Court News
10-19-2020 1st Circuit Court of Appeal Closure
10-19-2020 COVID 19 LA Court News and Information
10-16-2020 Bar Exam Results
10-14-2020 2020 Fall Judicial Council Meeting
10-13-2020 Hurricane Delta Closure Orders
10-07-2020 Louisiana Supreme Court Reschedules the 2020 Bar Exam Due to Hurricane Delta
10-07-2020 The Louisiana Supreme Court Announces Closure Due to Hurricane Delta
10-07-2020 LASC COVID19 News and Information
10-06-2020 Hurricanes Marco and Laura Closure Orders
10-05-2020 5th Circuit Court of Appeal Closure Order
09-28-2020 5th Circuit and 34th JDC Court Closure Orders
09-24-2020 Chief Judge Felicia Toney Williams Announces her Retirement; Retired Justice Edward Joseph Bleich to serve as Judge Pro Tempore
The Louisiana Supreme Court announced that it has appointed retired Justice Edward Joseph Bleich as judge pro tempore of the Court of Appeal, Second Circuit, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Second Circuit Court of Appeal Chief Judge Felicia Toney Williams, effective October 1, 2020.
09-22-2020 Louisiana Supreme Court Issues an Emergency Order Extending Suspension of Deadlines in 8 Parishes
09-16-2020 Louisiana's High Court Creates the Louisiana Supreme Court Technology Commission
The Louisiana Supreme Court announced the creation of the Louisiana Supreme Court Technology Commission. The Commission, which will be a standing commission of the Court, will consist of judges from throughout the state from various levels of the judiciary who will be charged with identifying technology needs, establishing goals for implementation, devising best practices, and suggesting necessary rule changes and steps towards implementation of articulated technology goals for the judiciary.
09-15-2020 Hurricane Sally Closure Orders
09-13-2020 The Louisiana Supreme Court Announces Closure Due to Tropical Storm Sally
09-11-2020 E-filing Scheduled Maintenance
09-11-2020 Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal Emergency Matters Temporarily Transferred to Louisiana Fifth Court of Appeal
09-08-2020 Louisiana Supreme Court Issues Emergency Order Suspending Criminal Matters in 21 Parishes
09-04-2020 Judicial Candidate Financial Disclosure Statements for the November 2020 Election
09-03-2020 Scheduled Maintenance for the Louisiana Supreme Court E-Filing System
09-02-2020 Louisiana Supreme Court Appoints Attorney Don Weir, Jr. as Judge Pro Tempore of Shreveport City Court
The Louisiana Supreme Court has appointed Shreveport attorney/mediator, Don Weir, Jr., as Judge Pro Tempore of Shreveport City Court, for the period from September 16, 2020 through December 31, 2020, or until the vacancy which currently exists in that court is filled.
09-02-2020 Louisiana Supreme Court Issues Updated Emergency Order Due to Impact of Hurricane Laura
08-28-2020 Louisiana Supreme Court Issues Emergency Orders Due to Impact of Hurricane Laura
08-23-2020 Louisiana Supreme Court Announces Closure Due to Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm/Hurricane Laura
08-21-2020 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 2020-02
The Supreme Court of Louisiana, Office of the Judicial Administrator (“Court”) invites qualified individuals, public institutions, or private entities licensed in the field of clinical social work and clinical certified forensic counseling to provide research consultant and training assistance services to the Division of Children and Families-Families in Need of Services-Assistance Program. Sealed proposals with be accepted until 4:00 p.m. (CST) on Friday, September 18, 2020.
08-21-2020 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 2020-03
The Supreme Court of Louisiana, Office of the Judicial Administrator (“Court”) invites qualified individuals, public institutions, or private entities licensed in the field of clinical social work to provide consultant and training assistance services to the Division of Children and Families-Families in Need of Services-Assistance Program. Sealed proposals with be accepted until 4:00 p.m. (CST) on Friday, September 18, 2020.
08-12-2020 Louisiana Supreme Court Announces Changes to Method of Administration of August 24 And October 10, 2020 Louisiana Bar Exam
Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Bar Admissions, the Louisiana Supreme Court issued an Order announcing modifications to the method of administering the August 24, 2020 and October 10, 2020 Louisiana Bar Exam due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
08-05-2020 Baton Rouge City Court Closure
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
07-15-2020 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.
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
04-20-2020 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