Welcome to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The Eastern District has 30 Article III Judges  and 15 Magistrate Judges. The district comprises the counties of Kings, Nassau, Queens, Richmond, and Suffolk and concurrently with the Southern District, the waters within the counties of Bronx and New York. The Eastern District has a population of eight million people.


-Amendments to the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure

-Court Notice re: upcoming Holidays

-Reappointment of Bankruptcy Judge Robert D. Drain.

The Criminal Justice Act Committee of the United States District Court for the Eastern District ofNew York is soliciting applications from highly qualified and experienced criminal defense attorneys for membership on the CJA Panel for the District. Applications will be accepted from attorneys who are available for case assignments in either the Brooklyn or Central Islip Courthouses, or both. The Committee is also seeking applications from practitioners whose experience is uniquely suited to handling petitions for post conviction relief. Assignments to the Panel will be for a three-year period, beginning on or about January 1, 2016. See the announcement here for more information. Applications are due by November 20th, 2015.

- Notice to CM/ECF Filers. Please see the notice here.

- Public Notice Reappointment of Recalled Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy .

The second report to the Board of Judges on Alternatives to Incarceration has been published here.

- Notice of filing a complaint for exoneration from or limitation of liability 15-CV-01453

- Notice to Criminal Defense Attorneys. Please See the notice here.

- July 30th 2014 -- New Juror Scam Seeks Personal Data - A new juror scam email, which fraudulently seeks personal information that could aid identity theft, has been reported in at least 14 federal court districts. Click here for more information.

- Nearly 70 WWII Veterans still serve their country as Article III Judges. There is a small article on USCOURTS.GOV covering some of them - many from the Eastern District of New York (the District with the most remaining at 5). See especially the profiles of Judges I. Leo Glasser Jack B. Weinstein , Arthur D. Spatt , Leonard D. Wexler and Judge Thomas C Platt. A video consisting of interviews with these judges will be forthcoming in November for Veterans's Day. Thank you all for your service.