Pursuant to LR83.2.3(C), every attorney admitted to the Western District of Louisiana shall pay a fee of $45.00 every three years to the Clerk of Court. The triennial fee will be due in the month the attorney was first admitted to this court. As the fee comes due, an attorney will receive an email giving them notice that the payment is due within 30 days. If not paid, an attorney will be moved to inactive status after a final payment notice has been sent to the attorney’s last known email address for noticing. Attorneys admitted in the second or third year of any triennial period, will not be required to make payment until the next triennial period.
- Any attorney moved to inactive status under the provisions above shall be automatically reinstated without further notice upon payment of fees.
- An attorney who has retired or is not engaged in the practice of law before this Court may advise the Clerk of Court in writing that the attorney desires to assume inactive status and discontinue the practice of law before this court. Upon the filing of such a notice, the attorney shall be moved to inactive status. An attorney in inactive status shall no longer be eligible to electronically file in this court and shall not be obligated for further payment of the fee prescribed herein. Reinstatement to active status shall be granted (unless the attorney is subject to an outstanding order of suspension or disbarment) upon the payment of any fees due as prescribed by this Rule.
- The fees and costs paid pursuant to these Rules shall be maintained by the Clerk of Court as trustee thereof in separate interest bearing, federally insured accounts with such depositories as the court may from time to time approve or invest in obligations of the United States. Funds so held will be disbursed only pursuant to the orders of the court and at no time will they be deposited into the Treasury of the United States.
The triennial fee should be paid using CM/ECF. Log into CM/ECF using your upgraded PACER login/password, click Civil on the white menu bar, and then on the Attorney Readmission link. Follow the prompts until you see a Notice of Electronic Filing on your screen. A receipt of payment will be emailed to you from PACER.