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NEW: Louisiana District Court Rules – Latest Rule Amendments Now Online (New Rule 31.4 and Appendices 31.4A and 31.4B)
In response to the Legislature’s recent passage of Act 277 (link), which amended the La. R.S. 46:236.2 procedure for redirection of child support payments by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in Title IV-D matters, the Court Rules Committee proposed addition of a new District Court Rule 31.4, with accompanying Appendices 31.4A and 31.4B, to Title IV of the District Court Rules. These proposed amendments were posted on the Supreme Court’s website for a 30-day public comment period that ran through July 21, 2019. Once the comment period ended, the Court Rules Committee reviewed all comments received and made any changes it deemed appropriate. Thereafter, the proposed amendments were submitted to the Supreme Court for review, and the Court approved the amendments on September 19, 2019. The amendments, which may be found here, took effect on September 19, 2019.
A version of the new Appendix 31.4A form that may be completed online may be found here.
A version of the new Appendix 31.4B form that may be completed online may be found here.
Court Rules Committee
NEW: The Louisiana Supreme Court will celebrate Constitution Day, Tuesday, September 17, 2019, by giving free pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution to visitors of the courthouse located at 400 Royal Street
The Louisiana Supreme Court announced revisions to Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XXIII concerning confidentiality of proceedings before the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana and other issues
Chief Justice Johnson Receives Esteemed William H. Hastie Award
Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson and the Justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court have appointed Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal Chief Judge Susan Chehardy as justice pro tempore of the Louisiana Supreme Court, First District, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Greg G. Guidry.
2018 Louisiana Supreme Court Annual Report (pdf)
2018 Guide to Louisiana Courts (pdf)
Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson announced that the Louisiana Supreme Court recently approved substantive revisions to Supreme Court Rule XIX, pertaining to lawyer disciplinary enforcement, to be effective May 15, 2019.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 2019-03: The Supreme Court of Louisiana invites qualified data architecture professionals with demonstrable experience in data architecture transformation with court and public safety and justice records to submit proposals to serve as an independent data architecture consultant for the Court Case Management Information Systems office. Proposals will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. (CST) on Friday June 7, 2019.
LAW DAY 2019
BAR EXAM RESULTS
Executive Summary and Annual Report of the Louisiana Human Trafficking Prevention Commission
Public Comment Hearing and Written Comment Period for Reports from the Price of Justice Grant Advisory Committee
Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson receives Prestigious Gertrude E. Rush Award
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 2019-02: The Supreme Court of Louisiana invites qualified firms to submit proposals to provide professional/technical financial and performance internal auditing services. Proposals will be accepted until at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019.
Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson to receive Gertrude E. Rush Award
The procedure for applying for Judicial Council recommendation regarding a new or increased court cost has changed. As per Act 553 of 2018, the application deadline for a new or increased cost has been changed to October 15 of the year prior to the calendar year the proposal is intended to introduced in the legislature.
Please use the new application and guidelines posted here:
Court Cost/Fee Guidelines (PDF) (revised October, 2018)
Court Cost Application Form (PDF) (revised September, 2018)
New Exhibit Celebrating the New Orleans Tricentennial!
- "Colonial Law in New Orleans, 1718-1803: Olde World Law in a New Land"
The Law Library is proud to debut a new permanent exhibit in the Louisiana Supreme Court Museum on colonial law in New Orleans. The exhibit discusses the legal landscape of the new French colony as it was established and the changes in the law as the colony transitioned to Spanish rule, then back again to French, before joining the United States. The exhibit features notable Louisiana and New Orleans leaders and their impact on the law.
Aimed at reducing the jail population in New Orleans, a new Public Safety Assessment (PSA) model was unveiled to assist judges and the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Pretrial Services department with assessing the risk level defendants pose if released pending trial
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS 2018-001: The Louisiana Judicial College, Supreme Court of Louisiana is requesting Statements of Qualifications from qualified individuals (retired specialty court judges) interested in serving as an independent consultant to the new Louisiana Highway Safety Commission Judicial Outreach Liaison Program. Statements of Qualifications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. (CT), on Friday, April 27, 2018.
Supreme Court Tasks LSBA with MCLE Administration
Louisiana’s Justice Reinvestment Reforms
Practitioners’ Guide (8/1/17)
Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Task Force Report and Recommendations (3/16/17)
Louisiana Court Interpreter Training Program Information & Registration
(Training/Testing Calendar- 2018)
COURT CLOSURE ORDERS
Forms for Louisiana Clerks of Court
Louisiana Judicial College 50 Cent Court Cost Remittance Form (Form A) Revised August 2016 (pdf) (Fillable PDF form)
Revised Monthly Civil Case Reporting Form (pdf) (Fillable PDF form)
Acts 403 & 404 Reporting Form - Civil Case Commitment Reporting for Submission to NICS
Acts 403 & 404 - Commitment - Restoration of Weapons Rights Reporting for Submission to NICS
Report of the Supreme Court of Louisiana to the Louisiana Legislature in Response to H.R. No. 156 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session
The Louisiana Supreme Court has enacted Part G, Section 13 of this Court’s General Administrative Rules and Louisiana Civil Case Reporting Form for use in reporting on any case that “has been filed in state district court for damages arising from an offense or quasi-offense.”
Financial Rule for Judges, Justices of the Peace, and Judicial Candidates
List of Delinquent Filers (updated 07/07/16)
PLEASE NOTE: Please be advised that an e-mail is circulating purporting to be a Pretrial Notice for an appearance in “The Court of Louisiana.” Please be aware that this e-mail did not originate from the Louisiana Supreme Court. Additionally, please be aware that any attachment associated with this e-mail may contain a virus and those receiving an e-mail similar to the above should not open the attachment.