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Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Wed, 11/01/2017

Rule and form changes are scheduled to go into effect December 1, 2017. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court is providing informational material to prepare for the upcoming changes. Please see below for new versions of the local rules, a redlined version...

Wed, 08/23/2017

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Tue, 08/01/2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for a 14-year appointment as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Texas at Houston. The position will require regular...

Fri, 06/30/2017

In April 2017, the United States Supreme Court officially adopted a recommendation from the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure approving a package of rule amendments, a new rule, and an Official Form for chapter 13 plans. The form and...

Thu, 11/10/2016


There are several upcoming changes regarding the rules and forms which will impact bankruptcy practice. The amended rules and forms will be effective December 1, 2016...

Mon, 06/27/2016

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Louisiana has removed the Motion Date: July 20, 2016 from the court calendar.
All matters previously set for this date have been rescheduled.
Please update your records to reflect...

Fri, 04/01/2016

Please find Standing Order Number 2016-2

Standing Order Number 2016-2  is the revocation of Local Form 4 - Order Authorizing Retention of Attorney for Debtor-In-Possession (for orders filed prior to...

Fri, 03/04/2016

Please find Standing Order Number 2016-1 and revised Local Form 6 for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

Local Form 6 incorporates the...

Mon, 11/23/2015
CM/ECF Unavailable - Monday, November 30, 2015, 6 p.m. to 12 midnight.
To apply updates necessary for the December 1, 2015 substantial Official Forms changes, CM/ECF will be...
Thu, 11/12/2015

Please review the attached Powerpoint presentation regarding the new bankruptcy forms which will be effective December 1, 2015. There are a number of changes to the forms and debtor's attorneys especially need to start preparing for these changes...