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News & Announcements: 2016-10

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.

October 25, 2016
Pilot Began July 1, 2014 – Permanent Status Approved October 5, 2016 If you are interested in volunteering for the Civil Pro Bono Counsel Panel, please contact Emmy Schroeter by e-mail or at 504-589-7585. The Eastern District of Louisiana created a Civil Pro Bono Program on July 1, 2014. Given its success, the program has been made permanent as of October 5, 2016.  When the Court has an eligible case requiring civil pro bono counsel, a member of an established Civil Pro Bono Counsel Panel will be appointed to the case. The goal is to furnish pro bono service to eligible litigants who request counsel but lack the financial resources to hire a lawyer.  Full Page View
October 21, 2016
Notice of Proposed Amendments to 5TH CIRCUIT RULES 26, 28, 29, 31 and 32. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071, the 5th Circuit gives notice the circuit court is considering amending 5TH CIR. R. 26, 28, 29, 31 and 32 as shown in the document linked above. Additionally, the circuit court is studying possible changes with respect to new word count limitations in the December 1, 2016 amendments to FRAP Rules 5, 21, 27, 28.1, 32, 35 and 40.
October 12, 2016
Pursuant to Rule 83 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Public Notice is hereby given of the proposed adoption of the newly revised Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement and proposed adoption of new Rules for Disability Inactive Status for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Full Page View