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Louisiana's Justice of the Peace Courts (justice courts) handle small claims and traffic cases, and tort and contract cases worth less than $5,000. There are also Louisiana Mayor's Courts that only handle traffic violations. There are 52 City and Parish Courts in Louisiana, and these handle traffic, paternity, and small claims cases, and tort/contract cases up to $50,000 in value. Louisiana has separate Juvenile Courts (that handle mental health, child support, and juvenile matters,) and Family Courts (which handle domestic relations, and domestic violence cases, as well as mental health and juvenile cases.) Louisiana's trial courts are its District Courts, which fall within each of its 64 parishes. Louisiana District Courts hear a wide variety of cases including tort, property, probate/estate, general civil, domestic relations, felony, and misdemeanor cases. Louisiana's appellate courts include its Court of Appeals and the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Most Louisiana court public records can be obtained through the Clerk of Court in the parish where the court is located. A list of all Louisiana clerk of courts can be found at http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/clerksofcourt.htm.) Some parishes provide online access to case records, while at others, you'll need to send in a written request or visit the courthouse.
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25, Jan 2015 - Lafayette, LA J. Kevin Stockstill Named a 2015 LA Super Lawyer
Louisiana criminal defense attorney listed among state’s top defense attorneys. (PRWeb January 05, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/01/prweb12421127.htm
25, Jan 2015 - Miss. Same-Sex Marriage Fate Now With 5th Circuit
NEW ORLEANS — Even though Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas are three very different places, arguments for throwing out each state's same-sex marriage bans—the subject of cases heard in a federal appeals court in New Orleans this morning—don't differ too much.
25, Jan 2015 - Allen, LA Pair faces charges after 13 lbs. of meth found in car during stop on I-10
Investigators said two men from out of state are being housed in a Louisiana prison after a traffic stop early Thursday morning turned up about 13 pounds of meth.
25, Jan 2015 - Supreme Court to decide whether to resentence youthful convicts, including Nashua man
NASHUA – A U.S. Supreme Court ruling expected to be handed down later this year will determine whether four New Hampshire convicted murderers – including Eduardo Lopez, who fatally shot a Nashua man in 1991 – can have their life-without-parole sentences be reconsidered and possibly lessened. The high court will begin hearing oral arguments in March on a Louisiana man’s motion stemming from the ...
25, Jan 2015 - Louisiana lawyers first to argue appeal on gay marriage; Mississippi and Texas are up next
The state of Louisiana has made its case against gay marriage to a federal appeals court in New Orleans.Attorney Kyle Duncan, special counsel for the Louisiana attorney general's office, says same-sex weddings are a "novel perception" with unforeseen consequences, and states can and should decide whether to ban them.
25, Jan 2015 - GOP hopefuls weigh in on gay marriage
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says a Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage won't be enough to make it the law of the land overnight. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says he wants to amend the Constitution to leave the decision over wh...
25, Jan 2015 - Louisiana's appeal: Gay marriage is 'novel' and risky
Three staunchly conservative Southern states were taking their last stands against same-sex marriage today before the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to settle the issue once and for all.
25, Jan 2015 - Gay marriage fight takes center stage in New Orleans
Louisiana’s ban on same-sex marriage is now in the hands of a three-judge panel.
25, Jan 2015 - Lafayette, LA La Supreme Court won't hear appeal in ULL student's murder
The Louisiana Supreme Court won't hear Brandon Lavergne's request to overturn his guilty pleas to two murders, including that of 21-year-old university student Mickey Shunick.
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25, Jan 2015 - New Orleans, LA Appellate court urged to deepen civil rights legacy with marriage rights for gays and lesbians
Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas have taken their stands against same-sex marriage before a federal appellate court in New Orleans.
25, Jan 2015 - Bobby Jindal says states must be free to decide gay marriage question
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, the Republican leader of one of 14 states that do not perform same-sex marriage, said Sunday he'll defend the right of states to define marriage as they see fit. The Supreme Court is set to decide the gay-marriage question this term, but Mr. Jindal said his ...
25, Jan 2015 - Republican White House maybes court evangelicals toward 2016
FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2014 file photo, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks in Louisville, Ky. Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are getting most of the attention in the early days of the Republican race for president.
24, Jan 2015 - Louisiana judge tosses out murder indictment in pastor death
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana judge has agreed to toss out a second-degree murder indictment against a man accused of killing a Lake Charles pastor in 2013 over the alleged rape of his wife.
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