Appellate Judges Education Institute, Nov. 11– 14
Hurricane Ida: Extensions of deadlines

Hurricane Ida court closures

Greetings, everyone. For the first time since Hurricane Ida hit, I finally have a WiFi connection. So let’s catch up on the status of the Louisiana Supreme Court and our appellate courts.

  • The Louisiana Supreme Court is closed through Sunday, September 19, and is scheduled to reopen on Monday, September 20. Any filings that otherwise would have been due before September 20 will be deemed timely if filed by September 20. Here’s a link to the order.
  • The Louisiana First Circuit is closed through Friday, September 3. But filing deadlines are extended to September 27. Here’s a link to the order.
  • The Louisiana Second and Third Circuits were closed on Monday, August 30. They’re  now re-opened for business as usual.
  • The Louisiana Fourth and Fifth Circuits are closed until further notice. In the Fourth Circuit, anything due while the court is closed will be timely if filed within 3 days after the court resumes normal operations. Here’s a link to the Fourth Circuit's order. In the Louisiana Fifth Circuit, anything due while the court is closed will have to be filed no later than the day the court reopens. Here’s a link to the La. Fifth Circuit’s order
  • The U.S. Fifth Circuit has cancelled all proceedings scheduled for August 30 through September 2. The court has also extended all pending deadlines by seven days, except for deadlines in expedited appeals. Here’s a link to the U.S. Fifth Circuit’s order.


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