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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, 07/18/2016

CM/ECF will be unavailable to all filers beginning July 22, 2016 at 5:30 pm for routine maintenance.  It is anticipated that the system will be available again by Noon on July 23, 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your...

Wed, 07/13/2016

The offices for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana will operate under an adjusted schedule beginning at noon Wednesday, July 13 through Friday, July 15.   Limited staff will be available at the Shreveport...

Tue, 07/05/2016

The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure approved publication of proposed amendments to Bankruptcy Rule 3015 and proposed new Rule 3015.1 for a comment period from July 1, 2016 through October 3, 2016.  More...

Tue, 03/01/2016

The Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq.) and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure require that certain schedules, statements, lists and notices be filed either with the petion for relief (the "petition") or within a set number of...

Tue, 02/02/2016

The offices for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana in the Lafayette and Alexandria Divisions will be closed Monday, February 8th and Tuesday, February 9th.  The Shreveport office will be open and available to...

Wed, 01/06/2016

The office of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana Shreveport Division ONLY will be closed <b> January 7th from 9:30 AM until 11:00 AM</b> for a staff meeting. As always, the CM/ECF system will remain...

Mon, 01/04/2016

Standing Order Re Ex Parte Motions or Applications Response Deadlines and Certificates of Service for Cases before Judge Jeffrey Norman. ...

Mon, 01/04/2016

It is hereby ordered that, effective, February 1, 2016, the following procedures shall apply for all Chapter 13 cases in the Western District of Louisiana, Shreveport Division: ...

Mon, 01/04/2016

The successful completion of Chapter 13 plans by consumer debtors is based, in part, on providing Chapter 13 debtor(s) with training on the Chapter 13 process and the fundamentals of personal financial management. ...

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