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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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02, Sep 2014 - Grant, LA Inmate From Oklahoma Walks Out Of Federal Prison In Louisiana
Federal marshals and Grant Parish sheriff's deputies are looking for an Oklahoma inmate who escaped from the minimum-security prison in Pollock on Sunday.
02, Sep 2014 - Louisiana following judge's order on abortion law
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana health department will follow a federal judge's order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law that requires them to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, a spokeswoman said Monday.
02, Sep 2014 - Terrebonne, LA Los Angeles Man Arrested for Perpetuating Insurance Fraud Scheme on Louisiana Residents
A Los Angeles, California man was arrested in New Orleans on Friday for selling fraudulent Workers Compensation and Employers Liability insurance policies throughout the state of Louisiana, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.
02, Sep 2014 - Louisiana Clerks of Court Insurance Trust (LCCIT) Partner With HealthFair to Provide Corporate Well
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02, Sep 2014 - Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter
(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty). The 2015 edition of the Farmers' Almanac is seen in Lewiston, Maine, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law.
02, Sep 2014 - Federal lawsuit filed against new La. abortion law
An abortion rights organization has filed the first court challenge to a Louisiana law that would require doctors who perform abortions to be able to admit patients to a nearby hospital.
02, Sep 2014 - Louisiana Judge Partially Blocks State's New Restrictive Abortion Law
A Louisiana judge on Sunday partially blocked the state’s restrictive new abortion law, set to take effect on Monday, which would require doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles.
02, Sep 2014 - Baton Rouge, LA Jindal's office files amended petition claiming agreement with PARCC violates federal law
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s office filed an amended court petition Wednesday that states Louisiana’s agreement with Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) violates federal law.
02, Sep 2014 - Louisiana judge blocks law blocking abortions
NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) A new law virtually eliminating abortions throughout the state would have taken effect this Labor Day. The Unsafe Abortion Protection Act requires doctors who perform abortions to have patient admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. Now that law is on hold for many.
02, Sep 2014 - Union, LA Minnesota Professor Pleads Guilty to Enticing A Louisiana Minor to Engage in Sexual Activity
A Minnesota professor pleaded guilty to contacting a minor in Union Parish in order to start a sexual relationship, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced Tuesday.
02, Sep 2014 - Jindal sues feds over Common Core - OPINION: Take control of child's school lunch - Why school
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration in federal court Wednesday, claiming that the Department of Education has illegally manipulated grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the controversial Common Core standards.
02, Sep 2014 - Watchdog group says most judges in La. unopposed on ballot
An analysis by a lawsuit watchdog group says the vast majority of Louisiana judges will be elected or re-elected to the bench without any input from voters this fall. According to the Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, a non-profit, non-partisan organization, more than three-fourts of the judges up for reelection this year had no opponents on the ballots. "This disturbing trend is consistent ...
02, Sep 2014 - New Orleans, LA Louisiana landowner appeals gopher frog ruling
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana landowner is appealing a federal judge's decision that a tree farm where an endangered burrowing frog was last seen in 1965 is necessary for the animal's recovery. Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Reed Hopper filed the notice of appeal on Tuesday in federal court in New Orleans for Markle Interests LLC. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman ruled that U.S ...
02, Sep 2014 - Lafayette, LA Bomb threat suspected indicted in federal court
A federal grand jury indicted a Lafayette man for making a bomb threat against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and attempting to rob a bank, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today. Devin Haywood, 30, of Lafayette, was charged with one count of using a facility in interstate commerce to willfully make a threat or maliciously convey false information and one count of attempted ...
01, Sep 2014 - Caddo, LA Marshall cold case resolved
A 35-year-old cold case was resolved this week after a person of interest, who is currently in prison in Louisiana for another crime, confessed to two slayings in other jurisdictions, as well as his role in the homicide of Chester Underwood on June 25, 1979, in Marshall and another homicide in DeSoto Parish.
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