General Orders and Notice Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Court Operations

Please see the attached General Orders and Notice, regarding court operations under the exigent circumstances created by COVID-19. General Order 21-18.

CM/ECF and eJuror access will be intermittent during a national maintenance window scheduled between 10:00 PM MST Saturday, October 23, 2021 and 02:00 AM MST Sunday, October 24, 2021.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your patience and understanding during this process.


In addition to the legal holidays observed by the District Courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona will be closed on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 26, 2021

All electronic systems will be in operation, unless otherwise noticed in advance, including CM/ECF and PACER.

 The District Conference scheduled for August 27, 2021, has been postponed.  It is anticipated that the conference will be rescheduled for Spring 2022.     


The solicitation process for the United State Probation Office and the United States Pretrial Services Office for the District of Arizona is now CLOSED. 

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Eric J. Markovich at Tucson, Arizona, is due to expire on February 9, 2022. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new eight year term.

The duties of a magistrate judge in this court include the following:

(1) conduct of most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases;
(2) trial and disposition of...

The District of Arizona has received several reports from individuals who reside both in our district and abroad who have received a phone call from an individual claiming to be law enforcement.  The individual states that the person receiving the phone call has a warrant for their arrest and must pay a certain dollar amount in order to avoid arrest. 

The Court or any law enforcement agency will never call an individual to threaten arrest or to request payment over the phone....

Pro bono representation of parties in civil cases, who are unable to afford an attorney, is an important responsibility of the bar.  In addition to providing a valuable service to pro se litigants and the Court, many attorneys find volunteering is a great way to give back to the community and to develop federal court experience.  The United States District Court for the District of Arizona offers opportunities for lawyers to assist self-represented litigants in the following ways, and we...