Welcome to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The Eastern District has 29 Article III Judges  and 16 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.


-Chief Judge Dora L. Irizarry has issued Administrative Order 2016-05 "In re: Motions for Johnson Sentencing Reductions Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255"

-Attention CJA Attorneys: In preparation for the Court's conversion to eVoucher, paper vouchers will no longer be accepted beginning April 15, 2016. Attorneys should upload their vouchers directly into eVoucher after registration has been completed. Service providers should send their vouchers to the hiring attorney so that they may be uploaded into the system. Please contact Laura Rios at 631-712-6024 or via email Laura Rios@nyed.uscourts.gov if you have any concerns.

-Amendments to the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure

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

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

- 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.