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News & Announcements: 2022-07

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.

July 13, 2022
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, in partnership with the New Orleans Federal Bar Association, present a POWER Act event entitled, “Advocacy on the Frontlines: Representing Domestic Violence Survivors in Todays’ World,” Friday, July 29, 2022, 12:00-1:30 pm, in person (Courtroom 227) and by Zoom Webinar, no charge, 1.5-hours CLE credit, lunch provided to in-person attendees.  To register, email and indicate whether you would like to attend in person or by Zoom Webinar.
July 5, 2022
On June 2, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana held its first naturalization ceremony inside the courthouse since the onset of the pandemic.  The Honorable Barry W. Ashe, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, presided over the ceremony.  Thirty-nine individuals hailing from countries around the world became United States citizens after taking the Oath of Allegiance to the United States.  Jose’ Cot, Federal Bar Association member and partner at Hurley & Cot, APLC, served as keynote speaker.  In his keynote address, Mr. Cot stressed the importance of active citizenship and community involvement, including voting, running for public office, and jury service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Sandra Sears served as the U.S. Attorney General’s designee and certified naturalization candidates’ eligibility for naturalization.  Judge Ashe provided closing remarks, paraphrasing President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and encouraging all to remain dedicated to the cause “that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from this earth.”  To view photographs from the ceremony, please select this link.