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.

April 22, 2014
  Pilot Beginning July 1, 2014 - Extended through December 31, 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.   Full Page View
March 17, 2014
Pursuant to Rule 83 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Public Notice is hereby given of proposed amendments to the Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana with the new...
January 28, 2014
The court will be open as usual at 8:30AM on Thursday, January 30, 2014.   Because of adverse weather conditions, the courthouse will be closed Tuesday, January 28, and Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Please see related Order.   The Court’s electronic...
January 24, 2014
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has tentatively selected Claude J. Kelly III for appointment as the Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Louisiana, subject to further consideration after background...
January 6, 2014
A triennial attorney registration statement and fee are required by Rule 83.2.2 of the Local Civil Rules for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The Court has set the triennial fee for 2014-2016 at $45.   You must pay the triennial fee of $45...
January 1, 2014
Secure, high-speed Wi-Fi access is NOW available at no cost to all members of the bar at the United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. This Wi-Fi coverage is funded through the attorney admission fund. Operated and supported by...
December 16, 2013
Pursuant to a majority vote of the active judges of this court; IT IS ORDERED that Rule 9.1 et seq of the Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana are hereby amended as...
December 11, 2013
  Effective February 1, 2014, the Clerk's Office will no longer accept credit card payments for restitution obligations. Restitution payments must be made by cash, check or money order only.
November 15, 2013
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana is pleased to announce the selection of Michael B. North as Magistrate Judge for the District subject to completion of a standard background check. Full Page View
November 15, 2013
Pursuant to Rule 83 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Public Notice is hereby given of the proposed revised Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. 9. Post-...

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