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Application for Appointment to the Criminal Justice Act Panel
March 31 2018

Attorneys wishing to be considered for membership on the CJA Panel who meet the eligibility requirements may submit an application no later than March 31, 2018.

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Notice of Amendments to the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure Effective December 1, 2017
December 1 2017

Congress has taken no action on the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy and Civil Procedure, and the Federal Rules of Evidence adopted by the Supreme Court and transmitted to Congress on April 27, 2017. Under the Rules Enabling Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2071-75, amendments to the following rules take effect December 1, 2017:

The text of the new and amended rules and accompanying committee notes—along with extensive supporting documentation related to their adoption—are posted on the “Current Rules” page of the Judiciary’s website at:

In addition, the new and amended official bankruptcy forms are effective December 1, 2017.  As approved by the Judicial Conference, the forms govern all proceedings in bankruptcy cases thereafter commenced and, insofar as just and practicable, all proceedings then pending. The amended forms are posted on the website at:

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Public Notice: Reappointment of Magistrate Judge James R. Knepp, II, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
November 27 2017

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge James R. Knepp, II at Toledo, Ohio is due to expire on July 29, 2018.

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Proposed Amendments for Public Comment
August 15 2017

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to the attached rules and forms and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.   The public comment period closes on February 15, 2018. Click here to view the proposed amendments.

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Modifications to Local Civil Rule 80.1 and Appendix G and Local Criminal Rule 57.20 and Appendix D
June 16 2017

Modifications were made to Local Civil Rule 80.1 and Appendix G and Local Criminal Rule 57.20 and Appendix D to reflect the requirement that all requests for transcripts from any proceeding held in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio be electronically filed on the Court's docket using the appropriate transcript order form (see LR Appendix G/LCrR Appendix D) and use of the Court's eVoucher Program.

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