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  Rules of the Louisiana Supreme Court


Current through amendments effective July 1, 2014
Forms

Appendix A UNIFORM APPLICATION FOR POST-CONVICTION RELIEF
Appendix B UNIFORM CAPITAL SENTENCE REPORT
Appendix C Writ Application Filing Sheet - print the form and fill in
Appendix C Writ Application Filing Sheet - Fill in form online & print
Appendix D Civil Priority Filing Sheet
Appendix E Criminal Priority Filing Sheet

Forms may be in Adobe PDF Format. Download the free Acrobat Reader.
 
Rules of Supreme Court of Louisiana

Part A. PRACTICE and PROCEDURE

Rule I. Preparation of Records
Rule II. Docketing of Cases, Motions, Applications; Designation of Lead Counsel; Sessions of Court - Amended effective July 1, 2013
Rule III. Withdrawal of Records
Rule IV. Fees  - Amended effective July 1, 2013
Rule V. Motions and Other Pleadings; Motions to Dismiss; Motions to Seal - Amended effective July 1, 2013
Rule VI. Assigning Cases for Argument
Rule VII. Briefs  - Amended effective March 29, 2006; amended effective July 1, 2013
Rule VIII. Oral Argument
Rule IX. Rehearings - Amended effective July 1, 2013
Rule X. Writ Applications - Amended effective January 21, 2011; amended effective July 1, 2013
Rule XI. Certified Questions from the Louisiana Courts of Appeal
Rule XII. Certified Questions from Federal Courts
Rule XIII. Substitution of Parties
Rule XIV. Continuous Revision Committee

Part B. ADMINISTRATIVE RULES

Rule XV. Clerks and Other Personnel - Amended effective December 11, 2006
Rule XVI. Exhibits
Rule XVII. Requirements for Admission to the Bar - Amended effective May 29, 2014
Rule XVIII. Roll of Attorneys
Rule XIX. Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement (in full) - Amended effective August 8, 2011; amended effective January 1, 2012; amended effective April 27, 2012
Appendix A. Procedural Rules for Disciplinary Board - amended effective June 15, 2005
Appendix B. Procedural Rules for Hearing Committees - amended effective September 16, 2005
Appendix C. Procedural Rules for Probation Monitors - amended effective June 5, 2006
Appendix D. Curatorship Program
Appendix E. Guidelines Depicting Conduct Which Might Warrant Permanent Disbarment, Suggested by The Committee to Study Permanent Disbarment

Appendix F. Trust Account Disclosure and Overdraft Notification Authorization Form - effective September 27, 2006

Commentary of the Court to accompany Order dated July 19, 2001 amending Rule XIX

Rule XX. Limited Participation of Law Students in Trial Work - Effective April 15, 1999
Rule XXI. Voluntary Retirement of Judges for Physical or Mental Incapacity

Part C. THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL

Rule XXII. The Judicial Council

Part D. THE JUDICIARY COMMISSION

Rule XXIII. The Judiciary Commission - amended effective June 14, 2013
Rules of the Judiciary Commission - amended October 15, 2010

Part E. DETERMINATION OF INABILITY OF STATEWIDE ELECTED OFFICIAL

Rule XXIV. Determination of Inability of Statewide Elected Official to Discharge the Powers and Duties of His Office

Part F. GENERAL RULES OF PROCEDURE

Rule XXV. Jury Service
Rule XXVI. Constituting a General Venire
Rule XXVII. Post-conviction Proceedings
RULE XXVIII. Capital Sentence Review

Rule XXIX. Rescinded

Part G. GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE RULES

Section 1. Travel and Office Expenses - Amended effective May 1, 2014
Section 1.1 Travel Expenses as Authorized by R.S. 13:694 - Amended effective March 27, 2012
Section 1.2 Office Expenses Authorized by R.S. 13:698 or 13:1341.2 - Effective June 1, 2000
Section 1.3 Reimbursement Claims - Effective June 1, 2000
Section 1.4 Salaries and Expenses of Assigned Judges - Effective June 1, 2000
Section 1.5 Associations/Organizations Dues and Assessments - Effective June 1, 2000
Section 1.6 Suspended and Disqualified Judges - added effective March 26, 2004

Section 1.7 Parameters on the Expenditure of Public Funds for Professional Development; Other Discretionary Judicial Travel. - Effective July 1, 2013; amended effective July 1, 2014
Section 2. Cases Under Advisement; Reports from Circuit Courts of Appeal - Amended effective June 23, 2009
Section 3. Order of Appeal; Return Date; Extension
Section 4. Judicial Budgetary Control Board   [Amended effective October 22, 2008]
Section 5. Appointment of Judges Pro Tempore to City, Municipal, Traffic, Parish, Juvenile or Family Courts - amended effective January 1, 2013
Section 6. Time Standards
Section 7. Transcript Format Rules
Section 8. Citation of Louisiana Appellate Decisions - amended effective January 14, 2013
Section 9. Schedule of Fees for Child in Need of Care and Termination of Parental Rights Proceedings
Section 10. Performance Standards
Section 11. The Code of Professionalism in the Courts
Section 12. Reassignment Procedures --  Part D (21st Judicial District Court) added effective September 13, 2001, amended effective January 1, 2004; amended effective July 1, 2004; Part E (22nd Judicial District Court) added effective October 1, 2003; Part F (17th Judicial District Court) added effective January 9, 2006; Part G (24th Judicial District Court) added effective July 7, 2006.

Section 13. Reporting on Actions for Offenses and Quasi-Offenses [Effective January 1, 2012]

Section 14. Code of Professional Responsibility for Language Interpreters [Effective September 1, 2012]

Part H. Rule XXX
RULES FOR CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION with amendments effective October 14, 2009

Rule 1. Continuing Legal Education Committee [amended effective January 1, 2007]
Rule 2. Scope and Exemptions
Rule 3. CLE Requirements - amended October 8, 2013
Rule 4. Credits - amended effective March 14, 2012
Rule 5. Annual Report - amended effective November 6, 2007
Rule 6. Noncompliance and Sanctions - amended effective July 26, 2011
Rule 7. Fees and Expenses [amended effective January 1, 2007]

Part I. RULES PERTAINING TO THE DEFENSE OF INDIGENTS

Rule XXXI. Louisiana Indigent Defense Board

Part J. SPECIAL RULES FOR CASES INVOLVING THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN -- effective February 1, 1999

Rule XXXII. General Provisions
Rule XXXIII Special Rules for Child Abuse and Neglect Cases  [amended effective July 1, 2005]
Rule XXXIV Special Supreme Court Appeal and Writ Procedures  [amended effective November 9, 2006]

Part K. JUDICIAL CAMPAIGN OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

Rule XXXV. Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee - effective April 15, 2002 with amendments effective March 9, 2006; Amended effective July 1, 2008; Amended effective September 23, 2008; Amended effective April 26, 2012.

Part L. RECUSAL OF A JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA, OR OF A JUDGE OF A COURT OF APPEAL, DISTRICT, FAMILY, JUVENILE, PARISH, CITY, TRAFFIC OR MUNICIPAL COURT OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA

Rule XXXVI. Recusal of a Justice of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, or of a Judge of a Court of Appeal, District, Family, Juvenile, Parish, City, Traffic or Municipal Court of the State of Louisiana [added June 4, 2002; effective September 1, 2002]

Part M. ACCESS TO JUDICIAL AND LAWYER DISCIPLINARY INFORMATION

RULE XXXVII. Access to Judicial Disciplinary Information when Considering the Appointment and Assignment of Judges [enacted effective January 17, 2008]

RULE XXXVIII. Access to Lawyer Disciplinary Information when Considering the Appointment of Attorneys [enacted effective January 17, 2008]

PART N. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE BY JUDGES
Rule XXXIX. Financial Disclosure - Amended effective February 27, 2014

 

Rule XL. Financial Disclosure by Candidates for Judicial Office - amended effective June 16, 2014

[enacted effective January 1, 2009, however Section 3 of this Rule shall become effective on January 1, 2010.]

PART O. PROVISION OF CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES FOLLOWING DETERMINATION OF MAJOR DISASTER
Rule XLI. Provision of Civil Legal Services Following Determination of Major Disaster - enacted effective April 27, 2011

 

PART P. ELECTRONIC FILING

Rule XLII. Electronic Filing - enacted effective August 1, 2012

 

PART Q. CLASS ACTION LITIGATION; DISPOSITION OF CY PRES FUNDS

Rule XLIII. CY PRES AWARD - enacted effective September 27, 2012

 

  
Appendices to the Rules

Appendix A UNIFORM APPLICATION FOR POST-CONVICTION RELIEF

Appendix B UNIFORM CAPITAL SENTENCE REPORT
Appendix C Writ Application Filing Sheet
Appendix C Writ Application Filing Sheet - Fill in form online & print
Appendix D Civil Priority Filing Sheet
Appendix E Criminal Priority Filing Sheet


Other Rules

Code of Judicial Conduct    [Amended effective June 23, 2014]

 

Rules of Professional Conduct   [With amendments through September 30, 2011]

 

 

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