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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.

March 2, 2020
On February 18, 2020, the U. S. District Court hosted an African American History Month program entitled After the Middle Passage: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865.  The program focused on the U.S. domestic slave trade and spoke to New...
February 5, 2020
REGISTRATION CLOSED! - U.S. District Court-EDLA presents an African American History Month event entitled, “After the Middle Passage: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865,” Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 12:00 pm, Courtroom 501, No Charge, 1-Hour...
January 21, 2020
Hard-working, highly organized, extremely knowledgeable, disciplined, and experienced, all are attributes of William (“Bill”) Blevins who served as the Clerk of the Court for the United States District Court for Eastern District of Louisiana (“EDLA...
January 9, 2020
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana is pleased to announce the selection of Donna Phillips Currault as Magistrate Judge for the District, subject to completion of a standard background check. Ms. Currault...
January 9, 2020
Pursuant to Local Civil Rule 83.2.2(D), every attorney admitted to practice before the Eastern District of Louisiana must pay an annual fee which is collected every third year.  Commencing January 1, 2020, the Court will collect triennial dues of $...
January 8, 2020
On January 6, 2020, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana appointed Carol L. Michel as Clerk of Court, succeeding William W. Blevins. Mr. Blevins, who is from Richmond, Virginia, served as Clerk of Court in the...
January 7, 2020
On December 19, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana held a naturalization ceremony in which 53 candidates were naturalized as United States citizens.  The Honorable Dana M. Douglas, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the U.S....
December 12, 2019
Federal employees stationed in the U.S. District Courthouse-Hale Boggs Federal Building celebrated the season of giving by donating toys to children living in homeless shelters in and around the New Orleans area.  Over 196 toys were collected from...
December 2, 2019
On October 25, 2019, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana held its 2nd Biennial Bench and Bar Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown New Orleans.  Approximately 500 members of the Eastern District...
November 27, 2019
From September 8 – 12, 2019, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana hosted a delegation of criminal court judges from the Republic of Georgia.  The purpose of the delegation’s visit was to observe criminal...

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