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News & Announcements: 2016-12

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December 7, 2016
Collection of the Eastern District of Louisiana's (LAED) triennial dues will begin on January 1, 2017, and must be paid not later than March 1, 2017. Members of the LAED bar will be required to pay their dues electronically through their Electronic Case filing (ECF) account. Attorneys will be charged a rate of $15.00 per year for a total of $45.00 since the dues are collected only once every three years. Pursuant to Local Civil Rule 83.2.2 (D), any attorney who fails to pay the $45.00 triennial dues online will be summarily suspended after notice has been provided to the attorney's last registered address at least 35 days prior to the suspension. No further notice of triennial dues collection will be provided to attorneys who are currently suspended for failing to pay triennial dues in 2014. Any attorney suspended pursuant to Local Rule 83.2.2 (D)(2) may be reinstated upon payment of triennial dues.
December 1, 2016
Please be aware that the fee schedule for the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has been updated to reflect increases approved by the Judicial Conference in September of 2016. The new fees are effective December 1, 2016. You may review the new fee schedule on our web site at the following link: There are several amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil and Criminal Procedure that are effective December 1, 2016. For full descriptions of the amendments, please refer to the US Courts website at the following link: In addition to the change in the fee schedule, the Court has issued a General Order which describes future updates necessary to be compliant with new IRS rules for investment earnings on interpleader funds deposited under 28 U.S.C. section 1335 ("disputed ownership funds'') held in court registries.  Click here for: General Order Regarding Deposit and Investment of Registry Funds