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October 25, 2016

Pilot Began July 1, 2014 – Permanent Status Approved October 5, 2016

If you are interested in volunteering for the Civil Pro Bono Counsel Panel, please contact Erin Arnold by e-mail or at 504-589-7812.

The Eastern District of Louisiana created a Civil Pro Bono Program on...

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October 21, 2016

Notice of Proposed Amendments to 5TH CIRCUIT RULES 26, 28, 29, 31 and 32.

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071, the 5th Circuit gives notice the circuit court is considering amending 5TH CIR. R. 26, 28, 29, 31 and 32 as shown in the document linked above. Additionally, the circuit court is studying...

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October 12, 2016

Pursuant to Rule 83 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Public Notice is hereby given of the proposed adoption of the newly revised Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement and proposed adoption of new Rules for Disability Inactive Status for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

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August 26, 2016

On August 23, 2016, the Honorable Helen Ginger Berrigan, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, notified President Barack Obama that effective on that date, having attained the requisite age and met the service requirements for assuming senior status, she retired from active service as a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana under 28 U.S.C. § 371(b).


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August 19, 2016


Counsel or Parties who believe that deadlines for filing of any motion in a pending case have been, or will be immediately affected by the recent flooding in Louisiana may be offered relief by the filing of a motion for extension, even if past the filing deadline. Any late-filed request for extension should set forth in detail the circumstances for such late filing.  Click here for the...

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August 12, 2016

In 2016, the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure approved publication of proposed amendments to the following rules and forms for a comment period from August 12, 2016 through February 15, 2017.

  • Civil Rules 5, 23, 62, and 65.1
  • Criminal Rules 12.4, 45, and 49
  • Appellate Rules 8, 11, 25, 28.1, 29, 31, 39, 41, and Form 4
  • Bankruptcy Rules 3002.1,...
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