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News & Announcements: 2013-11

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November 15, 2013
  NOTICE TO THE BAR At its September 2013 session, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved several changes to the miscellaneous fee schedules effective December 1, 2013. The appellate filing fee is increased to $505 which includes a $50 administrative fee. The records retrieval fee is increased from $53 to $64 for the first box requested from a Federal Records Center and a new fee of $39 for each additional box requested was created in an effort to recoup some of the rising shipping and processing costs for handling paper records. The entire fee schedule for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana can be found at   November 15, 2013 William W. Blevins, Clerk      
November 15, 2013
Pursuant to Rule 83 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Public Notice is hereby given of the proposed revised Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. 9. Post-Discipline Procedures 9.1. Payment of Fees and Costs 9.1.1. Fees of Prosecution Counsel. On completion of his/her services in any disciplinary or other matter under these Rules, counsel designated by the Lawyer Disciplinary Committee to prosecute any disciplinary action may file a motion with the clerk of court seeking an award of reasonable fees and costs, to be paid from the court’s Disciplinary Enforcement Fund Attorneys' Registration and Disciplinary Fund. In awarding fees, the court must apply the hourly rates applicable to lawyers representing indigent defendants in the court. 9.1.2. Assessment of Fees and Costs. The court may assess attorney’s fees and costs of any disciplinary proceeding against the respondent. The respondent must remit any such funds to the clerk of court per Rule 11(c) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. for deposit into the court’s Disciplinary Enforcement Fund.   Comments may be made in writing via email to or addressed to Clerk of Court, U.S. District Court, EDLA, 500 Poydras St., Room C-151, New Orleans, LA 70130 before December 14, 2013.   November 14, 2013 William W. Blevins, Clerk    
November 15, 2013
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana is pleased to announce the selection of Michael B. North as Magistrate Judge for the District subject to completion of a standard background check. Full Page View
November 4, 2013
Administrative Procedures for Electronic Case Filings and Unique Procedures and Practices for Electronic Filings are now one document. These documents, along with Electronic Filing for Attorneys, have been combined and updated. Full Page View