Court Operations Curtailed during COVID-19 Outbreak (see Administrative Orders)

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

LAMD issued Administrative Order 2020-8, which supersedes the Court's previous pandemic related Administrative Orders and governs Court operations until further Order or until rescinded.


  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, no in-person filings will be accepted until further order of this Court.
  • Filings in sealed matters which are required to be filed conventionally (in-person) pursuant to administrative procedures shall be filed 1) by facsimile to (225) 389-3501 or 2) by sending an electronically signed pleading in PDF format via encrypted or secure email (if available) to
  • Non-sealed pleadings and sealed pleadings that are not required to be filed conventionally pursuant to administrative procedures should not be submitted to the above email or by fax, but must be submitted for filing through CM/ECF by registered users or by mail by  non-registered users (pro se filers) to:

                        Clerk of Court

                        United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana

                        777 Florida Street, Suite 139

                        Baton Rouge, LA  70801

  • The CMECF system will be fully functional and help desk support will be available.
  • Online resources are available at, via email at or via telephone at (225) 389-3552. The public is encouraged to use online court resources or contact the Court by telephone.

LAMD issued Administrative Order 2020-7, which extends curtailed court operations through June 30, 2020.

LAMD issued Administrative Order 2020-6, supplementing provisions already set forth in Administrative Orders 2020-4 and 2020-5, relating to criminal case operations during the COVID-19 national emergency pursuant to the CARES Act.

LAMD issued Administrative Order 2020-5,  which extends curtailed court operations through April 30, 2020. The amendment also emphasizes the prohibitions regarding recording, photographing and broadcasting public hearings conducted via audio and/or video conferencing technologies.

LAMD issued Administrative Order 2020-4 in response to CARES Act legislation and the Judicial Conference of the United States’ findings that the COVID-19 national emergency has affected and will materially affect the functioning of federal courts.

LAMD issued Second Amended Administrative Order 2020-3 in response to the Governor’s “Stay at Home” Order and its effect on the deadlines imposed by the Speedy Trial Act, as well as to provide filers with an additional means to file sealed pleadings typically required to be filed in-person pursuant to administrative procedures.

LAMD issued Administrative Order 2020-2 to clarify that  prescriptive, peremptive and statute of limitation deadlines are suspended until April 13, 2020 while the Louisiana Middle District is operating under pandemic related curtailed operations (see Administrative Order 2020-1).

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Administrative Order 2020-1: Court Operations Curtailed during COVID-19 Outbreak

In response to Centers for Disease Control advisements to take precautions in light of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) outbreak by limiting exposure to the virus, the Middle District of Louisiana will enforce visitor restrictions effectively immediately. See full article and General Order No. 2020-5 for complete details.