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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.

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 29, 2017 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in the Courtroom in Monroe.  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 31, 2017 from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM in the Courtroom in Alexandria.  CLE Approved.
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Mon, 01/23/2017

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

Tue, 11/22/2016

The offices of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana will be closed on the following days in observance of the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's holidays:  November 24th and 25th*, December 26th, and January 2nd. ...

Wed, 09/28/2016

ATTENTION ALL ECF USERS:   CM/ECF will be unavailable to all filers beginning September 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm </b>for the Trustee Transfer and System Update.  It is anticipated that the system will be available by <b>Noon on October 1,...

Tue, 08/23/2016

The Honorable Robert Summerhays and Clerk of Court, Edward A. Takara cordially invite you and your staff to attend a seminar being held September 16, 2016 from 8:30 AM – 12:00 Noon in the Bankruptcy Courtroom, 214 Jefferson...

Mon, 08/15/2016

Bankruptcy Court for August 17 in Lafayette Cancelled
All hearings set for Wednesday, August 17 in Lafayette have been cancelled due to the conditions in Lafayette. While the court is open and accessible, so many of our...

Fri, 08/12/2016

Due to inclement weather, the Lafayette office is closed Friday, August 11, 2016. Assistance is available by calling (337) 262-6800 or Toll Free (866) 789-6015. As always the CM/ECF electronic system is available for filing.

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