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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.

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...

Thu, 12/13/2018

CM/ECF Server Maintenance

On Saturday, December 15, 2018, a necessary server reboot will make CM/ECF unavailable to all users for approximately 3 minutes sometime between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you are submitting a filing in the system at...

Mon, 12/03/2018

Office Closure for National Day of Mourning

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana Clerk's Office will be closed Wednesday, December 5, 2018 to mark the National Day of Mourning honoring former President...

Tue, 11/20/2018

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 22nd and 23rd*; December 24th* and 25th, December...

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...

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