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News & Announcements

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.

Mon, 11/30/2020

This Court's CM/ECF system will be unavailable from 8:00 p.m., November 30th through 8:00 a.m., December 1st for scheduled maintenance. If you have any questions, please call 225-346-3333.

Mon, 11/30/2020

The Judicial Conference approved adjustments to the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule (28 U.S.C. § 1930) effective December 1, 2020. Please click here for more information.

Mon, 10/05/2020

The Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Louisiana has updated its procedures for pro se filers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Clerk's office, located at 707 Florida Street, Room 119, is open to the public by appointment. Masks...

Fri, 08/21/2020

On June 23, 2020, the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (Standing Committee) approved publication of proposed amendments to the following:

  • Appellate Rule 25;
  • Bankruptcy Restyled Rules Parts I...
Wed, 07/22/2020

Judge Douglas Dodd will hold a video conference by Zoom on July 23, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. to discuss the Chapter 13 No Look Fee as well as other suggested topics.


Fri, 06/26/2020

Check out PACER’s newly redesigned, informational and resource website,

The website provides information about how the public can access federal court records...

Thu, 05/21/2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the court has entered the attached standing order regarding video hearings. Note: parties with multiple cases scheduled for a single hearing date may submit a single notice via email as described in the order,...