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News Release2016-042 August 15, 17, and 25, 2016 Actions
     
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NEW: DISASTER RECOVERY ASSISTANCE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

Links to information gathered from a number of resources involving assistance offered by state and federal entities and agencies which may be of interest to judges, clerks, court administrators, attorneys and citizens.

 


 

NEW: Louisiana Supreme Court Order regarding filings (pdf)

 


 

NEW: Amended Executive Order JBE 2016-57 issued by Governor John Bel Edwards (pdf)

 


 

NEW: Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson announced Governor John Bel Edwards issued an Executive Order JBE 2016-53 suspending all deadlines applicable to legal proceedings, including prescription and preemption, in all Louisiana state courts, administrative agencies and boards

Executive Order JBE 2016-53 (pdf)

 


 

NEW: COURT CLOSURE ORDERS AND INFORMATION:

MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016

  • 3RD JUSTICE COURT/ASCENSION PARISH - Due to the flooding of the 3rd Justice Court in Ascension Parish, the court will be closed until further notice.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2016

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2016

  • 1ST CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEAL - The First Circuit Court of Appeal will be open on Thursday, August 18, 2016, and Friday, August 19, 2016. Pursuant to the Court's Emergency Operations Plan, the Court will be open, but staffed with essential personnel only. The public should only travel to the courthouse if they are able to safely do so.
  • 15TH JDC - Closure order for Acadia Parish Courthouse on Thursday, August 18, 2016.  The Vermilion Parish Courthouse will reopen Thursday, August 18, 2016; however employees and the public should only travel to the courthouse if they are able to safely do so.
  • 15TH JDC - Additional Information Notice from the 15th JDC regarding Jury Duty and Hearings.
  • BATON ROUGE CITY COURT - Baton Rouge City Court will be closed Thursday, August 18, 2016.
  • FAMILY COURT OF EAST BATON ROUGE - Family Court of East Baton Rouge will be closed Thursday, August 18, 2016.
  • 19TH JDC - The 19th JDC will be closed Thursday, August 18, 2016.
  • 21ST JDC - Livingston and St. Helena courts closed on Thursday, August 18, 2016.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016

  • 1ST CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEAL - The Court of Appeal, First Circuit, will open for business on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. Employees who can safely report to work should do so. All employees are encouraged to contact your supervisor to advise of your situation and of any needs you may have.

  • 15TH JDC - Closure order for Acadia and Vermilion Parish Courthouses on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. The Vermilion Parish Courthouse will reopen tomorrow, Thursday, August 18, 2016; however employees and the public should only travel to the courthouse if they are able to safely do so.
  • 15TH JDC - Additional Information Notice from the 15th JDC regarding Jury Duty and Hearings.
  • BATON ROUGE CITY COURT - Baton Rouge City Court will be closed Wednesday, August 17, 2016.
  • EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH JUVENILE COURT - EBR Juvenile Court will be closed on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

  • FAMILY COURT OF EAST BATON ROUGE - Family Court of East Baton Rouge will be closed Wednesday, August 17, 2016.
  • 19TH JDC - The 19th JDC will be closed Wednesday, August 17, 2016.
  • 21ST JDC - Livingston and St. Helena courts closed on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.
  • 23RD JDC - All parishes of the 23rd JDC, as well as Ascension Parish Court, will reopen on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.
  • CROWLEY CITY COURT - Due to the severe flooding in the Crowley area and power outages, City Court of Crowley is closed from Monday, August 15 through Wednesday, August 17th. The Court will re-open on Thursday, August 18th.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016

  • 1ST CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEAL - Due to the continuing conditions associated with the flooding in the area, the Louisiana Court of Appeal, First Circuit, will be closed Tuesday, August 16, 2016. All filings due during the period of court closure or which become due during the period of closure shall be deemed timely if filed on or before Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

  • 15TH JDC - Closure order for Acadia and Vermilion Parish Courthouses on Tuesday, August 16, 2016.  Lafayette Parish Courthouse shall reopen on Tuesday, August 16, 2016.
  • 15TH JDC - Additional Information Notice from the 15th JDC regarding Jury Duty and Hearings.
  • BATON ROUGE CITY COURT - Baton Rouge City Court will be closed Tuesday, August 16, 2016.

  • EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH JUVENILE COURT - EBR Juvenile Court will be closed on Tuesday, August 16, 2016.

  • FAMILY COURT OF EAST BATON ROUGE - Family Court of East Baton Rouge is closed Tuesday, August 16, 2016.
  • 19TH JDC - The 19th JDC is closed Tuesday, August 16, 2016.
  • 21ST JDC - Livingston and St. Helena courts closed on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Tangipahoa Court will resume on Tuesday, August 16, 2016.
  • 23RD JDC/ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE - The 23rd Judicial District Court for the Parish of Ascension, including the Gonzales and Donaldsonville courthouses, as well as Ascension Parish Court, shall be closed August 16, 2016.  The Court in Assumption and St. James Parishes shall remain open.
  • CROWLEY CITY COURT - Due to the severe flooding in the Crowley area and power outages, City Court of Crowley is closed from Monday, August 15 through Wednesday, August 17th. The Court will re-open on Thursday, August 18th.
  • ZACHARY CITY COURT - By order of Judge Lonny A. Myles, Zachary City Court will be closed Tuesday, August 16, 2016 due to flooding and hazardous weather conditions.

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016

  • 1ST CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEAL - Due to the inclement weather, the Louisiana Court of Appeal, 1st Circuit will be closed Monday 8/15/2016. All filings due during the period of court closure or which become due during the period of closure shall be deemed timely if filed on or before Tuesday 8/16/2016.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016

  • BAKER CITY COURT - Baker City Court for the Parish of East Baton Rouge shall be closed from 10:00 AM until 4:30 PM, Friday, August 12, 2016.
  • BATON ROUGE CITY COURT - By order of Administrative Judge, Judge Laura Prosser, Baton Rouge City Court is closed today, August 12, 2016 due to extreme weather conditions and for the safety of personnel and the public.
  • EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH JUVENILE COURT - EBR Juvenile Court will be closed on Friday, August 12, 2016.

  • FAMILY COURT OF EAST BATON ROUGE - Family Court of East Baton Rouge is closed Friday, August 12, 2016.
  • 19TH JDC - The 19th JDC is closed today, Friday, August 12, 2016 due to inclement weather.
  • WASHINGTON PARISH - The Washington Parish Courthouse and Washington Parish Clerk of Court's Office will be closed on Friday, August 12, 2016.
  • 15TH JDC - Due to hazardous weather conditions, all courthouses in the 15th Judicial District will be closed for business on Friday, August 12, 2016, with the exception of the matter scheduled before Judge Marilyn Castle entitled D & D Cajun Ventures, etal v. Atlantic Richfield Company, etal (Vermilion suit being heard in Lafayette courthouse).
  • 21ST JDC - The 21st JDC is closed on Friday, August 12, 2016.
  • MCLE - Due to loss of power, the MCLE Offices will be closed on Friday, August 12, 2016.

 


 

NEW: Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson announced, due to the flood conditions affecting several Louisiana parishes, numerous state and federal courts have temporarily closed until conditions improve

 


 

NEW: Updated Louisiana District Court Rules Now Online

Following a 30-day public comment period and Committee review of all comments received, the Louisiana Supreme Court approved the latest District Court Rules amendments on May 18, 2016 (effective date of these amendments: July 1, 2016). The latest version of the Rules may be found here.

Thank you.

Court Rules Committee

 


 

NEW: Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson announced that the Louisiana Supreme Court recently approved substantive revisions to Supreme Court Rule XXIII, pertaining to the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana, to be effective on July 1, 2016

 


 

NEW: 2014-2015 State of Judicial Performance in Louisiana (interactive online document)

NEW! Justice at Work, the annual judicial performance report, is now available in a new, interactive format! The report includes detailed information about state courts at every level.

 


 

2015 ANNUAL REPORT and 2015 GUIDE TO LOUISIANA COURTS

2015 Louisiana Supreme Court Annual Report

2015 Louisiana Supreme Court Annual Report (pdf)

2015 Guide to Louisiana Courts (pdf)


 

Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson was one of five Louisiana State University (LSU) graduates to be inducted into the LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction

 


The Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) honored Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson by announcing the establishment of an annual award in her name

 


 

Louisiana Supreme Court Associate Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll announced her intention to retire at the end of this year after 34 years as a jurist

 


 

Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson, on behalf of the Louisiana Supreme Court, recently signed an order establishing the Louisiana Access to Justice Commission (ATJ Commission)

 


 

Forms for Louisiana Clerks of Court

Louisiana Judicial College 50 Cent Court Cost Remittance Form (Form A) Revised August 2016 (pdf) (Fillable PDF form)


Revised Monthly Civil Case Reporting Form (pdf) (Fillable PDF form)


Acts 403 & 404 Reporting Form - Civil Case Commitment Reporting for Submission to NICS

Acts 403 & 404 - Commitment - Restoration of Weapons Rights Reporting for Submission to NICS

 


Report of the Supreme Court of Louisiana to the Louisiana Legislature in Response to H.R. No. 156 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session

 


Louisiana Court Interpreter Training Program Information & Registration
(Training/Testing Calendar- 2016)


The Louisiana Supreme Court has enacted Part G, Section 13 of this Court’s General Administrative Rules and Louisiana Civil Case Reporting Form for use in reporting on any case that “has been filed in state district court for damages arising from an offense or quasi-offense.”


 

Financial Rule for Judges, Justices of the Peace, and Judicial Candidates

List of Delinquent Filers (updated 07/07/16)

 


PLEASE NOTE: Please be advised that an e-mail is circulating purporting to be a Pretrial Notice for an appearance in “The Court of Louisiana.” Please be aware that this e-mail did not originate from the Louisiana Supreme Court. Additionally, please be aware that any attachment associated with this e-mail may contain a virus and those receiving an e-mail similar to the above should not open the attachment.


2013-C -2879 [PARENTS OF MINOR CHILD] v. GEORGE J. CHARLET, JR., DECEASED, CHARLET FUNERAL HOME, INC., [THE PRIEST], AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE DIOCESE OF BATON ROUGE (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
WEIMER, J., recused.
HUGHES, J., concurs and assigns reasons.


Supreme Court Report in Response to HCR 143


Notice of Public Hearing - HCR 143 Committee - January 23, 2014 (pdf)

HCR 143 Meeting Notice - Presentation (pdf)

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