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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.

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.
July 29, 2020
THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA, HAS ISSUED REQUEST FOR QUOTE NUMBER  LAEDCLERK20-0007 FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF NUTANIX BRAND MEMORY.  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 B-208, 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 12, 2020.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT JEFFREY GANUCHEAU AT (504) 589-3322.   View this PDF.
June 26, 2020
Check out PACER’s newly redesigned, informational and resource website, https://pacer.uscourts.gov. The website provides information about how the public can access federal court records electronically and have easy access to PACER and PACER-related applications. New features include: • Mobile friendly design; • New tool to search for court-specific information; • Interactive format to search frequently asked questions; • Search engine has been optimized to improve content findability; • JSON and XML feeds of court-specific information; and • New accessibility tools. In addition, two PACER applications—Manage My Account and Registration—have new designs to create an improved user experience. Email any feedback to the PACER Service Center.
June 26, 2020
The Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has issued COVID-19 General Order No. 20-8, extending COVID-19 General Order No. 20-4 for an additional ninety days or until September 24, 2020.  View this PDF.
June 26, 2020
The Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has issued COVID-19 General Order No. 20-9. The order amends COVID-19 General Order 20-6 to extend certain deadlines addressed therein as follows:   1) All civil and criminal jury trials are suspended until October 5, 2020 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, 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.
June 18, 2020
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently conducted a survey of all attorneys licensed to practice before the court entitled, “COVID-19 & Jury Reconstitution Issues Survey.”  Please select this link to review the survey results.   Please be aware that the decision to resume in-person hearings and jury trials must take into consideration a number of factors, especially health and safety concerns, and cannot be decided simply by the results of a survey.  Nevertheless, the survey reflects the thoughts of attorneys practicing in this district, which the court considers and respects.   
May 15, 2020
In compliance with its congressional mandate and pursuant to the POWER Act, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana is pleased to announce a local radio campaign geared towards reaching those in our community dealing with domestic violence, and informing them that despite COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines, pro bono legal service organizations and domestic violence service providers are fully operational and ready to serve them in their time of need.  To listen to the radio message, please select the play button below. Your browser does not support the audio element.
May 12, 2020
Notice to Public Access Terminal Users: If you need assistance with accessing court documents and are not able, or cannot afford, to use PACER.gov, please call the Clerk’s Office at 504-589-7674.  
April 24, 2020
Effective immediately: The Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has issued COVID-19 General Order No. 20-6, amending COVID-19 General Orders 20-2 through 20-5 to extend certain deadlines addressed therein:   (1) All civil and criminal jury trials currently suspended until May 1, 2020, are hereby further suspended until August 1, 2020, 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 respect to other matters requiring in-person appearances, including bench trials, hearings, conferences or other proceedings in either civil or criminal matters between the date of this order and August 1, 2020, counsel must contact the presiding judge's chambers to determine whether and how the matter will proceed.    (3) All grand jury proceedings in this District are suspended until August 1, 2020, subject to change upon motion from the government and further orders of the Court.   (4) With regard to criminal matters, 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).   (5) All events involving the Court or scheduled to be held in the courthouse that are not case-specific, including, but not limited to, continuing legal education courses, public tours, Inns of Court meetings, and naturalization ceremonies conducted by the Court, which are scheduled to occur between May 1, 2020 and August 1, 2020, are hereby cancelled and will be rescheduled when appropriate.  Please see the Eastern District of Louisiana website, www.laed.uscourts.gov, for additional information and for updates. View this PDF.

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