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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.

Fri, 08/14/2015

Announcement Posting Period:

Friday, August 14, 2015 - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Bankruptcy and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules, and requested that...

Wed, 07/29/2015


  • Motions to continue hearings shall be filed no later than 5:00 p.m. two days before the hearing, absent good cause. Mover shall contemporaneously submit a proposed order.
  • Motions to...
Wed, 07/01/2015
In an effort to expand and simplify the process in which the Court communicates with our customers, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Louisiana will...
Wed, 01/14/2015

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for the following positions:

  • Bankruptycy Judge, Alexandria, LA
  • Bankruptcy Judge- Fort Worth...
Wed, 12/17/2014


  • The deadline for amendments to plans and motions is eight days before the hearing date.
  • Beginning January 1, 2015, the court will strike untimely amendments to plans and...
Mon, 12/01/2014


New Fee and Procedure - Motions to Redact

Effective Monday, December 1, 2014, there is a new fee on the Bankruptcy Miscellaneous Fee Schedule for a Motion to Redact. It is a $25.00 fee. This...

Wed, 11/19/2014

Effective December 1, 2014, there will be several changes to the rules, national forms and miscellaneous fee schedule. Click here for more information (PDF). 

Mon, 10/27/2014

Effective November 1, 2014, pleadings and other documents filed under seal shall have the seal vacated automatically upon the closing of a bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding.