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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.

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...

Thu, 09/06/2018

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana congratulates Judge Robert R. Summerhays on his confirmation by the U.S. Senate to be the next U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana. Judge Summerhays served this...

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...

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