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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, 08/03/2018

CM/ECF will be unavailable to all filers beginning August 5, 2018 early Sunday morning for routine maintenance for about 3 minutes for a server reboot sometime between the hours of 8AM to no later than 5PM. While unlikely, filing during this time...

Tue, 07/17/2018

NOTE: The Schedule set forth below does not affect any court hearings scheduled for these dates.  

To provide for the court to hold its annual Court Support Seminar, the following adjusted schedule will apply for services...

Wed, 07/11/2018

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana has determined that a Local Rules Committee should be established for the purpose of assisting the Court in rewriting the District's Local Bankruptcy Rules. This committee...

Tue, 06/12/2018

Notice of CM ECF Downtime for LAWB on Thursday June 14.  CM-ECF will be unavailable to all users beginning June 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm. </b>Our court will be performing maintenance on the CM-ECF filing system. Services for document filing will...

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.
 
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