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News & Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

January 11, 2019
During the partial government shutdown, this court, as part of the Judiciary, has continued operating using court fee balances and other “no-year” funds. Paid operations using this funding can be sustained by the Judiciary through January 18, 2019 (...
December 21, 2018
In the event of a government shutdown, the federal judiciary has determined that it can remain OPEN for business for approximately three weeks, or through Friday, January 11, 2019 (if a budget impasse lasts that long). On or around that date, the...
October 29, 2018
Public Notice is hereby given of proposed amendments to the Local Civil Rules of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to align with changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. View this PDF.
October 29, 2018
Public Notice is hereby given of proposed amendments to the Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement and Rules for Disability Inactive Status for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. View this PDF.
October 23, 2018
The court is pleased to announce that Ms. Veronica Ramirez has been selected as its new Chief Probation Officer.  Ms. Ramirez will be joining the Eastern District of Louisiana starting December 10, 2018.  She is currently serving as the Deputy Chief...
August 25, 2018
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana is pleased to announce the selection of Dana Marie Douglas as Magistrate Judge for the District subject to completion of a standard background check. View this PDF.

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