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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.

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...
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...
July 19, 2017
Pursuant to a vote of the court en banc; United States Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby is hereby designated Chief Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana for a term of four (4) years. Magistrate Judge Roby is directed to meet with...
July 17, 2017
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June 1, 2017
The Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Subcommittee on Judicial Statistics approved the creation of a new nature of suit code. The Subcommittee agreed that it was important to distinguish patent cases involving drug companies seeking...
May 12, 2017
CMECF and PACER service will be unavailable from Friday, May 19th at 5:00 PM through Monday, May 22nd at 8:30 AM. The local Louisiana Eastern CMECF and PACER servers will be shut down for required maintenance beginning promptly at 5:00 PM on Friday...
February 22, 2017
(1st Reminder - 2/13/17; 2nd Reminder - 2/22/17) Pursuant to Local Civil Rule 83.2.2(D), every attorney admitted to practice before the Eastern District of Louisiana must pay an annual fee which is collected every third year. Commencing January 1,...
January 13, 2017
Effective February 13, 2017 exact change is required if paying with cash. Please see all acceptable methods of payment at http://www.laed.uscourts.gov/financial-information/payment-methods.

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