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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.

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-...
November 15, 2013
  NOTICE TO THE BAR At its September 2013 session, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved several changes to the miscellaneous fee schedules effective December 1, 2013. The appellate filing fee is increased to $505 which includes a $...
November 4, 2013
Administrative Procedures for Electronic Case Filings and Unique Procedures and Practices for Electronic Filings are now one document. These documents, along with Electronic Filing for Attorneys, have been combined and updated. Full Page View
September 17, 2013
  ORDER AND REASONS Before the Court is the Motion for New Trial (Rec. Doc. 963) originally urged by defendant Arthur Kaufman, and joined in by the other defendants in this matter who were tried and convicted in 2011 (hereinafter referred to as "...

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