News & Announcements: 2016-08

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.

August 26, 2016
On August 23, 2016, the Honorable Helen Ginger Berrigan, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, notified President Barack Obama that effective on that date, having attained the requisite age and met the service...
August 19, 2016
MISCELLANEOUS ORDER Counsel or Parties who believe that deadlines for filing of any motion in a pending case have been, or will be immediately affected by the recent flooding in Louisiana may be offered relief by the filing of a motion for extension...
August 12, 2016
In 2016, the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure approved publication of proposed amendments to the following rules and forms for a comment period from August 12, 2016 through February 15, 2017. Civil Rules 5, 23, 62...
August 9, 2016
In an effort to better assist members of the bar, the maximum file size allowed by the Court’s Electronic Case Filing system has been increased from 10 MB to 35 MB per upload.  The increase in file size will save counsel of record and their staff...