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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.

August 25, 2018
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana is pleased to announce the selection of Dana Marie Douglas as Magistrate Judge for the District subject to completion of a standard background check. View this PDF.
August 17, 2018
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Chief United States Probation Officer.
August 15, 2018
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules, have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. Appellate Rules:  35...
August 8, 2018
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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...