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WRITS: (Supreme Court Rule X) Supreme Court Rule:

Responsive writs CCP Article 2166(D) (Effective 8/15/01)

(Rule X, §7)

30 days after Court of Appeal Judgment

(Rule X, §5)

Original and 8 copies

(Rule X, §2(a))

Maximum 25 pages

(Rule X, §3(3))

Writ Application Filing Sheet (Lead Counsel) - print this form and fill in

(Rule X, §2(d)-(e))

Writ Application Filing Sheet (Lead Counsel) - fill the form in online and print

(Rule X, §2(d)-(e))

Civil Priority Filing Sheet

(Rule X, §2(e))

Criminal Priority Filing Sheet

(Rule X, §2(e))

 

OPPOSITIONS: (Supreme Court Rule X, §6)  

15 days from filing of application

(Rule X, §6)

Original and 8 copies

(Rule X, §2(a))

Maximum 25 pages

(Rule X, §3(3))

 

AMICUS: (Supreme Court Rule VII, §12)  

Filed only with leave of Court (Motion and Brief filed together)

(Rule VII, §12)

Original and 8 copies if filed prior to Court's ruling on application

 

Original and 15 copies if filed post granting of the application

(Rule VII, §1)

Motion - maximum 5 pages

(Rule VII, §12)

Brief - maximum 15 pages legal; 20 pages letter

(Rule VII, §12)

 

BRIEFS ON GRANTED WRITS:  

25 days from grant - Applicant

(Rule VII, §8)

45 days from grant - Respondent

(Rule VII, §8)

 

BRIEFS ON APPEALS:  

30 days from lodging of record - Appellant

(Rule VII, §8)

60 days from lodging of record - Appellee

(Rule VII, §8)

 

ORAL ARGUMENT: (total time - split between two sides)  

30 minutes civil summary docket cases

(Rule VIII, §2(B))

40 minutes Bar/non-capital criminal cases

(Rule VIII, §2(A))

60 minutes judicial discipline, civil cases

(Rule VIII, §2(C))

80 minutes capital cases

(Rule VIII, §2(D))

 

REHEARINGS: (Supreme Court Rule IX)  

14 days after mailing of notice of judgment

(Rule IX, §1)

Original and 9 copies

(Rule IX, §1)

 

RECONSIDERATIONS:  
Supreme Court Rule X - no application for a reconsideration of the case shall be entertained. (Rule X, §5(c))

 

COMPUTATION OF TIME:  

Civil

La. C.C.P. art. 5059

Criminal

La. C.Cr.P. art. 13

 

NO FAX FILINGS (Exception: Person scheduled to be executed that day and court deems it necessary to fax file - very rare occasion)

 

CRITERIA FOR GRANTING WRITS: (Supreme Court Rule X , § 1)  

1. Conflicting Decisions

(Rule X, §1(a)(1))

2. Significant Unresolved Issues of Law

(Rule X, §1(a)(2))

3. Overruling or Modification of Controlling Precedents

(Rule X, §1(a)(3))

4. Erroneous Interpretation or Application of Constitution or Laws

(Rule X, §1(a)(4))

5. Gross Departure From Proper Judicial Proceedings

(Rule X, §1(a)(5))

 

7 WEEK CYCLE (Varies but generally followed)

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Argument
Conference
Conference
Conference
Conference
Rehearing Conference
Opinion Conference
M-F
Tu-W
Tu-W
Tu-W
Tu-W
Tu-W

Tu-W

Second Day of Argument Opinion Release
Fri. Release
Fri. Release
Fri. Release
Fri. Release
Fri. Release
Fri. Release of Writ Actions

 

OTHER:
Certificates of Good Standing (504-310-2315)
  • $20.00
  • 3-5 business days

 

Change of Address with both Court and Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Office address and phone number
  • Home address and phone number
  • Fax number
  • E-mail address

 

Records in cases dating back to the 1800's are maintained by the clerk's office, though many are not stored on site. Copies are available for $1.00 per page and must be paid for in advance. There is an additional fee of $5.00 per document for certification. Active, eligible members of the Louisiana Bar may be billed for copies of less than one hundred pages. To check the availability of a particular record please call 504-310-2310.

 

For emergency filings call main number (504-310-2300) for instructions.

 

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