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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.
December 2, 2015
Amendments to F.R.Civ.P. 4(m) and 16 Full Page View
November 24, 2015
Effective December 1, 2015 Full Page View
November 24, 2015
Public Comment to 10-21-15 Public Notice of Proposed Fully Revised Rules of Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement
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October 21, 2015
Public Notice is hereby given of the proposed fully revised Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. By clicking on the highlighted link you may review the full set of...
October 1, 2015
The seven year term of the Honorable Sarah S. Vance as Chief Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana concluded yesterday, September 30, 2015. As of today, October 1, 2015, the Honorable Kurt D. Engelhardt begins his seven year term as...
August 24, 2015
Beginning on Monday, August 24, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will launch a new procedure for attorneys to obtain the eROA (electronic record on appeal). The District Court will grant access and send a notice to...
August 14, 2015
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Bankruptcy and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The following proposed...
June 22, 2015
On July 1, 2015, the U.S. District Court will modify and expand the current Attorney WiFi network by removing the requirements for a password and increasing data bandwidth to increase network speed and improving its ease of use. This will also...
June 17, 2015
The Court strongly prefers and recommends that all documents created via word-processing software which are filed in CM/ECF be saved as PDF files as opposed to being printed to hard copy and scanned. Scanners should be used only for documents (such...
June 16, 2015
We have been notified that internet service providers (ISP's) may consider the court's Notice of Electronic Filing e-mails as SPAM, and may not be allowing these e-mails through. The following can be followed to provide the best assurance of...