News & Announcements
During the partial government shutdown, this court, as part of the Judiciary, has continued operating using court fee balances and other “no-year” funds. Paid operations using this funding can be sustained by the Judiciary through
January 18, 2019 (updated: now January 25, 2019). On or before that date, further guidance will be provided if the shutdown persists.
All proceedings and deadlines remain in effect as scheduled, unless otherwise advised...more »
On December 13, 2018, the Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle, Senior District Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, naturalized 31 individuals as United States citizens. Loyola Law School Professor Isabel Medina provided the keynote address, in which she recounted her family's own naturalization story and encouraged the individuals to take advantage of their new-found citizenship. The colors were presented by the United States...more »
In the event of a government shutdown, the federal judiciary has determined that it can remain OPEN for business for approximately three weeks, or through Friday, January 11, 2019 (if a budget impasse lasts that long). On or around that date, the judiciary will reassess its situation if needed and provide further guidance.
All proceedings and deadlines remain in effect as scheduled, unless otherwise advised. The Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF)...more »
Public Notice is hereby given of proposed amendments to the Local Civil Rules of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to align with changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.more »