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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.

Mon, 04/09/2018

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for a Programmer.  Learn more ...

Thu, 03/29/2018

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana welcomes the Honorable John W. Kolwe as the new bankruptcy Chief Judge for a five year term commencing on April 2, 2018. Chief Judge Kolwe currently presides over all cases...

Wed, 03/28/2018

March 30, 2018

The offices for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana in the Lafayette and Alexandria Divisions will be closed this Friday, March 30th. The Shreveport office will be open...

Fri, 03/23/2018

Amendments Approved by the Judicial Conference (on track to become effective December 1, 2018)

Mon, 01/29/2018

February 9, 2018
The Alexandria Division office for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana will close at Noon Friday, February 9th. The Shreveport office will be open and available to...

Wed, 01/17/2018

The Lafayette Clerk's office will be closed to the public tomorrow, Thursday, January 18. Regular telephone assistance will be available.
 
 LAKE CHARLES HEARINGS
Due to weather and road conditions, court in...

Tue, 01/16/2018

The Alexandria, Lafayette, and Shreveport Clerk's offices will be closed to the public tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17. Regular telephone assistance will be available.

 SHREVEPORT HEARINGS  Court Hearings scheduled for...

Mon, 01/15/2018

The Alexandria, Lafayette, and Shreveport Clerk's offices are closed. Limited telephone assistance is available.
 
SHREVEPORT HEARINGS scheduled for Tuesday, January 16 are cancelled.
 
MONROE...

Fri, 10/06/2017

The Honorable Robert Summerhays and Clerk of Court, Edward A. Takara cordially invite you to attend a seminar being held October 20, 2017 from 9:00 AM – Noon in the Bankruptcy Courtroom, 214 Jefferson Street, 1st Floor, Lafayette, LA. CLE...

Mon, 08/28/2017

The staffed offices (Lafayette, Alexandria and Shreveport) of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana are currently open during regular business hours. We continue to monitor the after effects of Hurricane Harvey on the...

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