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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.

May 15, 2020
In compliance with its congressional mandate and pursuant to the POWER Act, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana is pleased to announce a local radio campaign geared towards reaching those in our community dealing with...
May 12, 2020
Notice to Public Access Terminal Users: If you need assistance with accessing court documents and are not able, or cannot afford, to use PACER.gov, please call the Clerk’s Office at 504-589-7674.  
April 24, 2020
Effective immediately: The Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has issued COVID-19 General Order No. 20-6, amending COVID-19 General Orders 20-2 through 20-5 to extend certain deadlines addressed...
April 3, 2020
Effective immediately, the Hale Boggs Federal Building located at 500 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, which houses the United States District Court as well as the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, is...
April 1, 2020
CVB Violation dockets have been continued as indicated below: Violations previously set for March 17, 2020, May 26, 2020 and June 2, 2020 have been reset to June 30, 2020 (Magistrate Judge Douglas) Violations previously set for March 24, 2020 and...
March 30, 2020
In response to the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the United States, the Congress has passed and the President has signed into law the CARES Act, H.R. 748, which authorizes the use of video and telephone conferencing, under...
March 20, 2020
Effective March 23, 2020, and subject to the conditions set forth in this Court's General Order 20-2(5), criminal proceedings before the Magistrate Judges of the United States District Court for Eastern District of Louisiana will be adjusted as...
March 20, 2020
Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, until May 1, 2020, the Clerk’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana will not accept sealed documents on paper for filing. Sealed documents should be submitted by email to the Court at sealeddocs@laed....
March 17, 2020
Hale Boggs Building, Including Intake, Pro Se, and Public Terminal Areas, Closed to the General Public At the direction of the Chief Judge, until further notice, due to public health concerns relating to COVID-19, the Hale Boggs Federal Building...
March 16, 2020
Effective immediately: In response to the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), to combat the spread of the disease, given the severity of risks posed to the public, Court staff, and other Court agencies, and considering the public...

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