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NEW: The Justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court held oral argument at Tulane University Law School on Monday, January 27, 2020.
NEW: CALL FOR COMMENTS:
PROPOSED SUPREME COURT RULE REGARDING DISTRIBUTION OF PARTIAL PAYMENTS OF FINES, COSTS, AND FEES
January 15, 2020 through February 14, 2020
The Louisiana Supreme Court is interested in receiving comments on a proposed court rule regarding the distribution of partial payments of criminal fines, costs, and fees. The rule was recommended by the Price of Justice Advisory Committee. The Committee was established in conjunction with the Price of Justice: Rethinking the Consequences of Justice Fines and Fees grant that was awarded to the Louisiana Supreme Court. This grant, from the U.S. Department of Justice, focuses on the subject of criminal court costs and fees. Louisiana was one of five states to receive grant funding.
Please review the draft rule and submit feedback by using the following form:
*Please note that any comments submitted pursuant to this notice are available for public inspection.
Please contact Julia Spear with any comments or questions.
Julia C. Spear, J.D.
Supreme Court of Louisiana
400 Royal St., Suite 1190
New Orleans, LA 70130-8101
Phone: (504) 310-2629
Fax: (504) 310-2587
The Louisiana Supreme Court convened on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 for the Naming Ceremony of the Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. Courthouse.
The Louisiana Supreme Court announced revisions to Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XXIII concerning confidentiality of proceedings before the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana and other issues
Chief Justice Johnson Receives Esteemed William H. Hastie Award
Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson and the Justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court have appointed Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal Chief Judge Susan Chehardy as justice pro tempore of the Louisiana Supreme Court, First District, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Greg G. Guidry.
2018 Louisiana Supreme Court Annual Report (pdf)
2018 Guide to Louisiana Courts (pdf)
Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson announced that the Louisiana Supreme Court recently approved substantive revisions to Supreme Court Rule XIX, pertaining to lawyer disciplinary enforcement, to be effective May 15, 2019.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 2019-03: The Supreme Court of Louisiana invites qualified data architecture professionals with demonstrable experience in data architecture transformation with court and public safety and justice records to submit proposals to serve as an independent data architecture consultant for the Court Case Management Information Systems office. Proposals will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. (CST) on Friday June 7, 2019.
LAW DAY 2019
BAR EXAM RESULTS
Executive Summary and Annual Report of the Louisiana Human Trafficking Prevention Commission
Public Comment Hearing and Written Comment Period for Reports from the Price of Justice Grant Advisory Committee
Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson receives Prestigious Gertrude E. Rush Award
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 2019-02: The Supreme Court of Louisiana invites qualified firms to submit proposals to provide professional/technical financial and performance internal auditing services. Proposals will be accepted until at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019.
Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson to receive Gertrude E. Rush Award
The procedure for applying for Judicial Council recommendation regarding a new or increased court cost has changed. As per Act 553 of 2018, the application deadline for a new or increased cost has been changed to October 15 of the year prior to the calendar year the proposal is intended to introduced in the legislature.
Please use the new application and guidelines posted here:
Court Cost/Fee Guidelines (PDF) (revised October, 2018)
Court Cost Application Form (PDF) (revised September, 2018)
New Exhibit Celebrating the New Orleans Tricentennial!
- "Colonial Law in New Orleans, 1718-1803: Olde World Law in a New Land"
The Law Library is proud to debut a new permanent exhibit in the Louisiana Supreme Court Museum on colonial law in New Orleans. The exhibit discusses the legal landscape of the new French colony as it was established and the changes in the law as the colony transitioned to Spanish rule, then back again to French, before joining the United States. The exhibit features notable Louisiana and New Orleans leaders and their impact on the law.
Aimed at reducing the jail population in New Orleans, a new Public Safety Assessment (PSA) model was unveiled to assist judges and the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Pretrial Services department with assessing the risk level defendants pose if released pending trial
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS 2018-001: The Louisiana Judicial College, Supreme Court of Louisiana is requesting Statements of Qualifications from qualified individuals (retired specialty court judges) interested in serving as an independent consultant to the new Louisiana Highway Safety Commission Judicial Outreach Liaison Program. Statements of Qualifications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. (CT), on Friday, April 27, 2018.
Supreme Court Tasks LSBA with MCLE Administration
Louisiana’s Justice Reinvestment Reforms
Practitioners’ Guide (8/1/17)
Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Task Force Report and Recommendations (3/16/17)
Louisiana Court Interpreter Training Program Information & Registration
(Training/Testing Calendar- 2018)
COURT CLOSURE ORDERS
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
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.