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Uniform Local Rules of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

The Local Rules can be accessed on our web site.

Certificates of Good Standing in the Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Members of the bar of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana may request a certificate of good standing by contacting the clerk's office at (504) 589-7666 and paying a $18 fee for each certificate.

After-Hours Filing

All pleadings must be filed in the clerk's office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday with the exception of complaints which may prescribe and those requiring immediate judicial intervention, for example, temporary restraining orders, vessel seizures, etc. Any other pleading filed after that time shall be considered as being filed on the next business day.

If it will be necessary to file a document after hours, call the clerk's office during regular business hours and ask to speak to the "duty" deputy clerk.

Notices by Fax

Since migrating to new e-filing system, this service is no longer available.


PACER is the Public Access to Court Electronic Records service provided by the clerk's office. PACER permits interested individuals to remotely access by computer electronic case summaries and docket information of civil and criminal cases filed with this court. Use of PACER requires users to register with the PACER Service Center and to obtain a password. The Judiciary imposes a nominal $.08 per page ,defined as 56 lines, for access to PACER, a rate that is set nationally. Users must have a PC and access to the Internet in order to access PACER. For further information, please call the PACER Service Center at 1-(800)-676-6856.

Electronic Evidence Presentation System