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Fri, 04/20/2018

BATON ROUGE, LA – On Friday April 20, 2018, judges, staff and friends of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana will hold a memorial ceremony to honor the late Honorable James J. Brady, Senior United States District...

Thu, 02/15/2018


BATON ROUGE, LA – Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson, Judge Shelly D. Dick, and Judge John W. deGravelles, of the...

Mon, 01/22/2018
Despite a government shutdown, the federal Judiciary will remain open and can continue operations for approximately three weeks, through February 9, by using court fee balances and other funds not dependent on a new appropriation.
Tue, 03/21/2017
Beginning April 1, 2017, all attorneys must use the following motion events in CM/ECF for registry deposits and disbursements in interpleader cases under 28 U.S.C. Section 1335:
1) Motion for Interpleader Deposit (...
Mon, 03/20/2017

The U.S. Marshals Service is warning the public of an ongoing jury-duty phone scam where the scammer poses as a U.S. Marshal, deputy marshal, or other law enforcement officer. The scammer calls the victim to advise that he or she has missed...

Thu, 12/01/2016

Amendments to (federal) Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil and Criminal Rules that are effective today, December 1, 2016.  For full descriptions of the amendments, please refer to the US Courts website at the following link:...

Thu, 12/01/2016

The fee schedule for the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana has been updated to reflect increases approved by the Judicial Conference in September of 2016.  The new fees are effective today, December 1, 2016.  You may...

Thu, 12/01/2016

The Court has issued General Order 2016-16 which describes updates necessary to be compliant with new IRS rules for investment earnings on interpleader funds deposited under 28 U.S.C. section 1335 (“disputed ownership funds”) held in court...

Thu, 10/01/2015

The Certificate of Good Standing request process is now available online. To receive your online certificate you must be current with your triennial dues for the Louisiana Middle District. You may access the link to request your Certificate of...

Thu, 05/07/2015
The Administrative Procedures of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana have been updated to align with the recent amendments to the Local Rules released April 2, 2015.
All attorneys...