Chief Judge Charles Novack • Clerk of Court Edward Emmons

News and Announcements

Court Operations Remain Open during the Government Shutdown

Court operations will not be affected, including matters set for hearing and public hours during the government shutdown. The court's case management system (CM/ECF) and PACER, will remain available as well.

Judge Blumenstiel's Notice of Unavailability

Please be advised that the Honorable Hannah L. Blumenstiel will not be available on Friday, February 15, 2019 through and including Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

PDF icon Blumenstiel Notice of Unavailability (15 February - 27 February 2019).pdf

NEW District Wide Policy and Procedure for Appearances by Telephone

For more information go to:

Availability of Courtroom Technology Enhancements

The Court is pleased to announce the availability of courtroom technology systems in most courtrooms. Please visit our Courtroom Technology page for additional information.

Link: Courtroom Technology

CM/ECF Event Modifications Effective December 1, 2018

The Court will implement new CM/ECF event modifications related to the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure effective December 1, 2018. The event modifications are posted at Additional information concerning the amendments to the rules is available on the U.S. Courts website at