Courts in Louisiana
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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 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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22, Dec 2014 - Houston man gets 10 years for forcing Texas girl into Louisiana prostitution
A federal judge has sentenced a 29-year-old Houston man to 10 years in prison for taking a Texas girl to Louisiana and forcing her into prostitution, according to news reports.
22, Dec 2014 - Scott, LA Attorney General: Stay safe, shop smart this holiday season
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21, Dec 2014 - Caldwell, LA Louisiana AG disagrees with ruling that would free 'Angola Three' inmate
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21, Dec 2014 - Texas man gets 10 years for bringing underage girl to Bossier for prostitution
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21, Dec 2014 - Caldwell, LA Angola Three: Fresh injustice as Albert Woodfox has conviction quashed, but remains imprisoned
Former Black Panther Albert Woodfox had his conviction for murder quashed after 43 years last week—but Louisiana attorney general Buddy Caldwell still won’t let him go.
21, Dec 2014 - Mississippi gay marriage appeal now on track with Louisiana, Texas cases
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