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Wed, 07/11/2018

The Administrative Procedures of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana have been updated.

All attorneys practicing in the Middle District of Louisiana maintain the obligation to read and familiarize themselves with...

Wed, 05/09/2018

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana will upgrade the CM/ECF system to NextGen CM/ECF on Friday, July 27th – Monday, July 30th. Attorneys must complete important action items to file in the court’s ECF system beginning...

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...