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.

October 21, 2015
Public Notice is hereby given of the proposed fully revised Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. By clicking on the highlighted link you may review the full set of...
October 1, 2015
The seven year term of the Honorable Sarah S. Vance as Chief Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana concluded yesterday, September 30, 2015.     As of today, October 1, 2015, the Honorable Kurt D. Engelhardt begins his seven year term as...
August 24, 2015
Beginning on Monday, August 24, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will launch a new procedure for attorneys to obtain the eROA (electronic record on appeal).   The District Court will grant access and send a notice to...
August 14, 2015
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Bankruptcy and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The following proposed...
June 22, 2015
On July 1, 2015, the U.S. District Court will modify and expand the current Attorney WiFi network by removing the requirements for a password and increasing data bandwidth to increase network speed and improving its ease of use. This will also...
June 17, 2015
The Court prefers and recommends that all PDF documents filed in CM/ECF be converted as opposed to scanned. Scanners should be used only for documents (such as exhibits and attachments) that cannot be produced with a word-processing program. E-...
June 16, 2015
 We have been notified that internet service providers (ISP's) may consider the court's Notice of Electronic Filing e-mails as SPAM, and may not be allowing these e-mails through. The following can be followed to provide the best assurance of...
June 12, 2015
A report is available to attorneys to view the activity in all cases for which you are an attorney of record for a specific date. You MUST use your e-filing account to access this report. The report is located on the Utilities menu and is named,...
June 1, 2015
Filing of civil contested motions in CM/ECF will no longer require the inclusion of a time of day entry at the "Motion Submission Date" screen. Only an eligible motion submission date will be entered. A Notice of Submission document is still a...

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