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2001 Press Releases

CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
(504) 599-0319

  FEBRUARY 28, 2001

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

By order of the Louisiana Supreme Court, the Proposed Rules for district courts drafted by the Court Rules Committee of the Judicial Council and the Court Rules Committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association will be made available to the public for an official comment period of 90 days commencing March 1, 2001 and ending May 31, 2001.

The Proposed Rules provide substantive rules for proceedings in civil (non-family and non-juvenile) court and in criminal court. Uniform numbering systems are proposed for proceedings in family and juvenile courts. Flexibility is preserved by the liberal use of appendices for rules which by their nature must vary from district to district.

The Proposed Rules are available on the Louisiana Supreme Court web site at www.lasc.org and the Louisiana State Bar Association web site at www.lsba.org . Copies of the Proposed Rules may be acquired by contacting Judith Dugar at the Louisiana State Bar Association at (504) 568-5741.

After the 90-day official comment period, the Court Rules Committees will analyze the comments received and report back to the Supreme Court. Those individuals who have already provided comments to the Committees need not reurge their concerns.

All comments should be sent to the Court Rules Committee c/o the Louisiana State Bar Association, Attention Ms. Judith Dugar, 601 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. All comments received pertaining to the draft rules are public information and will be subject to inspection upon request.

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