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**Notice of Fee Increase for Filing a Notice of Appeal**
At its September 2013 session, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved the following change to the fee schedule:
Effective December 1, 2013, the fee for filing a notice of appeal will increase to $505.

Administrative Order No. 14-021 Regarding the amendment of Local Civil Rule 5.7(d) and Local Criminal Rule 49.10(d) to allow the filing of state-court records in habeas corpus cases and increasing the allowable file size for electronic filing to 10 MB in both civil and criminal cases. .

Administrative Order No. 13-100 Regarding the Merit Selection Panel for Magistrate Judge Vice Honorable Joseph G. Scoville.

Press Release: United States District Judge Wendell A. Miles Passes Away at Age 97

**Notice of Fee Increase for Filing a Civil Case**
At its September 2012 session, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved a $50 administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit, or proceeding in a district court. As a result, the fee for filing a civil case will increase from $350 to $400 effective May 1, 2013.

PACER Fee Increase took effect April 1, 2012

An increase in the electronic public access (EPA) fee, from eight cents to 10 cents per page, took effect on April 1, 2012.

In September 2011 the Judicial Conference of the United States authorized an increase in the federal judiciary's electronic public access fee in response to increasing costs for maintaining and enhancing the electronic public access system.

The change was needed to support and improve the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system, and to develop and implement the next generation of the judiciary's Case Management/Electronic Case Filing system.

The EPA fee has not been increased since 2005. As mandated by Congress, the EPA program is funded entirely through user fees set by the Conference.

The Conference was mindful of the impact such an increase could have on other public entities and on public users accessing the system to obtain information on a particular case. For this reason, local, state and federal government agencies will be exempted from the increase for three years. Moreover, PACER users who do not accrue charges of more than $15 in a quarterly billing cycle would not be charged a fee. (The current exemption is $10 per quarter.) The expanded exemption means that 75 to 80 percent of all users will still pay no fee.

Effective November 1, 2011, there is a new District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule.  Click here to see the new fee schedule.

Administrative Order No. 11-001 Regarding the revised Policy and Procedure re: Electronic Availability of Transcripts, effective January 3, 2011.

Administrative Order No. 10-039 Regarding the Adoption of Amended Program Description for Voluntary Facilitative Mediation.

Administrative Order No. 10-034 Which increases the attorney admission fee to $200.00, effective June 1, 2010.


Administrative Order No. 08-189 Regarding the use of cell phones by interpreters.

Administrative Order No. 08-143 Regarding designated areas for cell phone use under Local Civil Rule 83.4 and Local Criminal Rule 57.4, effective November 3, 2008.

Administrative Order No. 08-071:  Policy and Procedure re: Electronic Availability of Transcripts


Rules Governing Complaints of Judicial Misconduct or Disability

Judge Bell's Criminal Trial Schedule

Privately Funded Seminars Disclosure Reporting System


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