News from the Office of the US Courts:
Text messaging support to the federal judiciary's email subscription service is newly available. This service allows visitors to uscourts.gov to receive notifications by email when new information is available, including news, newsletters, specific web site content and other alerts. If you sign up for automatic updates, the service will notify you with an email sent directly to your inbox. In addition to receiving Email Updates, you can now get the Emergency Notices & Updates sent directly to your cell phone or mobile device. The U.S. Courts offers text message alerts for Emergency Notices & Updates on some major incidents (such as a hurricane or other large scale crisis) involving wide-spread court operations soon after official information is made available. Sign up by by clicking here.
Federal Court Management Statistics for 2008, a report that provides profiles for each of the 12 regional U.S. courts of appeals and 94 U.S. district courts - plus national totals - for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, is now available on the US Courts website.
The FY 2009 update to the Long Range Plan for Information Technology in the Federal Judiciary is now available. The update articulates five-year directions and objectives for the judiciary's information technology program, including PACER.