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News & Announcements: 2024-06

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.

June 21, 2024
Chief Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown (center) and Judge Jay Zainey accepted the Louisiana State Bar Association’s 2024 Guardian of Diversity Award on behalf of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana at the LSBA’s annual meeting on June 6, 2024. Presented by the LSBA’s immediate past president, Shayna Sonnier (right), the award recognizes the Court’s work to promote diversity through thought-provoking programs and CLEs about diversity, naturalization ceremonies that highlight the diversity of new citizens, and efforts to improve diversity in its workforce and jury pool. The Court is grateful for and honored by the recognition.
June 17, 2024
The Court has issued an order pertaining to all cases in the Hurricane Ida Case Management Program. The order provides, in part, that effective June 17, 2024: 1.     Except as to questions of privilege, no Motion to Compel shall be filed unless and until the parties seek a conference with the Chief Magistrate Judge for the purpose of resolving the dispute without formal motion practice. 2.     Attorneys and their law firms are hereby notified that they are responsible to ensure that mediators are paid on a timely basis and in accordance with the terms set forth in their respective invoices. More details are included in the full order, which is available here.