COURT ORDER: Coronavirus COVID-19 First Circuit deadlines, courthouse, and filings Print
Friday, May 15 2020
Acting in accordance with Louisiana Constitution Article V, Section 1, the inherent power of this Court, and considering Proclamations Numbers JBE 2020-58 and 2020-59, the Louisiana Supreme Court Order of May 15, 2020, and the state and federal health guidelines associated with the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic:

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that all deadlines set by this Court in all cases pending before this Court are HEREBY EXTENDED UNTIL FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2020.   All filings due during the period of March 12, 2020 through Friday, June 5, 2020, or which become due during this period shall be deemed timely if filed on or before Monday, June 8, 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 25, 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.

The First Circuit Courthouse is open, but with restricted access. Electronic filings and mail-in filings are encouraged. In-person filings are limited to drop off only. The First Circuit continues to process all filings and all cases with filed briefs will proceed to docketing and disposition.

THUS DONE AND ORDERED on this 15th day of May, 2020.

Last Updated on Friday, June 05 2020