On August 18, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana hosted a continuing legal education seminar entitled, “Yet She is Advancing”: The 19th Amendment, New Orleans Women and the Right to Vote, 1878-1970. The seminar was held in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification. Dr. Libby Neidenbach, curator of the The Historic New Orleans Collection’s “Yet She is Advancing” virtual exhibit, made a presentation focused on the New Orleans women’s suffrage movement and highlighted local African American women’s fight for ballot access. A panel discussion followed with Sybil Morial, civil rights activist and former First Lady of New Orleans; Mary Zervigon, former official with the Moon Landrieu administration and daughter of civil rights activist, Rosa Keller; and Dr. Neidenbach. The panel discussion was moderated by the Honorable Nannette Jolivette Brown, Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. To view the seminar, please select this link.
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News & Announcements: 2020-08
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August 28, 2020
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Hosts “Yet She is Advancing”: The 19th Amendment, New Orleans Women, and the Right to Vote, 1878-1970 Virtual CLE
August 28, 2020
Effective immediately, the Hale Boggs Federal Building located at 500 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, which houses the United States District Court as well as the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, will remain closed to the general public until November 1, 2020. The District Court and Bankruptcy Court are operating with skeletal crews to perform critical mission responsibilities. Litigants may file documents electronically through the District and Bankruptcy Courts' CM/ECF systems, which remain fully operational. Unrepresented persons may send filings electronically to the District Court at firstname.lastname@example.org, by facsimile at (504) 310-8159, or by U.S. Mail to The Clerk's Office, U.S. District Court, 500 Poydras Street, Room C-151, New Orleans, LA 70130. Unrepresented persons may send filings electronically to the Bankruptcy Court at Orders_Clerk@laeb.uscourts.gov, by facsimile to (504) 589-7866, or by U.S. Mail to The Clerk's Office, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 500 Poydras Street, Suite B-601, New Orleans, LA 70130. The public is encouraged to use online Court resources for the District Court http://www.laed.uscourts.gov and the Bankruptcy Court http://www.laeb.uscourts.gov or contact the Courts by telephone with any questions.
August 20, 2020
The Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has issued COVID-19 General Order No. 20-10. The order amends COVID-19 General Order No. 20-9 and COVID-19 General Order 20-6 to extend certain deadlines addressed therein as follows: 1) All civil and criminal jury trials are suspended until January 1, 2021 and will be reset by each presiding judge. Those continuances do not continue any pending deadlines other than the trial dates. Attorneys should contact the presiding judges in their continued cases if they seek to modify such other deadlines. 2) With regard to criminal matters, due to the Court’s reduced ability to obtain an adequate spectrum of jurors and the effect of the recommendations of the health organizations mentioned in Exhibit A on the ability of counsel and Court staff to be present in the courtroom, the time period of the postponements implemented by this administrative order will be excluded under the Speedy Trial Act, as the Court specifically finds that the ends of justice served by ordering the postponements outweigh the best interest of the public and any defendant’s right to a speedy trial, pursuant to 18 U.S.C.§ 3161(h)(7)(A). View this PDF.
August 7, 2020
THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA, HAS ISSUED SOLICITATION NUMBER LAEDCLERK20-0003 FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF EMPLOYEE PARKING WITHIN TWO BLOCKS OF 500 POYDRAS STREET, ROOM B208, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. VENDORS INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL MAY REQUEST A COPY OF THE SOLICITATION FROM LAEDML_PROCUREMENT@LAED.USCOURTS.GOV. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING AN OFFER IS 12:00 P.M. C.S.T ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2020. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT ALEXIS KOEPPEN AT (504) 589-7675. View this PDF.
August 4, 2020
THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA, HAS ISSUED REQUEST FOR QUOTE NUMBER LAEDCLERK20-0008 FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF PRINTERS. VENDORS INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL MAY OBTAIN A COPY OF THE REQUEST FROM THE SHARED ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES OFFICE LOCATED AT 500 POYDRAS STREET, ROOM B208, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. ELECTRONIC COPIES MAY BE OBTAINED BY EMAILING: LAEDML_PROCUREMENT@LAED.USCOURTS.GOV THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING AN OFFER IS 5:00 P.M. C.S.T ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2020. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT JEFFREY GANUCHEAU AT (504) 589-3322. View this PDF.
August 4, 2020
U.S. District Court-EDLA presents a virtual CLE webinar entitled, “Yet She is Advancing”: The 19th Amendment, New Orleans Women and the Right to Vote, 1878-1970, Tuesday, August 18, 2020, from 10:00-11:30 am, no charge, 1.5-hour CLE credit.