News & Announcements
REGISTRATION CLOSED! - U.S. District Court-EDLA presents an African American History Month event entitled, “After the Middle Passage: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865,” Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 12:00 pm, Courtroom 501, No Charge, 1-Hour CLE Credit, Lunch provided.
Hard-working, highly organized, extremely knowledgeable, disciplined, and experienced, all are attributes of William (“Bill”) Blevins who served as the Clerk of the Court for the United States District Court for Eastern District of Louisiana (“EDLA”) from May, 2013, when he was selected to be the Clerk following the retirement of Loretta Whyte, until January, 2020. During his over six and one-half year tenure in the Eastern District of Louisiana, Bill’s leadership...more »
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana is pleased to announce the selection of Donna Phillips Currault as Magistrate Judge for the District, subject to completion of a standard background check.
Ms. Currault graduated ...more »
Pursuant to Local Civil Rule 83.2.2(D), every attorney admitted to practice before the Eastern District of Louisiana must pay an annual fee which is collected every third year. Commencing January 1, 2020, the Court will collect triennial dues of $45.00 ($15.00 per year for 2020, 2021 and 2022) from all attorneys admitted to this Court's bar. No later than March 1, 2020, all attorneys admitted to the bar of this Court will be required to pay their triennial attorney'...more »
On January 6, 2020, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana appointed Carol L. Michel as Clerk of Court, succeeding William W. Blevins. Mr. Blevins, who is from Richmond, Virginia, served as Clerk of Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana from May 2013 until January, 2020. He accepted a position as the Chief Deputy of Operations for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Richmond.
On December 19, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana held a naturalization ceremony in which 53 candidates were naturalized as United States citizens. The Honorable Dana M. Douglas, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, presided over the ceremony. Candidates originated from 31 different countries, exemplifying the truly diverse character of the American people.