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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.

December 9, 2019

Town Hall Bulletin for December 2019 has been posted in the Construction Updates section.

December 9, 2019

Amendments to the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure went into effect on December 1, 2019. Click here for more information on the Amendments. 

December 9, 2019

Effective January 1, 2020, the quarterly threshold for waiving Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) fees will increase from $15 to $30. As a result, PACER users will not be charged a fee for usage that does not exceed $30 in a given...

November 25, 2019

Our court has recently updated our electronic filing software to activate the “PageID” feature.  PageID essentially functions like an electronic Bates stamping utility for the District Court record.  It automatically creates a unique page number...

November 18, 2019

Town Hall Bulletin for November 2019 has been posted in the Construction Updates section.

September 25, 2019

Town Hall Bulletin for September 2019 has been posted in the Construction Updates section.

September 19, 2019

On August 29, 2019, United States District Judge Eldon E. Fallon of the Eastern District of Louisiana preliminarily approved a class action settlement between the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee and Taishan Gypsum Company Ltd., f/k/a Shandong...

August 28, 2019

Town Hall Bulletin for August 2019 has been posted in the Construction Updates section.

August 19, 2019

On August 19, 2019, the Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, and Civil Rules published proposed amendments to their...

July 30, 2019

The CJA Panel Attorney List has been updated. You can find it under Attorney Information.

July 25, 2019

Town Hall Bulletin for July 2019 has been posted in the Construction Updates section.

June 21, 2019

Town Hall Bulletin for June 2019 has been posted in the Construction Updates section.

May 29, 2019

Standing Order 27 In the Matter of Fees Charged for Pro Hac Vice Admission is updated on the Local Rules and Standing Orders page. New...

May 28, 2019

Town Hall Bulletin for May 2019 has been posted in the Construction Updates section.

May 24, 2019

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Sonja F. Bivins, United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama, is due to expire on February 1, 2020. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a...

May 13, 2019

A new version of the Introduction to Civil Discovery Practice has been posted and is effective today, May 13, 2019. The updated version can be found under the ...

April 29, 2019

Town Hall Bulletin for April 2019 has been posted in the Construction Updates section.

April 23, 2019

Federal judges and the journalists who cover them share an important goal: They want the public to receive accurate and understandable information about the federal courts and their work.

The media perform an important and constitutionally...

April 2, 2019

Town Hall Bulletin for March 2019 has been posted in the Construction Updates section.

February 28, 2019

Town Hall Bulletin for February 2019 has been posted in the Construction Updates section.

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