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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.

Sun, 05/19/2019

May 24, 2019 and May 27, 2019

In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday, the offices of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana will be closed Friday, May 24, 2019 beginning at Noon and all day Monday, May 27, 2019...

Tue, 05/14/2019

May 17 - 19, 2019

CM/ECF will be unavailable to all filers beginning Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm for the transfer of cases and system updates.  It is anticipated that the system will be available again by Noon on Sunday, May 19, 2019...

Mon, 04/15/2019

April 19, 2019

The offices of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana will be closed to the public Friday, April 19, 2019.  As always, the CM/ECF system will remain available for electronic filing 24 hours a day....

Mon, 04/15/2019

 April 26 - 28, 2019

CM/ECF will be unavailable to all filers beginning Friday, April 26 at 5:30 PM through Sunday evening April 28, 2019 for scheduled system installation.  To prevent loss of data, please refrain from accessing the system...

Wed, 03/13/2019

March 22, 2019

The Lafayette Division office for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana will be close to the public at 2:30 PM on Friday, March 22, 2019. Staff will be available to assist callers as usual...

Mon, 03/11/2019

Effective April 1, 2019, automatic adjustments to the dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code, one provision in Title 28, seven Official Bankruptcy Forms which contain adjusted dollar amounts, the Instructions for...

Mon, 02/25/2019

March 1, 2019

The Alexandria Division office for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana will close to the public at Noon Friday, March 1st. The staff will be available to assist callers as usual at (318)...

Mon, 01/28/2019

New Judge Selected for Alexandria Vacancy

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana is pleased to announce the selection of Stephen D. Wheelis by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to the vacated bankruptcy...

Fri, 01/18/2019

Standing Order Extending Deadlines Applicable to the United States Governmental Units During the Government Shutdown entered January 18, 2019. A copy is available at this...

Fri, 01/11/2019

Court Operations During Partial Government Shutdown

Despite a partial shutdown of the federal government that began on Dec. 22, 2018, the Judiciary remains open. The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana will...

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