013   Due to Network infrastructure work the ECF system will be down starting at 3 pm Saturday (3/2/2013) with an estimated completion of 6 PM Saturday (3/2/2013) evening.
2/22/2013   General Order No. 13-01 - Supplemental Procedures for Alternative Dispute Resolution Effective February 21, 2013. |SDOH Supplemental Procedures for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

2/14/2013   General Order 13-02 - Court Registry Investment System (CRIS) Deposit and Investment of Registry Funds.
2/14/2013   General Order COL 13-01 - Order revoking Salina Miller's right to proceed in forma pauperis.
1/31/2013   An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of Law Clerk to Magistrate Judge (Term)
1/30/2013   Please be advised that the CM/ECF system will be shutdown at 6 PM Friday night (2/1/13) and will remain unavailable until 6 PM Sunday night (2/3/13).
     
News from 2012
     
12/14/2012   Due to Network infrastructure work the ECF system will be down starting at 8 AM Saturday (12/15/12) with an estimated completion of 8 PM Saturday (12/15/12) evening.
11/19/2012   Day 12-01 General Order has been revised, insofar as the form Preliminary Pretrial Order (pp. 21-22), to reflect that parties will exchange witness lists rather than file them, in accordance with the body of the Order.
11/1/2012   Federal Practice Seminars Information -- see Attorney Information tab for details
10/18/2012   An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of Law Clerk in Columbus.
10/18/2012   An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of Law Clerk in Dayton.

7/12/2012   General Order 12-03 Regarding Designation of John P. Hehman As Acting Clerk of Courts - effective July 2, 2012
5/15/2012   General Order Day 12-03 Regarding Assignment and Reference to Magistrate Judges - effective May 15, 2012.
4/9/2012   General Order 12-02 Regarding Establishing a Specialized Supervised-Release Court - effective April 6, 2012.
3/21/2012   Day 12-02 General Order Regarding Initial Appearance and Warrant Procedure - effective March 21, 2012.
3/15/2012   General Order 12-01 Regarding Forfeiture of Collateral in Lieu of Appearance - effective April 1, 2012.
2/2/2012   The Dayton Judges have adopted a new General Order on Pretrial and Trial Procedures for use in all civil cases in Dayton, effective February 2, 2012.
9/13/2012   Due to maintenance on the PACER system, PACER and public access to CM/ECF will be unavailable on Tuesday, September 18th, from 5 PM ET until 7 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience.
     
6/6/2012
  An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of Human Resources Intern.
5/15/2012
  An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of Automation Support Specialist in Columbus
4/13/2012
 

The Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is proposing comprehensive amendments to the Sixth Circuit Rules and Internal Operating Procedures. Pursuant to 6 Cir. R. 47(a) all interested parties have the opportunity to register comments to the proposed changes.

Comments should be addressed to Leonard Green, Clerk and sent no later than July 12, 2012 to: ca06-rules_comments@ca6.uscourts.gov

4/5/2012
  An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of Clerk of Court in Columbus.
5/14/2012
  An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of Automation Support Specialist in Columbus.
5/14/2012
  An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of Financial Technician in Columbus.
5/14/2012
  An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of Human Resources Manager in Cincinnati.
4/5/2012
  Due to a planned power outage within the Columbus courthouse, the court's computer systems will be unavailable from 11:00 pm Friday, April 13th until 8:00 pm Saturday, April 14th.

1/23/2012
  Job Posting: Law Clerk To Magistrate Judge Columbus (pdf)
1/26/2012   Please be advised that the CM/ECF system will be unavailable beginning at 6 PM this Friday night (1/27/2012) and will remain unavailable until 6 PM Saturday (1/28/2012). This downtime is to facilitate required hardware maintenance.
     
News from 2011
     
12/8/2011
 

Important announcement for present and prospective members of the Dayton and Cincinnati panels of Criminal Justice Act Attorneys. Please see the attached.

Announcement
Application Form (pdf)

12/8/2011
 

Important announcement for prospective members of the Columbus panel of Criminal Justice Act attorneys. Please see the attached.

Announcement
Application Form (pdf)

11/1/2011   The Court has abolished the examination requirement for becoming a member of the bar of this Court and replaced it with a requirement for attendance at a seminar sponsored by the local chapters of the Federal Bar Association at each location of court.  The rule amendment is effective immediately and can be viewed under the General Orders tab on this page.  Comments should be mailed to the attention of James Bonini, Clerk of Court, United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 85 Marconi Ave. Rm. 121, Columbus, Ohio 43215 on or before December 1, 2011.  
     
11/1/2011   The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio invites public comment on the changes to three local rules which are to be adopted by the attached proposed General Order regarding False Claims Act cases, initial filings in civil cases, and participation in pretrial conferences by prisoner litigants. Comments should be mailed to the attention of James Bonini, Clerk of Court, United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 85 Marconi Ave. Rm. 121, Columbus, Ohio 43215 on or before December 1, 2011.
10/31/2011
 

The Fee Schedule page has been updated to reflect the new fees effective 11/1/2011.

10/12/2011
 

Please be advised that the CM/ECF system will be unavailable beginning at 6 PM this Friday night (10/14/2011) and will remain unavailable until 12 PM Sunday (10/16/2011). This downtime is to facilitate an upgrade of the system.

09/01/2011
  The Sixth Biennial Federal Bench Bar Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Columbus from October 27-28, 2011. Registration and agenda available here (pdf).
08/12/2011
  The Employment Dispute Resolution (EDR) plan for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, along with General Order 11-02 approving a second modification to the EDR Plan, has been posted.
07/13/2011   An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of Case Administrator in Columbus. See the Employment page for details.
07/12/2011   An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of Case Administrator in Cincinnati. See the Employment page for details.
06/24/2011   The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio invites public comment to the change to Local Rule 83.2 (General Order 11-01), found on the Local Rules and General Orders pages, which creates an exception to the use of video recording of proceedings in civil cases. Comments should be forwarded to the attention of James Bonini, Clerk of Court at James_Bonini@ohsd.uscourts.gov on or before July 21, 2011.
06/10/2011   An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of Court Reporter. See the Employment page for details.
06/10/2011   Please be advised that the CM/ECF system will be unavailable beginning at 6 PM this Friday night (6/10/11) and will remain unavailable until 6 PM Saturday (6/11/11). This downtime is to facilitate an upgrade of the system.
05/23/2011   An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of Law Clerk to a Magistrate Judge in Columbus. See the Employment page for details.
05/11/2011   An Order regarding Reappointment of Terrance P. Kemp United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Ohio (pdf) has been posted.
05/04/2011   Federal Bar Review Seminar to be held in Cincinnati on May 31, 2011. See this notice (pdf) for details and registration or visit the Attorney Information page on this web site.
05/03/2011   The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio at Cincinnati is pleased to announce a new opportunity for attorneys to provide pro bono service. A program has been initiated that allows a judge to enlist an attorney to assist a pro se litigant for the limited purpose of mediation of the case before a Magistrate Judge. Click here (pdf) for more information.
04/20/2011   Federal Bar Review Seminar to be held in Columbus on May 24, 2011. See this notice (pdf) for details and registration or visit the Attorney Information page on this web site.
04/04/2011   An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of Law Clerk to a Magistrate Judge in Dayton. See the Employment page for details.
02/08/2011   Public notice regarding reappointment of an incumbent magistrate judge has been posted here. Comments from members of the bar and public must be received not later than February 11, 2011.
01/28/2011   The College of Law at the University of Toledo is sponsoring a Symposium entitled "Ohio Sentencing Policies and Practices, Cost and Consequences" on Friday, February 18, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Symposium is open and free to the public. The cost for attorneys desiring CLE credit is $75. For more details and registration information, click here.
02/10/2011   Please be advised that the CM/ECF system and this web site will be unavailable beginning at 6 PM this Friday night (2/11/11) and will remain unavailable until 6 PM Saturday (2/12/11). This downtime is to facilitate an upgrade of the Court's systems.
01/14/2011   Commencing at 6 PM tonight (01/14/2011), all systems of the Ohio Southern District Court will experience intermittent outages due to maintenance activities. All work should be complete by 5 PM Saturday (01/15/2011).
01/07/2011   CANCELLED - Due to national maintenance on the PACER system, PACER and public access to CM/ECF will be unavailable on Saturday, Jan. 8th., from 8 AM ET until 5 PM ET. We apologize for any inconvenience.
     
News from 2010
     
11/18/2010   Southern District of Ohio servers (electronic filing and this web site) will be offline starting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2010 for approximately two hours.
11/02/2010   Please be advised that the CM/ECF system will be shutdown at 6PM this Friday night (11/5/10) and will remain unavailable until 6PM Saturday evening (11/6/10). This downtime is to facilitate an upgrade to the system.
10/29/2010   An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of Case Administrator in Dayton. See the Employment page for details.
10/22/2010   An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of Law Clerk in Cincinnati. See the Employment page for details.
10/18/2010   An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of Pro Se Law Clerk in Cincinnati. See the Employment page for details.
08/25/2010   IMPORTANT: The current version of the CM/ECF system (version 5.0) has new, more stringent, password requirements. Click here for instructions on changing your password and click here for a description of the latest updates to the CM/ECF system.
08/25/2010  

Please be advised that the CM/ECF system will be shutdown at 6PM this Friday night (8/27/10) and will remain unavailable until 6PM Sunday (8/29/10). This downtime is to facilitate an upgrade of the system to version 5.0.

IMPORTANT: Version 5.0 of the CM/ECF has new, more stringent, password requirements. Click here for instructions on changing your password and click here for a description of the latest updates to the CM/ECF system.

08/03/2010   An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of Law Clerk to a Federal Judge. See the Employment page for details.
07/29/2010   Please be advised that the CM/ECF system will be shutdown at 6PM this Friday night (7/30/10) and will remain unavailable until noon Saturday (7/31/10). This downtime is to facilitate an upgrade to the system.
07/27/2010   The Court is accepting applications for a U.S. Magistrate Judge vacancy in the Western Division at Dayton. The Vacancy Announcement (pdf) and the Application for U.S. Magistrate Judge (pdf) can also be found on the Employment page.
07/26/2010   Amendments to the Local Civil and Criminal Rules have been made effective July 1, 2010. A memorandum regarding amendments to the Local Rules and the Local Rules as amended may be found on the Local Rules page.
07/06/2010   General Order No. 10-2 (pdf) Regarding Changes to the Admission and Readmission Fees to this Court, effective August 1, 2010, has been posted. This General Order can also be found on the General Orders page.
07/01/2010   Local Rules as amended July 1, 2010 (pdf)
Memorandum re: Amendments to the Local Rules of Practice effective July 1, 2010 (pdf)
General Order 10-04 re: Adoption of Amended Local Rules (pdf)
06/22/2010   An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of Case Administrator in Dayton. See the Employment page for details.
06/21/2010   The Sixth Circuit Judicial Council is soliciting applications from persons interested in appointment as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Ohio at Cincinnati. This position will become vacant upon the retirement of United States Bankruptcy Judge J. Vincent Aug on March 1, 2011. The Vacancy Announcement (pdf) and Application/Selection Procedures (pdf) can be also found on the Employment page.
05/28/2010   Amendments to the Local Civil Rules have been made effective July 1, 2010. A memorandum (pdf) regarding these Amendments to the Local Rules may be found on the Local Rules page. Comments or suggestions about these amendments must be received by June 26, 2010 and may be emailed to: Local_Rules@ohsd.uscourts.gov.
05/19/2010   The CM/ECF system will be offline for upgrades beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 21, 2010 and will be back online by 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2010.
05/18/2010   Please note that the Site Map for this web site has been updated.
05/18/2010   This is to announce that a vacancy of a full-time U.S. Magistrate Judge position will occur in the Western Division of the Southern District of Ohio. This Vacancy Announcement (pdf) and the Application for Magistrate Judge (pdf) can also be found on the Employment page.
05/12/2010   Please note that the May 18, 2010 Federal Bar Review course for Columbus is full, and further registration is closed for this date.
04/26/2010   The Ohio Southern District's Jury Selection Plan (pdf) has been posted to the Juror Information page.
04/21/2010   General Order No. 10-3 (pdf) Regarding Adoption of Local Patent Rules (pdf) effective June 1, 2010 has been posted to the General Orders page. The Local Patent Rules effective June 1, 2010 can also be found on the Local Rules page.
04/15/2010   Federal Bar Review Seminar to be held in Cincinnati on May 18, 2010. See this notice (pdf) for details and registration.
04/14/2010   Please be advised that the CM/ECF system will be shutdown at 6PM this Friday night (4/16/10) and will remain unavailable until 6PM Saturday evening (4/17/10). This downtime is to facilitate an upgrade to the system.
04/08/2010   Please be advised that the CM/ECF system and this web site will be taken offline at 10 PM on Friday (4/9/2010) and will be unavailable until 8 AM on Sunday (4/11/2010). This downtime is to facilitate maintenance of the Court's electrical systems.
04/05/2010   An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of Case Administrator in Cincinnati. See the Employment page for details.
03/25/2010   An employment opportunity with the Court has been posted for the position of Chief Pretrial Services Officer. See the Employment page for details.
03/18/2010   The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio is pleased to announce the March 15, 2010 appointment of Elizabeth A. Preston Deavers as United States Magistrate Judge. The full press release can be found here (pdf).
03/15/2010   Please be advised that the CM/ECF system will be taken offline at 6 PM tomorrow night (Tuesday, 3/16/2010) and will be unavailable until 10 PM that evening. This downtime is to facilitate maintenance of the system.
02/23/2010   Please be advised that the CM/ECF system will be taken offline at 6 PM tomorrow night (Wednesday, 2/24/2010) and will be unavailable until approximately 9 PM that evening. This downtime is to facilitate maintenance of the system.
02/09/2010   The Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton offices of the Ohio Southern District Court Clerk, U.S. Probation and U.S. Pretrial Services will be closing at 1:00 p.m. today (February 9, 2010) due to existing weather and forecast.
02/05/2010   This is to announce that a vacancy of a full-time U.S. Magistrate Judge position will occur in the Western Division of the Southern District of Ohio. This Vacancy Announcement (pdf) and the Application for Magistrate Judge (pdf) can also be found on the Employment page. This announcement closes on April 5, 2010 at 4 p.m.
02/03/2010   Federal Bar Review seminar to be held in Columbus on May 18, 2010. Please see this notice (pdf) for details.
02/03/2010   Public notice regarding reappointment of an incumbent magistrate judge has been posted here (pdf).
02/02/2010   The University of Toledo College of Law will by hosting a Law Review Symposium, The Military Commissions Act of 2009: Back to the Future or the Fix for a Flawed System, on Friday, February 19, 2010 at the Toledo Law Auditorium. For more information and to register, please visit here.
01/20/2010   Please be advised that the CM/ECF system will be taken offline at 6 PM this Friday night (01/22/10) and will be unavailable until noon Sunday (01/24/10). This downtime is to facilitate an upgrade of the system.
     
     
News from 2009
     
12/07/2009   Please be advised that the CM/ECF system will be taken offline at 6 PM this Friday night (12/11/09) and will be unavailable until noon Sunday (12/13/09). This downtime is to facilitate an upgrade of the system.
12/01/2009   Amendments to the Local Civil and Criminal Rules have been made effective December 1, 2009. A memorandum regarding Amendments to the Local Rules and the Local Rules as amended may be found on the Local Rules page.
11/25/2009   General Order 09-02 (pdf) regarding Adoption of Amended Local Rules has been posted. See the Local Rules page for details.
11/17/2009   To assist with a current PACER program assessment, users of PACER may participate in a short survey regarding their satisfaction with current services and any suggestions for potential enhancements. This survey will remain available to users for approximately 30 days. Please click on the following link to take this survey, and we thank you in advance for helping to improve public access to federal court documents and information.
11/16/2009   Please be advised that the CM/ECF system will be taken offline at 7 PM this Friday night (11/20/09) and will be unavailable throughout the weekend. This downtime is to facilitate testing of the Court's electrical systems.
11/12/2009   Please note that the deadline for registering for the December 1, 2009 bar exam is today, November 12, 2009, notwithstanding the earlier deadline indicated in the bar exam applications contained on the Attorney Information page.
11/02/2009   Federal Bar Review Seminar to be held in Cincinnati on November 20, 2009. See this notice (pdf) for details and registration.
10/30/2009   Federal Bar Review Seminar to be held in Columbus on November 13 & 20, 2009. Classes limited to 50 people. See this notice (pdf) for details and registration.
10/29/2009   Amendments to the Local Civil and Criminal Rules have been made effective December 1, 2009. A memorandum regarding Amendments to the Local Rules and the Local Rules as amended may be found on the Local Rules page.
10/13/2009   Please be advised that the CM/ECF system and this web site will be taken offline at 6 PM this Friday night (10/16/09) and will be unavailable throughout the weekend. This downtime is to facilitate testing of the Court's electrical systems. An announcement will be made when these systems are back online.
09/21/2009   Federal Bar Association mediation training seminar to be held November 5-6, 2009. For more details and to register for the seminar, click here (pdf).
09/21/2008   Employment opportunities with the Court have been posted. See the Job Announcement page for details.
09/08/2009   Please be advised that the CM/ECF system will be taken offline at 6 PM this Friday night (9/11/09) and will be unavailable until noon Sunday (9/13/09). This downtime is to facilitate an upgrade of the system.
08/29/2009   NOTICE (pdf) to PACER fee-exempt users and CM/ECF filers regarding RECAP software usage.
08/05/2009   PUBLIC NOTICE of the process by which names of grand and petit jurors are drawn periodically and randomly has been posted.
07/06/2009   Important announcement for Dayton CJA panel attorneys and other attorneys wishing to join the CJA Panel. There is a change in the way the Court will appoint attorneys to the Dayton CJA panel. Please see the attached announcement (pdf) and application (pdf) form for further details.
07/06/2009   Due to network enhancements, the CM/ECF system will experience brief system interruptions between the hours of 6 PM and 8 PM on Wednesday, July 8, 2009. The use of the filing system during this time period is strongly discouraged.
06/15/2009   Important announcement for Cincinnati and Columbus CJA panel attorneys and other attorneys wishing to join the CJA Panels. There is a change in the way the Court will appoint attorneys to the Cincinnati and Columbus CJA panels. Please see the attached announcement (pdf) and application (pdf) form for further details.
06/11/2009   Attorney Manual (pdf) for Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) has been updated.
06/11/2009   The Southern District of Ohio has prepared Local Patent Rules (pdf) which are now available for comment. Comments shoud be emailed to ohsd_response@ohsd.uscourts.gov before Monday, August 3, 2009.
06/11/2009   The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio is pleased to announce the names (pdf) of the individuals who have successfully passed the June offering of the Federal Bar Exam.
05/29/2009   Employment opportunities with the Court have been posted. See the Job Announcement page for details.
05/27/2009   The Fifth Biennial Federal Bench Bar Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Columbus from October 22-23, 2009. Registration material to be available in August 2009. See this notice (pdf) for further details.
05/19/2009   Public notice (pdf) has been posted for reappointment of The Honorable Jeffery P. Hopkins as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Ohio.
04/27/2009   Federal Bar Review Seminar to be held in Cincinnati on May 21, 2009. See this notice (pdf) for details and registration.
04/23/2009   Federal Bar Review Seminar to be held in Columbus on May 22, 2009. See this notice (pdf) for details and registration.
04/17/2009   Employment opportunities with the Court have been posted. See the Job Announcement page for details.
04/03/2009   Employment opportunities with the Court have been posted. See the Job Announcement page for details.
03/12/2009   Please be advised that this web site and the CM/ECF system will be unavailable this evening, Thursday March 12, 2009, from 7PM until 10PM. This downtime is to facilitate an upgrade of the Courts' systems.
02/06/2009   Please note that various forms have been revised on the Forms page.
02/02/2009   Privacy Warning! The Advisory Committee Note accompanying Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2 states, "The clerk is not required to review documents filed with the court for compliance with this rule. The responsibility to redact filings rests with counsel and the party or non-party making the filing." When reviewing documents for electronic filing, be sure to review any attachments and/or exhibits for personal identifiers.
01/29/2009   Please be advised that the CM/ECF system will be taken offline at 6 PM on Friday, February 6, 2009 and will be unavailable until noon on Sunday, February 8, 2009. This downtime is to facilitate an upgrade of the system.
01/28/2009   The District Court Clerks office in Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton will be closed today, Wednesday, January 28, 2009, due to inclement weather.
01/26/2009   Employment opportunities with the Court have been posted. See the Job Announcement page for details.
01/21/2009   The Federal Holidays for 2009 have been listed on the Clerk's Office page.
01/14/2009   Announcement - Judge Susan J. Dlott of Cincinnati has succeeded Judge Sandra S. Beckwith as Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court effective January 1, 2009.
01/12/2009   Employment opportunities with the Court have been posted. See the Job Announcement page for details.
     
     
News from 2008
     
12/18/2008   Press Release - Individuals that have successfully passed the December offering of the Federal Bar Exam.
12/18/2008   The meeting schedule for CincyIP events through December 2009 has been posted.
12/17/2010   The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio is pleased to announce the names (pdf) of the individuals who have successfully passed the December 2009 offering of the Federal Bar Exam.
12/15/2008   Employment opportunities with the Court have been posted. See the Job Announcement page for details.
12/09/2008   An order (pdf) appointing the Honorable Terance P. Kemp to the position of Chief Magistrate Judge effective December 1, 2008 has been posted to the General Orders web page.
12/07/2010   General Order No. 09-03 (pdf) regarding Adoption of Amendments to the Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms has been posted to the General Orders page.
12/04/2008   Please be advised that the CM/ECF system will be taken offline at 6 PM this Friday night (12/5/08) and will be unavailable until noon Sunday (12/7/08). This downtime is to facilitate an upgrade of the system.
12/01/2008   Employment opportunities with the Court have been posted. See the Job Announcement page for details.
11/07/2008   Federal Bar Review Seminar to be held in Cincinnati on November 20, 2008. See this notice (pdf) for details and registration.
10/23/2008   Federal Bar Review Seminar to be held in Columbus on November 13th and 25th, 2008. See this notice (pdf) for details and registration.
10/02/2008   The meeting schedule for CincyIP events through 12/2009 has been posted.
09/18/2008   Copy Request instructions that include a link to the National Archives can be found on the Forms page.
09/16/2008   A General Order of Reference (pdf) has been posted under General Orders for Cincinnati.
09/03/2008   Employment opportunities with the Court have been posted. See the Job Announcement page for details.
08/01/2008   Amendments to the Local Civil and Criminal Rules have been made effective August 1, 2008. A memorandum regarding Amendments to the Local Rules and the Local Rules as amended may be found on the Local Rules page.
07/24/2008   Employment opportunities with the Court have been posted. See the Job Announcement page for details.
07/02/2008   Amendments to the Local Civil and Criminal Rules have been made effective August 1, 2008. Comments about these amendments or suggestions for any other needed amendments to the Rules may be emailed to Local_Rules@ohsd.uscourts.gov. A memorandum (pdf) regarding these Amendments to the Local Rules may be found on the Local Rules page.
06/20/2008   An Order regarding Reappointment of Michael R. Merz United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Ohio (pdf) has been posted.
04/23/2008   Please note that both the Thursday, May 15, 2008 and Friday, May 23, 2008 Electronic Courtroom Training classes are FULL. Click here for more information.
04/14/2008   Please be advised that the CM/ECF system will be taken offline at 6 PM this Friday night (4/18/08) and will be unavailable until noon Sunday (4/20/08). This downtime is to facilitate an upgrade of the system.
04/10/2008   The Court will be providing free Electronic Courtroom Training. Attorneys attending will be eligible for 1.00 CLE credit hour. For additional information and registration, please click here.
04/03/2008   The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio is pleased to announce the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference to be held in Chattanooga, Tennessee from May 7, 2008 until May 10, 2008. For additional conference information and registration, please click here.
03/05/2008   Employment opportunities with the Court have been posted. See the Job Announcement page for details.
02/25/2008   The Cincinnati Bar Association announces the Bench-Bar Social on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 from 5 to 7pm. The announcement and registration flyer can be found here (pdf).
02/22/2008   General Order No. 08-03 (pdf) announcing procedures regarding implementation of retroactive amendments to the sentencing guidelines for crack cocaine has been released.
02/12/2008   General Order No. 08-02 (pdf) announcing the appointment of the Federal Public Defender in recent OHSD Sentence Reduction Cases has been released.
02/04/2008   A Notice regarding Reappointment of Incumbent Magistrate Judge can be found here (pdf). An Order regarding Reappointment of Michael R. Merz United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Ohio can be found here (pdf).
01/29/2008   Employment opportunities with the Court have been posted. See the Job Announcement page for details.
01/28/2008   Important changes to the Rules of Federal Practice and Procedure regarding privacy of personal information took effect on December 1, 2007. These changes include modifications to forms and procedures to prevent or limit disclosure of personal information contained within documents filed with the court. This personal information includes social security numbers, names of minor children, financial account numbers, birth dates, and, in criminal cases, home addresses. Information regarding Federal Rulemaking and the Rules and Forms in Effect can be found here.
01/28/2008   General Order 08-01 (pdf) on Collateral Forteiture has been posted. See the General Orders page for details.
01/22/2008   Employment opportunities with the Court have been posted. See the Job Announcement page for details.
01/22/2008   The OHSD Electronic Filing System (ECF) has been upgraded. Read about the benefits of this new version here. (pdf)
01/17/2008   The Ohio Southern District Electronic Filing System (CM/ECF) will be unavailable from Friday, January 18th at 5:45pm until Monday, January 21st at 6:00pm for system maintenance.
01/07/2008   The brochure to sign up for registration materials to the Conference of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of the United States has been released. It can be accessed here and completed online.
     
     
News from 2007
   
12/05/2007 Judge Beckwith has issued an order (pdf) approving the Special Master's Plan of Distribution in Hainey v. Parrott, Case No. 1:02-cv-733.
11/08/2007 Case Administrator in Dayton employment opportunity has been posted. See the Job Announcement page for details.
11/05/2007 Judge Beckwith has issued an order (pdf) approving attorney's fees and incentive awards in Haney v. Parrott, Case No. 1:02-cv-733.
10/31/2007 Federal Bar Examination Seminar to be held in Cincinnati on November 29, 2007. See this notice (pdf) for details and registration.
10/24/2007 General Order 07-10 (pdf) regarding Proposed Orders on Private Foreclosure Cases for Dayton has been posted. See the General Orders page for details.
10/22/2007 Chief Judge Beckwith will be presenting at the Advanced Discovery and Evidence continuing education seminar in Cincinnati on November 27, 2007. See this flyer (pdf) for details and registration.
10/17/2007 Law Clerk employment opportunity with a District Judge has been posted. See the Job Announcement page for details.
10/09/2007 Proposed consent decree (pdf) in the case of United States of America, et al. v. American Electric Power Service Corp., et al., civil action No C2-99-1250 (Consolidated with C2-99-1182).
10/02/2007 The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit announces the appointment of Guy R. Humphrey as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Ohio at Dayton. See this press release (pdf) for details.
09/27/2007 General Order 07-09 (pdf) regarding Appointment of Special Masters in Cincinnati has been posted. See the General Orders page for details.
09/20/2007 Judge Beckwith has issued an order (pdf) approving the proposed class action settlement in Hainey v. Parrott, Case No. 1:02-cv-733.
09/18/2007 Planning is underway for the 2008 Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference to be held in Chattanooga, Tennessee from May 7-10, 2008. Please visit the conference website here to monitor developments.
09/27/2007 Employment opportunities with the Court have been posted. See the Job Announcement page for details.
09/25/2007 The Fourth Biennial Ohio Federal Bench/Bar Conference will be held at the Hyatt on Capitol Square in Columbus on Thursday, October 4th and Friday, October 5th. See Announcement (pdf) for further details.
08/27/2007 General Order 07-08 Regarding Adoption of Amended Local Rules has been posted. See the Local Rules page for details.
08/27/2007 NOTICE: The file size limit for attachments in the OHSD electronic filing system has been increased from 2 MB to 5 MB.
08/20/2007 Amendments to the Local Civil and Criminal Rules have been made effective September 1, 2007. Comments about these amendments or suggestions for any other needed amendments to the Rules may be emailed to Local_Rules@ohsd.uscourts.gov. A memorandum regarding Amendments to the Local Rules and the Local Rules as amended may be found on the Local Rules page.
08/16/2007 A settlement has been proposed in the pending class action litigation Mayborg v. City of St. Bernard. A fairness hearing has been set for 3:30 P.M. on October 11, 2007. Click here for the Notice of Settlement and Opinion and Order.
07/18/2007 General Orders 07-04, 07-05 and 07-06 Regarding Appointment of Special Masters have been posted. See District-Wide Orders on the General Orders page for details.
07/16/2007 A General Order of Assignment and Reference for the Western Division at Dayton has been posted effective July 20, 2007.
07/06/2007 The District Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals are pleased to announce the availability of public wireless internet access at select locations of the Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse in Cincinnati, Ohio. See this flyer (pdf) for details.
06/22/2007 The Court is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Robert S. Kaiser, District Court Mediator, effective August 20, 2007.
06/04/2007 A settlement has been proposed in the pending class action litigation Hainey v. Parrott. Click here for the Notice of Settlement, Claim Form, and Exclusion Form.
05/18/2007 General Order 07-03 (pdf) regarding Procedures for Foreclosure Actions Based on Diversity Jurisdiction effective February 1, 2007.