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COVID-19 General Order 20-3: Re Criminal Proceedings before the Magistrate Judges 2020 03 20

Release Date: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

Effective March 23, 2020, and subject to the conditions set forth in this Court's General Order 20-2(5), criminal proceedings before the Magistrate Judges of the United States District Court for Eastern District of Louisiana will be adjusted as follows: Court will be convened on Mondays and Fridays. To the extent feasible, these twice-weekly court sessions will be conducted by video conference, as long as the defendant consents to that procedure. The Court will address requests to deviate from this schedule on a case-by-case basis as needed.

Please see the Eastern District of Louisiana website,, for additional information and for updates.