The judges of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia are proposing an amendment to the court’s local rules. A copy of the proposed amendment is attached to this notice and is also available at each Office of the Clerk in the Middle District of Georgia. The court is soliciting public comment on this proposed change and asks that all comments be sent to the headquarter’s office of the Clerk of Court at Post Office Box 128, Macon, Georgia 31202 or be emailed to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments must be received no later than close of business on May 4, 2018.
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The United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia is pleased to announce that United States Magistrate Charles H. Weigle has been reappointed for another 8 year term effective October 19, 2018. The Court would like to thank the public and members of the bar for submitting comments regarding Judge Weigle's reappointment, and thank the members of the reappointment committee for their time and effort in the reappointment process.
Standing Order 2017-02 is effective November 1, 2017. This standing Order is a revision of Standing Order 2017-01 regarding conditions of post-conviction supervision and instructions regarding criminal financial obligations. Standing Order 2017-02 adds Condition # 4 of the Mandatory Conditions of Supervised Release regarding convictions requiring mandatory restitution.
A new jury scam is targeting citizens within Middle Georgia. Emails are being sent advising citizens that they failed to appear for jury duty, and directing them to contact the “Judicial Division of the U.S. Marshals Office.” The subject line of the emails is “F.T.A. Notification” and the sender’s email address replicates the name of a clerk and uses “US.District.Courts@clerk.com.”
Most contact between a federal court and prospective juror will be through U.S. mail, and any phone or email contact by court staff will not include requests for sensitive information such as social security numbers or credit card information. Emails from the court are sent from an email address that contains a “.gov” extension, and not “.com”.
If anyone suspects they have been targeted by this scam or is contacted by someone requesting payments related to jury duty, please do not make the payment. Instead, immediately report the incident to your local law enforcement agency. You may also contact the U.S. District Court Clerk’s Office at (478) 752-3497 for verification of any suspicious communications related to jury service.