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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.

December 7, 2016
Collection of the Eastern District of Louisiana's (LAED) triennial dues will begin on January 1, 2017, and must be paid not later than March 1, 2017. Members of the LAED bar will be required to pay their dues electronically through their Electronic...
December 1, 2016
Please be aware that the fee schedule for the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has been updated to reflect increases approved by the Judicial Conference in September of 2016. The new fees are effective December 1, 2016. You...
October 25, 2016
Pilot Began July 1, 2014 – Permanent Status Approved October 5, 2016 If you are interested in volunteering for the Civil Pro Bono Counsel Panel, please contact Erin Arnold by e-mail or at 504-589-7812. The Eastern District of Louisiana created a...
October 21, 2016
Notice of Proposed Amendments to 5TH CIRCUIT RULES 26, 28, 29, 31 and 32. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071, the 5th Circuit gives notice the circuit court is considering amending 5TH CIR. R. 26, 28, 29, 31 and 32 as shown in the document linked above....
October 12, 2016
Pursuant to Rule 83 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Public Notice is hereby given of the proposed adoption of the newly revised Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement and proposed adoption of new Rules for Disability Inactive Status for...
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...
July 26, 2016
During 2016, the Louisiana Eastern District Court has transitioned from Corel WordPerfect to Microsoft Word as its standard word processing program. We have taken this step due to the predominant use of Microsoft Word in the U.S. Courts, the legal...

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