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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
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
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
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 Appointment of Members to Lawyer Disciplinary Committee
07/12/2013 Order Amending Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement (4.1)
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