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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.



September 26, 2014

The Court will be closed for regular business on November 28, 2014, and December 26, 2014. All District Court filings due on November 28, 2014, and December 26, 2014, will be accepted as timely on Monday, December 1, 2014, and Monday, December 29...

August 4, 2014

Administrative Order 14-064:  Regarding Magistrate Judge Phillip J. Green and the reassignment of certain cases and the District Judge-Magistrate Judge...

July 31, 2014

As of June 26, the Western District of Michigan has a re-designed web site.  Please contact us for assistance or to answer any questions regarding the site.  Thank you!

July 30, 2014


Although we are not aware of activity in the Western District of Michigan, a number of district courts around the country have reported today that citizens in their districts are being targeted by a juror "phishing" email.  "Phishing"...

July 15, 2014

The Federal Courts' Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system will undergo maintence between 7pm EDT on August 7 and 6am EDT on August 11.  During this time, certain functions will be unavailable intermittently and all of...

July 14, 2014

Phillip J. Green appointment as Magistrate Judge effective August 1, 2014, memorialized by Administrative Order 14-061.

June 26, 2014

You’ve received a warrant by fax or email saying a federal law enforcement officer or an attorney for the government wants to arrest you. Charges may be for money laundering or bank fraud, or missed jury duty. To avoid arrest, the warrant...

June 21, 2014

The Western District of Michigan now offers subscription only e-mail announcements.  These announcements will include public notices, weather and other court closings, etc.  Click here to subscribe.