Today this announcement appeared on the Louisiana First Circuit’s web site:
Acting in accordance with Louisiana Constitution Article V, Section 1, the inherent power of this Court, and considering Proclamations Numbers JBE 2020-30 and 2020-41, Governor John Bel Edwards' extension of emergency provisions announced on April 27, 2020, the Louisiana Supreme Court Orders of April 29, 2020, and the state and federal health guidelines associated with the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic:
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Louisiana Court of Appeal, First Circuit Courthouse shall remain closed through Friday, May 15, 2020, unless extended by further order.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that all deadlines set by this Court in all cases pending before this Court are HEREBY EXTENDED UNTIL FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020. All filings due during the period of March 12, 2020 through May 15, 2020, or which become due during this period shall be deemed timely if filed on or before Monday, May 18, 2020.
For clarification, if an appellant’s brief due date falls within the suspension period or the appellant’s brief is filed within the suspension period, the appellee brief(s) will be due 20 days after the lifting of the suspension, June 4, 2020.
Parties who are unable to file within this extended time may submit a Motion and Order with supporting documentation and argument requesting re-consideration of timeliness or other such relief.
THUS DONE AND ORDERED on this 29th day of April 2020.
I haven’t found a link to the order itself; I imagine it will find its way to the Louisiana Supreme Court’s web site within the next couple of days.
p.s. (30 Apr. 2020): Here’s a link to the First Circuit’s April 29 order.