News & Announcements
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana presents an African American History Month Celebration entitled, “A Dream Deferred?,” Thursday, February 23, 12:00-2:00 pm, in Courtroom 501 and by Zoom Webinar, no charge, 2-hour CLE credit, lunch provided to in-person attendees. Please register by emailing LAED_RSVP@laed.uscourts.gov.
Please see the Eastern District of Louisiana website, www.laed.uscourts.gov, for additional information and updates.
On February 2, 2023, the Honorable Mary Ann Vial Lemmon, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and the Honorable Karen Wells Roby, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, will be honored by the American Bar Association’s National Conference of Federal Trial Judges. The Honorable Martin L.C. Feldman, former U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, will be posthumously honored at the event. The event will include a recognition ceremony in the ceremonial courtroom of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana from 5:00-6:00 pm, which will be followed by a reception at The Great Hall of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Magistrate Judge Janis van Meerveld of the Eastern District of Louisiana has been appointed as the Magistrate Judge representative from the Fifth Circuit to the Magistrate Judges Advisory Group to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Her term of service is through December, 2025.
The Magistrate Judges Advisory Group meets at least twice yearly and provides assistance to the Director of the Administrative Office and the Judicial Services Office in supporting the Judicial Conference of the United States Courts.
Local Civil Rule 83.2.2(D) requires every attorney admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to pay an annual fee collected every third year.
Beginning January 1, 2023, the Court will collect triennial dues of $45.00 ($15.00 per year for 2023, 2024 and 2025) from all admitted attorneys.
All attorneys admitted to the bar of this Court must pay triennial dues electronically by March 1, 2023.
Instructions for payment of dues can be found here and will be displayed in CM/ECF.
The Court’s CM/ECF system experienced intermittent outages January 3-5. The Court has worked with the Administrative Office to resolve the issue. Attorneys experiencing difficulty accessing CM/ECF or filing pleadings are encouraged to continue their attempts and to communicate any issues to the Court. As a result of the outage, the Court’s RSS feed was temporarily disabled for a few days.
In accordance with the authority conferred by 28 U.S.C. 631 et seq., and the further authority granted and action taken by the Judicial Conference of the United States, and a resolution adopted by a majority of the active judges of this court;
An Order has been entered reappointing Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby for a term of eight (8) years, subject to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. 631(e) effective February 22, 2023.