Please find attached proposed revisions to Report of Cases Under Advisement form for your review and comment prior to consideration for implementation.  The proposed changes are as follows:                       

1. Change of Address;

2. Cite of authority (Supreme Court General Administrative Rules, Part G, Section 2, applicable to R.S. 13:4207) requiring submission of the form;

3. Change of the reporting period from first day of the month to the last day of the month;

4. Addition of the following sentence in explaining those matters to be considered under advisement:
                                       
     "CASES ARE CONSIDERED TO BE UNDER ADVISEMENT UNTIL THE JUDGMENT
     OR ORDER OF DISMISSAL IS SIGNED."
                                       
5. Addition of the following certification language above the judge's signature:

     "I certify that the above are the only cases taken under advisement by me which have been
     fully submitted and under advisement for longer than thirty days."
                                       
6. Deletion of the Clerk of Court signature line. (The clerk is no longer required to sign this form.)
                                       
7. Addition of a line for the judge to print his/ her name; and

8. Addition of the following language to inform the judge that submission of the form is required, even if that judge has no cases under advisement:

     " *IF YOU HAVE NO CASES UNDER ADVISEMENT, STATE SUCH ON THIS REPORT
     AND FORWARD TO THE OFFICE OF THE JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATOR. "

Proposed Form attached

Please forward any comments you may have on or before October 15, 2004 to Timothy J. Palmatier, Chief Deputy Judicial Administrator, at:

tjp@lajao.org

or

Timothy J. Palmatier
Chief Deputy Judicial Administrator
Supreme Court of Louisiana
400 Royal Street, Suite 1190
New Orleans, La. 70130-8101