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2019 8/16/2019 5 Appointments to Membership of District Criminal Justice Act Panel August 16, 2019 - CJA Panel appointed for a term of 3 years - Replaces General Order 2018-10
2019 7/8/2019 4 Retention of Sealed Documents Following the Closure of a Case Record Retention of Sealed Documents Following the Closure of a Case Record UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA IN THE MATTER OF RETENTION OF GENERAL ORDER SEALED DOCUMENTS FOLLOWING THE CLOSURE OF A CASE RECORD NO. 2019- 4 GENERAL ORDER IT IS ORDERED that all pleadings and other papers filed under seal in civil and criminal actions shall be maintained under seal for thirty days following final disposition of the action. After that time, all sealed pleadings and other papers shall be placed in the case record unless a District Judge or Magistrate Judge, upon motion and for good cause shown, orders that the pleading or other paper be maintained under seal. The following pleadings and other papers are excluded from this order and shall remain under seal: Grand Jury proceedings and any pleading related thereto, including Grand Jury testimony; Statement of Reasons; Character Letters; 5K1.1 Motions and any pleading related thereto; Psychiatric Reports and Medical Records; Sentencing Memoranda and any pleading related thereto; Proposed pleadings that have been denied leave of court to be filed; Unredacted Indictments (which contain the Jury Foreperson's name/signature); Sealed P!ea Agreement Supplements shall remain under seal pursuant to Genera! Order 16-14; Sealed court records identified En General Order 07-08 shall remain sealed in accordance with said order. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court is directed to file this General Order in the record of all civil and criminal cases upon the issuance of a final judgment or dismissal. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the deadline for filing any motions regarding the unsealing of any document shall be within thirty days of the final disposition of any action and shall contain a concise statement of reasons for maintaining the pleading or other paper under seal. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that General Order Number 93-1 is hereby VACATED. ^ Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this 0 day of^V^-t^/ _ 2019. A^^c^ SHELLY D. DICX/CHIEF JUDGE MIDDLE DISTF^rtT OF LOUISIANA
2019 6/25/2019 3 Exemption from the Electronic Public Access Fees by Judy Francisco - Expires 06/25/2020 Exemption from the Electronic Public Access Fees by Judy Francisco - Expires 06/25/2020 3 D. Bonaventure PACER UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DIST RICT OF LOUI SIA NA IN RE: EXEMP TION FROM THE ELECTRON IC PUBLIC ACCESS FEES BY JUDY FRANCISCO, RETIRED COURT REPORTER GENERAL ORDER GENERAL ORDER NO. 2019- Before the Court is the requ est by Judy Francisco, Court Reporter for the Midd le District of Louisiana (Retired) for exemption from the fees imposed by the Electronic Public Access fee schedule adopted by the Judicial Conference of the Unit ed States Courts. The Court finds that the request of Mrs. Francisco falls within the eligibil ity for fee exemption to complete outstanding transcripts as ordered. This exempt ion is valid for one (1) year from the date of this order and may be ren ewe d eac h year, upon request, unti l no longer necessa ry . This exempt ion may be revoked at the discret i on of the Court at any time. A copy of this Order shall be sent to the PACER Servi ce Center . Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this 25 day of ~ , 2019 . SHELLY D. DI CK, M IDDLE DISTRI T OF LOUISI ANA
2019 4/9/2019 2 Order Appointing Merit Selection Panel Order Appointing Selection Panel to consider the appointment of a US Magistrate Judge UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA GENERAL ORDER NO. 2019-_____ ORDER APPOINTING MERIT SELECTION PANEL Effective June 3, 2019 the following persons are hereby appointed as the Merit Selection Panel of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana to consider the appointment of a United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana: Raymond T. Diamond (Co-chairperson) Vice Chancellor Paul M. Hebert Law Center Louisiana State University, Room 434A Baton Rouge, LA 70803 225.578.8846 ray.diamond@law.lsu.eduRussell Jones (Co-chairperson) Vice Chancellor Southern University Law Center Post Office Box 9294 Baton Rouge, LA 70813 225.771.3776 rjones@sulc.edu Darrell Papillion Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC 12345 Perkins Road, Building 1 Baton Rouge, LA 70810 225.236.3636 papillion@lawbr.netRebecca L. Hudsmith Federal Public Defender 102 Versailles Boulevard, Suite 816 Lafayette, LA 70501 337.262.6336 rebecca_hudsmith@fd.org Brandon Fremin United States Attorney 777 Florida Street, Suite 208 Baton Rouge, LA 70801 225.389.0443 brandon.fremin@usdoj.govCatherine Maraist Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP 301 Main Street Baton Rouge, LA 70801 225.381.3168 catherine.maraist@bswllp.com L. Bonfanti02 Michael S. Walsh Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, LLP 451 Florida Boulevard, Eighth Floor Baton Rouge, LA 70801 225.387.3221 michael.walsh@taylorporter.com Don Cazayoux Cazayoux Ewing 257 Maximillian Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 225.638.3276 don@cazayouxewing.com Alejandro R. Perkins Hammonds, Sills, Adkins & Guice 2431 South Acadian Thruway, Suite 600 Baton Rouge, LA 70808 225.923.3462 aperkins@hamsil.comMichelle Hardy (non-lawyer) Turner Industries 8687 United Plaza Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70809 225.214.2637 Mhardy1@turner-industries.com James Boren 830 Main Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 225.387.5786 jim@jamesboren.comPhyllis McLaurin (non-lawyer) 12271 Meyers Park Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70810 225.281.1574 pmclaurin@cox.net The Merit Selection Panel shall, in accordance with the Federal Magistrate Act of 1979 and following the procedure, qualifications and other regulations established by the Judicial Conference, investigate the qualifications of applicants for the office of United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana and must report to the court the results of its activities within ninety days after its creation. The report of the Panel must specify the five applicants the Panel has determined are best qualified. Panel members shall be presented with written notice of the restriction in the Guide to Judiciary Policy , § 420.30.20(d) regarding their application for Magistrate Judge positions. All information available to members of the Panel in performance of their duties, including the names of potential nominees and the identity of individuals recommended by the Panel shall be kept in strict confidence and a statement regarding confidentiality shall be included in all notices published. The Co-chairpersons of the Merit Selection Panel shall preside at all meetings, shall arrange the meetings, and may organize the Panel into subcommittees and otherwise provide for such division of duties as they may consider appropriate. Administrative and housekeeping support for the Merit Selection Panel shall be provided by the Clerk of Court for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April 9, 2019. FOR THE COURT: _______________________________________ SHELLY D. DICK, CHIEF JUDGE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA S U NITED S TATES D ISTRICT C OURT M IDDLE D ISTRICT OF L OUISIANA P UBLIC N OTICE FOR A PPOINTMENT OF N EW M AGISTRATE JUDGE The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a third fulltime United States Magistrate Judge (19-USDC-9) for the Middle District of Louisiana in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The essential function of courts is to dispense justice. An important component of this function is the creation and maintenance of diversity in the court system. A community’s belief that a court dispenses justice is heightened when the court reflects the community’s racial, ethnic, and gender diversity. The duties of the position are demanding and wide-ranging: (1) conduct of most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; (2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; (3) conduct of various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from a District Judge; and (4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants. The basic authority of a United States Magistrate Judge is specified in 28 U.S.C. 636. To be qualified for appointment an applicant must: ƒBe, and have been for at least five years, a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Territory of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands of the United States, and have been engaged in the active practice of law for a period of at least five years (with some substitutions authorized); ƒBe competent to perform all the duties of the office; be of good moral character; be emotionally stable and mature; be committed to equal justice under the law; be in good health; be patient and courteous; and be capable of deliberation and decisiveness; ƒBe less than seventy years old; and ƒNot be related to a Judge of the District Court. A Merit Selection Panel composed of attorneys and other members of the community will review all applicants and recommend to the district judges in confidence the five persons it considers best qualified. The court will make the appointment following an FBI full-field investigation and an IRS tax check of the applicant selected by the court for appointment. The individual selected must comply with the financial disclosure requirements pursuant to the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, Pub. L. No. 95-521, 90 Stat. 1824 (1978)(codified at 5 U.S.C. app. 4 §§ 101-111) as implemented by the Judicial Conference of the United States. An affirmative effort will be made to give due consideration to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age (40 and over), gender, religion, national origin, or disability. The current annual salary of the position is $191,360. The term of office is eight years. Application forms are available online at www.lamd.uscourts.gov/employment. Application forms must be submitted only by applicants personally and must be received by Monday, June 3, 2019 at 12:00 PM CST to be considered. Return completed application form to the Clerk of Court by submitting the electronic application form via email or via the United States Postal Service. applymj@lamd.uscourts.gov -or- United States District Court Attention: Michael L. McConnell 777 Florida Street, Suite 139 Baton Rouge, LA 70801 More information on the Magistrate Judge position in this court may be obtained from the Clerk of the Court, Michael L. McConnell. All applications will be kept confidential, unless the applicant consents to disclosure. All applications will be examined only by members of the Merit Selection Panel and the Judges of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. The Panel’s deliberations will remain confidential. The United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
2018 12/28/2018 21 Holding in Abeyance Civil Matters Involving the United States as a Party Staying Civil Matters with USA as a Party - Lapse of Congressional Funding
2018 12/12/2018 20 Appointment of Members of District Criminal Justice Act Panel Selection Committee Appointment of Members of District Criminal Justice Act Panel Selection Committee 20 Judicial Officers M. McConnell D. Gregory Finance R. Upton R. Hudsmith C. Rambo L. Bonfanti UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA IN RE: APPOINTMENT TO MEMBERSHIP OF DISTRICT CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT PANEL SELECTION COMMITTEE ORDER 2018- In accordance with the provisions of the Criminal Justice Act Plan for this Court; IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the following are appointed to membership on the Middle District Criminal Justice Act Panel Selection Committee: C. Frank Holthaus, Esquire, Chair 8555 United Plaza Blvd., Suite 200, B.R. LA 70809; Darrel J. Papillion, Esquire 12345 Perkins Road, Building One, B.R., LA 70810; Leo Hamilton, Esquire P.O. Box 3197 One American Place, 23 rd Floor, B.R., LA 70821; Mary Olive Pierson, Esquire P.O. Box 14647 , B.R., LA 70898; Rebecca Hudsmith, Federal Public Defender, Secretary 102 Versailles Blvd., Suite 816, Lafayette, LA 70501; John Mclindon, Esquire 12345 Perkins Road, Building 2, B.R., LA 70810; Clare Sanchez, Esquire 450 Laurel Street, Suite 800, B.R., LA 70801; Walt Green, Esquire P.O . Box 4412, B.R., LA 70821; Marci Blaize, Esquire 830 Main Street, B.R ., LA 70802; Erin Wilder-Doomes, Magistrate Judge 777 Florida Street, Suite 260, B.R., LA 70801; and Michael Walsh , Esquire P.O. Box 2471, B.R., LA 70821. IT IS SO ORDERED. Baton Rouge , Louisiana the /2. -d ay of December , 2018. SHELLY D. DIC CHIEF DISTRICT JUDGE MIDDLE DISTR CT OF LOUISIANA
2018 11/13/2018 18 Exemption from the Electronic Public Access Fees by Dr. Michael Loadenthal - Expires 12/31/2019 November 13, 2018 - PACER exemption - Expires December 31, 2019 - Dr. Michael Leadenthal UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT M IDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA IN RE: APPLICATION FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE ELECTRONIC PUBLIC ACCESS FEES BY DR. MICHAEL LOADENTHAL GENERAL ORDER NO. 2018 - GENERAL ORDER Before the Court is the applicat ion and request by Michae l Loadenthal for exemption from the fees imposed by the Electronic Public Access fee schedule adopted by the Judicial Conference of the United States Courts. The Court finds that Michael Loadenthal , as an individual researcher associated w ith an educational institution, falls within the class of users listed in the fee schedu le as be i ng elig ible for fee exemption . Additionally , Mr . Loadenthal has demonstrated that an exemption is necessary in order to avoid unreasonable burdens and to promote public access to information. Accordingly, Mr. Loadenthal shall be exempt from the payment of fees for access via PACER to the electronic case files maintained in this court , to the extent such use is incu rred in the course of researching criminal cases for a student-led research project. He shall not be exempt from the payment of fees incurred in connect ion with other uses of the PACER system in this court. 18 M. Rome PACER AO Multi-Court Request Additionally , the following limitations apply: 1. This fee exemption applies only to Mr . Loadenthal, PACER Account No . 5609843 and is valid only for the purposes stated above ; 2. This fee exemption applies only to the electronic files of this court that are available through the PACER system; 3. By accepting this exemption , Mr. Loadenthal agrees not to sell for profit any data obtained as a result of receiving this exemption ; 4. Mr. Loadenthal is prohibited from transferr ing any data obtained as result of receiving this exemption , includ ing redistribution via internet -based databases ; 5. This exemption is valid until December 31 , 2019. This exemption may be revoked at the discretion of the Court at any time. A copy of this Order shall be sent to the PACER Service Center. Ba to n Rouge , Louisiana , this .L3 day of November , 2018 ¢ ~~~ GE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
2018 10/2/2018 17 Exemption from the Electronic Public Access Fees by Sudha Mani - Expires 10/01/2019 October 1, 2018 - PACER exemption - Expires in 12 months - Sudha Mani UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA IN RE: APPLICATION FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE ELECTRONIC PUBLIC ACCESS FEES BY SUDHAMANI GENERAL ORDER GENERAL ORDER NO. 2018- Before the Court is the application and request by Sudha Mani for exemption from the fees imposed by the Electronic Public Access fee schedule adopted by the Judicial Conference of the United States Courts. The Court finds that Sud ha Mani, as an academic researcher associated with an education institution, falls within the class of users listed in the fee schedule as being eligible for fee exemption. Additionally, Sud ha Mani has demonstrated that an exemption is necessary in order to avoid unreasonable burdens and to promote public access to information. Accordingly, Sud ha Mani shall be exempt from the payment of fees for access via PACER to the electronic case files maintained in this court, to the extent such use is incurred in the course of studying the impact of contract enforcement on firm financial performance. She shall not be exempt from the payment of fees incurred in connection with other uses of the PACER system in this court. Additionally, the following limitations apply: 1. This fee exemption applies only to Sud ha Mani and is valid only for the purposes stated above; 2. This fee exemption applies only to the electronic files of this court that are available through the PACER system; 3 . By accepting this exemption, Sudha Mani agrees not to sell for profit any data obtained as a result of rece iving this exemption; 4. Sudha Mani is prohibited from transferring any data obtained as result of receiving this exemption, including redistribution via internet-based databases; 5. This exemption is valid for 12 months from the date of this order. This exemption may be revoked at the discretion of the Court at any time. A copy of this Order shall be sent to the PACER Service Center. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this :/_ day of October, 2018 . DICK, CHIEF JUDGE UNITED ATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
2018 8/21/2018 16 Exemption from the Electronic Public Access Fees by Robert B. Dunham - Expires 08/07/2019 August 17, 2018; 12 months beginning August 17; PACER Service Center
2018 8/17/2018 15 In Re: Media Access August 16, 2018 - Access to the Media; type of devices allowed. lNRE: MEDIA ACCESS UNITED ST A TES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA ORDER GENERAL ORDER No. 2018- 1 Effective August 1, 2018, the Court will allow credentialed members of the media to bring the following electronic devices into the Courthouse and Courtrooms: laptops with silent keyboards, tablets, and smart phones ("electronic devices"). In order to be considered a credentialed member of the media, an individual who is either employed by a news agency or is self-employed must submit an application for a Media Identification Card and, subsequently, be approved for said Media Identification Card. The Court reserves the right to perform a background check and due diligence examination on issues that would bear directly on the subject matter at hand for each applicant for a Media Identification Card. Should either result in the rejection of credentials, the applicant will be given the opportunity to discuss the reasons for said rejection with the Coutt's Media Liaison, in an effort to determine if a reversal of the rejection is necessary. The Clerk of Court shall maintain the list of all eligible credentialed members of the media and shall provide said list to the United States Marshal's Service and Court Security Officers for use during building entry screening. All credentialed media members shall wear their Court-issued Media Identification card upon entry and throughout their duration in the Courthouse. Nonverbal use of electronic devices shall be permitted, provided they are silent and do not create any disturbances. The presiding Judge in the coLuiroom is authorized to determine whether 2 use of an electronic device is disruptive to the proceeding at hand and to direct its discontinuance if found to be disruptive. Violation of this Administrative Order and/or related Local Rules 83( c )(9) and 83( c )(10) will require the immediate deletion of the offending material from the media member's device. Furthermore, any such violations will result in the suspension and/or revocation of the credentialed media member's Court-issued Media Identification Card. Ultimately, the Chief Judge shall have the discretion to issue the appropriate sanction for said violations. Photographs, video, and audio recordings will not be allowed unless and until the rules of the Judicial Conference change to permit them. Any person who is found to be recording visually or audibly any proceeding in the Cou1thouse, or photographing same may be subject to a contempt proceeding and/or any additional remedy or penalty provided by statute in order to enforce the rules of the Judicial Conference. IT IS SO ORDERED. Baton Rouge, Louisiana on __{j_1;fl.14. // (e , 2018. e4v HIEF JUDGE CT OF LOUISIANA . deGRA VELLES ST A TES DISTRICT JUDGE Bk: ~~ ~ UNITED ST A TES DISTRICT JUDGE
2018 7/27/2018 12 Designation of Employee Dispute Resolution Coordinator July 25, 2018, United States Magistrate Judge Erin Wilder-Doomes S UNITED STA TES DI STRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA I N RE: DESIGNATION OF EMPLOYEE DISPUTE RESOLUTION COO RD INA TOR GENERAL ORDER NO. 2018- ORDER Pursuant to Section 6 of Chapter X of the 2010 Model Employment Dispute Resol ution Plan adopted by this Court by General Order 2010-07; IT IS ORDERED that United States Magistrate Judge Erin Wilder-Doomes is hereby designated as Employee Di spute Resolution Coordinator for the Middl e District of Louisiana. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that General Order No. 2014-03 ent ered May 27, 2014 be hereby VACA TED. Baton Rouge , Louisiana, the c;/j day of July, 2018. , CHIEF JUDGE CT OF LOUISIANA JOHN W. deGRA VELLES UN ITED STATES DI STRICT JUDGE UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
2018 7/24/2018 11 Criminal Justice Act Plan 2018 July 24, 2018 - Criminal Justice Act Plan reviewede and approved by the Judicial Council for the Fifth Circuit U.S DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA FILED JUL 2 5 2018 CLERK General Order No. 2018 -11 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT PLAN cc: Director, AOUSC U. S. Attorney General Circuit Executive, Fifth Circuit Clerk, U. S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Federal Public Defender, LA-M U. S. District Court, LA-M 2018 ' . THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL OF THE FIFTH CIRCUIT REVIEWING PANEL --- CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT PLAN The amended Criminal Justice Act Plan for the Middle District of Louisiana is approved. Entered for the Reviewing Panel at New Orleans, Louisiana, this 24th day of July, 2018. ~~~_\__-, Paul B~rson, Jr. ~ Secretary to the Judicial Council of the Fifth Circuit The following judges comprised and acted as the Reviewing Panel: (a) The Judicial Council of the Fifth Circuit: Carl E. Stewart Priscilla R. Owen Edith H. Jones Jerry E. Smith James L. Dennis Jennifer Walker Elrod Leslie H. Southwick Catharina Haynes James E. Graves, Jr. Stephen A. Higginson Carl J. Barbier Shelly D. Dick S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. Debra M. Brown Halil S. "Sul" Ozerdan David C. Godbey Lee H. Rosenthal Rodney Gilstrap Philip R. Martinez (b) United States District Judge: Shelly D. Die Chief United tates District Judge Middle District ofLouil;iana United States District Court For the Middle District of Louisiana Criminal Justice Act Plan I. Authority Under the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) of 1964, as amended, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, and Guide to Judiciary Policy (Guide), Volume ?A, the judges of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana adopt this Plan, as approved by the Circuit, for furnishing representation in federal court for any person financially unable to obtain adequate representation in accordance with the CJA. 11. Statement of Policy A Objectives The objectives of this Plan are: 1. to attain the goal of equal justice under the law for all persons; 2. to provide all eligible persons with timely appointed counsel services that are consistent with the best practices of the legal profession, are cost-effective, and protect the independence of the defense function so that the rights of individual defendants are safeguarded and enforced; and 3. to particularize the requirements of the CJA, the USA Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 (recodified at 18 U.S.C. § 3599), and Guide, Vol. ?A, in a way that meets the needs of this district. This Plan must therefore be administered so that those accused of a crime, or otherwise eligible for services under the CJA, will not be deprived of the right to counsel, or any element of representation necessary to an effective defense, due to lack of financial resources. B. Compliance 1. The court, its clerk, the federal public defender organization, attorneys provided by a bar association or legal aid agency, and private attorneys appointed under the CJA must comply with Guide, Vol. 7 A, approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States or its Committee on Defender Services, and with this Plan. 2. The court will ensure that a current copy of the CJA Plan is made available on the court's website, and provided to CJA counsel upon Criminal Justice Act Plan Page2 111. Definitions the attorney's designation as a member of the CJA panel of private attorneys (CJA Panel). A. Representation "Representation" includes counsel and investigative, expert, and other services. B. Appointed Attorney "Appointed attorney" is an attorney designated to represent a financially eligible person under the CJA and this Plan. Such attorneys include private attorneys, the federal public defender and staff attorneys of the federal public defender organization, and attorneys provided by a bar association or legal aid agency. C. CJA Administrator "CJA Administrator" is a person designated by the federal public defender to administer the CJA Panel. IV. Determination of Eligibility for CJA Representation A. Subject Matter Eligibility 1. Mandatory Representation must be provided for any financially eligible person who: a. is charged with a felony or with a Class A misdemeanor; b. is a juvenile alleged to have committed an act of juvenile delinquency as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 5031; c. is charged with a violation of probation, or faces a change of a term or condition of probation (unless the modification sought is favorable to the probationer and the government has not objected to the proposed change); d. is under arrest, when such representation is required by law; e. is entitled to appointment of counsel in parole proceedings; Criminal Justice Act Plan f. g. h. i. j. k. I. Page3 is charged with a violation of supervised release or faces modification, reduction, or enlargement of a condition, or extension or revocation of a term of supervised release; is subject to a mental condition hearing under 18 U.S.C. chapter 313; is in custody as a material witness; is seeking to set aside or vacate a death sentence under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 or§ 2255; is entitled to appointment of counsel in verification of consent proceedings in connection with a transfer of an offender to or from the United States for the execution of a penal sentence under 18 U.S.C. § 4109; is entitled to appointment of counsel under the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution; or faces loss of liberty in a case and federal law requires the appointment of counsel. 2. Discretionary Whenever a district judge or magistrate judge determines that the interests of justice so require, representation may be provided for any financially eligible person who: a. is charged with a petty offense (Class B or C misdemeanor, or an infraction) for which a sentence to confinement is authorized; b. is seeking relief under 28 U.S.C. §§ 2241, 2254, or 2255 other than to set aside or vacate a death sentence; c. is charged with civil or criminal contempt and faces loss of liberty; d. has been called as a witness before a grand jury, a court, the Congress, or a federal agency or commission which has the power to compel testimony, and there is reason to believe, either prior to or during testimony, that the witness could be subject to a criminal prosecution, a civil or criminal contempt proceeding, or face loss of liberty; Criminal Justice Act Plan e. f. g. Page4 has been advised by the United States attorney or a law enforcement officer that they are the target of a grand jury investigation; is proposed by the United States attorney for processing under a pretrial diversion program; or is held for international extradition under 18 U.S.C. chapter 209. 3. Ancillary Matters Representation may also be provided for financially eligible persons in ancillary matters appropriate to the proceedings under 18 U.S.C. § 3006A(c). In determining whether representation in an ancillary matter is appropriate to the proceedings, the court should consider whether such representation is reasonably necessary: a. to protect a constitutional right; b. to contribute in some significant way to the defense of the principal criminal charge; c. to aid in preparation for the trial or disposition of the principal criminal charge; d. to enforce the terms of a plea agreement in the principal criminal charge; e. to preserve the claim of the CJA client to an interest in real or personal property subject to civil forfeiture proceeding under 18 U.S.C. § 983,19 U.S.C. § 1602, 21 U.S.C. § 881, or similar statutes, which property, if recovered by the client, may be considered for reimbursement under 18. U.S.C. § 3006A(f); or f. to effectuate the return of real or personal property belonging to the CJA client, which may be subject to a motion for return of property under Fed. R. Crim. P. 41/q), which property, if recovered by the client, may be considered for reimbursement under 18 U.S.C. § 3006A(f). B. Financial Eligibility 1. Presentation of Accused for Financial Eligibility Determination a. Duties of Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Act Plan (i) (ii) Page5 Upon arrest, and where the defendant has not retained or waived counsel, federal law enforcement officials must promptly notify, telephonically or electronically, the appropriate court personnel, who in turn will notify the federal public defender of the arrest of an individual in connection with a federal criminal charge. Employees of law enforcement agencies should not participate in the completion of the financial affidavit or seek to obtain information concerning financial eligibility from a person requesting the appointment of counsel. b. Duties of United States Attorney's Office (i) Upon the return or unsealing of an indictment or the filing of a criminal information, and where the defendant has not retained or waived counsel, the United States attorney or their delegate will promptly notify, telephonically or electronically, appropriate court personnel, who in turn will notify the federal public defender. (ii) Upon issuance of a target letter, and where the individual has not retained or waived counsel, the United States attorney or their delegate must promptly notify, telephonically or electronically, the appropriate court personnel, who in turn will notify the federal public defender, unless the United States Attorney's Office is aware of an actual or potential conflict with the target and the federal public defender, in which case they must promptly notify the CJA Administrator. (iii) Employees of the United States Attorney's Office should not participate in the completion of the financial affidavit or seek to obtain information concerning financial eligibility from a person requesting the appointment of counsel. c. Duties of Federal Public Defender Office (i) In cases in which the federal public defender may be appointed, the office will: • immediately investigate and determine whether an actual or potential conflict exists; and Criminal Justice Act Plan (ii) Page6 • in the event of an actual or potential conflict, promptly notify the CJA administrator to facilitate the timely appointment of other counsel. When practicable, the federal public defender will discuss with the person who indicates that he or she is not financially able to secure representation the right to appointed counsel and, if appointment of counsel seems likely, assist in the completion of a financial affidavit (Form CJA 23) and arrange to have the person promptly presented before a magistrate judge or district judge of this court for determination of financial eligibility and appointment of counsel. d. Duties of Pretrial Services Office (i) When practicable, the pretrial services officer will not conduct the pretrial service interview of a financially eligible defendant until counsel has been appointed, unless the right to counsel is waived or the defendant otherwise consents to a pretrial service interview without counsel. (ii) When counsel has been appointed, the pretrial services officer will provide counsel notice and a reasonable opportunity to attend any interview of the defendant by the pretrial services officer prior to the initial pretrial release or detention hearing. 2. Factual Determination of Financial Eligibility a. In every case where appointment of counsel is authorized under 18 U.S.C. § 3006A(al and related statutes, the court must advise the person that he or she has a right to be represented by counsel throughout the case and that, if so desired, counsel will be appointed to represent the person if he or she is financially unable to obtain counsel. b. The determination of eligibility for representation under the CJA is a judicial function to be performed by the court after making appropriate inquiries concerning the person's financial eligibility. Other employees of the court may be designated to obtain or verify the facts relevant to the financial eligibility determination. Criminal Justice Act Plan C. d. e. f. g. h. Page 7 In determining whether a person is "financially unable to obtain counsel," consideration should be given to the cost of providing the person and his or her dependents with the necessities of life, the cost of securing pretrial release, asset encumbrance, and the likely cost of retained counsel. The initial determination of eligibility must be made without regard to the financial ability of the person's family to retain counsel unless their family indicates willingness and ability to do so promptly. Any doubts about a person's eligibility should be resolved in the person's favor; erroneous determinations of eligibility may be corrected at a later time. Relevant information bearing on the person's financial eligibility should be reflected on a financial eligibility affidavit (Form CJA 23). If at any time after the appointment of counsel a judge finds that a person provided representation is financially able to obtain counsel or make partial payment for the representation, the judge may terminate the appointment of counsel or direct that any funds available to the defendant be paid as provided in 18 U.S.C. § 3006A(f). If at any stage of the proceedings a judge finds that a person is no longer financially able to pay retained counsel, counsel may be appointed in accordance with the general provisions set forth in this Plan. V. Timely Appointment of Counsel A. Timing of Appointment Counsel must be provided to eligible persons as soon as feasible in the following circumstances, whichever occurs earliest: 1. after they are taken into custody; 2. when they appear before a magistrate or district court judge; 3. when they are formally charged or notified of charges if formal charges are sealed; or Criminal Justice Act Plan Page 8 4. when a magistrate or district court judge otherwise considers appointment of counsel appropriate under the CJA and related statutes. 8. Court's Responsibility The court, in cooperation with the federal public defender and the United States attorney, will make such arrangements with federal, state, and local investigative and police agencies as will ensure timely appointment of counsel. C. Pretrial Service Interview When practicable, unless the right to counsel is waived or the defendant otherwise consents to a pretrial service interview without counsel, financially eligible defendants will be provided appointed counsel prior to being interviewed by a pretrial services officer. D. Retroactive Appointment of Counsel Appointment of counsel may be made retroactive to include representation provided prior to appointment. VI. Provision of Representational Services A. Federal Public Defender and Private Counsel This Plan provides for representational services by the federal public defender and for the appointment and compensation of private counsel from a CJA Panel list maintained by the federal public defender in cases authorized under the CJA and related statutes. B. Administration Administration of the CJA Panel, as set forth in this Plan, is hereby delegated and assigned to the federal public defender. C. Apportionment of Cases Where practical and cost effective, private attorneys from the CJA Panel will be appointed in a substantial proportion of the cases in which the accused is determined to be financially eligible for representation under the CJA. "Substantial" will usually be defined as a minimum of twenty-five percent (25%) of the annual CJA appointments. Criminal Justice Act Plan Page9 D. Number of Counsel More than one attorney may be appointed in any case determined by the court to be extremely difficult. E. Capital Cases Procedures for appointment of counsel in cases where the defendant is charged with a crime that may be punishable by death, or is seeking to vacate or set aside a death sentence in proceedings under 28 U.S.C. §§ 2254 or 2255, are set forth in section XIV of this Plan. VII. Federal Public Defender Organization A. Establishment The federal public defender organization, the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, is established in this district under the CJA and is responsible for rendering defense services on appointment in this district. B. Standards The federal public defender organization must provide high quality representation consistent with the best practices of the legal profession and commensurate with those services rendered when counsel is privately retained. See Polk County v. Dodson, 454 U.S. 312, 318 (1981) ("'Once a lawyer has undertaken the representation of an accused, the duties and obligations are the same whether the lawyer is privately retained, appointed, or serving in a legal aid or defender program."' (quoting ABA Standards for Criminal Justice section 4-3.9 (2d ed. 1980))). C. Workload The federal public defender organization will continually monitor the workloads of its staff to ensure high quality representation for all clients. D. Professional Conduct The federal public defender organization must conform to the highest standards of professional conduct, including but not limited to the American Bar Association's Model Rules of Professional Conduct/American Bar Association's Model Code of Professional Conduct/Code of Conduct for Federal Public Defender Employees/Model Code of Conduct for Federal Criminal Justice Act Plan Page 10 Community Defender Employees/other standards for professional conduct adopted by the court. E. Private Practice of Law Neither the federal public defender nor any defender employee may engage in the private practice of law except as authorized by the federal public defender Code of Conduct. F. Supervision of Defender Organization The federal public defender will be responsible for the supervision and management of the federal public defender organization. Accordingly, the federal public defender will be appointed in all cases assigned to that organization for subsequent assignment to staff attorneys at the discretion of the federal public defender. G. Training The federal public defender will assess the training needs of federal public defender staff and, in coordination with the CJA Panel Attorney District Representative, 1 the training needs of the local panel attorneys, and provide training opportunities and other educational resources. VIII. CJA Panel of Private Attorneys A. Establishment of the CJA Panel Committee 1. A CJA Panel Committee ("CJA Committee") will be established by the court in consultation with the federal public defender. The CJA Committee will consist of one district court judge or one magistrate judge, the federal public defender, the CJA Panel Attorney District Representative (PADR), a criminal defense attorney who practices regularly in the district who may be a CJA panel member, and an ex officio staff member employed by the federal public defender who will act as administrative coordinator. Additional attorneys may be asked to serve on this Committee by the Chief Judge. 2. The federal public defender or their representative, and the district's PADR are permanent members of the CJA Committee. 1 The CJA Panel Attorney District Representative (PADR) is a member of the district's CJA Panel who is selected by the local federal public defender, with acquiescence from the chief judge, to serve as the representative of the district's CJA Panel for the national Defender Services CJA PADR program and local CJA committees. Criminal Justice Act Plan Page 11 Membership on the CJA Committee will otherwise be for a term of three years and may be extended for additional three year terms. 3. The CJA Committee will meet as needed and at any time the court asks the Committee to consider an issue. 8. Duties of the CJA Committee 1. Membership Examine the qualifications of applicants for membership on the CJA Panel and recommend to the chief judge the approval of those attorneys who are deemed qualified and the rejection of the applications of those attorneys deemed unqualified. 2. Recruitment Engage in recruitment efforts to establish a diverse panel and ensure that all qualified attorneys are encouraged to participate in the furnishing of representation in CJA cases. 3. Annual Report Review the operation and administration of the CJA Panel over the preceding year, and recommend any necessary or appropriate changes to the chief judge concerning: a. the size of the CJA Panel; b. the recruitment of qualified and diverse attorneys as required and set forth in this plan; and c. recurring issues or difficulties encountered by panel members or their CJA clients. 4. Removal Recommend to the chief judge the removal of any CJA panel member who: a. fails to satisfactorily fulfill the requirements of CJA panel membership during their term of service, including the failure to provide high quality representation to CJA clients, or b. has engaged in other conduct such that his or her continued service on the CJA Panel is inappropriate. See also Section IX.C.7 Criminal Justice Act Plan Page 12 5. Training Assist the federal public defender office in providing training for the CJA Panel on substantive and procedural legal matters affecting representation of CJA clients. 6. Voucher Review Assist the Court, if requested, in the review of a voucher when the Court, for reasons other than mathematical errors, is considering authorizing payment for less than the amount of compensation claimed by CJA counsel and, in its discretion, refers the voucher to the CJA Committee for review and recommendation before final action is taken. See also Section XII.B.6 7. Mentoring See discussion of Training Panel at Section IX.C.8. IX. Establishment of a CJA Panel A. Approval of CJA Panel 1. The existing, previously established panel of attorneys who are eligible and willing to be appointed to provide representation under the CJA is hereby recognized. 2. The Chief Judge will approve attorneys for membership on the CJA Panel after receiving recommendations from the CJA Committee. B. Size of CJA Panel 1. The size of the CJA Panel will be determined by the CJA Committee based on the caseload and activity of the panel members, subject to review by the court. 2. The CJA Panel must be large enough to provide a sufficient number of experienced attorneys to handle the CJA caseload, yet small enough so that CJA panel members will receive an adequate number of appointments to maintain their proficiency in federal criminal defense work enabling them to provide high quality representation consistent with the best practices of the legal profession and commensurate with those services rendered when counsel is privately retained. Criminal Justice Act Plan Page 13 C. Qualifications and Membership on the CJA Panel 1 . Application Application forms for membership on the CJA Panel are available from the federal public defender. 2. Equal Opportunity All qualified attorneys are encouraged to participate in the furnishing of representation in CJA cases. 3. Eligibility a. Applicants for the CJA Panel must be members in good standing of the federal bar of this district. b. Applicants must maintain a primary, satellite, or shared office in this district or an adjacent district. c. Applicants must possess strong litigation skills and demonstrate proficiency with the federal sentencing guidelines, federal sentencing procedures, the Bail Reform Act, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, and the Federal Rules of Evidence. d. Applicants must have significant experience representing persons charged with serious criminal offenses and demonstrate a commitment to the defense of people who lack the financial means to hire an attorney. e. Attorneys who do not possess the experience set forth above but believe they have equivalent other experience are encouraged to apply and set forth in writing the details of that experience for the CJA Committee's consideration. 4. Appointment to CJA Panel After considering the recommendations of the CJA Committee, the Chief Judge will appoint or reappoint attorneys to the CJA Panel. Due to the highly complex and demanding nature of capital and habeas corpus cases, special procedures will be followed for the eligibility and appointment of counsel in such cases. See Section XIV of this Plan. Criminal Justice Act Plan Page 14 5. Terms of CJA Panel Members Attorneys admitted to membership on the CJA Panel will each serve for a term of three years, subject to the reappointment procedures set forth in this plan. 6. Reappointment of CJA Panel Members a. The federal public defender will notify CJA panel members, prior to the expiration of their current term, of the need to apply for reappointment to the CJA Panel. b. A member of the CJA Panel who wishes to be considered for reappointment must apply by confirming his or her interest in appointment to an additional term at least three months prior to the expiration of his or her current term. c. The CJA Committee will solicit input concerning the quality of representation provided by lawyers seeking reappointment. d. The CJA Committee also will consider how many cases the CJA panel member has accepted and declined during the review period, whether the member has participated in training opportunities, whether the member has been the subject of any complaints, and whether the member continues to meet the prerequisites and obligations of CJA panel members as set forth in this Plan. 7. Removal from the CJA Panel a. Mandatory removal Any member of the CJA Panel who is suspended or disbarred from the practice of law by the state court before whom such member is admitted, or who is suspended or disbarred from this court or any federal court, will be removed from the CJA Panel immediately. b. Automatic review The CJA Committee will conduct an automatic review of any CJA panel member against whom any licensing authority, grievance committee, or administrative body has taken action, or when a finding of probable cause, contempt, sanction, or reprimand has been issued against the panel member by any state or federal court. Criminal Justice Act Plan C. Page 15 Complaints A complaint against a panel member should be referred to the Chief Judge, who may address the issue pursuant to the Court's local rules on attorney discipline or refer the matter, in the Court's discretion, to the CJA Committee for review and recommendation. None of these procedures creates a property interest in being on or remaining on the CJA panel. d. Notification The federal public defender will be immediately notified when any member of the CJA Panel is removed or suspended. 8. Emeritus and Training Panels In addition to the regular CJA Panel, as set forth above, the CJA Committee will recommend to the chief judge the approval of attorneys to serve on an Emeritus Panel and a Training Panel. a. Emeritus Panel The CJA Committee will recommend a list of highly experienced attorneys who are willing to serve as CJA counsel on complex or difficult cases to supplement the depth of the panel. The Emeritus Panel will be comprised of attorneys who are not a part of the regular rotation of CJA appointments, but who are willing to serve the Court on cases requiring specific experience and expertise. Emeritus attorneys must demonstrate proficiency equivalent to the annual training requirements of the regular CJA panel attorneys and serve indefinitely subject to the Court's discretion and the periodic review by the CJA Committee. b. Training Panel The CJA Committee will recommend a list of attorneys who do not have the requisite experience to serve on the CJA Panel but who have shown an interest in CJA work. The purpose of this panel is to identify and help prepare viable candidates to qualify for consideration for appointment to the CJA Panel. CJA Panel members will be encouraged to work with and mentor Training Panel members by allowing them to assist on appropriate CJA cases. Attorneys admitted to Criminal Justice Act Plan Page 16 membership on the Training Panel will each serve for a term of three years, subject to reappointment. In addition, the CJA Committee will review the membership of the Training Panel as needed to determine if it should recommend that attorneys be added to the panel, maintained on the panel, removed from the panel, or moved to the regular CJA Panel. X. CJA Panel Attorney Appointment in Non-Capital Cases A. Appointment List The federal public defender will maintain a current list of all attorneys included on the CJA Panel, with current office addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers, as well as a statement of qualifications and experience. B. Appointment Procedures 1. The federal public defender is responsible for overseeing the appointment of cases to panel attorneys. The federal public defender will maintain a record of panel attorney appointments and, when appropriate, data reflecting the apportionment of appointments between attorneys from the federal public defender office and panel attorneys. 2. Appointment of cases to CJA panel member will ordinarily be made on a rotational basis. In a complex or otherwise difficult case, the federal public defender may recommend appointment of counsel outside of the normal rotation or appointment from the Emeritus Panel to ensure the defendant has sufficiently experienced counsel. 3. Under special circumstances the court may appoint a member of the bar of the court who is not a member of the CJA Panel. Such special circumstances may include cases in which the court determines that the appointment of a particular attorney is in the interests of justice, judicial economy, or continuity of representation, or for any other compelling reason. II is not anticipated that special circumstances will arise often, and the procedures set forth in the Plan are presumed to be sufficient in the vast majority of cases in which counsel are to be appointed. Appointments made under this section will be reported to the CJA Committee. 4. Unless otherwise impracticable, CJA panel attorney(s) must be available to represent defendant(s) at the same stage of the proceedings as is the federal public defender. Criminal Justice Act Plan Page 17 XI. Duties of CJA Panel Members A. Standards and Professional Conduct 1. CJA panel members must provide high quality representation consistent with the best practices of the legal profession and commensurate with those services rendered when counsel is privately retained. See Polk County v. Dodson, 454 U.S. 312, 318 (1981) ('"Once a lawyer has undertaken the representation of an accused, the duties and obligations are the same whether the lawyer is privately retained, appointed, or serving in a legal aid or defender program."' (quoting ABA Standards for Criminal Justice section 4-3.9 (2d ed. 1980))). 2. Attorneys appointed under the CJA must conform to the highest standards of professional conduct, including but not limited to the Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct or any other standards for professional conduct adopted by the court. 3. CJA panel members must notify within 30 days the chair of the CJA Committee when any licensing authority, grievance committee, or administrative body has taken action against them, or when a finding of contempt, sanction, or reprimand has been issued against the panel member by any state or federal court. B. Training and Continuing Legal Education 1. Attorneys on the CJA Panel are expected to remain current with developments in federal criminal defense law, practice, and procedure, including the Recommendation for Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Discovery Production in Federal Criminal Cases. 2. Attorneys on the CJA Panel are expected to attend trainings sponsored by the federal public defender. 3. Attorneys on the CJA Panel will be guided in their practice by the Federal Adaptation of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association Performance Guidelines for Criminal Defense Representations. 4. CJA panel members must participate in a minimum of 2 hours of continuing legal education relevant to federal sentencing and/or federal sentencing guidelines annually. Qualified electronic media Criminal Justice Act Plan Page 18 such as videos or DVD replays of a CLE or online or distance learning programs may be used to satisfy this requirement. 5 Failure to comply with these training and legal education requirements may be grounds for removal from the CJA Panel. C. Facilities and Technology Requirements 1. CJA panel attorneys must have facilities, resources, and technological capability to effectively and efficiently manage assigned cases. 2. CJA panel attorneys must comply with the requirements of electronic filing and eVoucher. 3. CJA panel attorneys must know and abide by procedures related to requests for investigative, expert, and other services. D. Continuing Representation Once counsel is appointed under the CJA, counsel will continue the representation until the matter, including appeals (unless provided otherwise by the Fifth Circuit's CJA plan) or review by certiorari, is closed; or until substitute counsel has filed a notice of appearance; or until an order is entered allowing or requiring the person represented to proceed pro se; or until the appointment is terminated by court order. E. Miscellaneous 1. Case budgeting In non-capital representations of unusual complexity that are likely to become extraordinary in terms of cost, the court may require development of a case budget consistent with Guide, Vol. 7 A, Ch. 2, §§ 230.26.10-20. 2. No receipt of other payment Appointed counsel may not require, request, or accept any payment or promise of payment or any other valuable consideration for representation under the CJA, unless such payment is approved by order of the court. 3. Redetermination of need If at any time after appointment, counsel has reason to believe that a party is financially able to obtain counsel, or make partial payment Criminal Justice Act Plan Page 19 for counsel, and the source of counsel's information is not protected as a privileged communication, counsel will advise the court. XI I. Compensation of CJA Panel Attorneys A. Policy of the Court Regarding Compensation Providing fair compensation to appointed counsel is a critical component of the administration of justice. CJA panel attorneys must be compensated for time expended in court and time reasonably expended out of court, and reimbursed for expenses reasonably incurred. B. Payment Procedures 1. Claims for compensation must be submitted on the appropriate CJA form through the court's eVoucher system. 2. Claims for compensation should be submitted no later than 45 days after final disposition of the case, unless good cause is shown. 3. The federal public defender or their designee will review the claim for mathematical and technical accuracy and for conformity with Guide, Vol. 7 A and, if correct, will forward the claim for consideration and action by the presiding judge. 4. Absent extraordinary circumstances, the court should act on CJA compensation claims within 30 days of submission, and vouchers should not be delayed or reduced for the purpose of diminishing Defender Services program costs in response to adverse financial circumstances. 5. Except in cases involving mathematical corrections, no claim for compensation submitted for services provided under the CJA will be reduced without affording counsel notice and the opportunity to be heard. 6. The court, when contemplating reduction of a CJA voucher for other than mathematical reasons, may refer the voucher to the CJA Committee for review and recommendation before final action on the claim is taken. See Section VIII of this Plan. 7. Notwithstanding the procedure described above, the court may, in the first instance, contact appointed counsel to inquire regarding questions or concerns with a claim for compensation or request that the federal public defender do so. Criminal Justice Act Plan Page 20 XIII. Investigative, Expert, and Other Services A. Financial Eligibility Counsel for a person who is financially unable to obtain investigative, expert, or other services necessary for an adequate defense may request such services in an ex parte application to the court as provided in 18 U.S.C. § 3006A(e)(1 ), regardless of whether counsel is appointed under the CJA. Upon finding that the services are necessary, and that the person is financially unable to obtain them, the court must authorize counsel to obtain the services. B. Applications In non-capital cases, requests for authorization of funds for investigative, expert, and other services must be submitted in an ex parte application to the court and must not be disclosed except with the consent of the person represented or as required by law or Judicial Conference policy. C. Compliance Counsel must comply with Judicial Conference policies set forth in Guide, Vol. 7A, Ch. 3. XIV. Appointment of Counsel and Case Management in CJA Capital Cases A. Applicable Legal Authority The appointment and compensation of counsel in capital cases and the authorization and payment of persons providing investigative, expert, and other services are governed by 18 U.S.C. §§ 3005, 3006A, and 3599 2 and Guide Vol. 7A Ch. 6, and Guide, Vol. 7A, Ch. 6 and the Special 2 As to investigative, expert, and other services, Section 3599(f) provides: Upon a finding that investigative, expert, or other services are reasonably necessary for the representation of the defendant, whether in connection with issues relating to guilt or the sentence, the court may authorize the defendant's attorneys to obtain such services on behalf of the defendant and, if so authorized, shall order the payment of fees and expenses therefor under subsection (g). No ex parte proceeding, communication, or request may be considered pursuant to this section unless a proper showing is made concerning the need for confidentiality. Any such proceeding, communication, or request shall be transcribed and made a part of the record available for appellate review. Criminal Justice Act Plan Page 21 Procedures for Reviewing Attorney Compensation Requests in Death Penalty Cases promulgated by the Judicial Council of the Fifth Circuit. B. General Applicability and Appointment of Counsel Requirements 1. Unless otherwise specified, the provisions set forth in this section apply to all capital proceedings in the federal courts, whether those matters originated in a district court (federal capital trials) or in a state court (habeas proceedings under 28 U.S.C. § 2254). Such matters include those in which the death penalty may be or is being sought by the prosecution, motions for a new trial, direct appeal, applications for a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States, all post-conviction proceedings under 28 U.S.C. §§ 2254 or 2255 seeking to vacate or set aside a death sentence, applications for stays of execution, competency proceedings, proceedings for executive or other clemency, and other appropriate motions and proceedings. 2. Any person charged with a crime that may be punishable by death who is or becomes financially unable to obtain representation is entitled to the assistance of appointed counsel throughout every stage of available judicial proceedings, including pretrial proceedings, trial, sentencing, motions for new trial, appeals, applications for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States, and all available post-conviction processes, together with applications for stays of execution and other appropriate motions and procedures, competency proceedings, and proceedings for executive or other clemency as may be available to the defendant. See 18 U.S.C. § 3599/e). 3. Qualified counsel must be appointed in capital cases at the earliest possible opportunity. 4. Given the complex and demanding nature of capital cases, where appropriate, the court will utilize the expert services available through the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO), Defender Services Death Penalty Resource Counsel projects ("Resource Counsel projects") which include: (1) Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel and Capital Resource Counsel Projects (for federal capital trials), (2) Federal Capital Appellate Resource Counsel Project, (3) Federal Capital Habeas§ 2255 Project, and (4) National and Regional Habeas Assistance and Training Counsel Projects (§ 2254). These counsel are death penalty experts who may be relied upon by the court for assistance with selection and appointment of counsel, case budgeting, and legal, practical, and other matters arising in federal capital cases. Criminal Justice Act Plan Page 22 5. The federal public defender should promptly notify and consult with the appropriate Resource Counsel projects about potential and actual federal capital trial, appellate, and habeas corpus cases, and consider their recommendations for appointment of counsel. 6. The presiding judge may appoint an attorney furnished by a state or local public defender organization or legal aid agency or other private, non-profit organization to represent a person charged with a capital crime or seeking federal death penalty habeas corpus relief provided that the attorney is fully qualified. Such appointments may be in place of, or in addition to, the appointment of a federal defender organization or a CJA panel attorney or an attorney appointed pro hac vice. See 18 U.S.C. § 3006A(a)(3). 7. All attorneys appointed in federal capital cases must be well qualified, by virtue of their training, commitment, and distinguished prior capital defense experience at the relevant stage of the proceeding, to serve as counsel in this highly specialized and demanding litigation. 8. All attorneys appointed in federal capital cases must have sufficient time and resources to devote to the representation, taking into account their current caseloads and the extraordinary demands of federal capital cases. 9. All attorneys appointed in federal capital cases should comply with the American Bar Association's 2003 Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Cases (Guidelines 1.1 and 10.2 et seq.), and the 2008 Supplementary Guidelines for the Mitigation Function of Defense Teams in Death Penalty Cases. 10. All attorneys appointed in federal capital cases should consult regularly with the appropriate Resource Counsel projects. 11. Questions about the appointment and compensation of counsel and the authorization and payment of investigative, expert, and other service providers in federal capital cases should be directed to the AO Defender Services Office, Legal and Policy Division Duty Attorney at 202-502-3030 or via email at ods lpb@ao.uscourts.gov. Questions may also be directed to the Fifth Circuit CJA Case Budgeting Attorney and Administrative Attorney at 504-310-7799. Criminal Justice Act Plan Page 23 C. Appointment of Trial Counsel in Federal Death-Eligible Cases 3 1. General Requirements a. Appointment of qualified capital trial counsel must occur no later than when a defendant is charged with a federal criminal offense where the penalty of death is possible. See 18 U.S.C. § 3005. b. To protect the rights of an individual who, although uncharged, is the subject of an investigation in a federal death-eligible case, the court may appoint capitally-qualified counsel upon request, consistent with Sections C.1, 2, and 3 of these provisions. c. At the outset of every capital case, the court must appoint two attorneys, at least one of whom meets the qualifications for "learned counsel" as described below. If necessary for adequate representation, more than two attorneys may be appointed to represent a defendant in a capital case. See 18 U.S.C. § 3005. d. When appointing counsel, the judge must consider the recommendation of the federal public defender, who will consult with Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel to recommend qualified counsel. See 18 U.S.C. § 3005. e. To effectuate the intent of 18 U.S.C. § 3005 that the federal public defender's recommendation be provided to the court, the judge should ensure the federal public defender has been notified of the need to appoint capitally-qualified counsel. f. Reliance on a list for appointment of capital counsel is not recommended because selection of trial counsel should account for the particular needs of the case and the defendant, and be based on individualized recommendations from the federal public defender in conjunction with the 3 The Judicial Conference adopted detailed recommendations on the appointment and compensation of counsel in federal death penalty cases in 1998 (JCUS-SEP 98, p. 22). In September 2010, the Defender Services Committee endorsed revised commentary to the Judicial Conference's 1998 recommendations. CJA Guidelines. Vol. 7A, Appx. 6A (Recommendations and Commentary Concerning the Cost and Quality of Defense Representation (Updated Spencer Report, September 2010)) ("Appx. 6A") is available on the judiciary's website. Criminal Justice Act Plan Page 24 Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel and Capital Resource Counsel projects. g. Out-of-district counsel, including federal defender organization staff, who possess the requisite expertise may be considered for appointment in capital trials to achieve high quality representation together with cost and other efficiencies. h. In evaluating the qualifications of proposed trial counsel, consideration should be given to their commitment to the defense of capital cases, their current caseload including other capital cases, and their willingness to effectively represent the interests of the client. 2. Qualifications of Learned Counsel a. Learned counsel must either be a member of this district's bar or be eligible for admission pro hac vice based on his or her qualifications. Appointment of counsel from outside the jurisdiction is common in federal capital cases to achieve cost and other efficiencies together with high quality representation. b. Learned counsel must meet the minimum experience standards set forth in 18 U.S.C. §§ 3005 and 3599. c. Learned counsel should have distinguished prior experience in the trial, appeal, or post-conviction review of federal death penalty cases, or distinguished prior experience in state death penalty trials, appeals, or post-conviction review that, in combination with co-counsel, will assure high quality representation. d. "Distinguished prior experience" contemplates excellence, not simply prior experience. Counsel with distinguished prior experience should be appointed even if meeting this standard requires appointing counsel from outside the district where the matter arises. e. The suitability of learned counsel should be assessed with respect to the particular demands of the case, the stage of the litigation, and the defendant. Criminal Justice Act Plan f. g. Page 25 Learned counsel must be willing and able to adjust other caseload demands to accommodate the extraordinary time required by the capital representation. Learned counsel should satisfy the qualification standards endorsed by bar associations and other legal organizations regarding the quality of representation in capital cases. 3. Qualifications of Second and Additional Counsel a. Second and additional counsel may, but are not required to, satisfy the qualifications for learned counsel, as set forth above. b. Second and additional counsel must be well qualified, by virtue of their distinguished prior criminal defense experience, training and commitment, to serve as counsel in this highly specialized and demanding litigation. c. Second and additional counsel must be willing and able to adjust other caseload demands to accommodate the extraordinary time required by the capital representation. d. The suitability of second and additional counsel should be assessed with respect to the demands of the individual case, the stage of the litigation, and the defendant. D. Appointment and Qualifications of Direct Appeal Counsel in Federal Death Penalty Cases 1. When appointing appellate counsel, the judge must consider the recommendation of the federal public defender, who will consult with Federal Capital Appellate Resource Counsel to recommend qualified counsel. 2. Counsel appointed to represent a death-sentenced federal appellant should include at least one attorney who did not represent the appellant at trial. 3. Each trial counsel who withdraws should be replaced with similarly qualified counsel to represent the defendant on appeal. 4. Out-of-district counsel, including federal defender organization staff, who possess the requisite expertise may be considered for appointment in capital appeals to achieve high quality representation together with cost and other efficiencies. Criminal Justice Act Plan Page 26 5. Appellate counsel, between them, should have distinguished prior experience in federal criminal appeals and capital appeals. 6. At least one of the attorneys appointed as appellate counsel must have the requisite background, knowledge, and experience required by 18 U.S.C.§ 3599(c) or (d). 7. In evaluating the qualifications of proposed appellate counsel, consideration should be given to the qualification standards endorsed by bar associations and other legal organizations regarding the quality of legal representation in capital cases. 8. In evaluating the qualifications of proposed appellate counsel, consideration should be given to their commitment to the defense of capital cases, their current caseload including other capital cases, and their willingness to effectively represent the interests of the client. E. Appointment and Qualifications of Post-Conviction Counsel in Federal Death Penalty Cases (28 U.S.C. § 2255) 1. A financially eligible person seeking to vacate or set aside a death sentence in proceedings under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 is entitled to appointment of fully qualified counsel. See 18 U.S.C. § 3599(a)(2). 2. Due to the complex, demanding, and protracted nature of death penalty proceedings, the court should consider appointing at least two attorneys. 3. In light of the accelerated timeline applicable to capital § 2255 proceedings, prompt appointment of counsel is essential. Wherever possible, appointment should take place prior to the denial of certiorari on direct appeal by the United States Supreme Court. 4. When appointing counsel in a capital§ 2255 matter, the court should consider the recommendation of the federal public defender, who will consult with the Federal Capital Habeas § 2255 Project. 5. Out-of-district counsel, including federal defender organization staff, who possess the requisite expertise may be considered for appointment in capital § 2255 cases to achieve high quality representation together with cost and other efficiencies. 6. Counsel in § 2255 cases should have distinguished prior experience in the area offederal post-conviction proceedings and in capital post­ conviction proceedings. Criminal Justice Act Plan Page27 7. When possible, post-conviction counsel should have distinguished prior experience in capital § 2255 representations. 8. In evaluating the qualifications of proposed post-conviction counsel, consideration should be given to the qualification standards endorsed by bar associations and other legal organizations regarding the quality of legal representation in capital cases. 9. In evaluating the qualifications of proposed post-conviction § 2255 counsel, consideration should be given to their commitment to the defense of capital cases, their current caseload including other capital cases, and their willingness to effectively represent the interests of the client. F. Appointment and Qualifications of Counsel in Federal Capital Habeas Corpus Proceedings (28 U.S.C. § 2254) 1. A financially eligible person seeking to vacate or set aside a death sentence in proceedings under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 is entitled to the appointment of qualified counsel. See 18 U.S.C. § 3599(a)(2). 2. Due to the complex, demanding, and protracted nature of death penalty proceedings, the court should consider appointing at least two attorneys. 3. When appointing counsel in a capital § 2254 matter, the appointing authority should consider the recommendation of the federal public defender, who will consult with the National or Regional Habeas Assistance and Training Counsel projects. 4. Out-of-district counsel, including federal defender organization staff, who possess the requisite expertise may be considered for appointment in capital § 2254 cases to achieve cost and other efficiencies together with high quality representation. 5. In order for federal counsel to avail themselves of the full statute of limitations period to prepare a petition, the court should appoint counsel and provide appropriate litigation resources at the earliest possible time permissible by law. 6. Unless precluded by a conflict of interest, or replaced by similarly qualified counsel upon motion by the attorney or motion by the defendant, capital § 2254 counsel must represent the defendant throughout every subsequent stage of available judicial proceedings and all available post-conviction processes, together with applications for stays of execution and other appropriate motions and Criminal Justice Act Plan Page 26 procedures, and must also represent the defendant in such competency proceedings and proceedings for executive or other clemency as may be available to the defendant. See 18 U.S.C. § 3599/e). 7. Counsel in capital § 2254 cases should have distinguished prior experience in the area of federal post-conviction proceedings and in capital post-conviction proceedings. 8. When possible, capital § 2254 counsel should have distinguished prior experience in capital § 2254 representations. 9. In evaluating the qualifications of proposed capital § 2254 counsel, consideration should be given to the qualification standards endorsed by bar associations and other legal organizations regarding the quality of legal representation in capital cases. 10. In evaluating the qualifications of proposed capital § 2254 counsel, consideration should be given to proposed counsel's commitment to the defense of capital cases, their current caseload including other capital cases, and their willingness to represent effectively the interests of the client. XV. Effective Date This Plan will become effective when approved by the Judicial Council of the Fifth Circuit. ENTERED FOR THE COURT ON JUNE 21, 2018. ~~a~ . Chief Judge Bria.ackson APPROVED BY THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL OF THE FIFTH CIRCUIT ON _________ , 2018 Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart
2018 7/16/2018 10 Appointments to Membership of District Criminal Justice Act Panel July 16, 2018 - CJA Panel appointed for a term of 3 years . Replaces General Order 2016-18 UNITED ST A TES DISTRI CT COURT M IDD LE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA IN RE: APPOIN TM ENT S TO MEMBERS HIP OF DISTRI CT CRIMINAL JUSTICE AC T PANEL ORDER GENERAL ORD ER NO. 2018- In accordance wi th the pro vision s of the Crimin al Ju stice Act Plan for this Co urt, and upon the reco mmendation of the Di strict Crimin al Ju stice Act Panel Se lec tion Comm ittee, the fo llow ing person s are hereby appo int ed to se rve as members of the Di strict Crimina l Ju stice Ac t Pan els for a term of three yea rs, as set for th bel ow . Thi s Genera l Order replace s Ge neral Ord er No. 2016- 18. REGULAR PANEL: J. Rodney Baum 830 Mai n Street Baton Rouge , LA 70802 Andre Belanger 8075 Jefferson Hi ghway Baton Rouge, LA 70809 Marc i Blaize 830 Ma in Stree t Baton Rouge, LA 70802 M ichae l W . Bo lewa re 34220 Robbie Lee Den ham Springs , LA 70706 Franz N. Borghardt 6513 Perkins Road Baton Rouge, LA 70808 David Bourland 10101 Siegen Lane, Bldg. #3A Baton Rouge, LA 70810 Gideon T. Carter, III P.O . Box 80264 Baton Rouge, LA 70898 Catherine I. Cha va rri 400 Poydras Street, Suite 1990 New Orleans, LA 70130 Rachel I. Conner 3015 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70115 Thomas C. Damico 8048 One Calais A ve nue , Suite A Baton Rouge, LA 70809 Harry Lawrence Daniels, III 830 Main Street Baton Rouge, LA 7080 2 Michael Reese Davi s 10602 Co ursey Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70816 J. Lane Ewi ng, Jr. 257 Maxi milian Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Michae l A. Fiser 1055 Laurel Street Baton Rouge , LA 70802 Nyles B. Ha ymer 315 East Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70802 2 Ian Francis Hipwe ll 8075 Jefferson Highway Baton Rouge , LA 70809 C. Frank Holthaus 618 Main Street Baton Rouge, LA 70801- 1910 James G. Knipe, III 8075 Jefferson Highwa y Baton Rouge, LA 70809 Benjamin R. LaBranche 6777 Jefferson Hwy . Baton Rouge, LA 70806 Karl E. Ludw ig 343 No rth Third Street, Suite 500 Baton Rouge, LA 70801 John S. McL indon 12345 Perkins Road., Bui ldin g 2, Su ite 203 Baton Rouge , LA 708 10 Rusty M. Messer 1212 E. Worthey Stree t, Suite A Gonzales , LA 7073 7 Joseph Rodney Messina 256 East Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Steven J. Moore 6513 Perkin s Road Baton Rouge, LA 70808 Glen Richard Pe tersen 10602 Coursey Boul evard Baton Rouge , LA 70816 David Rozas 758 Royal Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 3 John N. Samaha 820 North Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Joseph K. Scott, III 830 Main Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Paul "Woody" Scott 10636 Link.wood Court Baton Rouge, LA 70810 James A. Spokes 9270 Siegen Lane, Suite 603 Baton Rouge, LA 70810 Brent M. Stockstill 8048 One Calais Avenue , Suite A Baton Rouge , LA 70809 Michael S. Walsh 8th Floor Chase Tower South 451 Florida Street Baton Rouge , LA 70801 Gaynell Williams 724 11 th Street Gretna , LA 70053 RESERVE PANEL: Christopher Albert Aberle (appeals only) P.O. Box 8583 Mandeville, LA 70470-8583 James E. Boren (death penalt y) 830 Main Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Gwendolyn Brown (appeals only) P.O. Box 64962 Baton Rouge, LA 70896 4 John Craft (appea ls/habeas on ly) 829 Baronne Street New Orleans, LA 70113 M . Miche le Fournet (appea ls, death penal ty and death pena lty habeas) P.O. Box 65117 Baton Rouge, LA 70896 Shelley A. Goff (appeals/habeas) P.O. Box 2050 Ruston, LA 71273 Mark D. Plai sance (appeals on ly) P.O. Box 796 Th ibod eaux, LA 70302 Samuel H. W inston (appea ls) 1700 Josephine St reet New Orleans, LA 701 13 TRAINING PANEL: Edward R. Atebara The Law Office of Edward R. Atebara 251 Florida Blvd. , Ste. 312 Baton Rouge , LA 7080 1 Ca itl in M.A. Chugg Manasseh, Gi ll, Knip e, and Be lange r 8075 Jefferson Hwy. Baton Rouge, LA 70809 Tiffan y My les Crosby 439 9th Street Baton Rouge , LA 70802 Brandon Davi s Phelps Dunbar 365 Cana l Street, Suite 2000 New Orleans , LA 70 130 -6534 Tammera l Hills 5550 United Plaza Blvd. , Ste . 702 Baton Rouge , LA 70809 5 Jane Catherine Hogan Hogan Attorneys 309 E. Church Street Hammond , LA 7040 1 Philip House Manasseh, Gill , Knipe and Belanger 8075 Jefferson Hwy. Baton Rouge , LA 70809 Anthony J. Lascaro 4210 Bluebonnet Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70809 F. Charles Marionneaux 4210 Bluebonnet Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70809 Jennifer Maybery Rozas and Ro zas Law Firm 758 Roya l Street. Baton Rouge , LA 70806 Dani elle Philippe Philippe Law Firm , LLC 830 Main Street Baton Rouge , LA 70802 Sarah Margaret Smith Law Office of Sarah Margaret Smith , LLC 830 Main Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 SO ORDERED. Thus done and signed on this 16th da y of July, 2018. 6 BRIAN A. JAC O CHIEF JUDG E MIDDLE DISTR ICT OF LOUISIANA
2018 7/9/2018 7 Exemption from the Electronic Public Access Fees by Yanbai Andrea Wang - Expires 07/09/2020 24 months beginning July 9, 2018, PACER, PACER Service Center
2018 7/9/2018 8 Exemption from the Electronic Public Access Fees by Professor Kate Stith - Expires 07/09/2019 12 months beginning July 9, 2018, PACER, PACER Service Center cc:1v1~ UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA IN RE: APPLICATION FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE ELECTRONIC PUBLIC ACCESS FEES BY PROFESSOR KATE STITH GENERAL ORDER GENERAL ORDER NO. 20] 8 .. 0 8 Before the Court is the application and request by Professor Kate Stith for exemption from the fees imposed by the Electronic Public Access fee schedule adopted by the Judicial Conference of the United States Courts. The Court finds that Professor Kate Stith, as an individual researcher associated with an educational institution, falls within the class of users listed in the fee schedule as being eligible for fee exemption. Additionally, Professor Kate Stith has demonstrated that an exemption is necessary in order to avoid unreasonable burdens and to promote public access to information. Accordingly, Professor Kate Stith shall be exempt from the payment of fees for access via PACER to the electronic case files maintained in this court, to the extent such use is incurred in the course of her researching sentencing enhancements under 28 U.S.C. §851. She shall not be exempt from the payment of fees incurred in connection with other uses of the PACER system in this court. Additionally, the following limitations apply: 1. This fee exemption applies only to Professor Kate Stith and is valid only for the purposes stated above; 2. This fee exemption applies only to the electronic files of this court that are available through the PACER system; 3. By accepting this exemption, Professor Kate Stith agrees not to sell for profit any data obtained as a result of receiving this exemption; 4. Professor Kate Stith is prohibited from transferring any data obtained as result of receiving this exemption, including redistribution via internet based databases; 5. This exemption is valid until 12 months from the date of this order. This exemption.may be revoked at the discretion of the Court at any time. A copy of this Order shall be sent to the PACER Service Center. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this '14: day of July, 2018 Bl: ~C~fllEF JUDGE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
2018 7/9/2018 9 Exemption from the Electronic Public Access Fees by Jeffery Gutman - Expires 12/31/2019 July 9, 2018 through December 31, 2019, PACER, PACER Service Center cc·. tv ~ UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA IN RE: APPLICATION FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE ELECTRONIC PUBLIC ACCESS FEES BY JEFFERY GUTMAN GENERAL ORDER GENERAL ORDER NO. 2018- 09 Before the Court is the application and request by Jeffery Gutman for exemption from the fees imposed by the Electronic Public Access fee schedule adopted by the Judicial Conference of the United States Courts. The Court finds that Jeffery Gutman, as an individual researcher associated with an educational institution, falls within the class of users listed in the fee schedule as being eligible for fee exemption. Additionally, Jeffery Gutman has demonstrated that an exemption is necessary in order to avoid unreasonable burdens and to promote public access to information. Accordingly, Jeffery Gutman shall be exempt from the payment of fees for access via PACER to the electronic case files maintained in this court, to the extent such use is incurred in the course of researching federal civil rights cases filed by individuals who appear on the National Registry of Exonerations. Jeffery Gutman shall not be exempt from the payment of fees incurred in connection with other uses of the PACER system in this court. Additionally, the following limitations apply: 1. This fee exemption applies only to Jeffery Gutman and is valid only for the purposes stated above; 2. This fee exemption applies only to the electronic files of this court that are available through the PACER system; 3. By accepting this exemption, Jeffery Gutman agrees not to sell for profit any data obtained as a result of receiving this exemption; 4. Jeffery Gutman is prohibited from transferring any data obtained as result of receiving this exemption, including redistribution via internet based databases; 5. This exemption is valid until December 31, 2019. This exemption may be revoked at the discretion of the Court at any time. A copy of this Order shall be sent to the PACER Service Center. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this ~ day of July, 2018 BRIAN A. JAC~JUDGE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
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2018 4/4/2018 5 Maximum Transcript Fee Rates and New Transcript Delivery Category April 4, 2018 - New schedule approved by Judicial Conference in March 2018
2018 1/4/2018 2 Reassignment of Criminal Cases to Judge Dick January 4, 2018 - Criminal Case Reassignment from Judge Brady
2018 1/4/2018 4 Assignment of Cases Filed in the Middle District of Louisiana January 4, 2018 - Amending General Order 2014-05
2017 12/21/2017 11 Reassignment of Civil Cases from Judge Brady December 21, 2017 - Randon reassignment of pending civil cases
2017 12/21/2017 10 Reassignment of Criminal Cases to Judge Africk of the Eastern District of Louisiana December 21, 2017 - Reassignment of Criminal Cases from Judge Brady
2017 12/21/2017 9 Reassignment of Criminal Cases to Judge deGravelles December 21, 2017 - Reassignment of Criminal Cases from Judge Brady
2017 12/21/2017 8 Reassignment of Criminal Cases to Judge Dick December 21, 2017 - Reassignment of Criminal Cases from Judge Brady
2017 12/21/2017 7 Reassignment of Criminal Cases to Judge Jackson December 21, 2017 - Criminal Case Reassisgnment from Judge Brady
2017 12/6/2017 6 Reassignment of MDLA case to EDLA December 6, 2017, Cheryll Baker, Phillip Darrow Baker, Anco Insulations, Inc., United States Magistrate Judge Michael B. North
2017 11/29/2017 5 Order Amending Local Bankruptcy Rules November 29, 2017, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 83 and Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9029
2017 7/7/2017 4 Exemption from the Electronic Public Access Fees by Dr. Brian Johnson - Expires 12/31/2017 July 7, 2017, PACER, PACER Service Center
2017 5/22/2017 3 Adoption of Standard, Mandatory, and Special Conditions of Supervision May 22, 2017, supervision, probation, curfew, home detention, home incarceration
2017 4/6/2017 2 Assignment of Case April 6, 2017, Assigned, Chief Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt, Eastern District of Louisiana
2017 4/4/2017 1 Exemption from the Electronic Pacer Access Fees for Special Master C. Michael Hill in 10cv857 April 4, 2017, C. Michael Hill, Special Master
2016 12/22/2016 18 In Re: Appointments to Membership of District Criminal Justice Act Panel December 22, 2016, Regular Panel
2016 11/30/2016 17 In Re: Schedule of Fixed Sums for Petty Offenses Committed on Federal Courthouse Property (Amending General Order Number 1998-10) November 30, 2016, United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
2016 11/30/2016 16 Order Regarding Deposit and Investment of Registry Funds (Amending General Order 2011-04) November 30, 2016, Receipt, Investment, Fees and Taxes, Transition from Former Investment Procedure
2016 11/7/2016 15 In Re: Request for Relief in Light of Johnson vs. United States, 135 S.CT. 2551 (June 26, 2015), which was made Retroactive by the United States Supreme Court in Welch v. United States, 136 S.CT. 1257 (2016) November 7, 2016, Amended Standard Procedural Order
2016 10/1/2016 14 In Re: Sealed Supplement to Plea Agreements October 1, 2016, Criminal Case, plea of guilty, plea agreement
2016 9/30/2016 13 Civil Justice Reform Act (Vacating General Order 2002-8) September 30, 2016, Civil Justice Expense and Delay Reduction Plan
2016 9/7/2016 12 Requests for Relief In Light of Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 2551 (June 26, 2015), Which was Made Retroactive by the United States Supreme Court in Welch vs. United States, 136 S. Ct. 1257 (2016) September 7, 2016, Standard Procedural Order, Administrative Order, successive Section 2255 motions, Johnson vs. United States
2016 8/24/2016 11 Order Terminating the Suspension of All Deadlines Subject to the Omnibus Order of August 17, 2016 August 24, 2016, Omnibus order is vacated, historic floods, Reimposed
2016 8/17/2016 10 Omnibus Order Suspending All Deadlines August 17, 2016, Historic flood, pending criminal cases, Speedy Trial Act, suspending deadlines and delays
2016 5/6/2016 8 In Re: Request for Relief in Light of Johnson vs. United States,__U.S.__, 135 S.Ct. 2551 (June 26, 2015), which was made Retroactive by the United States Supreme Court in Welch vs. United States, __U.S.__, No. 15-6418 (April 18, 2016) May 6, 2016, Administrative Order, Criminal Justice Act, appointment of counsel, United States Sentencing Commission, U. S. Probation Office, Office of the Federal Public Defender
2016 4/12/2016 7 Exemption from the Electronic Public Access Fees by Kristine Artello - Expires 12/31/2017 April 12, 2016, PACER, Exemption
2016 2/1/2016 5 U. S. Magistrate Judge Carol Whitehurst Assigned February 1, 2016, Western District of Louisiana, 10cv-854-JJB, 10cv857-JJB
2016 2/1/2016 4 U. S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Perez-Montez Assigned February 1, 2016, Western District of Louisiana13cv477-JJB, 15cv841-JWD
2016 1/4/2016 3 In Re: Assignment of Cases Filed in the Middle District of Louisiana January 4, 2016, Section II. B of General Order 00-2 Amended, Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr., Erin Wilder-Doomes, randomly assign civil cases, randomly assign criminal cases
2016 1/4/2016 2 In Re: Assignment of Pending SCR (Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger) Cases January 4, 2016, Reassigned to Erin Wilder-Doomes, U. S. Magistrate Judge
2016 1/4/2016 1 In the Matter of the Appointment of United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana January 4, 2016, Erin Wilder-Doomes
2015 11/3/2015 10 Exemption from the Electronic Public Access Fees by Christina Boyd - Expires 12/31/2017 November 3, 2015, PACER, research, Social Security Administration litigation
2015 10/1/2015 9 Redaction of Grand Jury Foreperson Signature The signature of the Grand Jury Foreperson will be redacted on all indictments
2015 8/24/2015 8 Amended Order Appointing Merit Selection Panel August 24, 2015, Appointed Karli Glascock Johnson, Removed Tara M. Madison
2015 7/30/2015 7 Amended Order Appointing Merit Selection Panel July 30, 2015, Phyllis McLauren appointed
2015 7/30/2015 6 Order Appointing Merit Selection Panel July 30, 2015, Appointment of U. S. Magistrate Judge
2015 6/22/2015 5 Order Appointing to Membership of District Criminal Justice Act Panel Selection Committee June 22, 2015, District Criminal Justice Act Panel Selection Committee, CJA
2015 5/29/2015 4 Modification of Monthly Supervision Reporting May 29, 2015, standard condition number two, probation officer
2015 4/6/2015 3 Order for Drawing of Names from Qualified Wheel for Grand Jury Impanelment April 6, 2015, Grand Jurors, Selection and Service Act of 1968, Public Law 92-269
2015 4/2/2015 2 Order Amending Local Rules April 2, 2015, Public Notice, Rule 57
2015 3/16/2015 1 Exemption from the Electronic Public Access Fees for the Civil Pro Bono Project Panel March 16, 2015, Civil Pro Bono Program
2014 12/1/2014 10 Retroactive Application of the 2014 Drug Guidelines Amendment
2014 10/21/2014 9 In Re: Pro Se Prisoner Filings in Closed Cases October 21, 2014, cases closed for more than one year 2014-09
2014 10/16/2014 8 ADR General Order 2000-9 October 16, 2014, General Order 2000-9 Vacated
2014 8/13/2014 6 Reassignment of Cases August 13, 2014, John W. deGravelles, pending civil docket
2014 7/30/2014 5 Assignment of Cases Filed in The Middle District of Louisiana July 30, 2014, Section BAJ, Section SDD, Section JWD, Section JJB, Amending General Order Number 2013-15
2014 6/23/2014 4 Order Appointing Clerk of Court for the United States District Court Middle District of Louisiana June 23, 2014, Michael M. McConnell
2014 5/27/2014 3 Designation of Employee Dispute Resolution Coordinator May 27, 2014, United States District Judge Shelly D. Dick
2014 5/20/2014 2 Appointment of James Walter Frazier Green as United States Attorney May 20, 2014, James Walter Frazier Green, United States Attorney
2014 1/6/2014 1 Order Appointing Acting Clerk of Court for the United States District Court Middle District of Louisiana January 6, 2014, Acting Clerk, Donna G. Gregory, effective January 1, 2014
2013 5/24/2013 16 Reassignment of Cases May 24, 2013, Random Assignment of the Court's Pending Civil Docket
2013 5/20/2013 15 Assignment of Cases Filed in the Middle District of Louisiana (Amended in General Order Number 2014-05) May 20, 2013, Section BAJ, Section JJB, Section SDD
2013 5/2/2013 14 Assignment of Cases May 2, 2013, United States District Judge Jay C. Zainey, Eastern District of Louisiana, civil cases
2013 3/8/2013 12 Assignment of Cases March 8, 2013, United States District Judge Patricia Minaldi, Western District of Louisiana, Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay, Criminal Cases
2013 3/7/2013 11 Reassignment of Pending Civil Cases March 7, 2013, Frank J. Polozola, reassigned
2013 2/25/2013 10 Order to Release VCCA Information to Federal Law Enforcement Agencies February 25, 2013, United States Probation Office, Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994
2013 2/25/2013 9 Assignment of Civil Cases Filed in the Middle District of Louisiana February 25, 2013, Amending General Order No. 2010-06, Section BAJ 50%, Section JJB 50%
2013 2/22/2013 8 Amending Local Criminal Rule 32: Pre-Sentencing Memoranda February 22, 2013, U. S. Probation Office, Local Criminal Rule 32.2, Sealed Presentence Memorandum by the Government, Sealed Presentence Memorandum by the Defense, electronic filing system
2013 2/20/2013 7 Appointment of United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana February 20, 2013, Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr.
2013 2/20/2013 6 ASSIGNMENT OF CASES FILED IN THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA February 20, 2013, General Order 00-2 Amended, randomly assign civil cases, effective February 21, 2013, Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr., Stephen C. Riedlinger
2013 2/20/2013 5 REASSIGNMENT OF PENDING MJU (Magistrate Judge Unassigned) CASES February 20, 2013, civil actions designated MJU, Reassigned, Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr.
2013 1/8/2013 4 Active Judges Sitting En Banc January 8, 2013, Louisiana Revised Statute 9:203, authorize the judges to perform marriage ceremonies.
2013 1/4/2013 1 Temporary Assignment of Magistrate Judges January 4, 2013, United States Magistrate Judges Patrick J. Hanna, Mike Hill, Western District of Louisiana
2012 11/7/2012 27 Assignment of Cases November 7, 2012, United States District Judge Patricia Minaldi, Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay, Western District of Louisiana
2012 10/11/2012 26 Increase to Transcript Fee Rates October 11, 2012
2012 10/11/2012 25 Assignment of Cases Filed in the Middle District of Louisiana October 11, 2012, Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger, Magistrate Judge unassigned 25
2012 8/7/2012 23 Amended Order Appointing Merit Selection Panel (Amending General Order 2012-22) August 7, 2012, Karli Glascock Johnson, Kean Miller, appointed, amending July 17, 2012 order
2012 7/17/2012 22 Order Appointing Merit Selection Panel July 17, 2012, United States Magistrate Judge,
2012 5/17/2012 21 Visiting Attorney Fees May 17, 2012, Commencing June 1, 2012, fee $100.00
2012 4/12/2012 20 Assignment of Cases Filed in the Middle District of Louisiana (Amending General Order 00-2) April 12, 2012, Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger 50%, Magistrate Judge Docia L. Dalby 50%,
2012 3/12/2012 19 Assignment of Cases (to United States District Judge Donald E. Walter March 12, 2012, Western District Magistrate Judge Karen Hayes
2012 3/12/2012 18 Assignment of Cases (to United States District Judge Richard T. Haik) March 12, 2012, Western District Magistrate Judges C. Michael Hill and Patrick J. Hanna
2012 3/1/2012 16 Assignment of Cases (to United States District Judge James T. Trimble) March 1, 2012, United States District Judge James T. Trimble, Western District of Louisiana, Magistrate Judges Kathleen Kay and James D. Kirk
2012 2/7/2012 15 Adoption of Standard, Mandatory and Special Conditions of Supervision February 7, 2012, detailed conditions will apply to both probation and supervised release cases when summarily ordered
2012 2/6/2012 14 Case Reassignment (to United States District Judge Jay C. Zainey) February 6, 2012, Eastern District of Louisiana Magistrate Judges
2012 2/6/2012 13 Case Reassignment (to United States District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon) February 6, 2012, Eastern District of Louisiana Magistrate Judges
2012 2/6/2012 12 Case Reassignment (to United States District Judge Sarah S. Vance) February 6, 2012, Eastern District of Louisiana Magistrate Judges
2012 2/6/2012 11 Case Reassignment (to United States District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt) February 6, 2012, Eastern District of Louisiana Magistrate Judges
2012 2/6/2012 10 Case Reassignment (to United States District Judge Eldon E. Fallon) February 6, 2012, Eastern District of Louisiana Magistrate Judges
2012 2/6/2012 9 Case Reassignment (to United States District Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr.) February 6, 2012, Eastern District of Louisiana Magistrate Judges
2012 2/6/2012 8 Case Reassignment (to United States District Judge Lance Africk) February 6, 2012, Eastern District of Louisiana Magistrate Judges
2012 2/6/2012 7 Case Reassignment (to United States District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo) February 6, 2012, Eastern District of Louisiana Magistrate Judges
2012 2/6/2012 6 Case Reassignment (to United States District Judge Helen G. Berrigan) February 6, 2012, Eastern District of Louisiana Magistrate Judges
2012 2/6/2012 5 Case Reassignment (to United States District Judge Helen G. Berrigan) February 6, 2012, Eastern District of Louisiana Magistrate Judges
2012 2/6/2012 4 Case Reassignment (to United States District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle) February 6, 2012, Eastern District of Louisiana Magistrate Judges
2012 2/6/2012 3 Case Reassignment (to United States District Judge Frank J. Polozola) February 6, 2012
2012 1/23/2012 2 Appointments to Membership of District Criminal Justice Act Panel January 23, 2012, District Criminal Justice Act Panel Selection Committee, CJA
2012 1/3/2012 1 Procedural Rules for Prisoner Electronic Filing Pilot Project January 3, 2012, Louisiana Department of Corrections, Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP), CM/ECF
2011 12/15/2011 28 Disbursement of Restitution Funds Transferred to the U.S. Treasury as Unclaimed December 15, 2011, Unclaimed Restitution, 28 U.S.C. §2042
2011 12/15/2011 27 Assignment of Cases Filed in The Middle District of Louisiana December 15, 2011, civil cases, Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger, Magistrate Judge Docia L. Dalby, 50%
2011 12/13/2011 26 Transfer of Cases to Judge Elizabeth E. Foote December 13, 2011, Western District of Louisiana
2011 10/18/2011 25 Revocation of Designation Under 28 U.S.C. §157(e) October 18, 2011, Amending General Order 96-1, United States Bankruptcy Judge Douglas D. Dodd, prior designation to conduct jury trials with consent, revoked effective immediately UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA IN RE: GENERAL ORDER REVOCATION OF DESIGNATION No. 2011-25 UNDER 28 U.S.C. §157(e) ORDER General Order 96-1 is amended as follows: In accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 157(e), the prior designation of United States Bankruptcy Judge Douglas D. Dodd to conduct jury trials in bankruptcy proceedings where the right to a jury trial applies, with the express consent of all the parties, is REVOKED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 18, 2011. ____________________________ BRIAN A. JACKSON, CHIEF JUDGE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
2011 9/6/2011 24 Assignment of Cases to the Eastern District of Louisiana District Judges and Magistrate Judges September 6, 2011
2011 9/1/2011 23 Assignment of Case to District Judge S. Maurice Hicks of the Western District of LA September 1, 2011
2011 8/29/2011 22 Assignment of Cases to District Judge S. Maurice Hicks of the Western District of LA and Magistrate Judges C. Michael Hill and Patrick J. Hanna of the Western District of LA August 29, 2011, Local Rules of the Western District of Louisiana will apply
2011 8/29/2011 21 Assignment of Cases to District Judge Richard T. Haik of the Western District of LA and Magistrate Judges C. Michael Hill and Patrick J. Hanna of the Western District of LA August 29, 2011, Local Rules of the Western District of Louisiana will apply
2011 8/29/2011 20 Assignment of Cases to District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote of the Western District of LA and Western District of LA Magistrate Judge Karen Hayes August 29, 2011, Local Rules of the Western District of Louisiana will apply
2011 8/29/2011 19 Assignment of Cases to District Judge Donald E. Walter of the Western District of LA and Western District of LA Magistrate Judge Karen Hayes August 29, 2011, Local Rules of the Western District of Louisiana will apply
2011 8/29/2011 18 Assignment of Cases to District Judge James T. Trimble of the Western District of LA and Western District of LA Magistrate Judges Kathleen Kay and James D. Kirk August 29, 2011, Local Rules of the Western District of Louisiana will apply
2011 8/29/2011 17 Assignment of Cases to District Judge Lance M. Africk of the Eastern District of LA and the Eastern District of LA Magistrate Judges as Designated August 29, 2011, Local Rules of the Eastern District of Louisiana will apply
2011 8/29/2011 16 Assignment of Cases to District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman of the Eastern District of LA and the Eastern District of LA Magistrate Judges as Designated August 29, 2011, Local Rules of the Eastern District of Louisiana will apply
2011 8/29/2011 15 Assignment of Cases to District Judge Jay C. Zainey of the Eastern District of LA and the Eastern District of LA Magistrate Judges as Designated August 29, 2011, Local Rules of the Eastern District of Louisiana will apply
2011 8/29/2011 14 Assignment of Cases to District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon of the Eastern District of LA and the Eastern District of LA Magistrate Judges as Designated August 29, 2011, Local Rules of the Eastern District of Louisiana will apply
2011 8/29/2011 13 Assignment of Cases to District Judge Sarah S. Vance of the Eastern District of LA and the Eastern District of LA Magistrate Judges as Designated August 29, 2011, Local Rules of the Eastern District of Louisiana will apply
2011 8/29/2011 12 Assignment of Cases to District Judge Eldon E. Fallon of the Eastern District of LA and the Eastern District of LA Magistrate Judges as Designated August 29, 2011, Local Rules of the Eastern District of Louisiana will apply
2011 8/29/2011 11 Assignment of Cases to District Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. of the Eastern District of LA and the Eastern District of LA Magistrate Judges as Designated August 29, 2011, Local Rules of the Eastern District of Louisiana will apply
2011 8/29/2011 10 Assignment of Cases to District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle of the Eastern District of LA and the Eastern District of LA Magistrate Judges as Designated August 29, 2011, Local Rules of the Eastern District of Louisiana will apply
2011 8/29/2011 9 Assignment of Cases to District Judge Helen G. Berrigan of the Eastern District of LA and the Eastern District of LA Magistrate Judges as Designated August 29, 2011, Local Rules of the Eastern District of Louisiana will apply
2011 8/29/2011 8 Assignment of Cases to District Judge Carl J. Barbier of the Eastern District of LA and the Eastern District of LA Magistrate Judges as Designated August 29, 2011, Local Rules of the Eastern District of Louisiana will apply
2011 8/26/2011 7 Cocaine Base - Retroactive Amendment Procedures August 26, 2011, U.S. Sentencing Commission, Motion to Consider Reduction of Sentence, Rule 45, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, crack cocaine amendment, pro se motion, scheduling order, USPO Sentencing Report
2011 7/7/2011 6 Assignment of Civil Cases Filed in the Middle District of Louisiana July 7, 2011
2011 7/7/2011 5 Assignment of Criminal Cases Filed in the Middle District of Louisiana July 7, 2011,Vacating all orders or General Orders to the contrary, effective July 7, 2011
2011 5/9/2011 4 Amended Order Regarding Deposit and Investment of Registry Funds (Amending General Order 66) / This General Order 2011-04 Amended in 2016-16 May 9, 2011, Court Registry Investment System ("CRIS")
2011 3/30/2011 3 Operation of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana in the Absence of Funding Authority by the United States Congress and President March 30, 2011, deemed essential, normal operations of the court
2011 1/7/2011 1 Reallottment of Civil Cases January 7, 2011, Judge James T. Trimble
2010 9/2/2010 8 Reassignment of Pending Criminal Cases September 2, 2010, John V. Parker
2010 7/7/2010 7 2010 Model Employment Dispute Resolution Plan 2010-07 (Vacating General Order No. 97-8) July 7, 2010
2010 6/30/2010 6 Assignment of Cases Filed in the Middle District of Louisiana June 30, 2010, effective July 1, 2010
2010 4/14/2010 5 Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana April 14, 2010, Stephen C. Riedlinger
2010 3/11/2010 3 Amended Order Appointing Merit Selection Panel for Incumbent Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger March 11, 2010, James Nelson, David R. Dugas
2010 3/3/2010 4 Appointment to Membership of District Criminal Justice Act Panel March 3, 2010, M. Michele Fournet, appeals, death penalty defense, habeas
2010 2/26/2010 3 Order Appointing Merit Selection Panel February 26, 2010, Stephen C. Riedlinger
2010 2/2/2010 2 Pro Hac Vice Motions for Visiting Department of Justice and Related Agency Attorneys February 2, 2010
2010 1/4/2010 1 Assignment of Cases Filed in the Middle District of Louisiana (Amending General Order Number 2009-05)
2009 12/2/2009 8 Appointment to Membership of District Criminal Justice Act Panel December 2, 2009, Edward J. Gonzales, III
2009 11/30/2009 7 Designation of U. S. Bankruptcy Judge Pursuant to Rule 9029, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure 2009-07. (Amending General Order 96-2.) November 30, 2009, Douglas D. Dodd
2009 10/26/2009 6 Additional Fees for Jurors for Extended Service October 26, 2009, supplemental $10 fee
2009 8/17/2009 9 Robert Howard, J.D., Ph.D., Georgia State University (INACTIVE expired 9/1/2009) Robert Howard, J.D., Ph.D., Georgia State University (INACTIVE expired 9/1/2009)
2009 6/1/2009 5 Assignment of Cases Filed in the Middle District of Louisiana (Amending General Order No. 2008-11) June 1, 2009, Frank J. Polozola
2009 4/22/2009 3 Dissemination of Recorded Courtroom Transmissions April 22, 2009, prohibited
2009 1/23/2009 1 Appointments to Membership of District Criminal Justice Act Panel January 23, 2009, Committee for term of three years
2008 12/22/2008 14 Visiting Attorney Fees December 22, 2008, Local Rule 83.2.6(M), $40.00
2008 12/3/2008 13 In the Matter of Forfeiture of Collateral in Lieu of Appearance in Certain Petty Offense Cases in Accordance with FRCP 58(D)(1)
2008 12/3/2008 12 In the Matter of Forfeiture of Collateral in Lieu of Appearance in Certain Petty Offense Cases December 3, 2008
2008 12/2/2008 11 Assignment of Cases Filed in the Middle District of Louisiana. (Amending General Order Number 2005-12) December 2, 2008
2008 11/20/2008 10 Direct Assignment of Related Bankruptcy Appeals and/or Motions to Withdraw Reference November 20, 2008
2008 11/10/2008 9 Assignment of Cases Filed in the Middle District of Louisiana (Amending General Order Number 2005-12) November 10, 2008
2008 10/28/2008 8 Assignment of Cases Filed in the Middle District of Louisiana (Amending General Order No. 2007-02) October 28, 2008, effective November 1, 2008
2008 4/1/2008 7 Increase to Transcript Fee Rates and New Transcript Delivery April, 2008
2008 3/25/2008 6 In the Matter of Central Violations Bureau (CVB)
2008 3/6/2008 5 Annual Attorney’s Fees March 6, 2008, $15 fee triennially
2008 3/4/2008 4 Entry of Court-Issued Documents in Civil and Criminal Cases March 4, 2008, shall accept electronic service
2008 2/26/2008 2 Cocaine Base - Retroactive Amendment Procedures February 26, 2008, U.S. Sentencing Guidelines
2007 12/21/2007 9 Issuance of Writs of Habeas Corpus in Criminal Cases December 21, 2007, United States Marshal, at least five working days prior
2007 8/14/2007 8 Disposition of Sealed Court Records August 14, 2007, ten years or older shall be transferred to the custody of the U.S. Attorney
2007 7/2/2007 10 Exemption from the Electronic Public Access Fees for Law Enforcement Personnel in the Middle District of Louisiana July 2, 2007, USPO PACER Fees
2007 5/10/2007 6 Professional Liability Reimbursement Program May 10, 2007, Insurance
2007 3/30/2007 5 Leave Sharing March 30, 2007, Voluntary Leave Transfer Program
2007 2/23/2007 3 Authority to Refund Erroneous or Duplicate On-Line Filing Fee Payments February 23, 2007
2007 2/21/2007 2 Assignment of Cases Filed in the Middle District of Louisiana (Amending General Order No. 2005-12 and 2000-2) February 21, 2007, randomly assign, card deck
2007 2/1/2007 1 Consent to Proceed Before the Magistrate Judge (Vacates and replaces General Order No. 2005-07) February 1, 2007, partial consent stricken from the record
2006 11/21/2006 10 Mandatory Electronic Case Filing (Civil and Criminal) November 21, 2006, Effective March 1, 2007, mandatory for all attorneys
2006 11/17/2006 9 Order Appointing Clerk of Court for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana November 17, 2006, Nicholas J. Lorio
2006 9/13/2006 8 Disclosure of Presentence Report to Treatment Provider September 13, 2006, U. S. Probation Office
2006 8/30/2006 7 Pro Se Prisoner Filings in Closed Cases August 30, 2006, cases closed for more than one year
2006 7/6/2006 5 Order Appointing Acting Clerk of Court for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana July 6, 2006, Nicholas J. Lorio
2006 4/24/2006 4 Closure of Courthouse in Event of Hurricane April 24, 2006, hurricane, travel and safety
2006 1/17/2006 1 Appointments to Membership of District Criminal Justice Act Panel
2005 11/30/2005 14 Appointment to Membership of District Criminal Justice Act Panel Selection Committee
2005 10/27/2005 13 Exemption from the Electronic Public Access Fees - Hurricanes Katrina and Rita from 08/26/2005 through 11/25/2005 (Amending General Order No. 2005-11) October 27, 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
2005 10/15/2005 12 Assignment of Cases Filed in the Middle District of Louisiana (Amending General Order 2005-09)
2005 9/19/2005 11 Exemption from the Electronic Public Access Fees - Hurricane Katrina from 08/26/2005 through 10/28/2005 September 19, 2005, Hurricane Katrina
2005 9/6/2005 10 Middle District of Louisiana is Authorized to Accept Filings for the Eastern District of Louisiana September 6, 2005
2005 8/23/2005 9 Assignment of Cases Filed in the Middle District of Louisiana (Amending General Order No. 2003-04) (Note: Amended in General Order #2005-12)
2005 7/15/2005 8 Order Amending Local Rules - Local Civil Rules for Electronic Filing July 15, 2005, pursuant to Rule 83 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
2005 7/5/2005 7 Consent to Proceed Before the Magistrate Judge July 5, 2005, partial consent will not be filed in the record
2005 6/6/2005 6 Procedural Rules for Electronic Case Filing June 6, 2005, proposed local rules for electronic filing
2005 4/28/2005 5 Adoption of Standard and Special Conditions of Supervision April 28, 2005
2005 2/12/2005 4 Entry of Court-Issued Documents in Criminal Cases February 12, 2005, issuing documents electronically, text-only without attachment
2005 2/12/2005 3 Entry of Court-Issued Documents in Civil Cases February 12, 2005, issuing documents electronically, text-only without attachment
2005 1/5/2005 2 Notice of Court Orders and Judgments in Criminal Cases January 5, 2005, Notice of Electronic Filing
2005 1/5/2005 1 Notice of Court Orders and Judgments in Civil Cases January 5, 2005, transmit via email, Notice of Elecronic Filing, U. S. Postal Service
2004 11/8/2004 7 Privacy and Public Access to Electronic Civil and Criminal Case Files (Vacates and Replaces General Order No. 2004-06) UNITED STA TES DISTR ICT COUR T MIDD LE DIS TRIC T OF LOUISIANA FILE D U.S . DIST.. COU RT M/D DI , r-1sr OF LA . 04 NOV -9 AH If: 36 SIGN GENERALOFifi ~~ :rnm:~Ct.E~RK =- - NUMBER: 200 4: 07 Privacy and Public Access to Elec t!l'onic Civil and Criminal Case Files This order her eby vacates and rep laces Genera l Order no . 2004:06 . In comp liance with the pol icy of the Jud icial Conference of the Un ited States, and the E-Govemment Act of 2002 , and in order to promote elec tronic access to docu m ents in civ il and crimina l case files while also protec ting pe rsona l privacy and othe r leg itimate inte res ts, part ies sha ll refra in from includ ing , or shall partially redact wh er e inc lus ion is neces sary , the following persona l data iden tifiers from all docu m ents filed with the court , including exhib its the reto , wheth er filed electron ically or in pape r, un less otherwise ordered by the court . a. Social Security numbers. If an ind ividua l's Social Secu rity number must be Include d, on ly the last four digits of that numbe r should be us ed. b. Names of minor children. If the involvement of a minor child m us t be ment ioned , only the initials of that child should be used. c. Dates of birth. If an individua l's date of birth must be inc luded , only th e yea r shou ld be used . d. Financial ac count num bers . If financia l account numbe rs are rele vant , only the last fou r dig its of these numbe rs shou ld be use d. e. Home addresses. If a hom e address mu st be inc luded , only the city and state shou ld be listed , un less for a pro se litigant. In comp liance wi th the E- Governme nt Act of 2002, a party wish ing to file a docume nt conta ining the persona l data identifiers list ed above may c: ()u..(;, :4,1 Offi, ~rs ~(12.fi Or"~ IV~ 11 Q "2-0 ':s, u..s p fl..l~O-f a. file an unredacted version of the document under seal, or b. file a reference list under sea l. The reference list shall contain the comp lete pe rsonal data ident ifier(s) and the redacted ident ifier(s) used in its(the ir) place in the filing. All references in the case to the redacted ident ifiers included in the reference list will be construed to refe r to the corresponding comp lete persona l data iden tifier . Tlie reference list mus t be filed under sea l, and may be amended as of right . The un redacted vers ion of the document or the refe rence list shall be retained by the court as part of the record . The court may , however, still require the party to file a redac ted copy for the pub lic file. The responsibility for redacting these personal identifiers rests solely with counsel and the parties. The Clerk will not review each pleading for compliance with this rule. Baton Rouge , Louis iana , this FRANK J. PO LOZO , CH IEF JUDGE MIDD LE DISTR ICT OF LOUISIANA ~w day of Qet, ii 1e1 , 2004 . ~ - -==-- ,-, --...::: UNITED STATES DIS TRICT JUDGE '.~9.'i! V. PARKER •JED STATES DISTRIC T JUDGE
2004 8/24/2004 6 Electronic Availability of Case File Information (This order has been vacated and replaced by General Order No. 2004-07) August 24, 2004, redact social security numbers, names of minor children, dates of birth, financial account numbers
2004 7/26/2004 5 Revised Procedure to be Followed by United States Magistrates in Habeas Corpus Matters July 26, 2004
2004 7/15/2004 4 Reappointment of United States Magistrate for the Middle District of Louisiana July 15, 2004, Docia L. Dalby
2004 6/26/2004 3 Order Amending Local Rules June 26, 2004, Social Security Cases, E and M Dismissals, Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions, Naturalization
2004 5/17/2004 1 Order Appointing Merit Selection Panel May 17, 2004, Docia L. Dalby
2003 12/18/2003 8 Directv, Inc. Cases December 18, 2003, Magistrate Judge Docia Dalby assigned
2003 8/14/2003 7 The Reappointment of United States Magistrate for the Middle District of Louisiana August 14, 2003, Christine Noland reappointed
2003 8/11/2003 6 LCrR32.1E & M Sentencing August 11, 2003, presentence report, Chief U. S. Probation Officer
2003 6/17/2003 5 Approval of Criminal Justice Act Panel June 17, 2003, approves Exkano K. Philson and Earl Andrew Marcelle, III
2003 6/11/2003 4 Assignment of Cases Filed in the MDLA June 11, 2003
2003 5/8/2003 3 Approval of Criminal Justice Act Panel May 8, 2003, CJA Panel Baum, McLindon, Upton, Walsh, Bertucci, Guadamud, Damico, Moore
2003 3/28/2003 2 Order Appointing Merit Selection Panel March 28, 2003, Christine Noland
2003 2/7/2003 1 Assignment of Cases Filed in the Middle District of Louisiana (Amending No. 01-2) February 7, 2003, civil cases, criminal cases, Section A, Section B, Section C, Section D
2002 12/17/2002 9 Appointment to Membership of the District Criminal Justice Act Panel Selection Committee
2002 12/3/2002 8 Civil Justice Reform Act (Vacating General Order 98-2) December 3, 2002, Civil Justice Expense and Delay Reduction Plan
2002 9/4/2002 7 In Re: Local Rule 78.1 W & M, Motion Days for Section A September 4, 2002, first and third Friday
2002 8/29/2002 6 Local Rule 78.1M Repealed and Adopting 78.1 W & M Motion Days August 29, 2002, Repealing General Order 2002-04
2002 7/12/2002 5 Annual Attorney's Fees July 12, 2002, $5.00 fee due triennially
2002 6/28/2002 4 Order Amending Local Rules June 28, 2002, Uniform Local Rules for Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana amended
2002 6/26/2002 3 In Re: Adoption of Revised Fifth Circuit Equal Employment Opportunity And Employment Dispute Resolution Plan (Vacating No. 97-8) June 26, 2002, adopted effective January 1, 2003
2002 5/8/2002 2 Designation of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Pursuant to Rule 9029, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (Amending No. 96-2)] May 8, 2002, Douglas D. Dodd
2002 5/8/2002 1 Designation of U. S. Bankruptcy Judge, Under 28 U.S.C. § 157(e) (Amending No. 96-1) May 8, 2002, Douglas D. Dodd, conduct jury trials in bankruptcy proceedings
2001 12/5/2001 5 Order of Court Reappointing United States Magistrate December 5, 2001, Stephen C. Riedlinger
2001 10/17/2001 7 Appointment of David R. Dugas as United States Attorney October 17, 2001
2001 8/2/2001 4 Order Appointing Merit Selection Panel August 2, 2001, Stephen C. Riedlinger
2001 5/16/2001 6 Appointment of Brian Jackson as United States Attorney May 16, 2001
2001 5/9/2001 3 In the Matter of Forfeiture of Collateral in Lieu of Appearance in Certain Petty Offense Cases
2001 1/22/2001 2 Assignment of Cases Filed in the Middle District of Louisiana (Amending No. 2000-2)
2000 12/18/2000 9 ADR Local Rules December 18, 2000, Uniform Local Rule 16.3.1M
2000 12/4/2000 8 Amendment to General Order No. 2000-7 - Jury Selection Plan December 4, 2000, amendment to Paragraph 7, extend term of a jury panel
2000 8/1/2000 7 Amendment to General Order No. 98-6 - Jury Selection Plan (Amended in No. 2000-8) August 1, 2000, extension of service for jury pool
2000 7/21/2000 6 In the Matter of the Appointment of Chief Probation Officer for the District July 21, 2000, Joseph Edward Samson
2000 6/13/2000 5 Reallotment of Criminal Cases
2000 6/13/2000 4 Realllotment of Civil Cases
2000 6/6/2000 3 Assignment of Cases Filed in the Middle District of Louisiana June 6, 2000, in accordance with General Order No. 00-2
2000 6/6/2000 2 Assignment of Cases Filed in the Middle District of Louisiana (Amended in No. 2001-02) June 6, 2000
2000 2/10/2000 1 Appointing Clerk of Court for the United States District Court for Middle District of Louisiana February 10, 2000, Lawrence Talamo
1999 9/21/1999 6 Code of Professionalism September 21, 1999, Louisiana State Bar Association's Code of Professionalism
1999 9/21/1999 5 Transfer of Duties of the Office of the Clerk of Court for the Middle District of Louisiana to Lawrence Talamo September 21, 1999, transferred from Richard T. Martin
1999 9/15/1999 4 Approval of Criminal Justice Act Panel September 15, 1999, recommendation of Rebecca L. Hudsmith Public Defender
1999 7/2/1999 3 Transfer of Duties of the Office of the Clerk of Court for the Middle District of Louisiana to Lawrence A. Talamo (Amended in 1999-05) July 2, 1999, transferred from Richard T. Martin
1998 12/21/1998 10 In the Matter of Forfeiture of Collateral in Lieu of Appearance in Certain Petty Offense Cases (This General Order 1998-10 Amended in 2016-17) December 21, 1998
1998 11/23/1998 9 Assignment of Criminal Cases Filed in MDLA
1998 11/6/1998 7 Assignment of Cases Filed in MDLA
1998 10/16/1998 5 Assignment of Cases in MDLA (Rescinded under General Order No.98-9 which re-adopted General Order No. 98-1) October 16, 1998
1998 9/8/1998 6 Plan for the Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors (Amended in 2000-7) September 8, 1998
1998 8/6/1998 4 Order of Reallotment August 6, 1998, reallotted to Section C
1998 2/12/1998 1 Assignment of Cases Filed in MDLA (Amending General Order No. 93-2) February 12, 1998, random assignment of cases
1998 1/15/1998 2 Civil Justice Reform Act January 15, 1998, adopted effective December 1, 1993
1997 12/10/1997 8 Equal Employment Opportunity and Employment Dispute Resolution Plan
1997 9/22/1997 7 Emergency Evacuation Plan for the Federal Building and &. S. Courthouse September 22, 1997, 707 Florida Street
1997 8/18/1997 6 Forfeiture of Collateral in Lieu of appearance in Certain Petty Offense Cases August 18, 1997, Request of the United States Attorney's Office for Approval of Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers' Collateral Forfeiture Schedule
1997 8/1/1997 5 Magistrate Judge Assignment in Cases Consolidated or Transferred from One Judge's Section to Another August 1, 1997
1997 6/17/1997 4 Model Employment Dispute Resolution Plan (Vacated under General Order No. 97-8)
1997 5/16/1997 2 Order of Court Appointing United States Magistrate Judge May 16, 1997, Docia L. Dalby
1997 4/8/1997 1 Order Adopting Renumbering of Uniform Local Rules in Conformance with Federal Rules April 8, 1997
1996 10/8/1996 3 Order Appointing Merit Selection Panel for New Magistrate Judge Position October 8, 1996
1996 7/15/1996 2 Designation of U. S. Bankruptcy Judge Pursuant to Rule 9029, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (This Order Amended in No. 2002-02) July 15, 1996, Bankruptcy Judge Louis M. Phillips
1996 5/13/1996 1 Designation Under 28 U.S.C. § 157(E) (This Order Amended in No. 2002-01) May 13, 1996, Bankruptcy Judge Louis M. Phillips
1995 11/9/1995 5 Operation of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana in the Absence of Funding Authority by the United States Congress and President November 9, 1995
1995 9/28/1995 4 Operation of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana in the Absence of an Appropriation Bill or Continuing Resolution by the United States Congress
1995 6/5/1995 1 Assignment of Writs of Habeas Corpus Seeking Stays of Execution Filed in the Middle District of Louisiana
1995 5/5/1995 3 Order of Court Reappointing United States Magistrate May 5, 1995, Christine Noland
1995 3/8/1995 2 Order Amending Order Appointing Merit Selectin Panel March 8, 1995, ninety days
1994 11/28/1994 1 Order Appointing Merit Selection Panel November 28, 1994, Magistrate Judge Christine Noland
1993 11/2/1993 3 Application to Proceed in Forma Pauperis - Revision of General Order 62
1993 3/10/1993 1 Retention of Sealed Documents Following the Closure of a Case Record March 10, 1993
1993 2/19/1993 2 Assignment of Cases Filed in the Middle District of Louisiana February 19, 1993, Amending General Order Number 92-1 and 92-2
1992 9/1/1992 3 Order Appointing Clerk of Court September 1, 1992, Richard T. Martin
1992 8/12/1992 2 Reduction of Caseload of Chief Judge Parker August 12, 1992
1992 1/2/1992 1 Assignment of Cases Filed in The Middle District of Louisiana January 2, 1992, random assignment of cases, amending General Orders 40 and 48
1991 10/31/1991 71 Federal Debt Collection Procedures Act October 31, 1991, assignment of duties to U. S. Magistrate Judge
1991 8/29/1991 70 Recusal of Law Clerks August 29, 1991, David M. Bienvenu, Jr., Jeanne M. Gravois
1991 6/25/1991 69 Appointment of Counsel in Criminal Cases June 25, 1991
1991 5/22/1991 68 In the Matter of an Application for an Administrative Order Allowing the Recordation of Notices of Federal Tax Liens with the U. S. District Court May 22, 1991
1990 12/1/1990 67 Amendment to General Order No. 66, in the Matter of Funds Deposited into the Court Registry Item #6
1990 3/27/1990 66 Registry Funds to be Deposited into the Court Registry March 27, 1990, receipt and deposit
1989 7/13/1989 65 Handling Fee for Funds Deposited in the Court's Interest-bearing Registry Account July 13, 1989
1988 5/2/1988 64 Order Establishing Inactive Asbestos Docket May 2, 1988, Pending Cases, Potential Claims, Reactivated Cases
1988 4/21/1988 63 Revised Procedure to be Followed by U. S. Magistrate in Social Security Cases (Revision of General Order No. 57) April 21, 1988, social security cases automatically referred to Magistrates
1987 9/11/1987 62 Application to Proceed in Forma Pauperis (Revision of General Order #51) September 11, 1987, flexible fee schedule
1987 2/23/1987 61 Revised Model Affirmative Action Plan (VACATED UNDER GENERAL ORDER NO. 97-8) February 23, 1987, discrimination complaint procedures
1987 1/27/1987 60 Full-time U. S. Magistrate Duties January 27, 1987
1987 1/23/1987 59 Order Appointing Merit Selection Panel for Magistrate January 23, 1987, authorized an additional full-time Magistrate
1986 7/14/1986 73 Appointment of United States Attorney for the District July 14, 1986, resignation of Stanford O. Bardwell, Jr., P. Raymond Lamonica appointed
1986 5/29/1986 72 Order of Court Appointing United States Magistrate Stephen Charles Riedlinger
1986 2/14/1986 57 Procedures to be Followed by United States Magistrates (Revised in General Order No. 63) February 14, 1986
1986 1/1/1986 58 Transcript Rates
1985 12/13/1985 56 Order Establishing Merit Selection Panel for Magistrate December 13, 1985, full-time Magistrate
1984 10/22/1984 55 Bankruptcy Clerk Designated as Accountable Officer October 22, 1984
1984 3/1/1984 54 Establishing Merit Selection Panel for Magistrate to Handle Bankruptcy Matters
1984 1/13/1984 53 Exemptions from Scheduling Orders
1983 12/5/1983 52 Order Appointing Merit Selection Panel for Magistrate Vacancy December 5, 1983
1983 11/23/1983 51 Application to Proceed in Forma Pauperis (Note: Revised in General Order No. 62) November 23, 1983, filing fees
1983 11/1/1983 50 Assignment of Cases Filed in MDLA (Order Amending General Order #40) November 1, 1983, criminal matters
1982 10/25/1982 49 Establishing Merit Selection Panel for Part-Time Magistrate Vacancy October 25, 1982
1982 10/5/1982 0 Order Amending Local Rules of Court October 5, 1982, withdrawing Emergency Rule - Bankruptcy Proceedings
1982 10/4/1982 0 Order Amending Local Rules of Court October 4, 1982, add Rule 29, Emergency Rule - Bankruptcy Proceedings
1981 12/11/1981 48 Assignment of Cases Filed in MDLA (Revision of General Order #40)
1981 6/11/1981 0 Order Amending Local Rules of Court June 11, 1981, matters occurring before the grand jury
1981 5/7/1981 47 Order Appointing Special Process Servers May 7, 1981, relieving U.S. Marshal of service in private civil actions, Clerk of Court enters orders appointing persons to serve process
1980 6/16/1980 46 Order Adopting Speedy Trial Plan June 16, 1980, effective July 1, 1980
1980 6/16/1980 45 Order Adopting Affirmative Action Plan for District June 16, 1980, Frank J. Polozola designated Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinator
1980 6/3/1980 44 Order Establishing a Merit Selection Panel for New Magistrate Judge June 3, 1980
1980 4/28/1980 43 Magistrate’s Authority and Designation to perform Certain Functions April 28, 1980
1980 3/20/1980 11 Transcript Rates - Amendment C (also attached are Amendments A and B) March 20, 1980
1979 10/11/1979 41 Duties of U. S. Magistrate Frank J. Polozola October 11, 1979, Rule 26 of the Local Rules
1979 9/17/1979 40 Appendage to General Order #40 - Allotment of Cases to Judges September 7, 1979, C. Lee Dupuis,
1979 7/20/1979 40 Assignment of Cases Filed in MDLA (Revised in General Order No. 48) July 20, 1979
1979 4/30/1979 38 Order Appointing Chief Probation officer Robert K. Sibille April 30, 1979
1979 4/30/1979 37 Appointing Clerk of Court April 30, 1979, C. Lee Dupuis
1979 4/27/1979 39 In re: Financial Disclosure Report (AO Form 10) April 27, 1979
1979 3/23/1979 43 Order Amending Local Rules of Court March 23, 1979, Amending Amendment to Local Rules dated November 13, 1978, Local Rule 1, subsections A, B, and C, clarifying language
1979 1/1/1979 42 Withdrawal of Funds Deposited in Registry Account - (Amending General Order No. 14)
1978 7/12/1978 36 Matters Referred to Magistrate Judge Frank J. Polozola
1978 6/26/1978 35 Speedy Trial Plan (Adoption) June 26, 1978, Adopted Effective July 1, 1979
1977 6/3/1977 33 Transfer of Registry Account Funds for Deposit to Interest Bearing Savings Account in the Fidelity National Bank of Baton Rouge June 3, 1977 (Note: Amended on November 23, 1987)
1977 1/17/1977 32 Referral and Allotment of Cases in which Members and/or Associates of the Law Firm of Durrett, Hardin, Hunter, Dameron, and Fritchie Appear as Counsel of Record January 17, 1977
1977 1/17/1977 31 Additional Duties to be Performed by the United States Magistrate January 17, 1977, receive and accept indictments returned by the Grand Jury
1976 9/21/1976 34 Pursuant to the Provisions of Rule 10-103 of the Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure September 21, 1976, Automatic Referral of Chapter X Bankruptcy Cases to Referee in Bankruptcy
1976 7/7/1976 30 Appointment of United States Attorney for the District July 7, 1976, Douglas M. Gonzales, Cheney C. Joseph, Jr.
1975 10/31/1975 11 Transcript Rates - Amendment B (also attached are Amendments A and C) October 31, 1975
1974 11/13/1974 29 Order to Provide More Effective Security in this Court House Building
1974 10/23/1974 11 Transcript Rates (Amendment A - also attached is Amendment B, 1975 and Amendment C, 1980) October 23, 1974
1974 4/24/1974 28 Order Authorizing United States Magistrates to Issue Writs of Habeas Corpus Ad Prosequendum and Ad Testificandum
1974 3/21/1974 27 Additional Duties to be performed by the United States Magistrate March, 21, 1974, issue warrants of removal
1973 9/28/1973 23 Order of the Court Appointing United States Magistrate (Frank J. Polozola)
1973 7/27/1973 26 Reference of a Minor Offense Case to the United States Magistrate
1972 9/28/1972 24 Order Authorizing Clerk to Forward Closed Files to Federal Records Center
1972 7/25/1972 25 Order Authorizing United States Magistrates to Conduct Preliminary Interviews in Connection with Persons Charged with Parole Violations and Arrested on Parole Board Warrants
1972 4/17/1972 15 Order in Reference to Outstanding, Returned, Undelivered, and/or Unclaimed Checks Drawn on the Registry of the Court, through the Fidelity National Bank of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, its Authorized Depository April 17, 1972
1972 4/16/1972 22 Transfer of Certain Furniture and Equipment April 16, 1972
1972 4/16/1972 21 Naturalization Petitions and Citizenship and Nationality Matters April 16, 1972, Immigration and Nationality Act
1972 4/16/1972 20 Pending Criminal Cases April 16, 1972
1972 4/16/1972 19 Movement of Vessels Under Seizure April 16, 1972, Port of Baton Rouge
1972 4/16/1972 18 Appointment of United States Attorney for the District April 16, 1972, Douglas M. Gonzales
1972 4/16/1972 17 Appointment of United States Marshal for the District April 16, 1972, Thomas A. Grace, Jr. • • UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MLDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIAN~ IN RE, M'POHITMEN'l' OF UNlttD STATIlS !
1972 4/16/1972 16 Order Appointing Clerical Employees for United States Probation Office April 16, 1972
1972 4/16/1972 14 Withdrawal of Funds Deposited in Registry Account (Amended in General Order No. 42) April 16, 1972
1972 4/16/1972 13 Order Designating Depositories April 16, 1972, Fidelity National Bank, Registry Account
1972 4/16/1972 12 Effects of Deceases and Deserting Seamen April 16, 1972, shipping commissioner
1972 4/16/1972 10 Order Appointing Jury Commissioner April 16, 1972
1972 4/16/1972 9 Order Transferring Certain Civil, Admiralty, and Miscellaneous Cases to the Middle District of Louisiana April 16, 1972
1972 4/16/1972 8 Order Appointing Referee in Bankruptcy and His Clerks and Other Employees April 16, 1972, Harvey H. Posner
1972 4/16/1972 7 In the Matter of the Appointment of Probation Officer for the District April 16, 1972, C. Lee Dupuis
1972 4/16/1972 6 Designation of Newspaper in Which Statutory Notices Shall be Published April 16, 1972, Morning Advocate
1972 4/16/1972 5 Attorneys Qualified to Practice Before this Court April 16, 1972, Rule 1, Local Rules, admission of attorneys
1972 4/16/1972 4 Order Appointing Law Clerks, Secretaries, Court Reporters, Criers and Bailiffs April 16, 1972, appointments
1972 4/16/1972 3 Order Appointing Deputy Clerks April 16, 1972, Title 28, United States Code, Section 751, C. Hubert Banta
1972 4/16/1972 2 In the Matter of the Appointment of a Clerk of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana April 16, 1972, C. Hubert Banta
1972 4/16/1972 1 General Order Book or File April 16, 1972