PLEASE NOTE: The Law Library of Louisiana will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2015.
NEW: 4th JDC Court Closure Order (11/17/15)
NEW: 35th JDC Court Closure Order (11/17/15)
NEW: The Court Rules Committee is now proposing amendments to Appendices 28.1B and 28.2B to the District Court Rules (Title IV). These proposed amendments are in addition to those that were posted for public comment on this website in September/early October and approved by the Supreme Court on October 7, 2015.
The proposed amendments to Appendices 28.1B and 28.2B may be found here:
These proposed amendments will appear on this website for thirty days (through November 30, 2015).
Interested parties who wish to comment on these proposed amendments during the thirty-day period may do so via electronic mail, facsimile, or U.S. Mail. Please submit all e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments also may be faxed to the Court Rules Committee at 504-310-2606 or mailed to: Court Rules Committee, Louisiana Supreme Court, 400 Royal Street, Suite 1190, New Orleans, LA 70130.
Once the thirty-day period has expired, the Court Rules Committee will review all comments, make any changes it deems appropriate, and then submit a final draft to the Louisiana Supreme Court for review and approval.
Court Rules Committee
Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson has been named one of five Louisiana State University (LSU) graduates to be inducted into the LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction
The Louisiana Supreme Court announced the election of 15th Judicial District Court Judge Jules D. Edwards, III,
as Chair and citizen-member Carol LeBlanc as Vice-Chair of the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana. Additionally, the Court
announced the appointment of attorney Kelly McNeil Legier as the new Judiciary Commission Counsel succeeding attorney
Clare Fiasconaro upon her retirement
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)
NEW: 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 October 7, 2015. The approved amendments may be viewed on the Court Rules page (http://www.lasc.org/rules/DistrictCourt.asp) or here:
• 10/7/15 Order approving updated Appendix 23.0B Family Law Affidavit (effective date: 10/9/15)
o Clean, fillable version of Appendix 23.0B Family Law Affidavit now available for use (per above Order)
• 10/7/15 Order approving other amendments (effective date: 1/1/16)
Thank you, Court Rules Committee
2014 Louisiana Supreme Court Annual Report (pdf)
2014 Guide to Louisiana Courts (pdf)
38th JDC Temporary Relocation Order (08/26/15)
Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jefferson D. Hughes III, and seven other public officials were inducted
into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame
Law Library of Louisiana Director Georgia Chadwick has been awarded the Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service by the State, Court and County Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries
Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson was presented the 2015 Diversity Leadership Award by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation during the Diversity Leadership & John Minor Wisdom Awards Luncheon held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans
Report of the Supreme Court of Louisiana to the Louisiana Legislature in Response to H.R. No. 156 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session
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.
New Forms for Louisiana Clerks of Court
Act 405 Court Cost Remittance Form (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
Louisiana Court Interpreter Training Program Information & Registration
(Training/Testing Calendar- 2015)
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.
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 04/27/15)
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)