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Administrative Orders


In the Matter of the Reappointment of  VERA M. SCANLON as United States Magistrate Judge for an additional 8-year term.

Amending Administrative Order 2020-20 to Further Exclude Time Under The Speedy Trial Act for the Filing of Indictments Until July 13, 2020.

Service of Process by the United States Marshal

Administrative Order 2020-18 Amended: Petty Offense Docket under Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19

Authorization to Continue the Use of Videoconferencing or Telephone Conferencing in Criminal Matters

Further Continuance of Jury Trials and Exclusion of Time Under the Speedy Trial Act and Other Issues

Administrative Order 2020-15 is hereby amended to further toll the 30-day time period for filing an indictment under 18 U.S.C. § 3161(b) nunc pro tunc from May 15, 2020 until June 8, 2020.


In all cases filed on or after March 18, 2020 and in which under ordinary circumstances the Court would, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(c), appoint the United States Marshal or a deputy marshal to make service, any requirement that the Marshal accomplish service is further suspended nunc pro tunc to the expiration of the period specified in Administrative Order 2020-12, and the time from April 27, 2020 through June 15, 2020 is, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m), excluded from the 90-day period to accomplish service. See the Order for details.

Upon consideration of the current situation relating to the serious, ongoing public health emergency in this District created by the COVID-19 pandemic, and in order to continue to protect public health, limit the size of public gatherings and travel, and prevent the spread of the virus, all petty offense proceedings scheduled before June 15, 2020 shall be continued unless otherwise ordered by this Court. See the Administrative Order for details.


See the order for details regarding the extension of certain statutory dealines for  administrative and judicial forfeiture proceedings.