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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.

May 4, 2020

In re: Screening Procedures during the Public Health Emergency caused by the COVID-19 Virus - Read the Order

April 22, 2020

Town Hall Bulletin for April 2020 has been posted in the Construction Updates section.

March 30, 2020

Effective March 30, 2020, and until further ordered, public access to all court hearings in criminal cases will be broadcast to the Jury Assembly Room on the 1st floor.

Charles R. Diard, Jr., Clerk of Court

March 18, 2020

Town Hall Bulletin for March 2020 has been posted in the Construction Updates section.

March 10, 2020

The United States District Court continues to monitor the most current statements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as all communications disseminated by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO),...

February 14, 2020

Town Hall Bulletin for February 2020 has been posted in the Construction Updates section.

February 12, 2020

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

January 24, 2020

The Federal Panel of Neutrals has been updated. You can find it under Attorney Information.

January 15, 2020

Attorney Case Opening via CM/ECF is now available in the Southern District of Alabama by selecting the Civil Menu and Attorney Case Opening. Detailed instructions can be found on our website at Electronic...

January 14, 2020

Town Hall Bulletin for January 2020 has been posted in the Construction Updates section.

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...

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