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U.S. Courts

U.S. Courts

The U.S. Courts, located in courthouses across the nation, safeguard the constitutional rights and liberties of the public. Judges, court clerks, federal public defenders, law clerks, probation and pretrial services officers, technology specialists, human resources and budget specialists, administrative staff, and many others with a variety of skills and talents work in support of this mission.

As Guardians of the Constitution, the U.S. Courts address cases and controversies that can impact the lives of all Americans.The U.S. Courts

- Help individuals and businesses who cannot pay their debts.
- Resolve civil disputes involving failure to meet legal agreements.
- Decide criminal cases alleging violations of federal criminal laws.
- Conduct naturalization ceremonies for new U.S. citizens.
- Work with criminal defendants and offenders in the probation and pretrial system.
- Provide federal public defenders to those who cannot afford legal counsel.

Contact:

Phone: (202) 502-2600

Courthouses Win Architectural Awards

Seven U.S. courthouses are among the 17 federal buildings honored in this year’s General Services Administration Design Awards. Representing a mix of both modern and traditional architecture, these courthouses were honored based on a wide variety of criteria—ranging from functionality and public benefit to design and sustainability, as well as their aesthetic appeal