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Northern District of Texas

David C. Godbey, Chief Judge
Karen Mitchell, Clerk of Court

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Please read the announcement to review Proposed Amendments to Fifth Circuit Rule 35.6, and an invitation to submit written comments on the proposed change: ... more
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Unless modified after receipt of public comment, the amended rule (see Special Order 2-95) shall take effect on September 1, 2023 and shall apply to all proceedings in criminal... more
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The Central Violations Bureau (CVB) is a national center charged with processing violation notices (tickets) issued and payments received for petty offenses committed on federal property.
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Lubbock: The physical offices of the Lubbock division will delay opening until 10:00 AM on January 25 due to inclement weather. ECF is operational and telephone calls made to the main lines and ECF Help Desks will be answered or returned. Amarillo:... more
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Rates for counsel The hourly rates for CJA appointed counsel have been increased to $164 (non-capital) and $210 (capital). Non-capital case compensation maximums The waivable case compensation maximums for counsel have increased as follows: $12,800... more
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United States District Judge John H. McBryde died peacefully at his home on December 25, 2022, of natural causes while surrounded by his family. Read the full news release here... more