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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.

Thu, 09/06/2018

CM/ECF will be unavailable to all filers beginning Friday, September 7, 2018 at 5:00 pm for the Judge Transfer and System Update.  It is anticipated that the system will be available again by Noon on Sunday, September 9, 2018.  All Monroe...

Mon, 08/20/2018

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana welcomes the Honorable John S. Hodge as a new bankruptcy Judge commencing on August 20, 2018. Judge Hodge currently presides over all cases in the Shreveport Division and...

Wed, 08/15/2018

In 2018, the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure approved publication of proposed amendments to the following rules: Appellate Rules 35, 40; Bankruptcy Rules 2002, 2004, 8012; Civil Rule 30; and Evidence Rule 404....

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 here...

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...

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