The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal 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. The public comment period ends February 17, 2015.
The Judicial Conference Committee on Judicial Conduct and Disability released for public comment a draft of proposed amendments to the Judicial Conference's Rules for Judicial-Conduct and Judicial-Disability Proceedings. The public comment period ends November 3, 2014.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit seeks comments from persons who are in a position to evaluate the performance of Dennis G. Terez, Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Ohio, as well as the quality of services provided by the Federal Public Defender organization for that district.
Public Alert: New Juror Scam Seeks Personal Data
A new juror scam email, which fraudulently seeks personal information that could aid identity theft, has been reported in at least 14 federal court districts.
According to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, citizens received emails claiming they had been selected for jury service and demanding that they return a form with such information as Social Security and driver's license numbers, date of birth, cell phone number, and mother's maiden name.
According to the email, anyone who failed to provide the information would be ordered to court to explain their failure, and could face fines and jail time. The email also falsely claimed that it was affiliated with eJuror, an online registration program used in about 80 U.S. court districts.
The email is fraudulent and has no connection to either the federal courts or to eJuror.
July 13-19, 2014 is established as Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week. It provides an opportunity to recognize the work that local, state and federal pretrial services and probation officers do for our courts, defendants and offenders and the community. This year’s theme is Be the Change in Your Community.
In the Northern District of Ohio, the Pretrial Services and Probation Office employs dedicated and professional individuals who are committed to providing quality investigations to our judges, supervising defendants and offenders in the community, and verifying that they are complying with court orders and taking steps to become successful and law-abiding citizens. These colleagues are to be commended for the essential work they do in our justice system. When you see a pretrial services and probation office employee this week, please say “Thank you!”