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News & Announcements

Check this page or the News and Announcements box on the homepage for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.



June 11, 2015

The ECF system will be unavailable this weekend beginning at 6:00 pm, Sunday June 14th for system maintenance.

March 30, 2015

Administrative Order 15-022 - Regarding the proposed amendments to Local Civil Rule 7 and Local Criminal Rule 12 regarding motion practice.

February 18, 2015

Please click here for a press release regarding the passing of the Honorable Richard Alan Enslen.

February 10, 2015

Beginning at 8am EST on Saturday, February 14 the Electronic Filing system for the Western District of Michigan will be unavailable for system maintenance.  The system will again be available at 8am on Tuesday, February 17.  We apologize...

February 1, 2015

The Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Lansing offices of the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan will be closed Monday, February 2 due to inclement weather.  The Marquette office is currently still scheduled to be...

January 5, 2015


The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Michigan at Grand Rapids, Michigan. ...

November 18, 2014

Due to inclement weather, the Grand Rapids offices of the United States District Court & Probation/Pretrial will be closed today, Tuesday, November 18 until noon.  The Kalamazoo offices will be closed until 10am.  The Lansing and Marquette...