News & Announcements
Honorable Peter H. Beer
Apr. 12, 1928 - Feb. 9, 2018
U.S. District Judge, 1979 - 2009
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
Notice of Proposed Amendment to 5TH CIR. R. 35.5
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071, we give notice the court is considering amending 5TH CIR. R. 35.5 as shown below. Proposed changes are identified with redline text.
We will accept written comments for consideration on the proposed change through March 9, 2018. You may write to:... 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, February 9, 2018. On or around that date, the Judiciary will reassess its situation and provide further guidance if needed.
All proceedings and deadlines remain in effect as scheduled, unless otherwise advised. The Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system will remain in operation for...more »
The U. S. Probation Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana is hosting the Criminal Pretrial Techniques Conference from February 22, 2018, through February 23, 2018, at the Marriott Lakeway Hotel, in Metairie, Louisiana. The conference will primarily focus on criminal pretrial services. The goal of the conference is to provide free training to members of the bar and the legal community, with a special emphasis on those who practice in the federal court system....more »
It has come to the Court’s attention that scammers claiming to be court officials, law enforcement officers, or members of a judge’s staff are once again contacting citizens nationwide to demand payment of money, and/or disclosure of personal information, under threat of arrest due to a failure to serve on a federal court jury. These are FALSE claims and please DO NOT provide any cash or funds in response.
Please alert the Court at (504) 589-7730 during...more »
The Probation Office will be providing training sessions for the filing of pre-sentence reports (PSR's) in CM/ECF at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm in their training room starting September 25 through October 17.
Please see information on their website for more.