RULES OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

PART A. PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

RULE VI. ASSIGNING CASES FOR ARGUMENT

Section 1. The clerk of court shall assign cases for argument on the civil and criminal calendars respectively in the order in which they are docketed, except where the court orders otherwise.

Section 2. The clerk shall post the calendar of assignments for argument and mail it to all counsel of record not less than forty-five days prior to the date fixed for the argument of a case on the list.


Section 3. Cases may be assigned for argument summarily: (a) where a rehearing has been granted; (b) where questions have been certified by one of the courts of appeal; and (c) where it has been specially assigned for argument under Section 4.

Section 4. A special assignment for argument may be given by the court in any case where the state or any subdivision thereof is a party, or in a matter impressed with the public interest, or in one in which the court, upon the showing made, believes that the ends of justice require an immediate hearing.


Section 5. No case fixed for argument or submission on the calendar may be continued, except in extraordinary situations which the court deems sufficient to justify a continuance.


Section 6. Any case docketed in this court may be submitted at any time for decision without oral argument, on a joint motion to that effect signed by all parties to the suit or their attorneys of record.


Section 7. Counsel for any amicus curiae will not be entitled to participate in oral argument unless counsel for any other party agrees to share that party's time, and this court allows oral argument by amicus curiae counsel.