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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.

May 15, 2018
With the elevation today of the Honorable Kurt D. Engelhardt to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Honorable Nannette Jolivette Brown has begun her seven-year term as the Chief Judge for the United States District Court...
May 1, 2018
Effective May 1, 2018, the Clerk will begin electronic filing and distribution of Statement of Reasons for sentencing in criminal cases.   Attorneys of record who have been granted access will enter their CM/ECF Filer login and password to...
April 30, 2018
Effective immediately, the Judicial Conference of the United States Courts approved a new 3-day transcript delivery category and corresponding fee rate.  Please see all transcript categories at:
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
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...
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...
February 9, 2018
IN MEMORIAM Honorable Peter H. Beer Apr. 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...