Order Regarding Less Experienced Attorneys to Argue Motions In the US District Court (04/18/2019)


2019 9th Circuit Civics Contest


The 9th Circuit Civics video and essay contests are now open. The contests are open to high school students in nine western states and two Pacific island jurisdictions. Students from public, private, parochial and charter schools and home-schooled students of equivalent grade status may enter.  There will be preliminary judging at the local level with winners receiving prize monies of $1000.00 for first place, $500.00 for second place and $250.00 for third place.  First place winners will then compete against other 9th Circuit winners.  Please see attached announcement and flyer.

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Juror Scam Reported by Courts Around the Country
The public should be aware of a juror scam perpetrated across the country. A person claiming to be a court employee is calling members of the public indicating they have missed jury duty and must immediately pay fines to avoid the issuance of arrests warrants. The caller, sometimes claiming to be working for a federal court, may ask the person to buy a prepaid credit card and to call a specific number and provide the credit card number.

Federal courts never ask jurors for credit card information. Anyone who receives a phone call like the one described above should call the FBI at 808 566 4300 to report the call. For more information, see the link below:


Arrest Warrant Scam

If you have received a warrant by fax or email saying a federal law enforcement officer or an attorney for the government wants to arrest you.  IT IS A SCAM.  The fax or email may indicate that there are charges pending against you for money laundering, bank fraud or missed jury duty and you are to send money.

The warrants may display a bogus logo of an unspecified “United States District Court”, a case number and various charges.  Recipients are instructed to call a number to get a settlement or to wire money to avoid arrest.

A valid arrest warrant would not be served by fax or email.  A warrant would be served, in person, by a U.S. Marshal or other law enforcement officer.

Anyone receiving a fake arrest warrant should contact the FBI at 808 566 4300.  If there is any question regarding authenticity of a federal warrant, please contact the Clerk’s Office, U.S. District Court at 808 541 1890

Anyone demanding or obtaining money or anything of value while impersonating an officer or employee of the United States may be fined and/or imprisoned up to three years.


CYBER ALERT: Malicious Email Campaign Targeting Attorneys which Spoofs Emails from Statewide Legal Organizations

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U.S. Marshals Warn of Nationwide Jury Scam

The U.S. Marshals Service is warning the public of a nationwide telephone scam involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers or law enforcement officials seeking to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty. The U.S. Marshals Service said it does not call anyone to arrange payment of fines over the phone for failure to appear for jury duty or any other infraction. In order to appear more credible, the scammers may even provide information like badge numbers and the names of actual federal judges and courthouse addresses. Victims have been told they can avoid arrest by paying a fine using a reloadable credit card, and were urged to call a number and provide their own credit card number to initiate the process. The Marshals Service urges the public not to divulge personal or financial information to unknown callers, even if they sound legitimate. If believe you are a victim of the jury duty scam, please report the incident to local law enforcement department, or local U.S. Marshals or FBI office.


Job Announcement:
Judicial Assistant to U.S. District Judge (JSP 9-11)    Closing Date: 05/31/2019


Job Announcement:
Clerk of Court (JSP 16 - 17)    Closing Date: 06/30/2019