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News & Announcements: 2014-01

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

January 28, 2014
The court will be open as usual at 8:30AM on Thursday, January 30, 2014.   Because of adverse weather conditions, the courthouse will be closed Tuesday, January 28, and Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Please see related Order.   The Court’s electronic filing system remains available and will be monitored for emergency matters, e.g., death penalty cases with execution dates, or deportation matters with imminent and confirmed deportation dates, that may continue to be filed.
January 24, 2014
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has tentatively selected Claude J. Kelly III for appointment as the Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Louisiana, subject to further consideration after background investigations are conducted. The office is headquartered at New Orleans. Full Page View
January 6, 2014
A triennial attorney registration statement and fee are required by Rule 83.2.2 of the Local Civil Rules for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The Court has set the triennial fee for 2014-2016 at $45.   You must pay the triennial fee of $45 by credit card and confirm your current information through your Eastern District of Louisiana e-filing account at TO AVOID SUSPENSION FROM PRACTICE BEFORE THIS COURT, THIS MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO MARCH 3, 2014. NOTE: Inactive Status Counsel, Government Attorneys or those admitted Pro Hac Vice are NOT required by Local Rule to pay this triennial registration fee. United States District Court                                                                                                            WILLIAM W. BLEVINS Eastern District of Lousiana                                                                                                          CLERK OF COURT 500 Poydras St., Room C-151                                                                                                      January 5, 2014 New Orleans, LA 70130  
January 1, 2014
Secure, high-speed Wi-Fi access is NOW available at no cost to all members of the bar at the United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. This Wi-Fi coverage is funded through the attorney admission fund. Operated and supported by Courtroom Connect, the network provides coverage in all courtrooms (except Judge Engelhardt's), public hallways, lobbies, and the Attorney Conference Center once relocated to the 2nd floor. Full Page View