Court News
05-10-2022 Louisiana Supreme Court Holds Official Investiture Ceremony For Clerk of Court Veronica Odinet Koclanes
The Louisiana Supreme Court held the official investiture ceremony for Clerk of Court Veronica Odinet Koclanes on Monday, May 9, 2022, at an evening ceremony in the Supreme Court courtroom at the Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. Courthouse. Surrounded by her husband and children, with her parents, close family, and friends in attendance, Koclanes was sworn in by Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice John L. Weimer, after an introduction by Justice Jay B. McCallum.
05-02-2022 30th Judicial District Court Closure Order
04-28-2022 Louisiana Supreme Court Issues Law Day 2022 Resolution
The Louisiana Supreme Court has issued a Resolution commemorating Law Day 2022, in recognition of the 64th annual celebration of Law Day. The Resolution reads in part “all judges have a unique ability to educate young people about our legal system and respect for the law.” It encourages Louisiana state court judges to dedicate the month of May to spending time either visiting with students in schools or in their courtrooms teaching students about the legal system, utilizing the Law Day 2022 theme: Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change.
04-27-2022 Louisiana Supreme Court Appoints Attorney Donald W. Weir, Jr. as Judge Pro Tempore of First Judicial District Court
The Louisiana Supreme Court has unanimously appointed Shreveport attorney/mediator Donald W. Weir, Jr., as Judge pro tempore of First Judicial District Court, to fill the vacancy created by the election of Caddo Judge Craig Marcotte to the Second Circuit Court of Appeal. The appointment of attorney Weir as Judge pro tempore is for the period of May 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022, or until the vacancy is filled, whichever occurs sooner. This pro tempore assignment will be to the family division on the First JDC.
04-22-2022 February 2022 Bar Exam Results
04-21-2022 Retired Orleans Parish Juvenile Court Judge Ernestine S. Gray the First Louisiana Recipient Honored with the ABA Mark Hardin Award
Prior to recent oral arguments held at the Louisiana Supreme Court, retired Orleans Parish Juvenile Court Judge Ernestine S. Gray was presented the prestigious American Bar Association’s Mark Hardin Award for Child Welfare Legal Scholarship and Systems Change for her service in improving the welfare of children through legal representation and advocacy. Judge Gray is the first Louisiana recipient to receive the award.
04-12-2022 15th Judicial District Court Closure
04-06-2022 Shreveport City Court Closure
04-05-2022 Supreme Court Approval and Adoption of Spring 2022 District Court Rule Amendments; Effective Date of New Amendments: March 31, 2022
03-30-2022 Hazardous Weather Court Closures 3/30/22
03-22-2022 Hazardous Weather Court Closures 3/22/22
03-15-2022 2022 State of the Judiciary Address
03-14-2022 The Justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court will Appear at the Louisiana State Legislature where Chief Justice John L. Weimer will Deliver the State of the Judiciary Address
On Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 3 p.m. the Justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court will attend a joint session of the Louisiana State Legislature. Chief Justice John L. Weimer will deliver the State of the Judiciary address in the chambers of the House of Representatives.
03-10-2022 2021 Louisiana Supreme Court Annual Report
02-25-2022 29th JDC Closure Order
02-24-2022 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 2022-02
The Supreme Court of Louisiana invites qualified insurers to submit proposals for providing comprehensive dental insurance to employees of the Court. Sealed proposals will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday, March 22, 2022.
02-22-2022 New Orleans Municipal and Traffic Court Closure Order
02-18-2022 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Court Orders, Information, and Resources 
02-18-2022 COVID 19 LA Court News and Information
02-14-2022 The Louisiana Supreme Court Observes Black History Month with Educational Initiatives
The Louisiana Supreme Court Justices and staff and Law Library of Louisiana will once again host special activities in observance of Black History Month. These educational outreach initiatives highlight the contributions of prominent African Americans to the field of law and recount these accomplishments through interaction with local school students and special informational publications and displays.
02-14-2022 1st Circuit Court of Appeal Closure
02-10-2022 Judicial Council Meeting 02-17-2022
02-09-2022 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 2022-01
The Supreme Court of Louisiana, Office of the Judicial Administrator invites qualified Court and Community Liaison in Louisiana to submit proposals to serve as an independent training consultant to the Louisiana Protective Order Registry. Sealed proposals will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
02-08-2022 Winter Weather Closure Orders
02-04-2022 Proposed Amendments to District Court Rules - Spring 2022
01-25-2022 Act 116 of 2021
01-20-2022 Winter Weather Closure Orders
01-14-2022 2022-O-0055 Order
01-12-2022 The Louisiana Supreme Court Announces Extension of Building Closure to Public Traffic; January Oral Arguments will be Live with Counsel Only
The Louisiana Supreme Court announced that until further notice, the Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. Courthouse will remain closed to the public. This closure extension is due to the spread of COVID-19 and the rising number of cases in Louisiana, and in consideration of public health recommendations to reduce the risk of exposure.
01-12-2022 LASC COVID19 News and Information
01-05-2022 Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal Chief Judge James F. McKay III Announces His Retirement
Chief Judge James F. McKay Ill has announced his retirement from the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, effective January 3, 2022. With the retirement of Chief Judge McKay, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Terri Fleming Love becomes the Chief Judge of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal.
01-05-2022 Judge Terri Fleming Love to Serve as Chief Judge of Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal
Judge Terri Fleming Love has become Chief Judge of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal following the retirement of former Chief Judge James F. McKay III. Chief Judge Love officially became Chief Judge January 4, 2022.
01-01-2022 Louisiana Supreme Court Bids Farewell to Long-Time Clerk of Court John Tarlton Olivier
Louisiana Supreme Court Clerk of Court John Tarlton Olivier, who in early 2021 announced his retirement, exited the magnificent Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. Courthouse at 400 Royal Street for the last time as Clerk of Court on December 31, 2021. He served the Louisiana Supreme Court for 36 years, including 25 years and 9 months as Clerk of Court. Olivier has the distinction of being the longest serving Clerk of Court in the history of the Louisiana Supreme Court.