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La. 5th Circuit guidelines for Phase 1 re-opening

Recently, the Louisiana Fifth Circuit issued a letter to attorneys and the general public about the court’s operations beginning May 18. This letter covers some of the same ground as the court’s letter to the LSBA president last week. These include the court’s handling of deadlines, access to the courthouse, social-distancing and other protective measures inside the courthouse, available alternatives for filing (including e-filing and fax-filing), and oral arguments during the next 90 days. To read or download the letter, follow this link.

The court has also recently issued a re-opening notice, spelling out the protocol for entry into the courthouse. To read or download this notice, follow this link.

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