Court News
07-30-2020 2020-CD-0914 Rehearing
07-29-2020 28th JDC Court Closure Order
07-27-2020 Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson Featured Panelist on National Webinar on Access to Justice During COVID-19 Pandemic
Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson served as a featured panelist on a National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) webinar, “Bridging the Justice Gap in a Pandemic,” on July 22, 2020. The webinar served as a resource for judges on building strategies that prioritize access to justice with a commitment to safety in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
07-24-2020 2020-CD-0941
07-24-2020 Dr. Angela White-Bazile received the Hidden Figure Award from the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division
Dr. Angela White-Bazile, Executive Counsel for Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson, received the Hidden Figure Award from the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division during the Virtual Achievement Awards Champagne Reception on July 23, 2020.
07-22-2020 2020-CD-0914 c/w 2020-CD-0915
07-22-2020 Louisiana Supreme Court Announcement Regarding 2020 Bar Examination
The Louisiana Supreme Court issued an Order permitting certain “Qualified Candidates” for admission to the Louisiana State Bar to be admitted to practice without the requirement of sitting for and passing the bar examination in 2020, provided all other usual requirements for admission are met. In addition, Qualified Candidates must complete 25 hours of continuing legal education and the Louisiana State Bar Association’s “Transition Into Practice” mentoring program by December 31, 2021.
07-22-2020 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 2020-01
07-22-2020 LASC COVID19 News and Information
07-15-2020 Announcement Regarding the July 27, 2020 Bar Examination
After consultation, evaluation and advice from the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions and the Deans of the Louisiana Law Schools, it has been determined that administering the Louisiana State Bar Examination on July 27 would be imprudent for health and safety reasons related to the COVID-19 virus.
07-15-2020 COVID 19 LA Court News and Information
06-30-2020 Jefferson 2nd Parish Court Closure
06-16-2020 Jefferson 2nd Parish Court Closure
06-08-2020 Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson Issues Call For Justice for All in Louisiana
06-08-2020 Tropical Storm Cristobal Closure Orders
06-03-2020 The Louisiana Supreme Court and the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions Announce Online Bar Examination Option
The Louisiana Supreme Court and the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions jointly announce the addition of an option to take the July, 2020 and October, 2020 bar examination online.
05-27-2020 Spring 2020 District Court Rule Amendments
05-22-2020 E-filing Scheduled Maintenance
05-20-2020 2019 Louisiana Supreme Court Annual Report
05-15-2020 Louisiana Supreme Court Website Gets a New Look and Adds a New Resource
The Louisiana Supreme Court announced the launch of a new and improved website with expanded digital technology for a more user-friendly experience across a range of devices such as laptops, desktops as well as mobile devices. The website, www.lasc.org, is used by the Court to share information of interest to Louisiana citizens. The new website also now includes a searchable page containing judicial financial disclosure statements.
05-08-2020 The Louisiana Supreme Court and Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions Announce Changes to the July 2020 Bar Examination
05-07-2020 Forms for Louisiana Clerks of Court
05-01-2020 Proposed Spring 2020 District Court Rule Amendments
04-24-2020 Bar Exam Results
04-20-2020 Judiciary Commission Operations and Electronic Filing
04-13-2020 The Louisiana Supreme Court Announces Changes to Judicial Discipline Rule
04-13-2020 Making Best Use of Technology in Challenging Times
The Louisiana Supreme Court and courts statewide are utilizing technology during this challenging time to protect the constitutional rights and public safety of the citizens of the state while maintaining access to Louisiana courts. This has been a joint effort of the Supreme Court’s Information Technology (IT) department and the Louisiana District Judges Association, requiring strong, committed and compassionate leadership, and a dedicated staff of qualified professionals who are astute in their respective fields.
02-19-2020 Newly Elected NAWJ President Judge Bernadette D’Souza: Service in the Face of Highs and Lows
The year 2019 was one of highs and lows for Honorable Bernadette D’Souza, Judge, Orleans Civil District Court. She had a career-high when she took the Oath of Office to become president of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) in Los Angeles on October 19, 2019. She was honored when District of Columbia Court of Appeals Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, who administered the Oath, read a congratulatory letter expressing sentiments from longtime NAWJ member, Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson.
02-19-2020 Louisiana City Judges Association Elects New Officers
At a meeting of its general membership during the Fall Judges Conference, the Louisiana City Judges Association elected new officers for the 2019-20 term.
02-18-2020 Court Closure Orders (2/21/20)
01-27-2020 The Justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court held oral argument at Tulane University Law School on Monday, January 27, 2020.
01-16-2020 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal Closure Order
01-15-2020 Call for Comments
Proposed Supreme Court Rule Regarding Distribution of Partial Payments of Fines, Costs, and Fees