News & Announcements
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...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.
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to the following rules and forms and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.
The proposed amendments and the advisory committees’ reports explaining the proposed changes are posted on the...more »
Pursuant to a vote of the court en banc;
United States Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby is hereby designated Chief Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana for a term of four (4) years. Magistrate Judge Roby is directed to meet with her colleagues on a regular basis and to act as a liaison between the magistrate judges and the court. This appointment will become effective on July 18, 2017....more »