News & Announcements

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Court News:

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

Fri, 04/17/2015


This notice highlights some new and amended rules found in the latest version of the Local Rules of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. This latest version of the Local Rules has been in effect since April 2,...

Thu, 04/02/2015


Click here to view General Order 2015-02

Click here to view the Local Rules

Fri, 01/16/2015

Citizens are being targeted by phone calls threatening them with prosecution for failure to comply with jury service in federal court.

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Fri, 06/27/2014

Please be advised that the event "Appeal of Magistrate Judge Decision to District Court" is no longer valid.  It has been replaced by "Objection to a Magistrate Judge's Order (Rule 72a Nondispositive)". 
The event is...

Thu, 05/22/2014


The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judges Sally Shushan and Karen Wells Roby are due to expire January 31, 2015 and February 21, 2015, respectively. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a...

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...