05.21.2013 -- Order of Appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge: Pursuant to Title 28, United States Code, § 152, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit hereby appoints William R. Sawyer as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Alabama for a term of fourteen years. Click here for full announcement.
04.09.2013 -- Update to U.S. District Courts Fee Schedule: NEW Administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit or proceeding in District Court effective 5/1/2013 (NOTE: Does not apply to persons granted in forma pauperis status under 28 USC § 1915). Click here for the Middle District of Alabama's fee schedule.
09.20.2012 -- Standing Order on Sentencing and Presentence Report Deadlines: It is the policy of this district that sentencing hearings in all felony cases occur not less than ninety (90) days from the date of guilty verdict or guilty plea.. Click here for full order.
08.24.2012 -- Reappointment of Bankruptcy Judge William R. Sawyer: The current 14-year term of office of The Honorable William R. Sawyer, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Alabama at Montgomery, is due to expire on 23 May 2013. Click here for full announcement.
08.17.2012 -- Proposed Amendments Published For Public Comment: The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal, and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. Click here for full announcement.
03.16.2012 -- PACER Fee Increase: Fees wil be increased from $0.08 to $0.10 per page starting April 1, 2012. Click here for full announcement.
11.16.2011 -- Conference Approves Fee Increase: In September 2011, the Judicial Conference of the United States authorized an increase in the Judiciary's electronic public access fee in response to increasing costs for maintaining and enhancing the electronic public access system. Click here for full announcement.
11.04.2011 -- Attorney Admission Fee Increase effective November 11, 2011: Pursuant to the amendment of September 2011 by the Judicial Conferenceto the District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule promulgated under 28 U.S.C. §1914 to increase the fee for attorney admission from $150.00 to $176.00. Click here for full announcement.
05.17.2011 -- Press Release: The United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama announces that, effective May 17, 2011, District Judge Mark E. Fuller of Enterprise has completed his term as Chief Judge, and that District Judge W. Keith Watkins of Troy has assumed the Chief Judge position. Click here for full announcement.
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