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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.

April 6, 2018
Order Appointing Merit Selection Panel for Full-time Vacancy Order Appointing Merit Selection Panel for Reappointment of Magistrate Judge Wilkinson
March 21, 2018
Pending required approvals, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana is seeking qualified applicants to fill a vacancy in the position of United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The...
March 21, 2018
PUBLIC NOTICE The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Wilkinson, Jr. at New Orleans, Louisiana, is due to expire on March 26, 2019. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens...
February 9, 2018
IN MEMORIAM Honorable Peter H. BeerApr. 12, 1928 - Feb. 9, 2018 U.S. District Judge, 1979 - 2009
February 1, 2018
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT Notice of Proposed Amendment to 5TH CIR. R. 35.5 Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071, we give notice the court is considering amending 5TH CIR. R. 35.5 as shown below. Proposed changes are identified...
January 19, 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, February 9, 2018. On or around that date, the Judiciary will reassess its situation...
January 2, 2018
The U. S. Probation Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana is hosting the Criminal Pretrial Techniques Conference from February 22, 2018, through February 23, 2018, at the Marriott Lakeway Hotel, in Metairie, Louisiana. The conference will...
November 3, 2017
It has come to the Court’s attention that scammers claiming to be court officials, law enforcement officers, or members of a judge’s staff are once again contacting citizens nationwide to demand payment of money, and/or disclosure of personal...
September 20, 2017
The Probation Office will be providing training sessions for the filing of pre-sentence reports (PSR's) in CM/ECF at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm in their training room starting September 25 through October 17. Please see information on their website for...
August 11, 2017
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to the following rules and forms and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The...

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