Bankruptcy Court Information For New Orleans, LA

New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

Residents of Orleans Parish, Louisiana file bankruptcy in Louisiana Eastern District Bankruptcy Court

1 courthouse serves the Louisiana Eastern District Bankruptcy Court.

Three Kinds of Information You Will Need from the Court

(Note: Court websites change often and links go out of date. If a link does not work, go to the home page for the court and look for the materials from there.)

Official Website of the
Louisiana Eastern District Bankruptcy Court

Official Court Website

* Home page

What you'll find there

You'll need to file your papers with one of the courthouses that serve the Louisiana Eastern District Bankruptcy Court.

Pre-COVID, you had to go to court, in person, at least once to meet with the bankruptcy trustee for your 341 hearing. During the Coronavirus pandemic, those meetings were typically done by phone or zoom. A few courts may still allow that.

Online Filing (eSR)

Online Filing - Louisiana Eastern District Bankruptcy Court

You're in luck! The Louisiana Eastern District Bankruptcy Court offers online filing! About one quarter of the nation's bankruptcy courts have started to offer electronic filing (eSR) for debtors not represented by an attorney. Your court is on the leading edge of this exciting new option! Click here to learn more about how to file online with the Louisiana Eastern District Bankruptcy Court.

Where To Start

Before you file, there are three kinds of information you'll need to get from the court's website:

1. Info on Filing Without an Attorney

Court "Pro Se" Info

Information specific to your district

You'll need information specifically about your particular court's procedures.

Fortunately, the Louisiana Eastern District Bankruptcy Court offers information specifically designed for people filing without an attorney. Virtually all courts link to the generic national information mentioned above. The Louisiana Eastern District Bankruptcy Court offers specific guidance about local procedures.

General information about how to file

If you're new to the bankruptcy process, the website of the US Courts Adminstrative Office now offers a basic orentation page for those filing bankruptcy without an attorney. The information inlcudes a Bankruptcy Basics video in English Spanish and Creole. The half hour video is split into chapters so you can go back and review parts that went by too fast the first time.

2. Local Rules

Local Rules - LAE

Each court has its own rules about filing procedure, how to list creditor's names and addresses, and they tend to be fussy about it.

You must comply with the details of the process, such as filing dates, filing procedures, fees, and a myriad of other bureaucratic wonderfulness. Depending on how poorly they're written, your court's local rules probably won't make much sense to you. Don't worry. You may not be affected by most of the rules.

However, you will need to follow the rules about filing procedure and how to format the creditors' "mailing matrix" (a list of creditor's names and addresses).

Your court publishes plain-English instructions for those filing without a lawyer in the Louisiana Eastern District Bankruptcy Court . Use that first, rather than trying to read the actual rules.

How to File for BankruptcyChapters 6 and 7 of How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy offer more information on what to look for in local rules and how to ask the court clerk for the information you need as you prepare your paperwork and fill in yourforms.

3. Court Forms

Local Forms

Bankruptcy is a forms-intensive process, kind of like doing a long tax return.

The main forms you use in bankruptcy are federal forms, used nationwide in all bankruptcy courts.

Your bankruptcy court may have additional local forms for the Louisiana Eastern District Bankruptcy Court for dealing with things like the list of creditors.

Other information from the court

Most courts link to a downloadable U.S. Courts publication called "Bankruptcy Basics." This offers a decent overview of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy -- but has no information about how to actually file or fill in the mountain of forms.

Now most courts also link to a helpful YouTube video created by the Federal Courts that explains the bankruptcy process.

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Courthouses of the Louisiana Eastern District Bankruptcy Court

New Orleans

Court Website info

Street Address: 

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
500 Poydras Street
Suite B-601
New Orleans, LA  70130

Telephone:  (504) 589-7878

Maps: Google - Yahoo

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Louisiana Eastern District Bankruptcy Court List of Private Trustees by Chapter

Source: The U.S Trustee Program - Louisiana List of Private Trustees by Chapter



Note: The individuals listed are private parties, not government employees.





David V. Adler
P.O. Box 55129
Metaire, LA 70055
Phone: (504)834-5465


Wilbur J. Babin, Jr.
3027 Ridgelake Drive
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: (504)837-1230


Barbara N. Rivera-Fulton
P.O. Box 19980
New Orleans, LA 70179
Phone: (504) 402-1220
Fax: (504)569-0041



Samera L. Abide
9270 Siegen Lane
Suite 401
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone: (225) 923-1404


Dwayne M. Murray
One American Place
301 Main Street, Suite 810
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225)925-1110


Martin A. Schott
7922 Wrenwood Blvd. Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225)928-9292



Ted B. Brunson
P.O. Box 12
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Phone: (318)352-9311


John C. Conine
1150 Miller Farm Road
Natchitoches, LA 71457 -5322
Phone: (318)354-8413
Fax: 1-866-887-7413


John W. Luster
P.O. Box 488
Natchitoches, LA 71458 -0488
Phone: (318)352-3602


Lucy Sikes
P. O. Box 52545
Lafayette, LA 70505 -2545
Phone: (337) 366-0214
Fax: (337) 628-1319


Mark K. Sutton
P.O. Box 2239
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Phone: (318)352-6267


Thomas R. Willson
1330 Jackson Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: (318)442-8658