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General Orders

Practice and Procedure
05/18/2021 Jury Plan Adopted 2021 as Amended April 21, 2021
04/22/2021 (General Order 21-5) Order of Reference to Bankruptcy Judges
01/19/2021 (HSD, Order 21-2) Highly Sensitive Documents (HSDs), Procedures for Filing, Service and Management of
12/02/2020 Jury Plan Adopted 2020 as Amended Dec 2, 2020
05/14/2019 Authorization for US Probation to Provide Info to 1stSA Committee
01/29/2019 First Step Act - 1stSA Committee
08/17/2018 Rev Plan of July 2018 for Furnishing Representation Pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act of 1964
07/20/2018 Dimaya Screening Order
04/30/2018 Transcript Rates
04/30/2018 Statement of Reasons to be Filed Under Seal
07/28/2016 Reassignment of Mag 1 and BP Oil Spill Cases
12/02/2015 Effecting Service and Issuance of Scheduling Orders, Amendments to F.R.Civ.P. 4(m) and 16
01/29/2015 Early Disposition or "Fast Track" Program
11/06/2014 Retroactive Sentencing Guidelines, Amendment 782

- Form AO0247 EDLA, Proposed Order

04/22/2014 Civil Pro Bono Counsel Panel
03/14/2014 Grand Jury Indictments, Signature of Foreperson Redacted
01/10/2013 Jury Plan Adopted 2013
10/16/2012 ECF Administrative Procedures Amended
07/26/2006 Filing Documents Under Seal
04/11/1990 Reference of Bankruptcy Cases and Proceedings
11/16/1989 Removal of Cases from State Court
06/03/1987 RICO Standing Order
Administrative and Miscellaneous
05/23/2022 COVID-19, Order 22-5) Amending Orders 20-4, 20-8, 20-11, 20-14, 21-3, 21-7, 21-13, 21-16, 22-1 to Extend CARES Act for 90 days
03/24/2022 (COVID-19, 22-4) Vacating Order 20-1 Restrictions on Visitors to the Courthouse & Hale Boggs Fed. Bldg.
03/22/2022 (COVID-19, Order 22-3) Vacating Order 21-15 Requiring Proof of Vaccination or Testing for Visitors
03/11/2022 (COVID-19, Order 22-2) Mask Mandate Lifted
02/24/2022 (COVID-19, Order 22-1) Amending Orders 20-4, 20-8, 20-11, 20-14, 21-3, 21-7, 21-13, 21-16 to Extend CARES Act for 90 days
12/20/2021 (COVID-19, Order 21-17) Amending Order 21-15, Failure to Provide Proof of Vaccination or Negative PCR Test Required to Enter USDC, USBC, and US Probation Office May Result in Costs/Fees of $200 per Instance Requiring On-Site Rapid Test
12/01/2021 (COVID-19, Order 21-16) Amending Orders 20-4, 20-8, 20-11, 20-14, 21-3, 21-7, 21-13 to Extend CARES Act for 90 days
10/22/2021 (COVID-19, Order 21-15) Proof of Vaccination or Negative PCR Test Required to Enter U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and U.S. Probation Office
09/10/2021 (General Order 21-14) Jury Trials Suspended until November 1, 2021
09/07/2021 (COVID-19, Order 21-13) Amending Orders 20-4, 20-8, 20-11, 20-14, 21-3, 21-7 to Extend CARES Act for 90 days
09/04/2021 (GENERAL ORDER 21-12) Hurricane Ida, All Deadlines and Delays Suspended for 30 days Commencing from August 26, 2021
08/30/2021 (COVID-19, Order 21-11, Addendum to) Hurricane Ida, All Court Operations Suspended Until at least September 7, 2021
08/18/2021 (COVID-19, Order 21-11) Jury Trials Suspended until September 20, 2021
07/29/2021 (COVID-19, Order 21-10) Mask Requirements & Social Distancing
07/16/2021 Appointment Order - Chief Magistrate Judge North
06/23/2021 Order of Appointment Duane A. Evans, U.S. Attorney, EDLA
06/14/2021 (COVID-19, Order 21-7) Amending COVID-19 Orders 20-4, 20-8, 20-11, 20-14 & 21-3 to Extend CARES Act for 90 days
05/19/2021 (COVID 19, Order 21-6) Mask Requirements & Social Distancing
04/03/2021 (COVID 19, Order 21-4) Amending Orders 21-1, 20-13, 20-10, 20-9 & 20-6 to Extend Certain Deadlines
03/17/2021 (COVID-19, Order 21-3) Amending COVID-19 Orders 20-4, 20-8, 20-11 & 20-14 to Extend CARES Act for 90 days
01/14/2021 (COVID 19, Order 21-1) Amending Orders 20-13, 20-10, 20-9 & 20-6 to Extend Certain Deadlines
12/18/2020 (COVID-19, Order 20-14) Amending COVID-19 Orders 20-4, 20-8 & 20-11 to Extend CARES Act for 90 days
12/02/2020 (COVID 19, Order 20-13) Amending Orders 20-10, 20-9 & 20-6 to Extend Certain Deadlines
11/02/2020 (COVID-19, Order 20-12) Courthouse Open to the General Public for Limited Purposes
09/27/2020 (COVID-19, Order 20-1 Amended) Courthouse Visitation & Access Restrictions
09/23/2020 (COVID-19, Order 20-11) Amending COVID-19 Orders 20-4 & 20-8 to Extend CARES Act for 90 days
08/20/2020 (COVID-19, Order 20-10) Amending COVID-19 Orders 20-6 & 20-9 to Extend Certain Deadlines
06/26/2020 (COVID-19, Order 20-9) Amending COVID-19 Order 20-6 to Extend Certain Deadlines
06/26/2020 (COVID-19, Order 20-8) Amending COVID-19 Order 20-4 to Extend CARES Act for 90 days
05/21/2020 (COVID-19, Order 20-7) CJA Voucher Interim Payments
04/24/2020 (COVID-19, Order 20-6) Amending COVID-19 Order 20-2 to Extend Certain Deadlines
04/03/2020 (COVID-19, Order 20-5) Hale Boggs Federal Building Closed to the General Public
03/30/2020 (COVID 19, Order 20-4) CARES Act, Video and Teleconferencing for Criminal Case Events
03/20/2020 Adoption of the 5th Circuit Employment Dispute Resolution (EDR) Plan
03/20/2020 (COVID-19, Order 20-3) Criminal Proceedings before the Magistrate Judges
03/16/2020 (COVID-19, Order 20-2) Trials, In-Person Hearings & Conferences Cont. to May 1, 2020
03/13/2020 (COVID-19, Order 20-1) Courthouse Visitation & Access Restrictions
12/03/2018 Court Closure, December 5, 2018
10/13/2016 CRIS - Court Registry Order
08/19/2016 Deadlines & Flooding in Louisiana
12/11/2014 Court Closure, December 26, 2014
01/27/2014 Court Closure, Adverse Weather Conditions
08/27/2012 Court Closure, Tropical Storm Isaac
08/23/2011 Disposition of Sealed Court Records
01/06/2011 Attorney Admission Fees
09/01/2005 Deadlines & Hurricane Katrina
08/31/2005 Continuing All Criminal Cases
07/21/1992 Court Registry Fee - replaced by CRIS order of 10/13/16
Local Rules
02/28/2022 Order Adopting Amendments to Local Civil Rules 9.2, 23.1 and LAR 64.5 and Local Criminal Rule 5.2 effective March 1, 2022
12/03/2018 Order amending Local Civil Rules 5.4, 16.2 & 62.2 to align with changes made to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
04/16/2015 Order to Abrogate Local Criminal Rule 23.1, Trial by Jury
11/17/2014 Order Adopting Local Criminal Rule 23.2, Interviewing Jurors
11/17/2014 Order Amending Local Rule 47.5, Interviewing Jurors
11/13/2014 Order Amending Registry Related Local Rules 67.1 & 67.2
08/26/2014 Order Amending Registry Related Local Rules 67.1 & 67.2
01/03/2011 Order Adopting Local Civil Rules as Amended
01/03/2011 Order Adopting Local Criminal Rules as Amended
Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement
02/28/2022 Order Adopting Amendments to Local Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement 5, 6.3, 7.8 and 7.9 and to Local Rules for Disability Inactive Status 1.5, 4, 5.2 and 5.4 effective March 1, 2022
02/15/2022 Appointment of Member to Lawyer Disciplinary Committee
09/28/2021 Reappointment of Members to Lawyer Disciplinary Committee
06/25/2020 Reappointment of Members to Lawyer Disciplinary Committee
07/24/2019 Appointment of Members to Lawyer Disciplinary Committee
12/03/2018 Order Amending Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement and Rules for Disability Inactive Status
06/15/2018 Appointment of Members to Lawyer Disciplinary Committee
03/22/2018 Appointment of Member to Lawyer Disciplinary Committee
05/26/2017 Appointment of Members to Lawyer Disciplinary Committee
11/17/2016 Order Amending Rules for Lawyer Disc Enforcement and Adopting Rules for Disability Inactive Status
05/02/2016 Appointment/Reappointment of Members to Lawyer Disciplinary Committee
04/05/2016 Reappointment of Member to Lawyer Disciplinary Committee
04/05/2016 Reappointment of Member to Lawyer Disciplinary Committee
11/24/2015 Order Amending Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement
06/05/2015 Reappointment of Member to Lawyer Disciplinary Committee
06/05/2015 Reappointment of Member to Lawyer Disciplinary Committee
02/25/2015 Reappointment of Member to Lawyer Disciplinary Committee
02/24/2015 Reappointment of Member to Lawyer Disciplinary Committee
06/01/2014 Order Amending Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement (10.2)
02/03/2014 Appointment of Members to Lawyer Disciplinary Committee
12/16/2013 Order Amending Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement (9.1)
09/12/2013 Appointment of Member to Lawyer Disciplinary Committee
07/23/2013 Order Amending Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement (8.2)
07/12/2013 Order Amending Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement (4.1)
07/12/2013 Appointment of Members to Lawyer Disciplinary Committee
04/04/2012 Appointment of Members to Lawyer Disciplinary Committee
02/08/2011 Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement Committee Appointed
02/02/2011 Order Adopting Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement as Amended
Collateral Forfeiture Schedules
11/08/2013 National Park Service
08/21/2013 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Violations
04/09/2013 Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities