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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 28, 2017

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has announced plans for the 2018 Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference, an open conference for judges and bar members.  The conference will be held May 16-18, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee...

June 6, 2017

The Clerk's Offices in Grand Rapids, Lansing and Kalamazoo will be closed to the public on Thursday, June 22, 2017.
The ECF HelpDesk will be available during regular business hours.

May 1, 2017

In recognition of Law Day 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan is launching a new web page which provides links and information on the federal judiciary, as well as allowing schools and various civic groups to...

November 22, 2016

Please take notice that the Judicial Conference of the United States has approved inflationary adjustments to District Court fees. These changes will become effective December 1, 2016. Click...

November 3, 2016

If you have an election related case filing between the hours of 5:00 and 9:00 pm on Tuesday, November 8, please contact 616-456-2381 for filing instructions.

September 30, 2016

Clerks office will be closed on November 25th (day after Thanksgiving) and December 23rd 

February 10, 2016

Any reference by a registered attorney to a portion of the record in which it is to be electronically filed shall be made by reference to the PageID identified thereon, following the Court's cite form.  See...

February 8, 2016



The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody at Grand Rapids......

January 13, 2016

Please see the Announcement of Thomas L. Dorwin as the new Clerk of Court for the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan