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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.

Fri, 06/30/2017

In observance of Independence Day, the Lafayette Bankruptcy Clerk"s Office will be closed Monday, July 3, 2017.  As always, the CM/ECF system will remain available for electronic filing 24 hours a day. Limited staff will be available at the...

Tue, 06/20/2017

Alexandria Bankruptcy Clerks Office Closed June 22 and Alexandria Bankruptcy Court Cancelled Thursday, June 22
Due to the tropical storm likely to hit our area, Bankruptcy court on Thursday, June 22 in Alexandria is...

Wed, 06/14/2017

On January 3, 2017, the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure accepted a recommendation from its Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules for final approval of a package of rule amendments, a new rule and an Official Plan form (new Official...

Thu, 06/01/2017

The United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana welcomes the Honorable Jeffrey P. Norman as the new bankruptcy Chief Judge for a five year term commencing on June 1, 2017. Chief Judge Norman was appointed to the bench in...

Tue, 03/28/2017

 CM/ECF will be unavailable to all filers on March 31, 2017  from  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm for scheduled maintenance.  To prevent loss of data, please refrain from accessing the system during this time.  We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you...

Thu, 03/23/2017

To comply with IRS regulations, courts must begin to track `disputed ownership funds` pertaining to 28 U.S.C. Section 1335. Effective April 1, 2017, this activity will be recorded and tracked by CM/ECF. Please see the attached information.

Mon, 03/13/2017

The Infrastructure Management Office for our court will be performing maintenance on the CM/ECF filing system on Saturday, March 18, 2017 beginning at midnight until 6:00 AM Central Time. CM/ECF services for document filing will not be available...

Thu, 03/09/2017

The Honorable John W. Kolwe and Clerk of Court, Edward A. Takara cordially invite you and your staff to attend a seminar being held March 31, 2017 from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM in the Courtroom in Alexandria.  CLE Approved.
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Thu, 03/09/2017

The Honorable John W. Kolwe and Clerk of Court, Edward A. Takara cordially invite you and your staff to attend a seminar being held March 29, 2017 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in the Courtroom in Monroe.  CLE Approved.
Please...

Mon, 01/23/2017

Written comments for consideration on the proposed changes will be accepted through March 6, 2017.

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