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 Rules for Louisiana District Courts

NEW: District Court Rules: Title IV Rules and Appendices for family law proceedings approved by the Louisiana Supreme Court; took effect July 1, 2015.

Following a 30-day public comment period, the Louisiana Supreme Court approved the new Title IV Rules and Appendices for family law proceedings on April 30, 2015. These new Rules and their Appendices took effect on July 1, 2015 and may be found on the Supreme Court’s website (http://www.lasc.org/rules/dist.ct/TitleIV.asp#TITLE) and in West’s 2015 Louisiana Rules of Court – Volume I – State book.

If you have any questions or comments concerning the new Title IV Rules and Appendices, please e-mail them to the Supreme Court’s Court Rules Committee at distctrules@lasc.org or mail to: Court Rules Committee, 400 Royal Street, Suite 1190, New Orleans, LA 70130.

Thank you.

COURT RULES COMMITTEE & FAMILY COURT RULES COMMITTEE



RULES FOR LOUISIANA DISTRICT COURTS

(listed by Title)

TITLE I

Rules for Proceedings in District Courts, Family Courts, and Juvenile Courts

TITLE II

Rules for Civil Proceedings in District Courts

TITLE III

Rules for Criminal Proceedings in District Courts

TITLE IV

Numbering System for Family Court Proceedings in District Courts and in the Family Court for the Parish of East Baton Rouge  (District by District Presentation and Rule by Rule Presentation)

PLEASE NOTE: NEW TITLE IV RULES AND APPENDICES WILL TAKE EFFECT JULY 1, 2015.


New Title IV Rules effective July 1, 2015 (with Placement Chart and Appendices) (link)

 

TITLE V

Rules for Juvenile Proceedings in District Courts and in Juvenile Courts for the Parishes of East Baton Rouge, Orleans, Jefferson, and Caddo

TITLE VI

Rules for Litigation Filed By Inmates


APPENDICES TO RULES

  • District by District Appendices - Titles I, II, and III - Rules for Louisiana District Courts, Family Courts, and Juvenile Courts
  • District by District Appendices - Title V - Rules for Juvenile Proceedings in District Courts and Juvenile Courts for the Parishes of East Baton Rouge, Orleans, Jefferson, and Caddo

  • List of Appendices - Titles I, II and III - Rules for Louisiana District Courts, Family Courts, and Juvenile Courts
  • List of Appendices - Title IV - Rules for Family Law Proceedings in District Courts and in the Family Court for the Parish of East Baton Rouge
  • List of Appendices - Title V - Rules for Juvenile Proceedings in District Courts and Juvenile Courts for the Parishes of East Baton Rouge, Orleans, Jefferson, and Caddo
  • List of Appendices - Title VI - Rules for Litigation Filed By Inmates

 

Previous version of District Court Rules in PDF format (Includes Amendments through May 15, 2013; Amendments effective June 1, 2013)

 

 

Please Note:

Louisiana judges and licensed members of the Louisiana bar may forward their comments, proposed amendments to existing rules and recommendations for additional rules to the Court Rules Committee of the Supreme Court in care of Sandra A. Vujnovich, Judicial Administrator of the Supreme Court, c/o Robert P. Harper, Staff Attorney, 400 Royal Street, Ste. 1190, New Orleans, LA 70130-8101 or webmaster@lasc.org . Please be advised that any comments which are forwarded constitute matters of public record and are subject to public inspection. Final approval of any changes will rest with the Supreme Court.

 

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