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(Click on the hyperlinks below for each announcement to view the full Notice).

Wed, 01/01/2014

Click here to view information on Potential Jury Scam.

Sat, 05/18/2013

Effective Saturday, May 18, 2013 

Use the following JS 044 Civil Cover Sheet (CM/ECF Version 5.1.1 and later)...

Sun, 04/01/2012

Effective April 1, 2012

The Clerk’s office for the Middle District of Louisiana spends a considerable amount of time each day following up on bounced back emails from the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF). The...

Thu, 08/20/2009


The court would like to make CM/ECF filers aware of certain security concerns relating to a software application or “plug-in” called RECAP, which was designed by a group from Princeton University to enable the...

Thu, 01/01/2009

Effective January 1, 2009.

Click here to view the General Order. (pdf)