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News & Announcements: 2018-01

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 19, 2018
In the event of a government shutdown, the federal Judiciary has determined that it can remain OPEN for business for approximately three weeks, or through Friday, February 9, 2018. On or around that date, the Judiciary will reassess its situation and provide further guidance if needed. All proceedings and deadlines remain in effect as scheduled, unless otherwise advised. The Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system will remain in operation for the electronic filing of documents with the court. Please continue to check the court's website at for further updates.
January 2, 2018
The U. S. Probation Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana is hosting the Criminal Pretrial Techniques Conference from February 22, 2018, through February 23, 2018, at the Marriott Lakeway Hotel, in Metairie, Louisiana. The conference will primarily focus on criminal pretrial services. The goal of the conference is to provide free training to members of the bar and the legal community, with a special emphasis on those who practice in the federal court system. An application for Continuing Legal Education credit for Louisiana attorneys will be submitted. No fee will be charged to attend this conference. For more information, please visit the website at