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NEW ORDER: Louisiana Supreme Court extends filing period
The Louisiana Supreme Court has extended the filing date and provides for further extension if needed. The order also provides for extension or continuance of matters affected by the flood emergency that are currently on the September 2016 docket. Read the order or visit www.lasc.org.

EXECUTIVE ORDER amends emergency suspension of legal deadlines
Executive Order Number JBE 2016-57 (Aug. 17, 2016)
amends Executive Order Number JBE 2016-53 (Aug. 15, 2016) re: emergency suspension of deadlines for legal proceedings due to widespread flooding and recovery in Louisiana

Executive Order Number JBE 2016-58 re: emergency suspension of certain insurnce code provisions; Aug. 17, 2016

Executive Order Number JBE 2016-59 re: emergency suspension of licensure requirements for medical professionals and personnel licensed out of state;
Aug. 17, 2016

View all executive orders issued by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Court closures
Court closure announcements are posted on the Louisiana Supreme Court website.

Louisiana Court of Appeal First Circuit
Emergency Order "extends all deadlines set by this court in all cases pending before this court"  to Sept. 12, 2016; provides for requesting an extension; Aug. 16, 2016
Read court hours and announcements.

United States District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
Miscellaneous Order re: filing motion for extension, as affected by flooding;
Aug. 19, 2016

United States District Court Middle District of Louisiana
General Order 2016-10 re: suspends all deadlines until further order; Aug. 17, 2016
Read court hours and announcements.

United States District Court Western District of Louisiana
Miscellaneous Order re: filing motion for extension, as affected by flooding;
Aug. 18, 2016

Resources for flood victims
Several resources for assistance are available on the Louisiana Governor's Office website.

Volunteer and donate to flood recovery
Opportunities to volunteer or donate to flood recovery in Louisiana are listed on the Volunteer Louisiana website.

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