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News & Announcements: 2000-09

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September 29, 2000
NOTICE TO MEMBERS OF THE BAR IMAGES OF CERTAIN COURT DOCUMENTS NOW AVAILABLE The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has a new version of WebPacer, Public Access to Court Electronic Records, via the web. The new version of WebPacer has two new features: 1. The capability to view and print images of the court orders, minute entries and judgments that have been entered in civil and criminal cases since January 1997. 2. The capability to view and print only the most recent docket events or a range of docket events for a specified case. The cost to view and print docket events or documents in a case is $0.07 per page. This fee is the same as provided in previous versions of WebPacer. The court's WebPacer site is reached from your web browser at If you have yet to obtain a PACER account, visit the PACER Service Center web site at or call the PACER Service Center at (800) 676-6856. We hope you find these new features helpful.   September 29, 2000 Loretta G. Whyte, Clerk    
September 12, 2000
NOTICE TO: MEMBERS OF THE BAR OF THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT The Fifth Circuit is updating its attorney database. As of September 1, 2000, we mailed over 60,000 bar membership renewal questionnaires to the last known addresses of all the lawyers in our attorney database. Attorneys have until October 16th to respond to the court, or their bar membership will be terminated. There is no cost to renew bar membership if done before October 16th. Attorneys seeking to renew after October 16th must pay a $50.00 admission fee. Many of the addresses in our database are invalid because of retirements from practice, changes of names, and moves to new locations, etc. without providing this information to our office. We are publishing this notification to give maximum publicity to our database update. If you are a member of the bar of this court, AND by September 10th did not receive a letter from the clerk's office asking you to complete a bar membership renewal questionnaire, AND wish to remain a member of this court's bar, you need to contact the court. You may do so by: 1. Completing the bar membership renewal questionnaire on the Internet web site:; or, 2. Writing to us providing your: last name, first name and middle initial, along with any suffix, i.e. "Jr." or "III"; any title, i.e. Assistant U.S. Attorney"; company, organization or law firm; street address (not just a post office box number); suite or room number, if any; city, state and zip code; telephone and fax numbers; social security number; and your e-mail address, if any. Mail your updated information to: Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ATTN: Attorney Admissions - RENEWALS 600 Camp Street New Orleans, LA 70130